Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a psychotherapeutic approach in which patients learn to understand their own thoughts and feelings and how this influences their behavior. During treatment, patients learn how to identify thinking patterns that are having a negative influence on their lives. For example, a person who is depressed may spend time thinking about all the things in life that would be better if they were not depressed or a person with anxiety might spend time worrying excessively about their anxiety. The goal in CBT is to come to an understanding that we cannot control the world around us but we can learn alternative ways to interpret the world and to respond to what happens around us. The treatment is generally short-term.
Research has shown CBT
to be an effective treatment for a
variety of problems, such as:
Stress – Burnout
General Anxiety Disorder – GAD
Phobias: Specific Phobia, Social phobia, Emetophobia or Hypochondriasis
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder – OCD
Sleep and Toileting Problems
Social Skills Training
Addiction and Dependency Issue
Anger Management & Social Skills Training – ART/ Greene, Russ
CBT also works well for clients who want to improve their sports performance, succeed in their career or lose weight.
Petra L. Berg
Telephone 040 589 6163
Petra offers psychotherapy
for private clients
for clients who can access funding from their local hospital or KELA supported rehabilitative psychotherapy or KELA supported Multidisciplinary individual rehabilitation
She also offers
supervision to other mental health professionals
Workshops in CBT and all the topics above
consulting services for companies.
Her service is provided in English and Swedish to both families and individuals of all ages. She has ten years working experience in Canada and Finland with people from different cultural and religious backgrounds. Petra is a feminist and is actively involved in the promotion of gender equality and diversity. In her personal life, Petra enjoys sports and outdoor activities. A couple of years ago, she managed to make a dream come true by hiking Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain.