Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a short-term form of psychotherapy based on the idea that the way someone thinks and feels affects their behaviour. CBT aims to help clients overcome depression or anxiety, relationship problems, anger issues, stress, or other conditions. The therapy aims to help address current challenges that negatively impact mental health and quality of life. This treatment is going to give positive results at the individual level.
The goal of this treatment is to help the sufferer identify, challenge, and change maladaptive thought patterns in order to change their reactions to difficult situations.
A CBT therapist will work with an individual to uncover unhealthful thought patterns. The therapist will discuss with the person how these patterns might or do cause self-destructive behaviors and beliefs.
Together, the therapist and their client can work on developing constructive ways of thinking. These changes can offer a healthier, more positive outlook and help a person change their behaviors and beliefs.
CBT is an effective treatment for a variety of disorders, including: