Stop Smoking with Help from Our Clinic
Stop smoking with the help of psychotherapy and professional support through Calabasas Behavioral Health Center.
Many adults smoke as a way to handle stress in their daily lives. Perhaps you began smoking when you were young and find it difficult to kick the nicotine habit as you age.
Everyone understands the negative effects of smoking to their health and pocketbook, but even constant warnings do little to help you to stop smoking.
You might have tried try to wean yourself off cigarettes by using nicotine patches and gum with limited success. Quitting cold turkey is even less effective, with fewer than 10 percent of smokers able to stop smoking on their own.
Because your addiction to nicotine is so powerful, seeking help from a counselor makes sense. The first few days are particularly difficult, and a counselor offers support when you feel irritable, tired, and have overwhelming cravings for a cigarette.
Psychotherapy as a smoking cessation program is an effective path to smoking cessation success. Don’t put off quitting any longer. Call 818-921-4300 today to schedule an appointment with Calabasas Behavioral Health.
Our patients come from Calabasas and the nearby communities of Beverly Hills, Malibu, Agoura Hills, Moorpark, San Fernando, Santa Monica, Simi Valley, Ventura, and Westlake Village.
Smoking Cessation via Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy is based on the theory that individuals can change their behaviors by learning new methods of coping with specific situations.
For many smokers, certain situations work as “triggers” to send them looking for the next cigarette. Cognitive behavioral therapy, a form of psychotherapy, helps smokers identify those triggers and develop alternate ways of addressing them.
Cognitive behavior therapy is a well-known counseling method that has been applied to patients suffering from depression, substance abuse, phobias such as fear of flying or leaving the house, and anxiety disorders. Because the key is overcoming past behavioral habits, CBT works well for smoking cessation, too.
If you have repeatedly tried to quit smoking over the years with no luck, it’s time to change your approach. With the the help of a Calabasas Behavioral Health counselor, you can stop smoking and begin a healthier lifestyle. To schedule an appointment, call our clinic today at 818-921-4300.
Quit For Good with Smoking Cessation Therapy
A program of smoking cessation therapy through the professionals at Calabasas Behavioral Health can help you kick the nicotine habit for good.
Many smokers understand that their tobacco habit increases the risk of developing various cancers or contracting cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, and they try to quit on their own.
These initial attempts to stop smoking are usually unsuccessful. The American Cancer Society reports just four to seven percent of smokers are able to give up cigarettes with no outside help.
Because most do-it-yourself methods of smoking cessation fail, seeking outside help makes sense if you are serious about stopping once and for all. Calabasas Behavioral Health offers the help you need to escape the grip cigarettes have on your life.
Our highly credentialed staff of counselors is experienced at assisting you understand the reasons for your behavior as a means of modifying your actions. Taking a psychotherapeutic approach to smoking cessation may seem unusual to you, but consider that smoking is both physically and psychologically addicting.
At Calabasas Behavioral Health, we believe psychological counseling and treatment offers great potential for smokers interested in ending their tobacco habit.