Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Cognitive Behavior Therapy prioritizes problem-solving, is often time-limited, and is more present-focused.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is a heavily researched, evidence-supported, and results-driven approach to the therapeutic process. With this therapeutic approach, we focus on thoughts, emotions, and behaviors as unique but complementary aspects of the human experience. Things like depression, anxiety, stress, anger, and difficult relationships can all influence the way we think, feel, and behave. Therapeutic sessions that utilize the CBT process will often look at problematic or unrealistic patterns of thinking and behaving in order to increase the overall quality of the emotional experience.
CBT often focuses on the present moment, with a solution-focused approach to therapy. When utilizing CBT with your therapist, you can create goals such as decreasing the intensity of uncomfortable emotions or reducing the occurrence of problematic behaviors. CBT also offers opportunities to maximize treatment results through the use of skill practice between sessions and symptom tracking.
CBT is highly collaborative. In using this approach, you can craft your ideal therapeutic experience with the help of a professional.