Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
CBT is a form of therapy that has gained a great deal of attention within the last few decades. In brief, in cognitive behavioral therapy (sometimes called cognitive therapy or cognitive behavior therapy), clients are taught that thoughts, emotions, and behavior are inextricably linked. The way we perceive things influences our physiological, emotional, and behavioral responses. According to the cognitive model, dysfunctional or inaccurate thoughts often underlie chronic/severe emotional and behavioral problems. Through various techniques, thoughts and behaviors are examined and modified. With practice, clients learn these techniques so that they can effectively deal with their challenges on their own. In contrast to other forms of psychotherapy, CBT tends to be more problem-solving oriented, time limited, and focused on the present.