Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists in Atlanta, GA

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Power of Love, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CPCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30318  (Online Only)
Based on your needs, we work from a Person Centered, Solution Focused, and Cognitive Behavioral approach to bring about immediate impact and change from our first meeting.
If you're looking for a nonjudgmental therapist that shows her humanity and embraces it with humor, then I may be a great fit for you. I work exclusively through videoconferencing so I can see you no matter where in Georgia you happen to be! YOUR life has purpose; let’s find it! Come as YOU are, with ALL you are, and let’s discover YOUR greatness!
Based on your needs, we work from a Person Centered, Solution Focused, and Cognitive Behavioral approach to bring about immediate impact and change from our first meeting.
If you're looking for a nonjudgmental therapist that shows her humanity and embraces it with humor, then I may be a great fit for you. I work exclusively through videoconferencing so I can see you no matter where in Georgia you happen to be! YOUR life has purpose; let’s find it! Come as YOU are, with ALL you are, and let’s discover YOUR greatness!
(404) 905-3679 View (404) 905-3679
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Maxine L Carelock
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30317  (Online Only)
In my practice I use several effective methods such as Motivational Interviewing techniques, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Solution Focused Therapy approaches with talk therapy to help and assist you.
Are you experiencing feelings of anger, rage, and low self-esteem? Does it impact your confidence at work, home and with friends? Do you frequently feel overwhelmed and disconnected from others? Well, if this describes you, I want to help you acquire freedom from old burdens and help you to create a new outlook on life. I will assist you in restoring your mental and emotional balance along with addressing the unconscious negativity running through your thoughts and behaviors you often regret. Let's get together so that the light in you shines brightly, again.
In my practice I use several effective methods such as Motivational Interviewing techniques, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Solution Focused Therapy approaches with talk therapy to help and assist you.
Are you experiencing feelings of anger, rage, and low self-esteem? Does it impact your confidence at work, home and with friends? Do you frequently feel overwhelmed and disconnected from others? Well, if this describes you, I want to help you acquire freedom from old burdens and help you to create a new outlook on life. I will assist you in restoring your mental and emotional balance along with addressing the unconscious negativity running through your thoughts and behaviors you often regret. Let's get together so that the light in you shines brightly, again.
(678) 626-5096 x102 View (678) 626-5096 x102
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Jessica Goodnight
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30315
I have extensive experience in evidence-based approaches, such as CBT, DBT, and ACT, which have been shown to be effective for these problems.
You're looking for treatment that will really help - more than what a friend could offer, more than just support and a listening ear. You're suffering with symptoms like intense anxiety, life-limiting fears, unwanted thoughts or memories, or sleepless nights, and you want something that offers healing, relief, and growth. Maybe you've tried this before, and it didn't work. Maybe you're at the end of your rope. You want - or really, truly need - a therapist who listens carefully, understands the problem, and helps you enact change to relieve your suffering, as soon as possible.
I have extensive experience in evidence-based approaches, such as CBT, DBT, and ACT, which have been shown to be effective for these problems.
You're looking for treatment that will really help - more than what a friend could offer, more than just support and a listening ear. You're suffering with symptoms like intense anxiety, life-limiting fears, unwanted thoughts or memories, or sleepless nights, and you want something that offers healing, relief, and growth. Maybe you've tried this before, and it didn't work. Maybe you're at the end of your rope. You want - or really, truly need - a therapist who listens carefully, understands the problem, and helps you enact change to relieve your suffering, as soon as possible.
(678) 855-0977 View (678) 855-0977
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Melissa Goldstein
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30328
Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other treatment modalities, I hope to create an environment for you to explore yourself, find relief, and reach your potential.
Therapy is a deeply personal experience. What works for one person is not going to work for the next. For those who have tried therapy and not received the results you’ve wanted, keep trying. One therapist, treatment, or modality does not fit everyone. The fact that you are scanning through Psychology Today profiles to find the right fit for you is a small victory in itself. My goal for each client is to figure out what works for you and help create the life you want. I use humor, validation, authenticity and directness in my therapeutic approach.
Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other treatment modalities, I hope to create an environment for you to explore yourself, find relief, and reach your potential.
Therapy is a deeply personal experience. What works for one person is not going to work for the next. For those who have tried therapy and not received the results you’ve wanted, keep trying. One therapist, treatment, or modality does not fit everyone. The fact that you are scanning through Psychology Today profiles to find the right fit for you is a small victory in itself. My goal for each client is to figure out what works for you and help create the life you want. I use humor, validation, authenticity and directness in my therapeutic approach.
(678) 981-9454 View (678) 981-9454
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Shar Goolsby
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30315  (Online Only)
I offer a trauma-informed person centered approach and my specialties are Solution Focused Therapy, CBT, DBT, Trauma Informed Yoga, Mind-Body-Spirit integration, and Animal Assisted Therapy.
Have you recently found yourself feeling as if your world is falling apart and are having a difficult time coping with life transitions, stress management, low self esteem, anxiety or depression? Do you feel that no one understands you or there is no one to listen? I invite you to connect with me for a therapeutic conversation to help you meet your personal goals for emotional balance and healing. Here is where you will find a private, compassionate, empathetic, judgement free and supportive healing space. I am ready to support and assist you along your journey to optimal balance in your mental and emotional health.
I offer a trauma-informed person centered approach and my specialties are Solution Focused Therapy, CBT, DBT, Trauma Informed Yoga, Mind-Body-Spirit integration, and Animal Assisted Therapy.
Have you recently found yourself feeling as if your world is falling apart and are having a difficult time coping with life transitions, stress management, low self esteem, anxiety or depression? Do you feel that no one understands you or there is no one to listen? I invite you to connect with me for a therapeutic conversation to help you meet your personal goals for emotional balance and healing. Here is where you will find a private, compassionate, empathetic, judgement free and supportive healing space. I am ready to support and assist you along your journey to optimal balance in your mental and emotional health.
(404) 882-9924 View (404) 882-9924
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Andrea Alvarez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30339
My key role when working with you consists of holding space for your emotions, providing helpful cognitive re-frames and meeting you where are in the moment.
Welcome to therapy! You may be asking yourself what is it that I’m feeling and who can I trust to process these feelings with? If you’ve found this page, that also means you’re looking for change in your life and I might just be the therapist to help you find it! I'm a LMSW with my Master's degree in Social Work. Personally, I've been in Atlanta long enough to identify as a native and hold other important titles such as daughter, mom, and post-cancer thriver. I’ve developed a niche for working with clients who may be struggling with significant medical diagnoses while also working heavily in case managing military veterans/families.
My key role when working with you consists of holding space for your emotions, providing helpful cognitive re-frames and meeting you where are in the moment.
Welcome to therapy! You may be asking yourself what is it that I’m feeling and who can I trust to process these feelings with? If you’ve found this page, that also means you’re looking for change in your life and I might just be the therapist to help you find it! I'm a LMSW with my Master's degree in Social Work. Personally, I've been in Atlanta long enough to identify as a native and hold other important titles such as daughter, mom, and post-cancer thriver. I’ve developed a niche for working with clients who may be struggling with significant medical diagnoses while also working heavily in case managing military veterans/families.
(404) 586-4215 View (404) 586-4215
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Lorraine Bittle
Counselor, APC, NCC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30305
I leverage evidence-based approaches such as ACT, CBT, and Exposure/ERP.
Hello and thank you for stopping by–your needs are important and your time is valuable. I'm dedicated to working with adults who feel stuck in cycles of worry, fear, rumination, panic, self criticism, frustration, disappointment, or emotional hurt. Partnering with individuals wanting to improve their insight, resiliency, strategies for managing anxiety, courage, or self-compassion is part of my commitment to you. Please also know that giving space to emotional wounds is an activity I treat with the utmost respect. It would be a sincere honor to help you thrive in the places and spaces that are most important to you.
I leverage evidence-based approaches such as ACT, CBT, and Exposure/ERP.
Hello and thank you for stopping by–your needs are important and your time is valuable. I'm dedicated to working with adults who feel stuck in cycles of worry, fear, rumination, panic, self criticism, frustration, disappointment, or emotional hurt. Partnering with individuals wanting to improve their insight, resiliency, strategies for managing anxiety, courage, or self-compassion is part of my commitment to you. Please also know that giving space to emotional wounds is an activity I treat with the utmost respect. It would be a sincere honor to help you thrive in the places and spaces that are most important to you.
(470) 517-7024 x35 View (470) 517-7024 x35
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Westly M. Francois
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30339  (Online Only)
I blend Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Informed Care, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) modalities to meet each client's unique needs.
I am a dedicated Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified EMDR Therapist, I am not just an ordinary therapist. With licensure in both Florida and Georgia, my 14-years in the mental health/psychiatric field have been a journey of passion, learning, and genuine commitment to change.
I blend Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Informed Care, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) modalities to meet each client's unique needs.
I am a dedicated Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified EMDR Therapist, I am not just an ordinary therapist. With licensure in both Florida and Georgia, my 14-years in the mental health/psychiatric field have been a journey of passion, learning, and genuine commitment to change.
(770) 830-4459 View (770) 830-4459
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Mary Kashaa
Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30324
I utilize a person-centered approach in addition to CBT techniques.
Hi, my name is Mary and I am a therapist licensed in the state of AL & GA. Are you finding it difficult to navigate life due to stress, anxiety, or depression? Are you feeling stuck or struggling to feel connected with who you are, your values, identity, or sense of self? If so, I’d love to connect with you and help you begin your journey towards healing and wellness.
I utilize a person-centered approach in addition to CBT techniques.
Hi, my name is Mary and I am a therapist licensed in the state of AL & GA. Are you finding it difficult to navigate life due to stress, anxiety, or depression? Are you feeling stuck or struggling to feel connected with who you are, your values, identity, or sense of self? If so, I’d love to connect with you and help you begin your journey towards healing and wellness.
(205) 236-1653 View (205) 236-1653
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Gordon Shippey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30324
I researched artificial intelligence at Georgia Tech and cognitive psychology at Emory University.
I specialize in helping men transform their relationships, careers and friendships. Many of my clients work with technology or see the Internet as a major part of their lives. In my private practice
I researched artificial intelligence at Georgia Tech and cognitive psychology at Emory University.
I specialize in helping men transform their relationships, careers and friendships. Many of my clients work with technology or see the Internet as a major part of their lives. In my private practice
(404) 369-3686 View (404) 369-3686
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Adeyemi Green
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30340
I use both CBT and DBT to both allow the client to counter the impact of their thoughts and behaviors and to create different life circumstances for themselves and to develop a deeper sense of self and a higher degree of resiliency to process the challenges that life presents.
My name is Adeyemi Green and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Atlanta, GA and work with clients via telehealth. I specialize in working with clients processing anxiety and depression using both CBT and DBT to help clients process their emotions and get to a healthy place. I have found that my approach is most effective for individuals who are dealing with dynamics in life-related to change and transitions. These problems often present themselves as anxiety and depression.
I use both CBT and DBT to both allow the client to counter the impact of their thoughts and behaviors and to create different life circumstances for themselves and to develop a deeper sense of self and a higher degree of resiliency to process the challenges that life presents.
My name is Adeyemi Green and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Atlanta, GA and work with clients via telehealth. I specialize in working with clients processing anxiety and depression using both CBT and DBT to help clients process their emotions and get to a healthy place. I have found that my approach is most effective for individuals who are dealing with dynamics in life-related to change and transitions. These problems often present themselves as anxiety and depression.
(770) 758-0462 View (770) 758-0462
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Noelle Johnson
Pre-Licensed Professional, LAPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30350
She uses an integrative approach along with other techniques like reality therapy, mindfulness, compassion-focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy.
Noelle Johnson is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor with experience in hospital, inpatient, and residential levels of care. She is passionate about offering a non-judgmental, direct, and compassionate approach to aid clients in building resiliency and addressing their concerns in a safe and productive manner. She has experience with depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use, psychosis, and mood disorders. Noelle completed both her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and her Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Auburn University.
She uses an integrative approach along with other techniques like reality therapy, mindfulness, compassion-focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy.
Noelle Johnson is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor with experience in hospital, inpatient, and residential levels of care. She is passionate about offering a non-judgmental, direct, and compassionate approach to aid clients in building resiliency and addressing their concerns in a safe and productive manner. She has experience with depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use, psychosis, and mood disorders. Noelle completed both her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and her Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Auburn University.
(678) 672-3756 View (678) 672-3756
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Talia Auslin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30324  (Online Only)
I primarily use evidence-based techniques including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Counseling, and Mindfulness.
Hey! I'm Talia Auslin, and I'm an open minded, empathetic, and supportive therapist with 9 years of experience in the mental health field. In times when you might be feeling alone, stuck, or in a negative headspace, it’s so important to have a safe space to be able to share your thoughts and feelings - especially with a professional who is willing to help, support, and validate your current reality. If that is what you’re looking for, then I am your person. When working with you, my goal is to meet your individual needs by using a non-judgmental, person-centered, multicultural, and holistic approach.
I primarily use evidence-based techniques including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Counseling, and Mindfulness.
Hey! I'm Talia Auslin, and I'm an open minded, empathetic, and supportive therapist with 9 years of experience in the mental health field. In times when you might be feeling alone, stuck, or in a negative headspace, it’s so important to have a safe space to be able to share your thoughts and feelings - especially with a professional who is willing to help, support, and validate your current reality. If that is what you’re looking for, then I am your person. When working with you, my goal is to meet your individual needs by using a non-judgmental, person-centered, multicultural, and holistic approach.
(404) 666-8185 View (404) 666-8185
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Sue Warshal
Psychologist, PhD, MBA
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30328
Psychotherapy: In a supportive, solution-focused approach, we will explore the issues, learn new coping skills, and strive to achieve your personal goals. Individual, couples and family therapy is available. We'll work together to better understand the challenges you're facing, which may lead to discovering alternative thought processes and/or different ways to navigate the situation. I lean heavily on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Family Systems, while integrating other treatment modalities.
Psychotherapy: In a supportive, solution-focused approach, we will explore the issues, learn new coping skills, and strive to achieve your personal goals. Individual, couples and family therapy is available. We'll work together to better understand the challenges you're facing, which may lead to discovering alternative thought processes and/or different ways to navigate the situation. I lean heavily on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Family Systems, while integrating other treatment modalities.
(404) 836-3553 View (404) 836-3553
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Cristiana Valenti
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30307
I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as the outline for our work together.
My style is collaborative. The relationship between the client and therapist guides the work we will do together. By using a non-judgmental attitude and creating a safe place for you to feel heard, growth and insight can take place. Many times we find ourselves caught in patterns that no longer serve our well-being; sometimes it takes someone outside our lives to help us see how to change these patterns. Often rooted in the story of our past, these patterns keep us stuck in outdated ways of thinking. Therapy can be the process of liberation from these stuck patterns, but it does take a willingness to be uncomfortable.
I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as the outline for our work together.
My style is collaborative. The relationship between the client and therapist guides the work we will do together. By using a non-judgmental attitude and creating a safe place for you to feel heard, growth and insight can take place. Many times we find ourselves caught in patterns that no longer serve our well-being; sometimes it takes someone outside our lives to help us see how to change these patterns. Often rooted in the story of our past, these patterns keep us stuck in outdated ways of thinking. Therapy can be the process of liberation from these stuck patterns, but it does take a willingness to be uncomfortable.
(678) 967-0695 View (678) 967-0695
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Lauren Kelly Gordon
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30326  (Online Only)
Lauren is a licensed professional counselor who loves being able to help others. Lauren has a genuine passion and love for seeing others happy and thriving in life and wants to help clients get to and become the best version of themselves that they can be. Lauren identifies mostly with a person-centered therapeutic approach but understands the need for other approaches such as CBT, solution focused, DBT, etc.
Lauren is a licensed professional counselor who loves being able to help others. Lauren has a genuine passion and love for seeing others happy and thriving in life and wants to help clients get to and become the best version of themselves that they can be. Lauren identifies mostly with a person-centered therapeutic approach but understands the need for other approaches such as CBT, solution focused, DBT, etc.
(470) 516-7085 View (470) 516-7085
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Martha Jane Fodroczi
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30339
I am interested in helping you as my client to reach your full potential and to learn to navigate life’s difficulties and challenges to become fully functional and joyful. I believe that living in the present is essential to true lasting mental health and that much of our suffering is tied to holding on to the past and worrying about the future. I practice mindfulness and teach techniques to combat anxiety and depression. I also use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to tackle negative thinking and symptoms of depression. I would be happy to speak to you about your current struggles and hopes and dreams for the future!
I am interested in helping you as my client to reach your full potential and to learn to navigate life’s difficulties and challenges to become fully functional and joyful. I believe that living in the present is essential to true lasting mental health and that much of our suffering is tied to holding on to the past and worrying about the future. I practice mindfulness and teach techniques to combat anxiety and depression. I also use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to tackle negative thinking and symptoms of depression. I would be happy to speak to you about your current struggles and hopes and dreams for the future!
(678) 820-3814 View (678) 820-3814
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Jordan Watson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CTP
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30324
While my approach is integrative overall, my therapeutic orientation is grounded in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
Life can be a tough journey at times, whether you’re a young person or moving toward middle adulthood. Throughout life our self-identity, relationships, and environment are continuously growing and evolving. My passion lies in supporting young people, their caregivers, and adults through this evolution.
While my approach is integrative overall, my therapeutic orientation is grounded in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
Life can be a tough journey at times, whether you’re a young person or moving toward middle adulthood. Throughout life our self-identity, relationships, and environment are continuously growing and evolving. My passion lies in supporting young people, their caregivers, and adults through this evolution.
(678) 325-5127 View (678) 325-5127
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Shanon Thompson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30331
Hello and welcome. I am your preferred therapist Shanon Thompson, LPC, NBCC. I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals for therapy. I utilize CBT techniques and use a client centered approach. I have worked with a wide age range of clients in the community, virtual, and private practice settings. I have experience with clients who have challenges with anxiety, depression, stress, ADD, ADHD, anger management, addiction, bipolar, couples therapy, phobias, self harm, grief, trauma, etc.
Hello and welcome. I am your preferred therapist Shanon Thompson, LPC, NBCC. I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals for therapy. I utilize CBT techniques and use a client centered approach. I have worked with a wide age range of clients in the community, virtual, and private practice settings. I have experience with clients who have challenges with anxiety, depression, stress, ADD, ADHD, anger management, addiction, bipolar, couples therapy, phobias, self harm, grief, trauma, etc.
(678) 932-1717 View (678) 932-1717
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Shatevia S Stone
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CPCS, ABD
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30349  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC) trained in the CBT model and equipped with over 10 years of experience working with Adults and Adolescents. Both in residential facilities and private practice I have experience helping clients with motivation, self-esteem, confidence, substance abuse, PTSD, anxiety & Depression. I am deeply dedicated to fostering relational cultural sensitivity in every aspect of our therapeutic approach. You possess a deep understanding of your own narrative, and your remarkable strengths will undoubtedly empower you to conquer any obstacles that come your way.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC) trained in the CBT model and equipped with over 10 years of experience working with Adults and Adolescents. Both in residential facilities and private practice I have experience helping clients with motivation, self-esteem, confidence, substance abuse, PTSD, anxiety & Depression. I am deeply dedicated to fostering relational cultural sensitivity in every aspect of our therapeutic approach. You possess a deep understanding of your own narrative, and your remarkable strengths will undoubtedly empower you to conquer any obstacles that come your way.
(404) 900-3828 View (404) 900-3828
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.