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Behavioral Therapy

During outpatient mental health treatment in New Jersey, our licensed and certified group facilitators dedicate their time to helping clients overcome mental health disorders and improve their over-all well-being.

Behavioral Therapy

Have you ever felt like change is impossible? For those who struggle with mental health disorders, changing the way they think, feel, and act is a process that often requires the skills and expertise of professional mental health counselors using psychotherapy techniques.

Known as behavioral therapy, the process is built around the idea that behaviors are learned and through the right processes, can be changed and improved. Used to treat several mental health disorders, behavioral therapy comes in different forms so it can be tailored to the needs of the individual.

Footprints to Recovery Mental Health offers behavioral therapy in New Jersey at our licensed and certified treatment facility. A staff of professional, experienced, and dedicated clinicians are on hand ready to help anyone undergo behavioral therapy for a mental health disorder.


The healing process can pose many challenges - all of which can be difficult to cope with on your own.

Our team of licensed mental health professionals can help you manage your symptoms and create a new, more fulfilling life.


We accept most major insurance provider plans.

If you have coverage of any kind, we will work with you to determine your benefits for mental health treatment. Any information you share with us is kept strictly confidential.

What Is Behavioral Therapy?

Behavioral therapy for mental health is an umbrella term for different types of psychotherapy that look at the connection between behavior and thoughts. It examines how our thoughts, feelings, and actions interact with each other to affect our moods and behaviors. This practice emphasizes understanding how past experiences shape current behaviors and then teaches individuals new skills to help them manage their behavior more effectively in the present.

Behavioral therapy can help someone:

Studies from the American Psychological Association show that about three out of every four people who undergo behavioral therapy find at least some benefit to the treatment. Working with mental health professionals like those at Footprints to Recovery can help someone live a happier, healthier, more productive life.

What Does Behavioral Therapy Treat?

Behavioral therapy is a crucial element in the treatment of a vast array of mental health disorders. The goal is to modify damaging behavior and replace it by reinforcing positive behavior. Before deciding on treatment, your therapist will conduct a behavioral analysis to make a diagnosis and recommend treatment.

Some mental health disorders behavioral therapy is used for include:

These are just some examples of mental health disorders that can benefit from the many different behavioral psychotherapies available today. Each approach has its unique strengths and weaknesses, so it is important to consult with the professional therapists at Footprints to Recovery to determine which type of therapy would be best suited for your individual needs.

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What Are the Different Types of
Behavioral Therapy?

Behavioral psychotherapy encompasses a wide range of approaches that aim to help individuals change their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Clinicians may use one approach or a combination of cognitive therapies during treatment to find the most effective path to recovery.

Types of Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on helping individuals identify and modify unhelpful thinking patterns and behaviors. It works by addressing the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behavior. This results in improved moods and increased levels of functioning.

CBT therapy sessions last around 6–8 weeks of regular treatment. During these sessions, you will learn skills to help manage problems and prepare for future challenges. This leads to positive changes that promote healthier coping strategies and better mental health overall.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is based on the idea that people are doing their best to cope with difficult situations, but may not know how to handle them effectively. To help, DBT combines elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness practices. It also focuses on acceptance and change strategies to help people move toward healthier behaviors.

Through individual sessions and group skills training, DBT can teach clients how to regulate emotions and tolerate distress more effectively. It can also help you build interpersonal skills to improve relationships. In general, DBT works to find a balance between accepting reality and practicing healthier coping strategies for better mental health overall.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is a form of psychotherapy that helps people to accept the difficulties they face in life, rather than trying to resist or change them. It uses mindfulness-based techniques such as mindful breathing and self-talk to help individuals gain psychological flexibility and become less attached to their negative thoughts and feelings.

People who participate in ACT learn how to observe their thoughts without getting caught up in them, take actions that align with their values, and identify areas where they can focus on positive change. This therapy is effective for reducing stress, managing chronic pain, improving relationships, increasing self-compassion, and enhancing overall well-being.

Exposure Therapy

Exposure therapy is a form of cognitive-behavioral therapy that works to reduce fears and phobias by gradually exposing the individual to the source of their anxiety. Its primary goal is to help individuals learn how to better manage anxiety, as well as successfully confront challenging situations. It works by creating a safe environment in which the person can experience whatever it is they’re afraid of without any actual danger or physical harm.

Over time, this helps them come to terms with their fear and develop skills for managing future anxiety-inducing situations. Exposure therapy is very effective for dealing with specific phobias like heights, small spaces, animals, and more. 

Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)

Interpersonal therapy (IPT) is an evidence-based psychotherapy that helps people improve their relationships and better manage stress caused by depression. IPT is a short-term treatment that lasts 12-16 weeks and may be used in combination with other forms of therapy or medication.

If you are struggling with mental health issues, IPT can provide a supportive environment for you to process your emotions and develop healthy coping strategies. This is because IPT focuses on the interpersonal context of mental health disorders, addressing issues such as broken relationships, isolation, loneliness, role disputes, and losses of loved ones. IPT can also help you build healthier relationships with your family, friends, and other people in your life. In turn, you can build better social connections that can help you move past emotional distress and live a healthier life.

Rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT)

Rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) is a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy developed by psychologist Albert Ellis. It focuses on helping people identify, challenge, and replace irrational beliefs with more balanced thoughts, which can help reduce emotional distress and increase well-being. REBT teaches individuals how to recognize negative thought patterns and understand the connection between their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.

By changing irrational beliefs into rational ones, an individual can reduce their distress and create more productive behaviors. REBT is based on the premise that it’s not external events or situations that cause our emotional distress, but rather our interpretations of these events that determine how we feel and behave. Therefore, practitioners focus on helping individuals understand their irrational beliefs and replace them with healthier ways of thinking. With practice and dedication, an individual can use REBT to become proactive in their development of emotional health and well-being. 

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At our mental health facility in New Jersey, we offer a wide range of behavioral therapy services during our outpatient programs. Behavioral therapy can be a powerful tool in helping individuals cope with disabilities or other difficult situations. From group and individual therapy to family counseling, we have the resources to help you or your loved one get back on the right track. Don’t hesitate to contact us today for more information. We are here for you.

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Behavioral Therapy at Footprints to Recovery Mental Health

Footprints to Recovery is a mental health treatment program in New Jersey that provides a range of services, including behavioral therapy.  Our experienced team of psychiatrists, therapists, and counselors is dedicated to helping our clients reach their mental health goals. We believe in creating a safe, supportive environment where individuals can explore their thoughts and feelings without judgment or fear. We provide holistic treatments that address the physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual needs of each individual.

By utilizing evidence-based practices alongside compassionate care, we strive to create positive changes in our clients’ lives. We understand that mental health is complex and every individual is unique. That’s why we take the time to get to know each of our clients, learning what works best for them with tailored treatment plans.  Our team of experts are available to provide education, support, and guidance throughout our clients’ journey to recovery. We believe that everyone deserves the chance to live a happy, healthy life and we are committed to helping our clients reach their goals. 

Behavioral Therapy Treatment In New Jersey

Footprints to Recovery offers mental health services in New Jersey for those ready to turn their life around. Behavioral therapy is safe, effective, and readily available when you contact the behavioral health team at Footprints to Recovery.

Our outpatient mental heath programs include behavioral therapy during:

Our treatment team takes pride in our compassionate, caring approach to mental health recovery. While in treatment at our New Jersey mental health treatment facility, we take the time to learn about your needs and goals. Being comfortable in treatment can help you find lasting relief from the mental health issues holding you back. Our individualized treatment plans are designed by trusted professionals with your needs in mind. Our dedication to your well-being is evident from the moment you entrust your recovery to our facility.

Don’t wait to get help. Call our behavioral therapy specialists at Footprints to Recovery today to verify your insurance and learn more about your treatment options. We offer levels of care from partial hospitalization to traditional outpatient and aftercare services, meaning you have the support and guidance of our team throughout the healing process.

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