Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Our thinking (cognition) impacts how we feel and act (behaviour). Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a brief directed treatment that is goal directed and focuses on changing one’s thinking which leads to changes in mood and behaviour. The goal of CBT is to develop an increased ability to be adaptive and overcome any thoughts and behaviours that are getting in the way. This can be accomplished through specific skills that the therapist teaches the client including thought stopping, distraction, imagery, motivational self-talk, relaxation and adaptive coping strategies.