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Cognitive Therapy


Cognitive Therapy

Cognitive Therapy works under the premise that thoughts can influence our emotions and behaviors. By acquiring a variety of techniques during Cognitive Therapy, the patient becomes able to change their thinking schemes, improving their emotional condition.Cognitive Therapy began with the work of American psychiatrist Aaron Beck in 1960. An important feature is that the patient works collaboratively with the therapist to develop new skills that can be personally applied to daily problems, decreasing dependence on the therapist.
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Cognitive Distortions

Cognitive distortions are irrational or exaggerated ideas that, within Cognitive Therapies, are considered errors in the processing of information. They are usually related to the development of emotional disorders.Through cognitive restructuring, the therapist helps the patient identify the Cognitive Distortions. Then the patient and the therapist look for methods to diminish or correct them, developing more real, alternative thoughts.Some examples of Cognitive Distortions are:
  • All-or-nothing thinking (dichotomous thinking)
  • Over-generalizing
  • Mental filtering
  • Projection
  • Catastrophic visions
  • Emotional rationing
  • Culpability

Types of Cognitive Therapies

Cognitive therapies include a series of different therapies. Despite having different methods, they work with the modification of thoughts and ideas to improve the emotional and behavioral state of the patient.The most commonly used therapies are:
  • Behavioral Cognitive Therapy
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy
  • Mindfulness-based therapies
  • Cognitive Analytic Therapy

Cognitive Therapies

  • Behavioral Cognitive Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Therapies
  • Cognitive Analytic Therapy
 

To Book an Appointment

For Counseling or Psychotherapy in Shintomi

To make an appointment, please use the booking form below, or use the following email address : [email protected]


Contact

Tokyo Mental Health
  • For Counseling & Psychotherapy Consultations
  • 6F Urbane Mitsui Building, Shintomi 2-4-6, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • [email protected]
  • https://www.tokyomentalhealth.com

Office Hours

  • Monday: 9:00 AM to 9:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM to 9:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM to 9:30 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM

Therapy at Tokyo Mental Health Offices in Shintomi

Tokyo Mental Health Therapy Office

Location

6F Urbane Mitsui Building, Shintomi 2-4-6, Chuo-ku, TokyoEasy access from Asakusa line, Ginza line, Yurakucho line, Hibiya line, and JR Yamanote line:
  • Shintomicho station – exit 3, 1-minute walk
  • Takaracho station – exit A1, 9-minute walk
  • Kyobashi station exit 1, 10-minute walk
  • Ginza 1-chome station, exit 10, 10-minute walk
  • Higashi Ginza station exit A7 or exit 3, 11-minute walk
  • JR Yurakucho station, 15-minute walk

Office Hours

  • Monday: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is a type of psychological intervention aimed at acceptance and personal values. Within the Third Generation Therapies, it is the one that has more empirical evidence, and therefore, one of the most known and used.The TAC gives special importance to the concept of Acceptance, which defines as the ability to be aware of the here and now, and of the sensations, thoughts, emotions, and other private events that happen here and now. By being aware of this, it is possible to understand the importance of personal values, achieving a commitment to protect or improve them.Another characteristic of the TAC is the role that language plays in the development of psychological problems. Therefore, many of the strategies used in the TAC are based on the change in language use.

Mindfulness-based Therapies

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is a type of psychotherapy that is part of the so-called Cognitive Therapies. The Mindfulness-based Therapies specializes in the treatment and prevention of relapse of patients with depression.In this group you can find therapies specifically designed to treat various problems related to depression, such as stress, negative thoughts, etc. However, in recent years new therapies have emerged to treat disorders and problems not necessarily related to depression.Within the methods of this therapy there are included Cognitive Behavioral techniques and techniques similar to meditation, which aim to “decentering” the patient’s thoughts, and reorient them to more real and positive ideas.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – CBT

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a psychological intervention that grew out of the work of Professor Aaron Beck, with as the name suggests, roots in both behavioural theory and cognitive theory. CBT is now the most widely studied psychological treatment with robust scientific evidence supporting its use in a huge variety of different settings.In particular, randomized controlled trial evidence has demonstrated the effectiveness of CBT in treating a wide variety of psychological problems such as depressive disorders, anxiety disorders including panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, PTSD and OCD, psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia, body dysmorphic disorder, and many disorders of substance abuse.Many practitioners speak more broadly about `Cognitive Therapies` rather than CBT as a unitary treatment, and types of cognitive therapy have multiplied. Contemporary cognitive therapy can be divided into 3 broad ‘generations’ in terms of their evolution. What are often referred to as `third wave` cognitive therapies such as ACT and MBCT include popular techniques of mindfulness. For more information on CBT, see the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Cognitive Analytic Therapy – CAT

Cognitive Analytic Therapy (known colloquially as CAT) is a modern, time limited, brief psychological intervention that grew out of the work of Dr Anthony Ryle, a UK General Practitioner and psychoanalyst. Cognitive Analytic Therapy incorporates elements of theory from Object Relations Theory, Bowlby`s Attachment Theory, Vygotskian learning theory and Cognitive Psychology.It has a number of distinctive features including the use of questionnaires, and shared letters and diagrams created collaboratively between client and therapist to help the client make sense of their problems. Therapy usually takes place in once-weekly sessions for 16 or 24 weeks, with follow-up sessions to help clients maintain gains.It is a popular psychotherapy in UK and is used commonly in NHS settings with to help those with depression, anxiety disorders, emotional instability and who have been subject to trauma. For more information on CAT, see the Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy website.
 

Contact

Tokyo Mental Health

Office Hours

  • Monday: 9:00 AM to 9:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM to 9:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM to 9:30 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM