Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a common form of talk therapy, which is used to treat a wide range of issues including including depression, anxiety disorders, alcohol and drug use problems, marital problems, eating disorders and severe mental illness. CBT focuses on solutions, encouraging patients to challenge distorted cognitions and change destructive patterns of behavior.
CBT is based on the notion that thoughts and perceptions influence behavior. Feeling distressed, may distort one’s perception of reality. CBT is used to identify unhealthy thoughts, assess whether they are an accurate depiction of reality, and, if they are not, employ strategies to challenge and overcome them.
CBT was developed in the 1960s by Dr. Aaron Beck at the University of Pennsylvania, and it has become among the most prevalent forms of talk therapy given its effectiveness.
Tiffany Noonan has found CBT to be a useful framework for many of her clients. Please reach out today to learn more about CBT and other treatment modalities employed by Tiffany.