What is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy?
How is CBT different from other types of therapy?
CBT is a goal-oriented form of treatment that focuses on current problems and on finding solutions for them. Unlike other types of therapy, it deals with present difficulties and how to tackle them here and now, rather than with the past or what causes the problems. The most important goal of CBT is helping individuals to help themselves through teachable skills. This does not mean that CBT completely ignores the influence of past events; however, it mainly deals with recognizing and changing current distressing patterns of thought and behavior.