Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or "CBT" is the industry standard for psychotherapy. It is concerned with identifying the relationship between thoughts, emotions, and behaviors -- and how they may contribute to a person's mental distress. CBT helps people see the difference between beliefs, thoughts, and feelings, and free themselves from unhelpful patterns of behavior.
CBT is grounded in the understanding that it is a person’s perception of events – rather than the events themselves – that determines how he or she will feel and act in response. It is one of the most researched and longest standing therapies over the last 70 years.
Most people with clearly defined behavioral and emotional concerns tend to reap the benefits of CBT. If any of the above issues resonate with you, I encourage you to try cognitive behavioral therapy.
With CBT, you will be able to adjust the thoughts that directly influence your emotions and behavior. This adjustment process is referred to as cognitive reconstructing, which happens through different CBT techniques.
Cognitive behavioral therapy is much more than sitting and talking about whatever comes to mind during a session. CBT sessions are structured to ensure that the therapist and the person in treatment are focused on the different goals of each session, which in turn ensures that each and every session is productive.