About CBT

What is CBT

Cognitive behavioral therapy (or CBT) is a short-term, action-focused form of psychotherapy. CBT aims to address specific problems utilizing techniques that have been supported by research findings. The aim of CBT work is to improve your feelings/mood by making changes in the way you think about a situation, the way you behave, and/or the way you interpret and respond to your emotions. Unlike other forms of psychotherapy, CBT work usually does not focus on discovering the origin of a problem or gaining insight into a problem. Rather, CBT focuses on how an existing problem(s) can best be solved.

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What problems can be addressed with CBT?

What happens in a CBT session?

How is CBT related to DBT and ACT?

What problems can be addressed with CBT?

CBT treatment is appropriate for a number of different problems:

    • Anxiety Disorders
      • Panic Disorder
      • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
      • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
      • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
      • Social Anxiety Disorder
      • Phobias
    • Anxiety related to conception, fertility, and pregnancy
    • Post-partum depression and anxiety
  • Mood Disorders


    • Depression
    • Bipolar Disorder
  • Eating Disorders
    • Bulimia Nervosa
    • Binge Eating Disorder
    • Anorexia Nervosa relapse prevention
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Substance Abuse/Dependence
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Insomnia
  • Complicated bereavement
  • Overweight/Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Conduct problems
  • Career problems/Unemployment
  • Procrastination
  • Graduate school/Early career adjustment issues