Cognitive Behavior Therapy
In our clinical work, we often use Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to treat adults, couples and children. CBT assumes that faulty thinking patterns cause negative feelings and, consequently, counterproductive behavior and relationship problems. By examining these faulty thinking patterns, or cognitive distortions, we can ultimately replace them with a more balanced way of thinking, resulting in more balanced emotions and behavior.
CBT has been scientifically validated in many research studies that demonstrate response rates averaging 60-80% in children and adults who struggle with depression and anxiety disorders such as social phobia, obsessive compulsive disorder and panic disorder.
CBT usually produces quicker results than other forms of therapy and tends to be focused on the present. While working together to change faulty patterns of thinking and behavior, clients share in the exploration of structured problem-solving to further advance progress towards their goals.
CBT is a skill-based therapy where a client learns not only the necessary skills to turn their life around, but also the necessary skills to be their own therapist in the future.