I don’t understand practitioners who get uber impressed with cognitive behavioral therapy. It’s literally just training yourself to reshape behaviors by changing thought patterns. That’s not particularly complicated as far as therapeutic techniques go.
I scheduled an appointment with a counselor so I could talk about… eating too much? having no motivation to exercise? loathing office politics? having a weird relationship with my parents?
It feels strange because I work in mental health and I already know what I would tell me - find a relaxing exercise, create alternative compulsive behaviors in lieu of eating, stay out of office politics and try to stay neutral, and realize I can’t change my parents and that I should cut or reduce contact.