What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is a focused approach for the treatment of various types of emotional, behavioral and psychiatric problems. It is essentially a collaborative and individualized program that helps individuals to identify their unhealthy thoughts and behaviors and learn or relearn healthier skills and habits. It has been researched extensively, and has demonstrated effectiveness with a variety of emotional, psychological and psychiatric difficulties.

How does CBT works?

A cognitive behavior therapist helps patients distinguish their inaccurate and unhealthy ideas from more accurate and healthy ideas. A strong therapeutic alliance is build between the patient and therapist, goal setting is done, treatment plan is chalked out and cognitive interventions are selected.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy works to solve current problems and change unhealthy thinking and behavior.

What can CBT help with?

CBT is one of the most established and researched psychological therapies for emotional, psychological and psychiatric dysfunction. The results of CBT are long-term, and you can keep using what you have learned in therapy to approach other problems in your life.

CBT is effective with individuals experiencing the following problems:

  •       General Anxiety Disorders (including panic attacks and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD))
  •       Depression
  •       Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  •       Behavioral Difficulties in Children
  •       Anxiety Disorders in Children
  •       Sleep Difficulties
  •       Anger Management  

These are few conditions where CBT has proved to be of great help.

CBT is recommended for treatment of many other conditions, such as:
  •       Schizophrenia and Psychosis
  •       Bipolar Disorder
  •       Chronic Fatigue

As the name suggests, CBT involves both ‘cognitive therapy’ and ‘behavior therapy’. Cognitive part focuses on an individual’s pattern of thinking while behavior therapy focuses at associated actions. These two approaches when combined skillfully provide a very powerful method to help overcome a wide range of emotional and behavioral problems in children, adolescents and adults.

It is a structured therapy, which involves a partnership between you and your therapist. You are completely involved in planning your treatment and the therapist will always let you know what is happening.

Therefore, if this sounds promising to you and you would like to know more about it or experience for self, feel free to write your questions to us. We will get back to you within 48 hours.

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