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Effective Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Orange County

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Addiction and Mental Health

Psychotherapies have grown over the past several decades. More than ever before, we have a plethora of science-backed methods that have seen success in addiction and mental health treatment. One of the most common and well-researched of these is cognitive behavioral therapy. Let’s take a closer look at this form of therapy below and how it can benefit you in your recovery.

What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy designed to reduce negative thought patterns associated with mental health conditions, such as depression and anxiety disorders. CBT is also one of the most effective means of treatment for substance abuse and its underlying causes.

Our Approach to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Addiction

Co-existing mental health and substance abuse problems are common in patients, known as a dual diagnosis. The symptoms of mental illness and addiction feed off each other, regardless of which one was there first. 

Our therapeutic approach for CBT focuses on the symptoms of underlying conditions as well as what’s developed as a result of addiction. By looking at both addiction and mental health conditions, we’re doing more than just creating band-aid solutions; we’re treating the thought patterns and behaviors that cause and encourage addiction.

What Conditions Can Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Treat?

CBT helps treat a variety of mental health conditions and substance abuse disorders, including the following:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Drug and alcohol addiction
  • Eating disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

Getting Help for Addiction with CBT

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is just one of our many comprehensive treatment tools utilized in recovery. We offer several programs for mental health and substance abuse that focus on healing the whole body for long-term recovery. Learn more today by giving us a call or by filling out a form on our site.


CBT is for anyone who is struggling with substance abuse or mental health conditions. If you find your daily life is impacted by either of these problems, CBT can aid in reducing the symptoms associated.

Like any type of therapy, the duration of treatment depends on the patient. Some individuals may only need CBT for three months, while others may need up to six.

Contact Harmony Junction Recovery to Get Started with Your Own Intensive Outpatient Program

IOPs are a highly effective way to transition away from substance abuse. They offer extensive opportunities to receive professional care, build a recovery support system, and work towards your long-term recovery goals.

When you’re ready to start an intensive outpatient program, Harmony Junction Recovery has you covered. We provide personalized programs at our Southern California location that can meet your every need. Call us at (855) 906-4088 to learn more.