What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an scientifically-based treatment approach used to treat emotional and behavioral problems. It is a present-focused, active treatment model that helps the person set realistic goals and track progress. It focuses on changing thoughts and behaviors, which improves mood and day-to-day functioning. CBT strategies help people think differently about their situations, change their behaviors to better work through their problems, and learn new ways of coping with stressors. CBT therapists help people develop the tools they need to work through current and future problems on their own. CBT is a well-established treatment model for many adult, child, and adolescent behavior and emotional problems.