Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists in Jacksonville, FL

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Carol Rios Soto
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32257
Welcome! My name is Carol Rios Soto and I am a Licensed Mental Heath Counselor in the state of Florida. I work with people from childhood to adulthood. Mainly, I work with people who have had to endure difficult times either with trauma, crippling anxiety, depression and overall darkness who are looking to find a light. I use a multi-system approach with techniques from IFS, DBT, ACT and CBT - mainly I believe it depends on the person and where they are to determine the approach I use.
Welcome! My name is Carol Rios Soto and I am a Licensed Mental Heath Counselor in the state of Florida. I work with people from childhood to adulthood. Mainly, I work with people who have had to endure difficult times either with trauma, crippling anxiety, depression and overall darkness who are looking to find a light. I use a multi-system approach with techniques from IFS, DBT, ACT and CBT - mainly I believe it depends on the person and where they are to determine the approach I use.
(813) 820-6998 View (813) 820-6998
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Katie Stuart
Counselor, MS, LMHC, CIC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32223
Waitlist for new clients
I work with adults and adolescents as they learn to cope with issues including, but not limited to, body image and eating concerns, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, substance abuse, self-esteem, and trauma. I am trained in BRAINSPOTTING and use Brainspotting, CBT, mindfulness, interpersonal and relational-based therapy techniques in my work with clients. Coaching and counseling services are individualized based on the unique client's needs and goals.
I work with adults and adolescents as they learn to cope with issues including, but not limited to, body image and eating concerns, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, substance abuse, self-esteem, and trauma. I am trained in BRAINSPOTTING and use Brainspotting, CBT, mindfulness, interpersonal and relational-based therapy techniques in my work with clients. Coaching and counseling services are individualized based on the unique client's needs and goals.
(904) 674-8614 View (904) 674-8614
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Leela Gershenson
Counselor, LMHC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32205  (Online Only)
I have received training on Exposure and Response Prevention through the Behavior Therapy Institute for OCD Inference Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy by the OCD Lived Collective.
Hello! Beginning therapy can be intimidating, but asking for help is such a great skill! I have been a therapist for over 10 years and currently specialize in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I also treat Tics and Tourettes, Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors, Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
I have received training on Exposure and Response Prevention through the Behavior Therapy Institute for OCD Inference Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy by the OCD Lived Collective.
Hello! Beginning therapy can be intimidating, but asking for help is such a great skill! I have been a therapist for over 10 years and currently specialize in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I also treat Tics and Tourettes, Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors, Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
(904) 337-4820 View (904) 337-4820
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Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Jacksonville
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32257
Popular approaches include CBT, DBT, EMDR, Christian Counseling, PCT, Motivational Interviewing, EFT, Positive Psychology, Psychodynamic therapy, Relational therapy, Narrative therapy, and more.
At Thriveworks, we're dedicated to providing top-tier mental health services that are easily accessible to everyone. With over 340 locations nationwide and flexible online therapy options, our professional therapists are equipped to assist you through any stress, life transitions, or ongoing mental health concerns. We prioritize your convenience and needs by offering flexible scheduling, including evening and weekend appointments, ensuring that you can start your therapy journey as early as this week. Plus, we accept most major insurance plans, making your path to mental health support smoother and more affordable.
Popular approaches include CBT, DBT, EMDR, Christian Counseling, PCT, Motivational Interviewing, EFT, Positive Psychology, Psychodynamic therapy, Relational therapy, Narrative therapy, and more.
At Thriveworks, we're dedicated to providing top-tier mental health services that are easily accessible to everyone. With over 340 locations nationwide and flexible online therapy options, our professional therapists are equipped to assist you through any stress, life transitions, or ongoing mental health concerns. We prioritize your convenience and needs by offering flexible scheduling, including evening and weekend appointments, ensuring that you can start your therapy journey as early as this week. Plus, we accept most major insurance plans, making your path to mental health support smoother and more affordable.
(904) 740-5044 View (904) 740-5044
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Lori Kalaaukahi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32209
Mostly I try to utilize a strength-based, solution-focused approach to focus on an individual or couple with emphasis on cognitive behavioral therapy, accelerated resolution therapy, and EMDR therapy.
Hi there, my name is Lori Kalaaukahi and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Zephyrhills, Florida, I offer in-person and virtual therapy sessions for all Florida residents. I work with adolescents and adults and specialize in anxiety, depression, stress, personality disorders, and trauma. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, accelerated resolution therapy, and EMDR therapy to help clients through their challenges in being their true authentic selves. I have experience with helping those in crisis, anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, personality disorders, and more.
Mostly I try to utilize a strength-based, solution-focused approach to focus on an individual or couple with emphasis on cognitive behavioral therapy, accelerated resolution therapy, and EMDR therapy.
Hi there, my name is Lori Kalaaukahi and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Zephyrhills, Florida, I offer in-person and virtual therapy sessions for all Florida residents. I work with adolescents and adults and specialize in anxiety, depression, stress, personality disorders, and trauma. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, accelerated resolution therapy, and EMDR therapy to help clients through their challenges in being their true authentic selves. I have experience with helping those in crisis, anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, personality disorders, and more.
(904) 977-3235 View (904) 977-3235
Hydee Vanterpool
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32216
I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy, rational emotive behavior therapy, and solution-focused therapy to help clients work through obstacles/difficulties to help clients improve their well-being.
I'm a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with several years of experience. I've volunteered with several community agencies in the past in the areas of domestic violence, trauma, and family dynamic including improving familial relationships and communication. I have experiencing working with children, adolescents, adults and families in regards to mental health issues, trauma, domestic violence, substance abuse, parenting, marital/family conflict, stress management, school issues, communication, self-esteem in a healthy way using a cognitive behavioral approach.
I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy, rational emotive behavior therapy, and solution-focused therapy to help clients work through obstacles/difficulties to help clients improve their well-being.
I'm a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with several years of experience. I've volunteered with several community agencies in the past in the areas of domestic violence, trauma, and family dynamic including improving familial relationships and communication. I have experiencing working with children, adolescents, adults and families in regards to mental health issues, trauma, domestic violence, substance abuse, parenting, marital/family conflict, stress management, school issues, communication, self-esteem in a healthy way using a cognitive behavioral approach.
(904) 615-8312 View (904) 615-8312
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Jenna Gosden
Counselor, MA, LMHC, DMCP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32204
I provide Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, which helps individuals understand their thoughts and feelings so they can restructure their thinking patterns, and I use Motivational Interviewing to help clients articulate their goals.
Are you struggling with feeling isolated, overwhelmed, or worried? You are certainly not alone, especially now when so many of us are trying to navigate the uncertainty of our present reality and what the future may hold. If you're trying to tackle new challenges, re-evaluate your goals, manage your feelings, or cope with everything the world is throwing at you, know that you're not alone. I want to help you identify and achieve your goals.
I provide Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, which helps individuals understand their thoughts and feelings so they can restructure their thinking patterns, and I use Motivational Interviewing to help clients articulate their goals.
Are you struggling with feeling isolated, overwhelmed, or worried? You are certainly not alone, especially now when so many of us are trying to navigate the uncertainty of our present reality and what the future may hold. If you're trying to tackle new challenges, re-evaluate your goals, manage your feelings, or cope with everything the world is throwing at you, know that you're not alone. I want to help you identify and achieve your goals.
(904) 439-7430 View (904) 439-7430
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Robinta Calixte
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32218
My name is Robinta Calixte, and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor working with various individuals, couples, families, minors, and preteens. My areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, coping skills, anger management, interpersonal and relationship issues, stress management, and trauma-related issues. I use an integrative approach to therapy and utilize cognitive-behavioral, strength-based, trauma-informed, client-centered, or solution-focused, to name a few. Life can be challenging; however, you can manage and overcome these challenges with practical tools, knowledge, and skills.
My name is Robinta Calixte, and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor working with various individuals, couples, families, minors, and preteens. My areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, coping skills, anger management, interpersonal and relationship issues, stress management, and trauma-related issues. I use an integrative approach to therapy and utilize cognitive-behavioral, strength-based, trauma-informed, client-centered, or solution-focused, to name a few. Life can be challenging; however, you can manage and overcome these challenges with practical tools, knowledge, and skills.
(386) 384-9779 View (386) 384-9779
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April Jones Sims
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32210
April uses multiple approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy, psychoanalysis, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness, and solution-focused therapy.
April Sims is a Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern who strives to be open-minded and easy to confide in. April specializes in depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress, life transitions, self-esteem issues, and education/career concerns. She has experience providing talk therapy to university students, student-athletes, and teams; facilitating equine-assisted therapy with individuals and groups; and treating stress and life transition issues in adults. April believes that progress takes time and patience, because your own feelings did not develop overnight.
April uses multiple approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy, psychoanalysis, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness, and solution-focused therapy.
April Sims is a Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern who strives to be open-minded and easy to confide in. April specializes in depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress, life transitions, self-esteem issues, and education/career concerns. She has experience providing talk therapy to university students, student-athletes, and teams; facilitating equine-assisted therapy with individuals and groups; and treating stress and life transition issues in adults. April believes that progress takes time and patience, because your own feelings did not develop overnight.
(904) 830-5827 View (904) 830-5827
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Lori Norris
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32226  (Online Only)
Welcome to a space of growth and healing for your anxiety! I’m Lori, a compassionate counselor with experience helping individuals and families navigate various anxiety concerns and depression. My approach combines trusted methods for anxiety diagnoses (social anxiety, panic attacks, etc) and OCD like Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) with systematic desensitization, Inference Based CBT (I-CBT), along with elements of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness. These techniques are tailored to meet your unique needs, ensuring a personalized path to wellness.
Welcome to a space of growth and healing for your anxiety! I’m Lori, a compassionate counselor with experience helping individuals and families navigate various anxiety concerns and depression. My approach combines trusted methods for anxiety diagnoses (social anxiety, panic attacks, etc) and OCD like Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) with systematic desensitization, Inference Based CBT (I-CBT), along with elements of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness. These techniques are tailored to meet your unique needs, ensuring a personalized path to wellness.
(904) 877-4418 View (904) 877-4418
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Julie Mergl
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32258
Let me help you move beyond your trauma, anxiety, and depression, as life can be too hard to do it alone. I am a non-judgmental therapist who will listen with compassion and care. I'll use my 20 years of eclectic experience (DBT/CBT/EMDR/Psychodrama/Hypnosis, etc.) to help you work life's challenges and find your inner peace. If you want someone to really hear you, to help you find a better way of living and improve the way you look at life, then I am the counselor for you. I can help you grow stronger and find inner peace in the midst of the most difficult situations
Let me help you move beyond your trauma, anxiety, and depression, as life can be too hard to do it alone. I am a non-judgmental therapist who will listen with compassion and care. I'll use my 20 years of eclectic experience (DBT/CBT/EMDR/Psychodrama/Hypnosis, etc.) to help you work life's challenges and find your inner peace. If you want someone to really hear you, to help you find a better way of living and improve the way you look at life, then I am the counselor for you. I can help you grow stronger and find inner peace in the midst of the most difficult situations
(904) 441-6171 View (904) 441-6171
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Enitan Counseling and Coaching
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, QS, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32216
I am a Trauma Informed Therapist providing tools and techniques to those exposed or have witnessed traumatic events. I work closely with Veterans and Families of Veterans as well as Childhood Trauma Survivors. I use eclectic techniques including but not limited to Brainspotting, EMDR, CBT and Person Centered Therapy. I enjoy providing a safe place to Veterans and Childhood Trauma Survivors; providing them psychoeducation and skills to deal with trauma that they've struggled and have been impacted by. I love to see their growth and implementation of skills. It has been a pleasure working with this population.
I am a Trauma Informed Therapist providing tools and techniques to those exposed or have witnessed traumatic events. I work closely with Veterans and Families of Veterans as well as Childhood Trauma Survivors. I use eclectic techniques including but not limited to Brainspotting, EMDR, CBT and Person Centered Therapy. I enjoy providing a safe place to Veterans and Childhood Trauma Survivors; providing them psychoeducation and skills to deal with trauma that they've struggled and have been impacted by. I love to see their growth and implementation of skills. It has been a pleasure working with this population.
(904) 675-1823 View (904) 675-1823
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Vivien Morrison
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32210
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor working in the Orlando area. My approach is supportive, compassionate, and empathetic. I believe in clients finding their own answers by utilizing positive psychology, cognitive-behavioral, and solution-focused techniques.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor working in the Orlando area. My approach is supportive, compassionate, and empathetic. I believe in clients finding their own answers by utilizing positive psychology, cognitive-behavioral, and solution-focused techniques.
(904) 740-4573 View (904) 740-4573
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James Derisse
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32256  (Online Only)
I have training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Trauma-Informed Therapy, group/couples counseling and mindfulness-based interventions.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and attained my master's in clinical mental health counseling at Nova Southeastern University College of Psychology. I have enjoyed working with teens, adults, families and couples in a wide range of ages. I am currently working with adults and I will work collaboratively with you to create a tailored plan based on your needs that may include helping you clarify your desires, learn new tools that would lead you to a more meaningful and fulfilling lives.
I have training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Trauma-Informed Therapy, group/couples counseling and mindfulness-based interventions.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and attained my master's in clinical mental health counseling at Nova Southeastern University College of Psychology. I have enjoyed working with teens, adults, families and couples in a wide range of ages. I am currently working with adults and I will work collaboratively with you to create a tailored plan based on your needs that may include helping you clarify your desires, learn new tools that would lead you to a more meaningful and fulfilling lives.
(904) 774-2605 View (904) 774-2605
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Kathy Manns
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, MCAP
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32225
My approach combines cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused therapy.
I have an extensive background working with children (ages 4 and up) and adolescents related to behavioral issues, anger, and mood disorders. Also many years working with adults, veterans, families, and couples. Goal is to strengthen individuals and families with strategies to develop effective relationships, communication, life and social skills.
My approach combines cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused therapy.
I have an extensive background working with children (ages 4 and up) and adolescents related to behavioral issues, anger, and mood disorders. Also many years working with adults, veterans, families, and couples. Goal is to strengthen individuals and families with strategies to develop effective relationships, communication, life and social skills.
(904) 842-3938 View (904) 842-3938
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Mark Dearing
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32223  (Online Only)
Most problems improve with changes in thinking, healthier boundaries, and techniques like CBT, EMDR, ACT, or behavioral approaches.
New clients are alway welcome! Your first appointment usually occurs within one week, and I can see people weekly if needed. How do I do this? I flex my availability; this includes what days I work, and what hours I work. Caveat; in order to maintain my own positive mental health my availability during evenings is very limited. I tend to not work on Fridays, and only for emergencies on weekends. If I sense that I will not be able to help you, I will tell you. Knowing my own strengths and limitations is healthy and very important to me. All services are provided LIVE (HIPAA)audio/visual link; including EMDR.
Most problems improve with changes in thinking, healthier boundaries, and techniques like CBT, EMDR, ACT, or behavioral approaches.
New clients are alway welcome! Your first appointment usually occurs within one week, and I can see people weekly if needed. How do I do this? I flex my availability; this includes what days I work, and what hours I work. Caveat; in order to maintain my own positive mental health my availability during evenings is very limited. I tend to not work on Fridays, and only for emergencies on weekends. If I sense that I will not be able to help you, I will tell you. Knowing my own strengths and limitations is healthy and very important to me. All services are provided LIVE (HIPAA)audio/visual link; including EMDR.
(904) 746-1107 View (904) 746-1107
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Stephanie Waggoner
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32257
In my work I have used CBT, Solution-Focus, and Behavior Modification strategies focusing on identifying triggers, obtaining new coping skills, and improving interactions with others.
Stresses in life happen all the time, and sometimes we just need that extra support to get through them! I've worked with and enjoy working with clients of all ages. While most of my experience lies in working with children from elementary to high school age, I also have experience in helping adults work through personal and relationship issues.
In my work I have used CBT, Solution-Focus, and Behavior Modification strategies focusing on identifying triggers, obtaining new coping skills, and improving interactions with others.
Stresses in life happen all the time, and sometimes we just need that extra support to get through them! I've worked with and enjoy working with clients of all ages. While most of my experience lies in working with children from elementary to high school age, I also have experience in helping adults work through personal and relationship issues.
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Marina Cadreche
Psychologist, CP
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32225
Welcome, my name is Marina Cadreche and I am a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Florida with over 27 years of experience. I work with people experiencing anxiety, depression, disruptive behaviors, relationship challenges, trauma, grief and substance use disorders. I utilize various therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Solution Focused therapy. I am mindful of culture and ethnic differences.
Welcome, my name is Marina Cadreche and I am a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Florida with over 27 years of experience. I work with people experiencing anxiety, depression, disruptive behaviors, relationship challenges, trauma, grief and substance use disorders. I utilize various therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Solution Focused therapy. I am mindful of culture and ethnic differences.
(407) 809-1939 View (407) 809-1939
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Anchor Life Clinic
Counselor, LMHC, LPC, QS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32257  (Online Only)
Certified in cognitive processing theory, Smart Recovery facilitator, Member: Secular Therapist Project, Certified Attention Deficit Consultant, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Letters for Gender Affirming Care.
At Anchor Life Clinic, we learn how to focus in ways that open our body up to experiencing freedom, creativity, and spaciousness. During the process of anchoring, we accomplish 4 intentions: 1) Slowing down repetitive thoughts, 2) Weakening the power of repetition, 3) Bringing attention to the present, and 4) Changing our focus to creative functioning. Anchoring creates a purpose that cultivates awareness of change.
Certified in cognitive processing theory, Smart Recovery facilitator, Member: Secular Therapist Project, Certified Attention Deficit Consultant, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Letters for Gender Affirming Care.
At Anchor Life Clinic, we learn how to focus in ways that open our body up to experiencing freedom, creativity, and spaciousness. During the process of anchoring, we accomplish 4 intentions: 1) Slowing down repetitive thoughts, 2) Weakening the power of repetition, 3) Bringing attention to the present, and 4) Changing our focus to creative functioning. Anchoring creates a purpose that cultivates awareness of change.
(904) 891-9365 View (904) 891-9365
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Paula Perez
Counselor, MHS, LMHC, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32256  (Online Only)
My style combines a distinctive REBT (CBT-based) model with mindful, somatic -awareness and EMDR to address trauma and change through deepening intuition and reconnection.
Imagine an opportunity to be happier, healthier, and more fulfilled, even in a world of uncertainty. You don’t have to wait for things to change to feel good about life again. If you are looking to heal from complex trauma/PTSD, grief and loss, narcissistic abuse, addictions, depression, anxiety, and other stressful life situations, I can help. I will guide you to improve your self- esteem, manage mental health symptoms more effectively, and find deeper meaning and purpose in your life. You can reconnect with what really matters and to let go of what is holding you back.
My style combines a distinctive REBT (CBT-based) model with mindful, somatic -awareness and EMDR to address trauma and change through deepening intuition and reconnection.
Imagine an opportunity to be happier, healthier, and more fulfilled, even in a world of uncertainty. You don’t have to wait for things to change to feel good about life again. If you are looking to heal from complex trauma/PTSD, grief and loss, narcissistic abuse, addictions, depression, anxiety, and other stressful life situations, I can help. I will guide you to improve your self- esteem, manage mental health symptoms more effectively, and find deeper meaning and purpose in your life. You can reconnect with what really matters and to let go of what is holding you back.
(858) 251-6349 View (858) 251-6349

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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists

How does cognitive behavioral therapy work?

Cognitive behavioral therapy works by exploring how your thoughts affect your emotions and experiences. CBT helps you identify distortions in your thinking. For example, you may tend to jump to the worst case scenario catastrophizing or think in extremes (all-or-nothing thinking). A therapist can teach you how to push back against those thoughts to ultimately change your feelings and behavior for the better. They can also provide coping skills to better deal with stressors and challenges.

When do I know to seek treatment with cognitive behavioral therapy?

It’s reasonable to consider cognitive behavioral therapy if you struggle to manage difficult emotions or behaviors to such an extent that you are not getting the most out of life on a day-to-day basis. If you want a shorter term, concrete, skills-based approach, CBT is a great option. (By contrast, other types of therapy may devote more time to exploring your past and its effects.) The decision to seek CBT also depends on the condition you’re treating; CBT is an effective treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, and many other disorders.

How can I find a cognitive behavioral therapist for someone else?

To find a cognitive behavioral therapist for someone else, you may want to begin by discussing the person’s problem, researching cognitive behavioral therapy, and assessing whether the approach is the right fit. You could then reach out to a few cognitive behavioral therapists in this directory, explain the scenario, have a consultation with those available, and determine who could be a good match.

Why is CBT such a popular form of therapy?

CBT has become a popular form of therapy because it is effective and accessible. Robust research has demonstrated that CBT is an effective treatment for many mental health conditions. And CBT can be learned in relatively few sessions, which means that many people can engage in the process, afford it, and see results quickly. It involves learning concrete skills such as disputing unhelpful thoughts; these skills can also be taught and spread widely.