Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) available in Jupiter, Florida – Palm Beach County Mental Health

Talk Therapy

Talk therapy, also known as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), is often referred to as healing from the neck up and is helpful for identifying and challenging held thoughts, beliefs, and habits of behavior.


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Talk therapy, also known as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) or psychotherapy, is helpful for identifying and challenging held thoughts, beliefs, and habits of behavior.

This direct therapy approach allows you to discover thoughts creating obstacles in daily functioning and self-care. Moreover, CBT can include practicing mindful exercises or trying new behaviors to replace old ones. It can also assist with trying something different.

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About talk therapy

There is hope even when your brain tells you there isn’t. – John Green

Whether you’re suffering from depression, anxiety or stress, trauma, PTSD, addiction, or just having a hard time with life, talk therapy can be life changing and offer hope when you think there is none.

Trust and relationship building between a person and his/her therapist is essential to working together effectively and benefiting from psychotherapy. But this does take time. reports that most people who receive psychotherapy experience symptom relief and are better able to function in their lives. About 75 percent of people who enter psychotherapy show some benefit from it.

The benefits include improved emotions and behaviors and have been linked with positive changes in the brain and body.

Imagine having fewer sick days, less disability, fewer medical problems, and increased work satisfaction. Yes please!

At Limitless Potentials, we specialize in providing clients a safe, secure environment in which to share and talk through issues.

Dr. Kathy often uses an integrative approach, blending multiple therapies with talk therapy sessions, including mental imagery, branspotting, YogaFun™ and more.

Dr. Kathy created the Fun™ Program to teach clients how complex emotions and thoughts create stories which may be real, but keep you stuck. Learning how habitual ways of thinking (stories about the past and present) creates beliefs which is when the mind gets curious and shift happens!

Questions about talk therapy

What is the difference between a psychiatrist, psychologist, and a psychotherapist?

Psychiatry is a branch of medicine focused on diagnosing and treating mental health disorders. Like psychologists, psychiatrists use psychotherapy to help clients. However, they also understand how biology factors into a person’s mental health and how to treat mental illness with medication.

Psychology is the study of the mind, emotions, and behavior. Surprisingly, it was considered a branch of philosophy before becoming an independent discipline in the mid-1800s. Psychologists practice psychotherapy and are also known as psychotherapists. Psychologists employ a variety of therapeutic techniques to help patients heal from trauma and improve their mental health.

Psychotherapy involves a wide range of services that include a variety of therapies. Depending on their area of specialization, psychotherapists may provide individual therapy, family therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (talk therapy), somatic therapies, and more.

Dr. Kathy Shafer, LCSW, CAP, C-IAYT, 500RYT, LFYT, is a Florida licensed psychotherapist and has been practicing in Jupiter, Florida for more than three decades.