What Is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is the most widely-used therapy for anxiety disorders, panic disorders, phobias, and other conditions. It is often used as a tool to address an individual’s emotional challenges, and it helps people become aware of inaccurate and negative thinking, so they can clearly view challenging situations and respond to them in more effective ways.  

CBT can be very helpful either individually, or in combination with other therapies in treating mental health disorders. Whether it be depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or an eating disorder, CBT is an effective tool to help anyone learn how to better manage stressful life situations.

This type of therapy treats a wide range of issues.
It helps individuals identify and cope with specific challenges, and it requires fewer sessions than other types of therapy.

Some of the benefits include:

  • Manage symptoms of mental illness
  • Prevent a relapse of mental illness symptoms
  • Treat a mental illness when medications are not a good option
  • Learn techniques for coping with stressful life situations
  • Identify ways to manage emotions
  • Resolve relationship conflicts and learn better ways to communicate
  • Cope with grief or loss
  • Overcome emotional trauma related to abuse or violence
  • Cope with a medical illness
  • Manage chronic physical symptoms
CBT can also improve a plethora of mental health disorders, including:
  • Phobias and Sleep disorders;
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD);
  • Substance use and addiction disorders;
  • And schizophrenia, and other mental disorders.
Affiliated Risks

CBT often presses individuals to explore various emotions including fear, anxiety and pain. It can be emotionally uncomfortable and physically and mentally draining, both during and after a session. However, this therapy is very effective in healing a wide range of issues.

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