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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based therapy for several disorders. It can help to reduce distress and improve your ability to function. CBT can be used with clients ranging from school age to adulthood.

CBT teaches clients to examine and change the way one:

  • thinks (cognitive) 

  • acts (behavior) and

  • feels (emotionally and physically)

The concept behind CBT is that our thoughts about a situation, clients become more aware of their thoughts, actions and feelings so they can view difficult situations more clearly and respond more effectively.

What types of challenges are best suited for CBT?

CBT is an effective treatment for a wide range of challenges, including:

*CBT is especially effective in managing mild to moderate anxiety and depression. It is as effective (if not more) as treatment with medication alone.