mental health, therapy, counseling and psychology terms glossary

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is commonly used in talk therapy. This method of therapy helps one become aware of negative thinking loops so they can respond to a situation in a better way by learning to cope with stressful situations.

What is CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) Used to Treat?

CBT can be used to treat addiction, and eating disorders, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), depression, anxiety, panic attacks, OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), and more. However, CBT is not solely used for treating mental health conditions. It can truly be effective for anyone looking to see an improvement with stressful life conditions.

In a nutshell, CBT helps one recognize the emotions as they arise and rationalize the best way to act on those emotions – or if action is even necessary for the given situation. This can be great for managing issues with frequent anger, irritation, impatience, disappointment, and other emotions that crop up in our day to day lives.

Are there different types of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

Would you like to discuss how CBT and Talk Therapy may work for you?