What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

CBT is a type of psychotherapy, also known as "talk therapy", that helps individuals learn to examine and change their problematic thoughts and behaviors. The ultimate goal of CBT is to make changes that produce long-term benefits in mood, thinking and functioning.

CBT is the most researched form of psychotherapy currently available. Many studies have found that CBT can effectively reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression and increase an individual's ability to cope. 

CBT is a focused, practical approach to treating problems such as anxiety, panic attacks, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder and phobias (fears). CBT can also be helpful to individuals who want to change problematic behaviors such as procrastination, time management issues, weight management problems, and difficulties adjusting to life changes..