What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a psychotherapy treatment that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving. It is used to help treat a wide range of issues in a person’s life, from sleeping difficulties or relationship problems, to drug and alcohol abuse, to anxiety and depression. Cognitive behavioral therapy is a combination of psychotherapy and behavioral therapy. Psychotherapy emphasizes the importance of the personal meaning we place on things and how thinking patterns begin in childhood while behavioral therapy pays close attention to the relationship between our problems, our behavior, and our thoughts.