Cognitive Therapy (CT) is a positive, personal and easy-to-understand therapy that, unfortunately, can be perceived as sounding intimidating or overly clinical.
CT is often described as an educational approach to therapy, facilitated by an emotionally supportive, empathetic professional. The focus of CT is to promote changes in thinking and living. Through CT, you have the opportunity to express your feelings and receive care while working directly on your goals.
Research on Cognitive Therapy
Research studies have found that CT is just as effective as medications. Some studies suggest that clients who receive CT or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) do not tend to have as much relapse after therapy is concluded. This outcome may be because clients learn coping skills that can be used in the future. CT may help you become more emotionally healthy, more resistant to life stressors and less prone to anxiety, depression, or other problem areas in the future.
Life Situations Helped by Cognitive Therapy
CT is a highly effective approach that has shown to be successful in treating a wide variety of concerns, including: