CBT Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an effective form of therapy used to help treat depression, anxiety, personality or mood conditions, and those who struggle with addiction. The goal of CBT is to change how someone thinks about his or her thoughts and behaviors thereby creating a change in feelings. During CBT, the goal is to focus on how one’s thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes directly correlate with one’s behavior, especially when they are dealing with their emotions, prompting a change in behavior. CBT is based on the belief that it is not the events in life that upset people but rather the meaning people place on those events that upsets people. Unfortunately, many people have spent their entire lives responding to life’s events based on their perceived “truth” rather than on the real truth. A distorted view of reality ensues where nothing is based on the actual truth. Thus, CBT allows individuals to correct distorted thoughts about reality.