COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY IS: Highly instructive and goal oriented. Typically shorter in duration than other types of therapy. Based on the concept that thoughts and feelings cause behaviors, not external factors. Based on the establishment of a trusting, therapeutic relationship. A type of counseling which will provide you or your loved one with the tools needed to start thinking and acting in more effective ways. After receiving cognitive behavioral therapy a person can expect to have learned a number of techniques to approach life differently. A person will also have a greater understanding of their own actions and reactions and have a wide array of tools to access their own strengths and potential. You can expect your Cognitive Behavioral Therapist to be active, problem-focused and goal directed.
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