WHAT IS COGNITIVE BEHAVORIAL THERAPY (CBT)?

Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is a style of therapy that helps people understand the thoughts and feelings that influence behaviors. CBT is commonly used to treat a wide range of disorders including phobias, addictions, depression, and anxiety.

During the course of treatment, people learn how to identify and change destructive thought patterns or beliefs that have a negative influence on relationships, stress, work, family, and just generally getting along in the world. When change occurs clients have much greater insight and a better understanding of how to catch themselves and avoid falling into their old patterns that were not serving them.

Copyright 2020. Ruth Krumbhaar, Marriage and Family Therapist MFC53637.