If you find yourself struggling with depression or anxiety, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can help.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an empirically based short-term treatment approach that is both structured and collaborative. It is based on a scientific understanding of the relationship between thoughts, emotions and behaviours. This approach focuses on identifying and changing unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaving, with the aim of improving our emotional experience. The aim of CBT is to understand how we interpret and process situations in which we experience distress and to identify behaviours we may adopt that are unhelpful. Becoming aware of our thinking as well as the impact our thinking has on our mood and behaviour can lead to important behavioural changes. CBT is both time-limited and structured. Studies show that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has been effective in treating mood disorders, depression, phobias as well as anxiety disorders.