Cognitive-behavior therapy is a goal-oriented talking therapy that focuses on the cycle of how our thoughts impact our feelings and, in turn, our actions. By analyzing your beliefs about the world, CBT disrupts catastrophizing and self-sabotaging coping behaviors to develop new thought patterns for positive feelings and healthier actions.
Cognitive behavioral therapy focuses on changing the automatic negative thoughts that can contribute to and worsen emotional difficulties, depression, and anxiety. These spontaneous negative thoughts have a detrimental influence on mood.
Through CBT, these thoughts are identified, challenged, and replaced with more objective, realistic thoughts.
Numerous research studies suggest that CBT leads to significant improvement in functioning and quality of life. In many studies, CBT has been demonstrated to be as effective as, or more effective than, other forms of psychological therapy or psychiatric medications.