What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a problem-focused, goal oriented therapy that helps people to reframe situations, change beliefs that are causing distress, and learn various skills that increase coping ability and resilience. It is highly effective for depression, anxiety, PTSD, and phobias, but also helps for other conditions (Centre For Addiction and Mental Health, 2019).
What To Expect
Individuals taking part in CBT therapy can expect to learn how to:
- Gain more control over their thoughts and beliefs, and engage in more positive self-talk
- Re-structure their lives to create more fulfilling experiences
- Develop new perspectives that produce a more positive quality of life
Who Should Consider CBT?
CBT is an effective, research-based therapy for anyone who wants to learn practical skills to reduce distressing symptoms, improve their lives, and build their resilience.
Centre For Addiction And Mental Health. (2019). Cognitive behavioral therapy.