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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CBT which is a skill-based treatment that focuses on the interconnection of one’s thoughts, behaviors, and emotional experiences can be helpful in treating mental health. You learn to examine your thoughts, core beliefs, and learned behaviors. By utilizing CBT, I can teach you skills and techniques to examine and reduce unhelpful thoughts and implement new ways of thinking outside of the sessions that result in desired emotional and behavioral outcomes.

— Simone Schultz, Mental Health Counselor

Norman Vincent Peele said, "Chnage your thoughts and change your world." This is a very simple way of looking at CBT. When you change the way you are thinking, your behaviors follow.

— Kimberleigh Stickney, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Palm beach gardens, FL

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

— Erika Gray, Clinical Psychologist in ,

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT is wonderful in helping individuals work through their thoughts. It helps us understand how our thoughts lead into our emotions and actions. It is one of the most well researched therapeutic approaches and highly effective for treating Anxiety and Depression.

— Faith Nielsen, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Fort Collins, CO

I've been trained in CBT Essentials, CBT for Anxiety, and CBT for Depression through the Beck Intitute.

— Carrie Covell, Psychotherapist in West Hollywood, CA

Using CBT in therapy allows me to help clients feel empowered and in control of their lives and mental health by learning skills and techniques to become in control of their thoughts and behaviors. We don’t realize how many of our thoughts and behaviors run on autopilot and affect our we feel without us even having a say. I can teach you how to take control of your thoughts and beliefs and make changes when needed so you can feel better.

— Kylee Nelson, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Denver, CO

Sydney receives specific supervision on how to apply CBT using a trauma informed approach.

— Sydney Micheletti, Associate Professional Counselor in Athens, GA

I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help clients identify, challenge and change unhelpful thinking patterns in order to facilitate positive behavior change. CBT has show effectiveness in treating depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, eating disorders, and other mental health concerns.

— Brittany Hopkins, Licensed Professional Counselor in Atlanta, GA

I have certification in CBT for substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders. It's important to note that it's not my first choice in treatment, as I think other treatment options are more effective, especially in the first 30 days.

— Scott Spiers, Addictions Counselor

CBT is my go-to gold standard for therapy, because in my experience, it produces results. It actually allows you to change the way you think about yourself and the world (brains are so cool that they can do this!)

— Jenny Shully, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Napa, CA

Cognitive behavioral therapy focuses on changing the automatic negative thoughts that can contribute to and worsen a person's emotional difficulties, depression, and anxiety. CBT helps identify these thoughts and challenges and replaces them with more objective, realistic, and helpful thoughts.

— Justine Moore, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Houston, TX

CBT allows us to dive deeper as we discuss core fears, trauma and beliefs that hold you back. We also explore positive experiences that we may have forgotten about since we've often been focused on the negative. In this way we find courage, confidence, and a more balanced perception of ourselves. Then, we can discuss what it looks like for you to be the person you want to be and practice ways to act in alignment with that version of yourself.

— Karilyn (Kay) Bela, Counselor in Lancaster, PA

We have a choice what we say to ourselves. How we think about a situation affects how we feel about it, and set us up for success when we choose helpful thoughts. What you think, you become. (Buddha said it, not me.)

— Kathryn Gates, Marriage & Family Therapist in Austin, TX