Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is often described as an educational approach to therapy, teaching valuable tools and strategies to make healthy changes in your thinking and living. Facilitated by a trained professional psychologist in an emotionally supportive and safe environment, CBT helps you gain insight into the nature of your problems and point out mistakes in your thinking. Through this action-oriented therapy, you will learn ways to strengthen more positive, realistic views of yourself, your world, and your future. This is achieved by understanding the unique relationship between our thinking, behavior, emotions, and environment, as illustrated below:
Scientific research has found that CBT is just as effective as medications and is the most effective method of reducing negative symptoms compared to other types of therapy approaches. In addition, those who receive CBT have less reoccurrence of depression and anxiety symptoms after therapy is concluded. CBT will help you become more emotionally healthy, more resilient, and learn skills that you can use in the future.