Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an evidencebased therapeutic technique which is based on the idea that our thoughts cause our feelings and behaviors rather than external things like people, situations, and events. The benefit of this fact is that we can develop an understanding of our thoughts, and with this knowledge be able to change the way we may think or respond to a situation. The goal of CBT is to provide people with skills that will help them to unlearn their unwanted reactions and learn a new way of reacting.
CBT is highly instructive in nature and makes use of homework assignments. By helping you become aware of negative thoughts that may be inaccurate, CBT allows you to view challenging situations and decisions with more clarity and provide you skills to manage a response in a more effective way.
CBT is not an open-ended, never-ending process. It is time limited and briefer than other forms of therapy. The ending of the formal therapy is a decision made by the person served and the therapist.