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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I have extensive experience utilizing a cognitive behavioral approach, as a large focus of my training and practice in a clinical setting was on empirically validated therapies (CBT being one of them). There is overwhelming evidence suggesting that CBT is highly efficacious in treating anything from mild anxiety to more resistant mood and personality disorders, and as such, I utilize it often in practice and keep abreast of emerging research on it.

— Amy Dombrowski, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Brooklyn, NY

Sydney receives specific supervision on how to apply CBT using a trauma informed approach.

— Sydney Micheletti, Licensed Professional Counselor in Athens, GA

The STORY we tell ourselves about our life, events that happen, and those around us, is much more powerful than you may think. It is your locus of control in life. I use CBT to help clients "flip the script" to one that is more accurate and more helpful, allowing them to get "unstuck", lean into joy and start living the life they want today.

— Alicia Ferris, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Olympia, WA

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, Licensed Professional Counselor in wellington, CO

Sometimes we need to develop healthier thoughts or kinder ways of talking to ourselves. Sometimes we need to break patterns of behavior or start new ones. Sometimes we need to let ourselves feel emotions. Other times we need help getting unstuck from one emotion or mindset. Therapy can help with all these things. I work from a holistic stance taking into account brain, body, social needs, emotional needs, family, and community.

— Rebecca Phifer-Ball, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Greer, SC

I have been thoroughly trained on CBT methods and techniques and use this daily with my patients as part of my eclectic model.

— Cassandra Holt Kimbell, Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, TX

Have you ever been in a bad mood and decided to go outside for a run and then realized you had a great rest of your day? This is because you chose a behavior (running) that positively impacted your mood. That's the basis of CBT. Sometimes you can feel stuck in worry or like you'll never feel happy again. CBT helps you shift your thinking or behavior, and this, then, helps you to feel happier, let go of worry, and enjoy your life.

— Katy Harmon, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Austin, TX

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a highly effective form of therapy that allows clients to understand how thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes affect their emotions and behaviors. By gaining insight into how they think, clients using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can change the negative or disturbing thought patterns that contribute to emotional pain and discomfort.

— Rachel Wachtel, Clinical Social Worker in New York, NY

CBT is the basis for what I was taught in school, as well as in my professional experience. CBT is useful in building skills and learning healthy coping strategies. I believe in utilizing CBT in conjunction with other modalities, as the skills it teaches help to maintain the healing work we will also do.

— Kirstie Juenger, Therapist in Philadelphia, PA

I utilize both CBT and DBT to address many of the challenges many people struggle with. Both therapies are helpful in coping with anxiety, depression and PTSD.

— Amy K. Cummings-Aponte, Counselor in Gainesville, FL

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is how thoughts influence our feelings and behaviors. I use aspects of CBT to help teach clients how their automatic thoughts can influence how they feel and the actions that they take. I utilize psychoeducation, worksheets, and homework throughout session to help clients get the most out of therapy and to strengthen the skills and concepts that we discuss throughout sessions.

— Lauren Trifunovich, Psychotherapist

My primary therapeutic approach is Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) addresses how negative thoughts affect feelings and behaviors. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, you and I will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling life.

— Amy Castongia, Counselor in Huntersville, NC

CBT works to solve current problems and change unhelpful thinking and behavior. CBT is effective for a variety of conditions, including mood, anxiety, personality, eating, addiction, dependence, tic, and psychotic disorders.

— Kesha Martin, Counselor in San Antonio, TX

CBT is effective in changing negative thinking styles. Our feelings and behaviors result from our thoughts and beliefs. I teach clients to evaluate their thinking on a regular basis and reframe negative thoughts through cognitive restructuring. Mental habits take 63 days to change!

— April Chapel, Licensed Professional Counselor

CBT is evidence-based intervention that works to change and challenging your thoughts, beliefs and attitudes improving your emotions and helping you with healthy coping strategies. CBT can be used for a wide range of issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD. I can assist you in finding healthy coping strategies while learning about the thoughts, beliefs and attitude that don't serve you.

— Avni Panchal, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oakland, CA

I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy concepts, otherwise known as CBT, to explore connections between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to make shifts in how life is approached. Adlerian theoretical concepts, such as the importance of belonging, striving for purpose, and understanding patterns is my foundational approach to structuring treatment. And within these theories I use art, sand tray, play, and talk to navigate the course of therapy.

— Andrea Picard, Counselor in Chicago, IL

Samantha utilizes Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) which is a type of psychotherapeutic treatment that helps people learn how to identify and change destructive or disturbing thought patterns that have a negative influence on behavior and emotions.

— Samantha Allison-Evans, M.A, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Forney, TX