Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a classic talk therapy technique that helps increase awareness of negative thinking in order to better handle challenging situations. In addition to helping those with mental health disorders (such as anxiety or depression), CBT is also helpful for anyone who is looking to learn how to manage stressful situations. Therapists that use CBT often have a structured program, which involves a set number of sessions. CBT is frequently paired with other treatments, such as medication, when necessary. Think this approach may be right for you? Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s CBT experts today.

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I have completed extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

— LaShandra Shepard, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in ,

CBT is an excellent model for working with individuals, and utilizes psychoeducational exercises to keep momentum flowing between sessions.

— Cyndi Peters, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Northbrook, IL

CBT is important in any type of therapy. If you ask however, most individuals who experienced CBT aka Cognitive Behavior Therapy aka "Talk Therapy" it does not always provide results or strong results especially by the end of each session. With my session's it's how talk and communication along with what is needed due to your circumstance is provided to you so when you leave a session, you feel a road to pursue or even accomplishment to build off of. I will never just have you show up struggling

— JESSICA DAWN RUSSELL, Therapist in Encino, CA

Use the "ABC" model to change belief systems. The Activating event we have no control over, our Belief system to the activating event and the Consequences of our beliefs. The belief system is what I try to focus on when in session.

— Donn Yeager, Mental Health Counselor

I have been trained at undergraduate, graduate and post graduate levels in how to successfully assist patients with gaining a sense of confidence in managing their symptoms through the use of CBT. I have first hand experience and success with seeing the positive impact of understanding the relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviors and how this can ultimately assist us with identifying and overcoming negative cycles.

— Kevin Taylor, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in forest hills, NY

CBT is therapy bread and butter. The idea of feelings leading to thoughts leading to actions is a model that can be applied to any and all situations in life. It also offers a framework that is adaptable to pairing with other interventions and modalities.

— Jordan Wolfe, Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Candidate in Highlands Ranch, CO

CBT is one of the most effective treatment options for a range of psychological problems, including OCD, anxiety, depression, PTSD, relationship problems, and more. Our therapists frequently utilize this modality when appropriate.

— Marina Krugolets, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Staten Island, NY

This is the theoretical model that has always made the most sense to me in my education and training. At the base of it, this theory promotes that we all experience life through a combination of thoughts, feelings and behaviors - each having an effect on the other two. I utilize this model when treating most mental health issues with my clients by helping them shift how they think, feel or respond to certain stimuli / triggers to promote neutral or positive outcomes.

— Camilla Schnaitmann, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Fairfield, CT

CBT helps us restructure our automatic thoughts in an effective way. I liken it to creating new "hiking trails" in our brain. At first it can be hard to find the new way of thinking, however with repeated use and understanding of why we have the new trail, it can get easier and easier. Over time, the old thought patters (trails) start to disappear. Our thoughts effect our emotions, which in turn effects our behaviors. Learning to have more adaptive thoughts can make a huge difference.

— Katherine Boelts, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Mission Viejo, CA 92691, CA

CBT is a short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving. Its goal is to change patterns of thinking or behavior that are behind people's difficulties, and so change the way they feel. It is well validated in the literature as one of the most effective treatments for anxiety, depression, sleeping difficulties, relationship problems, and addiction.

— Brittany Bate, Psychologist in , NC

Cognitive behavioral therapy is a psycho-social intervention that focuses on reducing symptoms of various mental health conditions, especially depression and anxiety disorders. CBT focuses on challenging and changing cognitive distortions and their related behaviors to improve emotional regulation and develop personal coping skills that target solving current problems.

— Caleb Folkerts, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

I have been trained in certified in this area.

— Kimberly Sawyer, Marriage & Family Therapist in ,

Using CBT helps individuals to increase self-awareness in order to address thought patterns and unhealthy behaviors. By understanding and re-framing the way we see ourselves, others, and the world we can better navigate the stressors and changes we face every day. I personally gravitate towards strengths-based CBT, highlighting areas where individuals excel and learning to use those strengths to their full potential.

— Amanda Blair, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in Valdosta, GA

CBT targets thinking tools to help you break negative cycles of thinking that might be contributing to anxiety, depression or shame.

— Barbara Morett, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San diego, CA

I am skilled in using CBT for anxiety and depression treatment. In addition, I have completed specialized treatment in CBT for trauma.

— Imani Bowman, Counselor in Silver Spring, MD

Beliefs can influence thoughts, which influence feelings and experiences. We can work to better understand each point/stage and gain awareness as to where you hold the power to influence a change.

— Jeralyn Giffen, Therapist in , OH