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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

Institute for Learning & Behavioral Sciences, LLC specializes in cognitive-behavioral therapy, a short-term treatment model with an impressive history of research support. This model has been shown to result in significant improvements in the quality of life for individuals with a wide range of emotional and behavioral problems, as well as, difficulties related to medical problems..

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of psychological treatment that emphasizes the collaboration between the therapist & the patient, & its effect has been supported by research. Therapy sessions are structured & focused on achieving specific mutually agreed upon therapy goals. Cognitive behavioral therapists engage in active problem-solving with their clients & focus primarily on the here-and-now issues identified by the client.

This type of therapy combines cognitive (i.e., thoughts) & behavior (i.e., action) therapy to treat psychosocial problems. Cognitive therapy aims at identifying thoughts, beliefs & feelings, which affect behavior. Behavioral interventions change unhelpful behaviors through techniques, such as, systematic desensitization & relaxation training.

CBT is a psychological approach, which is based on scientific principles & has been shown to be effective for a wide range of psychosocial problems. Large numbers of studies have shown this type of treatment to be effective in improving symptoms as well as clients’ quality of life. Specifically, cognitive behavioral interventions are effective in treating depression & a variety of anxiety problems, such as, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder & generalized anxiety disorder among many others. In addition to mental health issues, we are trained in the treatment of psychological problems related to medical conditions.

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