CBT is a psychosocial treatment approach that helps individuals to identify their distorted thinking patterns and maladaptive behaviors. The approach of CBT is to challenge these thoughts and in turn, replace them with healthier, more realistic thought processes. By doing so, individuals are able to change their unwanted and dysfunctional behaviors and implement healthy, effective coping strategies.
The approach of CBT is a collaboration between the therapist and individual. Treatment goals are personalized and addressed in an empathetic and individualized manner. CBT is an evidence-based practice, which has been proved to be effective in the treatment of anxiety, depression, drug and alcohol addiction, gambling addiction, phobias, eating disorders, self-esteem and more.