Cognitive Behavioural Therapy



Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an empirically supported treatment for a variety of concerns, including depression, anxiety, trauma, phobias, panic, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and eating disorders. It is also effective in improving coping strategies and social skills, as well as to effectively manage stress and anger.

The basic premise of CBT is that most struggles are the byproduct of unhealthy thinking and behaviours, which negatively impact our feelings. By changing how you think (“Cognitive”) and what you do (“Behaviour”), you also change how you feel. Or, as we recognize our unhelpful thoughts and behaviours and replace them with more beneficial ones, our mood changes also.

CBT tends to be quite structured, educational, and relatively brief (10-20 sessions). Each session usually has a clear focus and practice assignments are often given during the week.