Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a classic talk therapy technique that helps increase awareness of negative thinking in order to better handle challenging situations. In addition to helping those with mental health disorders (such as anxiety or depression), CBT is also helpful for anyone who is looking to learn how to manage stressful situations. Therapists that use CBT often have a structured program, which involves a set number of sessions. CBT is frequently paired with other treatments, such as medication, when necessary. Think this approach may be right for you? Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s CBT experts today.

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You will find many therapists say their practice CBT, but their training dates back to a graduate course they took where they covered this for 2 weeks. That is not CBT treatment. I have trained the Dr. Beck in Philly at the Beck Institute. You will be assured I have the knowledge and techniques to help you implement true CBT treatment so you can start having some symptoms relief. Give me a call today to see how CBT can help you!

— Michael Stokes, Mental Health Counselor in Newport, RI

When we use CBT therapy, we will look at how your thoughts, emotions, and actions relate to each other and how they create the symptoms you experience. Then, we will collaborate about how you can change the thoughts and emotions to change your behaviors by extension.

— Regina Stiffler, Licensed Professional Counselor

CBT helps improve your mood, anxiety and behavior by identifying unhelpful patterns of thinking that lead to depression and anxiety. During CBT, you will learn to identify harmful thought patterns and how to replace this thinking with thoughts that result in more appropriate feelings and thoughts. Research shows that CBT can be effective in treating a variety of conditions, including depression and anxiety.

— Julianna Taillon, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Fullerton, CA

I often incorporate CBT practices such as challenging cognitive distortions, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), or mindfulness approaches that are specifically tailored to each client.

— Coriann Papazian, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in ,

Olivia has utilized CBT in individual, group, and psychoeducation classes for over ten years

— Olivia Van Ness, Licensed Professional Counselor in Fort Worth, TX

I have used CBT in my practice for nearly ten years. I have attended trainings and practice CBT regularly.

— D.J. Burr, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Seattle, WA

As the granddaddy of therapy orientations, CBT gets a lot of press and recommendations from physicians and people who value evidence. Of course, what the data actually show is that the relationship between therapist and client is the only consistent factor in positive outcomes. CBT simply involves a trusted alliance between you and your therapist, who consistently helps you process the impact of your thoughts and behaviors and make small changes to get the outcome you desire.

— Kayce Hodos, Counselor in Wake Forest, NC

I have extensive history of training in this theory, about 9 years. CBT works from changing our behaviors. Coping skills are really useful with this theory. We have natural coping skills that need to be rehearsed in order for the symptoms to decrease. Let me show you how.

— Michele Ramey, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Las Vegas, NV

I have experience in this evidence-based psychotherapy aimed at reducing symptoms of various mental health conditions, primarily depression and anxiety disorders.

— Steven Akuffo, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in University Place, WA

At the core of CBT therapy is the idea that thoughts, feelings, and behavior are interrelated and making changes in one area can affect the other areas. I frequently use CBT interventions (along with DBT and ACT) to build self-awareness, identify opportunities for change, and support you in developing more helpful and effective coping skills.

— Jeanine Moreland, Clinical Psychologist in Chicago, IL

Emotions are often related to thoughts (or cognitions) that reflect beliefs that you have about yourself and others. CBT is focused on identifying irrational thoughts and beliefs that contribute to feeling bad and helping find ways to cope with, challenge and replace them in order to feel better.

— Matthew Beeble, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Vancouver, WA

CBT is the modality that I use most in my work with both adults and adolescents in my private practice.

— Leticia Berg, Psychotherapist in Ann Arbor, MI

CBT is evidence based for depression, anxiety and a whole host of other mental health challenges. I have specialized training in it from the Beck Institute.

— Beth Burkstrand-Reid, Clinical Social Worker in Lincoln, NE

CBT can be a very helpful tool usually applied in combination with other therapies helping anyone learn how to better manage stressful life situations.

— Dr. Nadia Thalji, Psychotherapist in San Francisco, CA

I use CBT to help individuals understand and replace unhelpful thoughts and beliefs that keep them stuck.

— Barbara Christian, Marriage & Family Therapist in Long Beach, CA

While working for the Meadows IOP and Meadows Ranch in Arizona, I was able to learn and Implement CBT in individual and group settings.

— Rachel Hayes, Counselor in wellington, CO

CBT is one of the most requested therapy techniques at this time no doubt due to his short term nature and excellent use for problem solving. I have taken several CBT courses and enjoy watching clients see the connection between their thoughts and their behaviors.

— Lindsey Blades, Clinical Social Worker in Annapolis, MD