Distressed man fighting his cognitive behavioral therapy program for his addiction recoveryThe ways you think and feel are connected to the way you act, and when you are addicted, the way you think and feel must also be treated. You can modify the way you think, feel and act by undergoing a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy program at Gateway Foundation Chicago River North Outpatient.

At our Gateway Foundation Chicago River North Outpatient facility, we offer a variety of evidence-based therapy programs to help you overcome addiction. Because behavior and values are a substantial part of addiction, our Cognitive Behavioral Therapy program enables you to grow and heal. Since we believe recovery is a lifelong process, therapies that target behavior and thinking are essential. By participating in these therapies, you learn ways to cope with many challenging situations in your life healthily.

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is an evidence-based practice that deals with the ways thoughts and feelings influence behavior and decision-making. It is a short-term practice that teaches you coping skills for the different types of obstacles you encounter in life. As a goal-oriented psychotherapy practice, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a hands-on approach to solving problems. Through this practice, you learn that when you change the way you think, you also change the way you act.

What You Can Expect from Our Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program

Our Cognitive Behavioral Therapy program offers a variety of benefits to help you heal and grow. In this type of therapy, you work with your therapist to identify the situations and reasons that caused you to abuse substances or alcohol in the past as well as presently. You then work on changing the way you felt during those situations and learn ways to react positively and healthily. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy also focuses on your core values. When you participate in the program, your therapist teaches you coping skills that match your values for stressful situations. We offer CBT in both individual and group sessions, during which our therapists assist you in identifying and practicing effective skills to reach your goals.

There are many benefits you can gain from undergoing this practice. These include:

  • Helping you accept your problems and focusing on looking for healthy solutions
  • Encouraging you to focus positively on finding solutions instead of on the problem
  • Replacing negative thinking patterns with positive ones
  • Changing harmful behavior to healthy behavior
  • Learning techniques and skills to cope with stressing obstacles you face in life
  • Preventing relapse into harmful addiction

Therapy Services at Gateway Foundation Chicago River North Outpatient

In addition to our Cognitive Behavioral Therapy program, Gateway Foundation Chicago River North Outpatient offers other evidence-based practices as well as alternative therapies, such as Mindfulness-Based Sobriety, to help you achieve success. We believe in a holistic approach to addiction medicine, so we include practices to heal your body, mind, and spirit. We also offer you support after you complete our treatment program, through our Alumni Engagement program. Because addiction treatment does not end when you graduate, being involved in our addiction Recovery Community allows you to keep a focus on your own recovery and to help others. You can volunteer by sharing your story with others who are experiencing similar situations, leading support groups and planning events.

Our evidence-based therapy practices guarantee that you learn the skills you need to move forward in your life in a healthy way. These practices include:

  • Mindfulness-Based Sobriety program
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Seeking Safety program for clients who have also suffered trauma

You are ready to work on changing the way you think and act so you can overcome addiction. You can benefit from treatment that includes a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy program. Make the first move to change the way you think, feel and act by calling Gateway Foundation Chicago River North Outpatient at 312.464.9451.