Behavioral Therapy
in Castle Rock & Pueblo

If you think unhealthy or self-destructive behaviors are starting to affect you or a loved one, the first step to take is to talk to a behavioral health professional.


Behavioral therapy is a collective name for various types of psychotherapy used to treat mental health issues.
The aim of behavioral therapy is to help people figure out why they do what they do, and how to change those behaviors that could be harmful to themselves or others.
Behavioral therapy is based on the theory that behaviors are learned, and that unhealthy behaviors can be changed and managed by learning new ways to do so.

Conditions treated by Behavioral Therapy

Behavioral therapy has been thoroughly studied and has shown to effectively treat a wide range of behavioral, developmental, and emotional disorders. Many studies show behavioral therapy to be just as effective if not more effective than medication in certain situations.

Some conditions commonly treated by behavioral therapy included:

Different Types of Behavioral Therapy

Different types of behavioral therapy have been developed to provide therapists with a host of approaches depending on the need. It is not uncommon to see a combination of therapies used to achieve optimal results for clients.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy

Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a widely used therapy that focuses on how someone’s thoughts and beliefs influence their actions and moods. Emphasis is placed on a person’s current problems and how to solve them with hopes that an individual’s thinking and behavioral patterns change to healthier ones for the long run.

System desensitization

System desensitization is a type of classical conditioning that is often used to treat phobias. This type of therapy teaches individuals to replace their fear response with relaxation responses such as breathing techniques. Once relaxation techniques are mastered, individuals will slowly be exposed to their fears within a safe environment in hopes to replace their out-of-control fear with a more reasonable, manageable reaction.

Aversion therapy

Aversion therapy is another common behavioral therapy frequently used to treat substance abuse and alcoholism. Aversion therapy aims to associate an undesirable thought or consequence with the use of the substance.
Behavioral therapy is an effective therapy for mental health conditions in both adults and children. Its use to treat mental health conditions has been a foundational cornerstone for ages and its effectiveness is supported by decades of research.

If you or a loved one need behavioral therapy, we can help!
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