Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a practical form of therapy that teaches people specific cognitive and behavioral skills to help manage depression, mood swings, anxiety, stress and other problems. CBT has a strong
science and evidence base with over 375 studies demonstrating effectiveness
for depression, anxiety and a wide range of problems.
Clients should begin to see benefits typically within 12-16 sessions. Unlike
psychodynamic therapy and other long-term approaches, CBT is short-term
and highly goal-oriented. Clients are asked to do homework between sessions
to increase awareness and develop new coping strategies that relate directly
to the goals established with the therapist. As clients become more aware
of their thoughts and behaviors in specific situations, they begin to
make new choices and are able to change their thinking patterns.