Emphasizing the link between thoughts, emotions and actions, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a revolutionary treatment that helps patients identify, challenge and modify the belief systems that lead to emotional distress and maladaptive behaviours.
CBT is distinct from other forms of psychotherapy in the following key ways:
Evidence-based: Extensively tested in rigorous clinical trials, CBT has an overwhelming body of empirical evidence demonstrating its effectiveness for a multitude of psychological disorders.
Instructive and action-oriented: Sessions focus on teaching patients practical skills and techniques that they can start applying immediately in their day-to-day lives.
Focused on the ‘here and now’: While CBT therapists are trained to understand the importance of a patient’s personal history and family dynamics, the focus of therapy is on present-day challenges that impact functioning and quality of life.