Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT is a form of psychotherapy that emphasizes the important role of thinking in how we feel and what we do. When we are experiencing unwanted feelings or behaviors, it is important to identify the thinking that is causing the feelings or behaviors and to learn how to replace ineffective thinking with thoughts and behaviors that lead to more desirable outcomes. Cognitive-behavioral therapists use behavioral principles to help clients change their thinking. CBT is widely regarded as an empirically-valid, highly effective treatment for anxiety and depression, as well as other disorders. 

There are several approaches to cognitive-behavioral therapy, including Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Rational Behavior Therapy, Rational Living Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, and Dialectic Behavior Therapy.