Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based treatment that helps clients understand how their thoughts and feelings influence their behavior. It is generally short-term, direct, and focuses on helping clients manage specific clinical issues such as anxiety, phobias, depression, or addiction. During the course of treatment, clients learn how to recognize and modify the maladaptive or disturbing thought patterns which negatively influence behavior and emotions. CBT’s goal is to help clients understand that while they cannot control every aspect of the world around them, they can control how they interpret and cope with events in their environment.