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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Have you ever noticed that you react based on your automatic thought and keep going with that thought as though it is true? Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) helps people learn to identify their reactive or destructive thought patterns and replace them with constructive thoughts. CBT involves many different strategies such as journaling, role-playing, therapeutic relaxation and redirection. You will primarily work on your thinking, feeling and effectively change the maladaptive behaviors.

— Brave Within Counseling Hyon Bachman, Licensed Professional Counselor in Arlington, VA

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can help with your ability to change the relationships between unhealthy thoughts, behaviors, to change your interpretations and responses to difficult experiences while building helpful thought patterns and changing behaviors. These concepts integrate well with talk therapy and include skills to manage anxiety, depression, and many other struggles. To gain a more thorough understanding of CBT please research works of the founder Dr. Aaron Beck at beckinstitute

— SHEILA HOLT, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Renton, WA

CBT is a very well researched and utilized therapy. It helps us understand the connection between how we think, feel and behave. When we are able to understand this connection we can address anxieties, depression, self esteem, relationships, behaviors, and the list goes on and on. CBT also provides lots of coping tools that can be used over and over again to help manage any symptoms that may arise in the future. CBT is effective for both children and adults.

— Alisha Olson, Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Candidate

CBT is all about changing the way we think and act in order to change the way we feel. It's a practical, time-limited approach that works to help you take more control over your life and "become your own therapist." CBT works for depression, anxiety, and other related conditions, and its tools and techniques can be tailored to your unique goals in treatment.

— Benjamin Pfeifer, Clinical Psychologist in Ann Arbor, MI

CBT focuses on identifying distorted thought patterns and working to shift those patterns. We can build awareness around how our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are all connected and how changing our thought patterns can support in managing our emotions and changing our behaviors.

— Jamie Gordon, Licensed Professional Counselor in Denver, CO

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of psychological treatment that has been demonstrated to be effective for a range of problems including depression, anxiety disorders, alcohol and drug use problems, marital problems, eating disorders, and severe mental illness. To put it another way, you were introduced to these ideas without even knowing they were therapeutic techniques i.e. "don't make a mountain out of a mole hill".

— Tom Earnshaw, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Dallas, TX

CBT is one of the most helpful modalities in therapy and I use it extensively. It helps give clients hope of improving their situation, helps develop self-esteem, helps people relax, and develops a more rational thought process.

— Ashley Gentil, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Brooklyn, NY

I have been teaching clients CBT since 2011. CBT helps you become more aware of the type of thoughts you think so you can choose how you want to perceive your life and what occurs in the present moment. My clients benefit greatly from using CBT.

— Nicole Love, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I utilize CBT to help successfully treat anxiety, depression, trauma, ptsd, and negative thought patterns. I enjoy helping clients develop healthier thought patterns and live a more enjoyable life.

— Madeleine VanCeylon, Counselor in Brooklyn, NY

The negative thoughts, extreme ways of thinking, relationship between what we feel/think/and do is at the heart of what CBT is.

— Adriana Scott-Wolf, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Rockville Centre, NY

I am a firm believer that changing the way you think and process events and circumstances can allow you to change your life. Perspective and interpretation is the hardest part to shift, but with help, you can transform your life prior to external changes. I am knowledgeable about the various cognitive distortions we use everyday, as well as the techniques to combat them.

— Brittney George, Licensed Professional Counselor in , VA

I have experience in this evidence-based psychotherapy aimed at reducing symptoms of various mental health conditions, primarily depression and anxiety disorders.

— Steven Akuffo, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in University Place, WA

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

CBT focuses on challenging and changing cognitive distortions and behaviors, improving emotional regulation, and the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems.

— Adriana Beck, Licensed Professional Counselor in Plano, TX