Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of therapy that looks at the interrelationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviors. CBT takes the stance that it is our faulty thinking, which leads to self-destructive behaviors. By challenging these faulty beliefs people can adjust their patterns of thinking ultimately improving their ability to cope with life’s challenges.

Research studies of CBT have shown that it is valuable for treating a wide variety of mental illnesses including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, personality disorders, substance abuse disorders and sleep disorders. The studies have proven that when CBT is done consistently it changes brain activity in people with mental illnesses by improving brain functioning.