Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive-behavioral therapy ("CBT" or "cognitive therapy") is a systematic and scientifically supported treatment for a variety of mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety, social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and panic disorder. CBT may also be used to address problems such as relationship concerns, or stress management.

CBT is based on the concept that our thoughts and behaviors are directly linked to our mood states, and all three are modifiable through training and practice. CBT is a structured and shorter-term therapy model that is highly interactive and collaborative between therapist and patient.