Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based treatment developed by Dr. Aaron Beck. It is a form of psychotherapy that has been scientifically tested in hundreds of clinical trials and found to be effective in the treatment of a wide range of disorders (e.g., anxiety disorders, depression). The treatment involves examining the relationships between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Additionally, CBT is goal-oriented, time-limited, and focused on helping people learn skills they can use independently throughout their lives.
This method of treatment helps people make lasting improvements in their mood, emotional state, and behavior. Clients are taught how to identify distorted thinking, how to modify unhelpful beliefs, how to use more adaptive behavior, and how to relate to others in different ways. During therapy, clients are actively involved in their own treatment.