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How CBT Helps


"My name is Jonathan Paez. I'm a student intern as I complete my Master's of Arts in Counselling Psychology. I wanted to talk to you a little bit about Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, or CBT. CBT has been known to help people who experience stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and other things that may be challenging you in your day-to-day life. We do this by exploring certain situations that have caused you distress. We will examine in as much detail your physical reactions, your behaviours, and emotions that came into play, and most importantly the thoughts that go through your head in these situations. These thoughts may be contributing to your struggles and in some ways bringing things out like this into light can help lighten the load."

~ Jonathan Paez


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