Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists in Columbus, OH

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Erin McHam
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43212
Are you seeking something different for yourself or in your relationships? Do anxiety or depression get in the way of daily life flow or experiencing meaningful contact with others? Are you curious about mindfulness and cognitive behavioral skills? Do you want to develop specific skills that can shorten the duration of mood symptoms and result in feeling more empowered in your life and in your relationships?
Are you seeking something different for yourself or in your relationships? Do anxiety or depression get in the way of daily life flow or experiencing meaningful contact with others? Are you curious about mindfulness and cognitive behavioral skills? Do you want to develop specific skills that can shorten the duration of mood symptoms and result in feeling more empowered in your life and in your relationships?
(614) 957-1250 View (614) 957-1250
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Comprehensive Services Inc
Psychologist, PhD, BCN
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43220
I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Experiential, Gestalt and a variety of approaches to fit each client's need for change.
I love my work. I have really enjoyed getting to know my clients over the past 35 years. Although I consult with adults, adolescents & children, I also see many couples and families. My clients are never the problem, they have problems and need solutions and strategies to get "unstuck" or make changes in their lives. I have also found personal, business and career coaching helpful to many clients. I am the owner of a large practice with psychologists, psychiatrists & counselors. If my hours or approach does not fit your needs I will find someone who can assist you.
I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Experiential, Gestalt and a variety of approaches to fit each client's need for change.
I love my work. I have really enjoyed getting to know my clients over the past 35 years. Although I consult with adults, adolescents & children, I also see many couples and families. My clients are never the problem, they have problems and need solutions and strategies to get "unstuck" or make changes in their lives. I have also found personal, business and career coaching helpful to many clients. I am the owner of a large practice with psychologists, psychiatrists & counselors. If my hours or approach does not fit your needs I will find someone who can assist you.
(614) 524-4949 View (614) 524-4949
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Cecilia Siegel
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43212  (Online Only)
Cecilia Siegel is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), who has dedicated her personal and professional commitments towards helping others find a more meaningful and fulfilling life. Cecilia works with individuals to address concerns specific to depression, anxiety, relationships, and work-related stress. Cecilia focuses on utilizing an eclectic approach of various psychological interventions, counseling therapies, and counseling techniques, such as, but not limited to cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, Adlerian therapy, and mindfulness-based interventions.
Cecilia Siegel is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), who has dedicated her personal and professional commitments towards helping others find a more meaningful and fulfilling life. Cecilia works with individuals to address concerns specific to depression, anxiety, relationships, and work-related stress. Cecilia focuses on utilizing an eclectic approach of various psychological interventions, counseling therapies, and counseling techniques, such as, but not limited to cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, Adlerian therapy, and mindfulness-based interventions.
(614) 916-8211 View (614) 916-8211
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Kate Hibbard Gibbons
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43220
I use evidence-based treatment (FBT, ACT, CBT, and CPT) for individuals struggling with eating disorders, PTSD, depression and anxiety.
Life can be unrelenting with a multitude of demands, and it can be hard to manage when you’re feeling out of balance in several areas. You may find yourself reaching for a sense of control through eating, weight, isolation, self-medicating, over-scheduling, perfectionism and more, leading to guilt and shame, creating a never-ending cycle of struggle. Moving toward your values, you will find balance, healing, and growth. I believe therapy can be a safe place to make connections between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that have been feared and avoided. I will help you to become empowered to shape your story and live authentically.
I use evidence-based treatment (FBT, ACT, CBT, and CPT) for individuals struggling with eating disorders, PTSD, depression and anxiety.
Life can be unrelenting with a multitude of demands, and it can be hard to manage when you’re feeling out of balance in several areas. You may find yourself reaching for a sense of control through eating, weight, isolation, self-medicating, over-scheduling, perfectionism and more, leading to guilt and shame, creating a never-ending cycle of struggle. Moving toward your values, you will find balance, healing, and growth. I believe therapy can be a safe place to make connections between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that have been feared and avoided. I will help you to become empowered to shape your story and live authentically.
(614) 983-1058 View (614) 983-1058
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Maddie Penland
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43240
As a dedicated Marriage & Family Therapist, I'm passionate about facilitating change and helping clients unlock their full potential. My approach is rooted in compassion, challenge, and growth. I'm committed to supporting clients, whether individuals, couples or families, as they navigate life's transitions and overcome obstacles.I believe in meeting clients where they are, highlighting strengths & fostering resilience through cognitive restructuring, problem-solving, & psychoeducation. My goal is to create a safe and supportive environment where clients can explore their lives, emotions, reactions, behaviors, and relationships.
As a dedicated Marriage & Family Therapist, I'm passionate about facilitating change and helping clients unlock their full potential. My approach is rooted in compassion, challenge, and growth. I'm committed to supporting clients, whether individuals, couples or families, as they navigate life's transitions and overcome obstacles.I believe in meeting clients where they are, highlighting strengths & fostering resilience through cognitive restructuring, problem-solving, & psychoeducation. My goal is to create a safe and supportive environment where clients can explore their lives, emotions, reactions, behaviors, and relationships.
(380) 221-7526 View (380) 221-7526
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Allesha Crawley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43219  (Online Only)
I am knowledgeable in talk therapy, person centered, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution focused therapy, motivational enhancement therapy, and trauma focused therapy.
I understand there are levels to mental health; we may have good days and the next day we experience hopelessness. I am of the opinion that therapy is a professional conversation that leads to purpose, clarity, empowerment and knowledge of self.
I am knowledgeable in talk therapy, person centered, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution focused therapy, motivational enhancement therapy, and trauma focused therapy.
I understand there are levels to mental health; we may have good days and the next day we experience hopelessness. I am of the opinion that therapy is a professional conversation that leads to purpose, clarity, empowerment and knowledge of self.
(330) 969-8650 View (330) 969-8650
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Crystal Bonner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43215  (Online Only)
Together, while utilizing a multimodal approach, including but not limited to: CBT, DBT, ACT, Psychoeducation, Motivational Interviewing, Supportive.
Collaborating with clients with the goal of working towards their emotional, physiological, social, and physical well-being is rewarding. I thank you for taking the steps towards your wellness! I offer a therapeutic model that will provide you with tools that are practiced in session for out-of-session success and can lead to a more fulfilling life. Stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, anger, life transitions, relationship concerns, lack of motivation, self-esteem and confidence can all make everyday life feel exhausting.
Together, while utilizing a multimodal approach, including but not limited to: CBT, DBT, ACT, Psychoeducation, Motivational Interviewing, Supportive.
Collaborating with clients with the goal of working towards their emotional, physiological, social, and physical well-being is rewarding. I thank you for taking the steps towards your wellness! I offer a therapeutic model that will provide you with tools that are practiced in session for out-of-session success and can lead to a more fulfilling life. Stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, anger, life transitions, relationship concerns, lack of motivation, self-esteem and confidence can all make everyday life feel exhausting.
(380) 235-3740 View (380) 235-3740
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Christina R Hall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43221
My practice consists of a strength-based approach and the use of cognitive behavioral therapy.
I enjoy working with clients who may be struggling with issues such as depression, anxiety, emotional management, poor self-esteem, experiencing grief and loss; who are motivated and open to change and doing homework, and who desire to be a healthier version of themselves.
My practice consists of a strength-based approach and the use of cognitive behavioral therapy.
I enjoy working with clients who may be struggling with issues such as depression, anxiety, emotional management, poor self-esteem, experiencing grief and loss; who are motivated and open to change and doing homework, and who desire to be a healthier version of themselves.
(614) 892-9939 View (614) 892-9939
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Mark A Stover
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MSEd, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43220
I have extensive clinical experience working with individuals of all ages, including children, adolescents, adults, and families. I have practiced in various settings, including private practice, community settings, Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and Partial Hospitalization (PHP) programs, as well as psychiatric inpatient hospitals. My therapeutic approach is centered around the needs of my clients and is based on evidence-based modalities such as solution-focused therapy (SFBT), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing (MI), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), & trauma-informed therapy (TF-CBT, Narrative, & EMDR).
I have extensive clinical experience working with individuals of all ages, including children, adolescents, adults, and families. I have practiced in various settings, including private practice, community settings, Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and Partial Hospitalization (PHP) programs, as well as psychiatric inpatient hospitals. My therapeutic approach is centered around the needs of my clients and is based on evidence-based modalities such as solution-focused therapy (SFBT), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing (MI), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), & trauma-informed therapy (TF-CBT, Narrative, & EMDR).
(614) 389-9887 View (614) 389-9887
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William C Crowe
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LICDC, AGRMS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43215
I bring a motivational interviewing (MI) and cognitive behavioral therapeutic (CBT) style to your counseling experience.
What is the benefit of not engaging in your recovery? What is it costing you not to engage in your recovery? What is the costs or difficulties to not engaging in your recovery? What are the benefits of engaging in your recovery? I believe in teaching you that identifying, avoiding, and managing the triggering places, people, feelings and things associated with the urges of substance use are key to obtaining your personal wellness and recovery.
I bring a motivational interviewing (MI) and cognitive behavioral therapeutic (CBT) style to your counseling experience.
What is the benefit of not engaging in your recovery? What is it costing you not to engage in your recovery? What is the costs or difficulties to not engaging in your recovery? What are the benefits of engaging in your recovery? I believe in teaching you that identifying, avoiding, and managing the triggering places, people, feelings and things associated with the urges of substance use are key to obtaining your personal wellness and recovery.
(380) 333-6963 View (380) 333-6963
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Lyndsey Pruett
Counselor, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43220
I use evidence-based approaches (CBT and DBT-informed) to help those who struggle with behavioral health concerns.
I work primarily with young adults and adults who struggle with eating disorders of all types, but I also have extensive training to treat and support the often co-occurring disorders that can accompany eating disorders, such as anxiety, depression, and past trauma. My clinical work and years of experience have shaped my therapeutic practice in a way that attends to the entire continuum of my patient’s care. From the initial meeting, to the celebration that successful termination brings, I work hard to foster trust and learning as we navigate eating disorder recovery together.
I use evidence-based approaches (CBT and DBT-informed) to help those who struggle with behavioral health concerns.
I work primarily with young adults and adults who struggle with eating disorders of all types, but I also have extensive training to treat and support the often co-occurring disorders that can accompany eating disorders, such as anxiety, depression, and past trauma. My clinical work and years of experience have shaped my therapeutic practice in a way that attends to the entire continuum of my patient’s care. From the initial meeting, to the celebration that successful termination brings, I work hard to foster trust and learning as we navigate eating disorder recovery together.
(614) 762-9407 View (614) 762-9407
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Kaitlyn Mowery
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43230
I utilize a different combination of evidence-based practices and holistic techniques such as CBT, Motivational Interviewing and Strength-Based Therapy as my primary practice with clients.
I received my undergraduate degree in Social Work from Bowling Green State University and Masters of Social Work degree from The Ohio State University. I have experience working in community mental health, acute care and foster care settings while treating a wide variety of diagnoses including Anxiety, Depression, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Postpartum Depression. I also have experience working with clients who maybe struggling with stress, trauma, career issues, life transitions and self-esteem issues.
I utilize a different combination of evidence-based practices and holistic techniques such as CBT, Motivational Interviewing and Strength-Based Therapy as my primary practice with clients.
I received my undergraduate degree in Social Work from Bowling Green State University and Masters of Social Work degree from The Ohio State University. I have experience working in community mental health, acute care and foster care settings while treating a wide variety of diagnoses including Anxiety, Depression, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Postpartum Depression. I also have experience working with clients who maybe struggling with stress, trauma, career issues, life transitions and self-esteem issues.
(614) 656-7025 View (614) 656-7025
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Emily Holley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43215
Waitlist for new clients
I utilize evidence-based interventions of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, CBT, DBT, EMDR, and Cognitive Processing Therapy for an eclectic approach tailored personally to each client.
I am a licensed independent social worker with an undergraduate degree in psychology and a master’s degree in social work, both from The Ohio State University. I have previous experience in community-based social services and crisis mental health settings. I have a special interest in treating the effects of Religious Trauma Syndrome for those affected by spiritual abuse. I take a trauma-informed approach to treatment to create a safe and validating environment for clients.
I utilize evidence-based interventions of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, CBT, DBT, EMDR, and Cognitive Processing Therapy for an eclectic approach tailored personally to each client.
I am a licensed independent social worker with an undergraduate degree in psychology and a master’s degree in social work, both from The Ohio State University. I have previous experience in community-based social services and crisis mental health settings. I have a special interest in treating the effects of Religious Trauma Syndrome for those affected by spiritual abuse. I take a trauma-informed approach to treatment to create a safe and validating environment for clients.
(614) 412-0388 View (614) 412-0388
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Danielle Haynes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S, LICDC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43227  (Online Only)
A few of my favorite evidenced based practices are the strengths based model, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing skills and implementing therapeutic play.
As the Founder of Rainbow of Resilience LLC, I specialize in mental health and substance use disorders. I utilize a holistic approach, while implementing a person centered approach so I can meet you where you are at. My goal is to focus on your overall wellness as an individual, not just sustaining mental/emotional health, but also increasing your quality of life. I have 10 years of experience working in the mental health and substance use field with various agencies in the Franklin County and Central Ohio area. I also have experience with diverse and vulnerable populations as well.
A few of my favorite evidenced based practices are the strengths based model, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing skills and implementing therapeutic play.
As the Founder of Rainbow of Resilience LLC, I specialize in mental health and substance use disorders. I utilize a holistic approach, while implementing a person centered approach so I can meet you where you are at. My goal is to focus on your overall wellness as an individual, not just sustaining mental/emotional health, but also increasing your quality of life. I have 10 years of experience working in the mental health and substance use field with various agencies in the Franklin County and Central Ohio area. I also have experience with diverse and vulnerable populations as well.
(614) 858-8841 View (614) 858-8841
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Evan Wilkerson
Licensed Social Worker, MSW, LSW, RYT-200
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43230
I use a wide range of evidence-based approaches like EMDR, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Solution-Focused (SF).
My background includes working with clients on a broad spectrum of therapeutic goals — including anxiety, depression, LGBTQ issues, anger management and more. My counseling philosophy is based on the understanding that no matter what we have experienced, there is an aspect of us all that is whole and complete just as it is. By continually orienting to this ground of wholeness, I believe we can fundamentally alter our relationship to our problems — shifting them from something that defines us to something that simply needs to be met, understood, and resolved.
I use a wide range of evidence-based approaches like EMDR, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Solution-Focused (SF).
My background includes working with clients on a broad spectrum of therapeutic goals — including anxiety, depression, LGBTQ issues, anger management and more. My counseling philosophy is based on the understanding that no matter what we have experienced, there is an aspect of us all that is whole and complete just as it is. By continually orienting to this ground of wholeness, I believe we can fundamentally alter our relationship to our problems — shifting them from something that defines us to something that simply needs to be met, understood, and resolved.
(380) 207-9660 View (380) 207-9660
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Adam Wills
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43203
Waitlist for new clients
I utilize interventions including mindfulness-based and compassion-focused therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and EMDR to help people access their own ability to heal, grow, and progress through life’s challenging moments.
I’m committed to providing my full attention and support in helping people work toward positive changes that align with their own values and goals. I work with adults and adolescents, and I take an eclectic and holistic approach to help with concerns that may include mental health, stress, trauma, grief, addiction, relationships, or adjusting to life changes. This may be a matter of short-term counseling to strengthen coping skills or overcome a specific challenge, or more in-depth therapy to better understand and resolve deeper patterns and issues.
I utilize interventions including mindfulness-based and compassion-focused therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and EMDR to help people access their own ability to heal, grow, and progress through life’s challenging moments.
I’m committed to providing my full attention and support in helping people work toward positive changes that align with their own values and goals. I work with adults and adolescents, and I take an eclectic and holistic approach to help with concerns that may include mental health, stress, trauma, grief, addiction, relationships, or adjusting to life changes. This may be a matter of short-term counseling to strengthen coping skills or overcome a specific challenge, or more in-depth therapy to better understand and resolve deeper patterns and issues.
(614) 321-9128 View (614) 321-9128
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Justin D Braun
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43220
Waitlist for new clients
I have specialized training and experience in evidence-based therapies, such as Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
I have dedicated my career to treating OCD and anxiety. I bring genuine concern for each client and work hard to build a connection that is authentic and genuine. I know that with the right treatment and support, it's possible to live a meaningful life. Therapy can be overwhelming, but with the help of a trusted person on your side, you can get better. I live a fulfilling life with OCD, and I hope that I can have the opportunity to help you do the same!
I have specialized training and experience in evidence-based therapies, such as Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
I have dedicated my career to treating OCD and anxiety. I bring genuine concern for each client and work hard to build a connection that is authentic and genuine. I know that with the right treatment and support, it's possible to live a meaningful life. Therapy can be overwhelming, but with the help of a trusted person on your side, you can get better. I live a fulfilling life with OCD, and I hope that I can have the opportunity to help you do the same!
(380) 333-5378 View (380) 333-5378
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Jessica Singrey
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43215  (Online Only)
I utilize person-centered and cognitive-behavioral theories in my counseling approach.
I received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Ashland University and a master’s degree in mental health counseling from Capella University. I am an independently licensed professional clinical counselor. I have worked in community mental health centers with children, adolescents, and adults with co-occurring disorders.
I utilize person-centered and cognitive-behavioral theories in my counseling approach.
I received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Ashland University and a master’s degree in mental health counseling from Capella University. I am an independently licensed professional clinical counselor. I have worked in community mental health centers with children, adolescents, and adults with co-occurring disorders.
(614) 618-3208 View (614) 618-3208
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Donte M Hardy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43222  (Online Only)
The techniques used in this process include psychoanalytic, psycho-dynamic and CBT approaches.
People seek psychotherapy for different reasons. Sometimes they want to solve a specific problem produced by difficult circumstances; sometimes they want relief from feelings of general unhappiness and anxiety; other times they want to make a change, to feel less stuck, less depressed and more hopeful. Asking for help is the first important step. It gives substance to our desire for change and makes concrete our wish to feel better. This very act of asking says that we feel entitled to support and serious consideration.
The techniques used in this process include psychoanalytic, psycho-dynamic and CBT approaches.
People seek psychotherapy for different reasons. Sometimes they want to solve a specific problem produced by difficult circumstances; sometimes they want relief from feelings of general unhappiness and anxiety; other times they want to make a change, to feel less stuck, less depressed and more hopeful. Asking for help is the first important step. It gives substance to our desire for change and makes concrete our wish to feel better. This very act of asking says that we feel entitled to support and serious consideration.
(614) 858-8533 View (614) 858-8533
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Talk. Listen. Grow.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43251  (Online Only)
I am Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with active licenses in Ohio, Hawai'i, & Texas. I am a trauma informed practitioner with 9 years of experience in Zen and Integral Psychotherapy, and training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Internal Family Systems. I am Safe Zone trained and affirming of all gender identities & expressions. I am experienced in supporting the LGBTQ+ community, and other communities of diverse relational norms. I am skilled in healing religious trauma and renewing spiritual connection.
I am Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with active licenses in Ohio, Hawai'i, & Texas. I am a trauma informed practitioner with 9 years of experience in Zen and Integral Psychotherapy, and training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Internal Family Systems. I am Safe Zone trained and affirming of all gender identities & expressions. I am experienced in supporting the LGBTQ+ community, and other communities of diverse relational norms. I am skilled in healing religious trauma and renewing spiritual connection.
(380) 204-9444 View (380) 204-9444
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.