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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on the interconnected relationships between our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. By examining unhelpful thoughts, ineffective behaviors, and painful emotions we can intervene to change the way we think, behave, and ultimately, how we feel.
CBT has been demonstrated through scientific research to be an effective treatment for a wide range of difficulties including mood disorders (such as depression), anxiety disorders (such as phobias, panic, PTSD, OCD), eating disorders, personality disorders, and other disorders.
CBT can often be a short-term treatment that takes a present-focused and goal-directed approach. In a CBT framework, client and therapist work collaboratively to identify treatment goals, track progress, and develop new skills. In addition to the work inside therapy, CBT emphasizes the importance of practice through homework assignments outside of sessions.