CBT: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


CBT is a goal-oriented and systematic method of working towards change in both behavior and thought patterns that affect behavior. It is one of the most studied forms of therapy and has been clinically proven to be effective in treating a variety of problems including mood, anxiety, personality, eating, substance abuse, and psychotic disorders. Because it is particularly geared towards behavioral change, its one of the ways I work with clients to change habits that are no longer serving them. I don’t see CBT as the whole truth, or highly integrative, but there is enough wisdom in the approach that it can be an effective approach, especially for those folks who are more linear and not interested in exploring their spirituality. More often than not though, I incorporate CBT into some of the other work I do.