What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a therapeutic orientation developed in the 1960's by Aaron Beck, an American Psychologist. It is a structured approach to psychotherapy designed to alleviate an individual’s emotional and behavioral problems and to help the person to learn more effective ways of dealing with thoughts and beliefs that contribute to his/her suffering. CBT is based on the premise that how we think (what we expect, assume, believe) influences how we feel, behave, and react to our environment. How we perceive a situation will determine how we feel and what we chose to do, or avoid doing.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a scientifically well-established and effective treatment for a wide variety of problems. Research has demonstrated that CBT is as effective as medication in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders without the negative side-effects. Our treatment works by teaching clients to modify their maladaptive thought patterns in order to make positive, observable changes in their lives.
What to expect
Our team of psychologists are here to provide proactive solutions to your problems. At the Centre for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, you will work with your therapist to identify the factors that maintain your problem(s) and create a plan to attain your therapeutic goals. We have the expertise to teach you the skills to overcome your difficulties. Most of our clients complete the therapeutic process within 8 to 15 sessions.