Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Our therapists are experts in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), an evidence-based therapeutic method proven to treat a variety of mood and anxiety disorders, in addition to helping clients optimize performance in high-demand settings and improve all aspects of their lives.
Cognitive behavioral therapy starts with the premise that our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors are all interconnected. Thus, when we commit the thinking errors, or “cognitive biases,” to which we are all susceptible, the whole system suffers. CBT is a critical part of changing that paradigm. It helps us address faulty automatic thinking of which we might not even be aware—a sort of negative white noise humming in the background of our minds, masquerading as fact or truth.
Through CBT, clients learn to identify these automatic negative thoughts, assess whether their thinking accurately reflects reality, and, if not, employ a variety of structured questioning techniques to both challenge the thinking and replace it with something more constructive. This process of gaining insight into and modifying one’s cognitive and behavioral processes involves ongoing practice, with considerable growth and reflection taking place outside of the session. For this reason, many clients tend to favor this technique, as it is solution-focused and can require fewer sessions.
CBT works for clients of all ages. Evidence supports its benefits for treating many disorders, including major depressive disorder, anxiety disorder, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and others. Research has also shown that CBT is just as effective in online settings.