Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

What is CBT and how does it help?

CBT is a type of psychotherapy.

It is a highly effective in the treatment of anxiety, depression, AD/HD, and a host of other problems.

As you might expect, it has twin areas of focus:

  • Cognitive approaches. Our feelings and behavior are largely shaped by our understanding of the world–our expectations, beliefs, assumptions, and biases. Often, these mental models serve us well. But sometimes, we fall into patterns of thinking that hold us back. In this approach, you will learn techniques for recognizing and changing the patterns that keep you anxious and stuck.
  • Behavioral approaches. We all have ways different ways of dealing with stress and anxiety, some more effective than others. Often, we are not fully aware of how our behavior affects these emotions. In CBT, we try to understand how our habits keep us stuck, and we come up action plans to change those habits.

Comprehensive research has demonstrated that this therapy is effective for a host of problems, including anxiety, depression, substance abuse, OCD, and eating disorders.  It can also be helpful for relationship and work-related issues.

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy used to treat?

CBT has been indicated in the treatment of a host of problems, including…

  • Anxiety disorders, such as Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Disorder
  • Depression and other mood disorders
  • Chronic health problems, such as back pain, Irritable Bowel Syndrom (IBS), and tinnitus
  • Insomnia
  • Sexual dysfunction, such as erectile dysfunction (ED) and premature ejaculation

Learn more about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:

Curious about therapy in general?

GoodTherapy addresses the basic question What Is Therapy?

Psychology Today provides a self-assessment tool to help you determine whether you may benefit from therapy.


Video & Phone Sessions

Video and phone sessions are a convenient solution for people who can’t find a specialist in their area or would rather not drive across town to an appointment. Research has proven that remote and in-person sessions are equally effective.

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