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At Compass Psychiatry we are committed to providing exceptional mental health services. We utilize individualized treatment approaches, such as psychotherapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy, to treat a variety of mental illnesses.
Many resources are available to a person experiencing emotional distress. The support of friends and family, clergy contacts, personal reading, healthy exercise, research, and independent coping – all of these are extremely valuable to someone who is suffering from any form of mental illness or pain.
For those that do not find remission through these resources, professional therapy and counseling is available. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, or CBT, aims to solve problems concerning dysfunctional emotions, behaviors and cognitions through a goal-oriented, systematic procedure in the present.
The particular techniques of CBT vary according to the particular kind of issues at hand, but may include keeping a diary of significant events and associated feelings, thoughts and behaviors; questioning and testing assumptions and beliefs that might be unhelpful and unrealistic; gradually facing activities which may have been previously avoided; and trying out new ways of behaving and reacting during daily life. A focus on relaxation and distraction techniques is also common.