What Is CBT?
Cognitive behavioral therapy, which is also known as CBT, is a short-term psychotherapy treatment. It follows an evidence-based approach to modify thought patterns to improve both emotional and mental wellness.
Unlike other forms of therapy, CBT delves into how thoughts, feelings and behaviors are all connected and directly affect each other. This form of therapy is also much more focused on the present. In other words, CBT is based on the idea that any negative feelings or behaviors are a result of current distorted thoughts.
During the CBT process, various techniques are used to:
- Identify thought patterns.
- Determine whether or not those thoughts are accurate.
- Replace them with more realistic, beneficial ones.