What are cognitive therapies?
Many families use cognitive therapies to help with challenging behavior, big emotions or negative thoughts. Therapists who practice cognitive therapies believe that thoughts drive our emotions and behavior. In therapy, professionals help people find and change thoughts that cause problems.
There are different types of cognitive therapies. Some common types are:
Reasons why some families choose cognitive therapies
You can find cognitive therapy providers in our directory by selecting “Child Counseling” (children) or “Caregiver Centered Care” (adults) in the first column. You can also contact one of our Family Resource Specialists for help.
Reasons why some families choose other therapies
To learn more:
Connecting for Kids (CFK) encourages families to learn as much as they can before choosing therapies. In addition to working with your child’s primary care provider, families should:
Ask adults who share a diagnosis with your child.
The CFK community includes many parents and caregivers with disabilities.
Ask other parents or caregivers whose children receive cognitive therapies.
The CFK community includes many families who use cognitive therapies with their children.
Ask a cognitive therapist.
Before starting with any new professional, it’s a good idea to learn about their practice. These questions can help you to find a good fit for your family.
Choosing your path:
It’s normal and natural to have strong feelings about the choices we make for our children. We want what’s best for them and we tend to agree with people who make similar decisions.
Our strong feelings can also mean that we struggle to listen to people who make choices that are different from our own. We encourage you to listen to different voices so you can learn more. And remember, no matter what you decide, your voice is an important part of the CFK community.