What is Cognitive Behavior Therapy?

Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is a group of psychotherapeutic interventions that aim to explore and modify the relationships between cognitions (thoughts), behaviors (actions), and emotions (feelings) as a way to help people face and overcome life’s challenges.  While there are many different types of CBT, most approaches put a primary emphasis on modifying a person’s thoughts and conclude that therapeutic change is accomplished, at least in part, by teaching people how to think in a more adaptive (or effective) manner.  These changes in thinking have subsequent effects on an individual’s emotions and behaviors, thus reducing those symptoms (e.g, depression, anxiety, addiction, etc.) that are at the core of a person’s distress and difficulties.
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