Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Considered the treatment of choice for anxiety disorders, CBT is an effective, well-established treatment supported by decades of clinical research. For most anxiety disorders, CBT consists of psychoeducation, cognitive restructuring, relaxation training, and exposure therapy. A relatively short-term therapy, patients typically begin to experience improved symptoms after 4-6 therapy sessions. On average, therapy consists of 16-20 sessions with occasional booster sessions to maintain long-term gains and prevent relapse.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT is a short-term, problem-focused form of behavioral treatment that helps people see the difference between beliefs, thoughts, and feelings, and free them from unhelpful patterns of behavior.
CBT is grounded in the belief that it is a person’s perception of events – rather than the events themselves – that determines how he or she will feel and act in response.
CBT can help with:
- Anxiety Disorders
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders (OCD)
CBT can help individuals adjust the thoughts that directly influence emotions and behaviors. This adjustment process is referred to as cognitive reconstructing, which happens through different CBT techniques.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is structured, focusing on individualized goals and objectives, ensuring sessions are productive