ILYSE DOBROW DIMARCO, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

What is CBT?

Cognitive behavioral therapy (or CBT) is a short-term, action-focused form of psychotherapy. CBT aims to address specific problems utilizing techniques that have been supported by research findings. The aim of CBT work is to improve your feelings/mood by making changes in the way you think about a situation, the way you behave, and/or the way you interpret and respond to your emotions. Unlike other forms of psychotherapy, CBT work usually does not focus on discovering the origin of a problem or gaining insight into a problem. Rather, CBT focuses on how an existing problem(s) can best be solved.

For more information, see:

What problems can be addressed with CBT?
What happens in a CBT session?
How is CBT related to DBT and ACT?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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