Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists in Nashville, TN

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Cynthia P Lucas
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203
I work with individuals and couples using CBT, interpersonal psychodynamic therapy, and EMDR among other techniques. Interests include trauma, anxiety, relationships issues, family of origin issues, and how coping strategies to manage past situations may be tripping us up currently. I am skillful at helping clients find new solutions when they hit impasses. I strive to provide a collaborative, healing relationship where clients can unlearn, relearn, or learn anew as appropriate to be able to experience their full range of emotions and live without too much of their energy being tied up in the past. Humor is often useful in our journey.
I work with individuals and couples using CBT, interpersonal psychodynamic therapy, and EMDR among other techniques. Interests include trauma, anxiety, relationships issues, family of origin issues, and how coping strategies to manage past situations may be tripping us up currently. I am skillful at helping clients find new solutions when they hit impasses. I strive to provide a collaborative, healing relationship where clients can unlearn, relearn, or learn anew as appropriate to be able to experience their full range of emotions and live without too much of their energy being tied up in the past. Humor is often useful in our journey.
(615) 933-2703 View (615) 933-2703
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Laura Fritzsche
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
15 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37212
Waitlist for new clients
With over 14 years of research and clinical experience, I am extensively trained in treatment based on scientific research, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), exposure therapy (ERP), and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT).
You may be experiencing "stuckness" in your life, feeling caught in thought loops that have left you overwhelmed, anxious, in pain, hopeless. Yet, something brought you here – somewhere within you is an action tendency to move toward healing, growth, and connection. Whether you are dealing with anxiety, OCD, trauma, or existential struggles over identity, relationships, loss, or life transitions, together through therapy, we can tap into that healing energy already within you, reframe and make space for painful experiences, reconstruct ways of moving through the world, and create space for movement toward what matters most to you.
With over 14 years of research and clinical experience, I am extensively trained in treatment based on scientific research, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), exposure therapy (ERP), and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT).
You may be experiencing "stuckness" in your life, feeling caught in thought loops that have left you overwhelmed, anxious, in pain, hopeless. Yet, something brought you here – somewhere within you is an action tendency to move toward healing, growth, and connection. Whether you are dealing with anxiety, OCD, trauma, or existential struggles over identity, relationships, loss, or life transitions, together through therapy, we can tap into that healing energy already within you, reframe and make space for painful experiences, reconstruct ways of moving through the world, and create space for movement toward what matters most to you.
(615) 645-2688 View (615) 645-2688
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Holly Cook
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37212
I incorporate experiential, cognitive behavioral, DBT, mindfulness & expressive therapies.
At the core of everything I do in therapy is the belief that true healing happens through empowerment and love, not fear. Therapy encompasses a bit of art, science, intuition, and loving kindness. What works in therapy is a real person connecting to a real person and I believe the best therapists are those who show you where to look, but don't tell you what to see. My approach is based on a model of healing and empowerment to help you reconnect with that whole, thoughtful, creative, fearless human being you are and to trust your inner wisdom.
I incorporate experiential, cognitive behavioral, DBT, mindfulness & expressive therapies.
At the core of everything I do in therapy is the belief that true healing happens through empowerment and love, not fear. Therapy encompasses a bit of art, science, intuition, and loving kindness. What works in therapy is a real person connecting to a real person and I believe the best therapists are those who show you where to look, but don't tell you what to see. My approach is based on a model of healing and empowerment to help you reconnect with that whole, thoughtful, creative, fearless human being you are and to trust your inner wisdom.
(615) 338-6517 View (615) 338-6517
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Zach Bryant
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37215
In a nutshell, my work is influenced by psychodynamic and existential theories and draws upon modern analytic, cognitive behavioral and Ericksonian strategies.
Thank you for your interest in my practice. Choosing the right therapist is undoubtably an important decision. In fact, research has demonstrated that which therapist you work with matters far more than the techniques or approach he or she employs. I work with adults of all ages and am especially drawn to helping people who are open-minded, motivated and eager to learn. I have a passion for helping people improve their relationships (both with themselves and others), and I also love working with people in therapy groups.
In a nutshell, my work is influenced by psychodynamic and existential theories and draws upon modern analytic, cognitive behavioral and Ericksonian strategies.
Thank you for your interest in my practice. Choosing the right therapist is undoubtably an important decision. In fact, research has demonstrated that which therapist you work with matters far more than the techniques or approach he or she employs. I work with adults of all ages and am especially drawn to helping people who are open-minded, motivated and eager to learn. I have a passion for helping people improve their relationships (both with themselves and others), and I also love working with people in therapy groups.
(615) 249-7471 View (615) 249-7471
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Sarah K Wieck
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37212
Some methods utilized include Acceptance Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
My overall objective is to provide a safe, supportive environment for clients where they can gain insight and when needed create change to move towards living a more authentic life. I work with clients on a wide range of issues including but not limited to mood disorders, anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, grief and loss and life transitions. I have experience working with adolescents and their families, individuals managing a diagnosis of a mood disorder or anxiety disorder, domestic violence survivors, seniors and their adult children and postpartum women.
Some methods utilized include Acceptance Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
My overall objective is to provide a safe, supportive environment for clients where they can gain insight and when needed create change to move towards living a more authentic life. I work with clients on a wide range of issues including but not limited to mood disorders, anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, grief and loss and life transitions. I have experience working with adolescents and their families, individuals managing a diagnosis of a mood disorder or anxiety disorder, domestic violence survivors, seniors and their adult children and postpartum women.
(615) 281-5023 View (615) 281-5023
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Inna N Lyons
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37217
Waitlist for new clients
I know, persons with cognitive disabilities may have difficulty with various types of mental tasks.
I enjoy supporting individuals ages 16+ with anxiety, depression, mood disorder, complex trauma, and those belonging to the IDD population with outpatient services. Finding the right tools that work for you and help you to reach your specific goals in therapy is invaluable.
I know, persons with cognitive disabilities may have difficulty with various types of mental tasks.
I enjoy supporting individuals ages 16+ with anxiety, depression, mood disorder, complex trauma, and those belonging to the IDD population with outpatient services. Finding the right tools that work for you and help you to reach your specific goals in therapy is invaluable.
(615) 437-9420 View (615) 437-9420
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Tanysha Truax
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPCMHSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37205
Waitlist for new clients
I believe in meeting clients where they’re at and utilize attachment, EMDR, somatic, CBT, and mindfulness modalities to do so.
Just like a fire, sometimes we find ourselves roaring full of life. Other times, we find ourselves burnt out and cold. But like a fire, we have embers within us that continue to glow and allow us to endure prolonged periods of difficulty. Whatever that difficulty may be- depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, self-doubt, trauma- therapy is here to help you stoke your ember back to a fiery flame. With compassion, authenticity, trust, and vulnerability, I hope to help you on that healing journey.
I believe in meeting clients where they’re at and utilize attachment, EMDR, somatic, CBT, and mindfulness modalities to do so.
Just like a fire, sometimes we find ourselves roaring full of life. Other times, we find ourselves burnt out and cold. But like a fire, we have embers within us that continue to glow and allow us to endure prolonged periods of difficulty. Whatever that difficulty may be- depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, self-doubt, trauma- therapy is here to help you stoke your ember back to a fiery flame. With compassion, authenticity, trust, and vulnerability, I hope to help you on that healing journey.
(615) 488-5459 View (615) 488-5459
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Charlie Health
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37210  (Online Only)
We specialize in CBT, DBT skills, and CFT.
Charlie Health is a leading provider of virtual mental health treatment for people in need of more than once-weekly therapy. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, self-harm, suicidal ideation, or any ongoing mental health issue, Charlie Health’s Clinical Team is ready to help you start your healing journey today. You don’t have to struggle alone – we’re here for you. To get started today, reach out at t.ly/ch-tn
We specialize in CBT, DBT skills, and CFT.
Charlie Health is a leading provider of virtual mental health treatment for people in need of more than once-weekly therapy. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, self-harm, suicidal ideation, or any ongoing mental health issue, Charlie Health’s Clinical Team is ready to help you start your healing journey today. You don’t have to struggle alone – we’re here for you. To get started today, reach out at t.ly/ch-tn
(629) 253-6512 View (629) 253-6512
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Shelby Measel
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37214  (Online Only)
I hold focus in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. I have dedicated many years to serving communities to grow in skill sets and confidence to reach their goals, while holding space for the heavy things. As humans we are constantly evolving and facing challenges, my goal is to create a safe space to process emotions and encourage growth for my clients. I would be honored to walk the path of growth, healing and discovery with you.
I hold focus in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. I have dedicated many years to serving communities to grow in skill sets and confidence to reach their goals, while holding space for the heavy things. As humans we are constantly evolving and facing challenges, my goal is to create a safe space to process emotions and encourage growth for my clients. I would be honored to walk the path of growth, healing and discovery with you.
(615) 903-0772 View (615) 903-0772
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In Harmony Counseling/Angela J. Turner/Supervision
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37215  (Online Only)
Couples, Families, Youth, Adults are welcome here! I lean toward CBT, TF-CBT, EMDR, and PCIT to help individuals, couples, and families.
You've tried it all, I get it! Life can really throw some curve balls…but counseling can help soften the blows. Conflict, trauma, and inner turmoil are all part of the human condition, but we don’t have to dwell in those places. Here, in this safe space, you are invited to explore avenues of growth and understanding. I offer compassionate, objective support and guidance. Whether the focus is on internal struggles or on improving connections with your partner or your children, it is my goal to help you find the balance and peace that helps you live your best life. Dare to heal, elevate, and live more abundantly!
Couples, Families, Youth, Adults are welcome here! I lean toward CBT, TF-CBT, EMDR, and PCIT to help individuals, couples, and families.
You've tried it all, I get it! Life can really throw some curve balls…but counseling can help soften the blows. Conflict, trauma, and inner turmoil are all part of the human condition, but we don’t have to dwell in those places. Here, in this safe space, you are invited to explore avenues of growth and understanding. I offer compassionate, objective support and guidance. Whether the focus is on internal struggles or on improving connections with your partner or your children, it is my goal to help you find the balance and peace that helps you live your best life. Dare to heal, elevate, and live more abundantly!
(615) 709-6278 View (615) 709-6278
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Meredith J Sachs
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37204
Meredith's approach to therapy includes techniques from cognitive-behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, person-centered therapy, and solution-focused therapy.
Meredith is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a background in both acute inpatient and traditional outpatient settings. She received her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lipscomb University. Meredith practices evidence-based techniques and approaches to therapy. Some of her clinical interests include: depressive disorders, managing stress and anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, relational issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self-esteem, health/wellness, life transitions, and creating and maintaining healthy boundaries.
Meredith's approach to therapy includes techniques from cognitive-behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, person-centered therapy, and solution-focused therapy.
Meredith is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a background in both acute inpatient and traditional outpatient settings. She received her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lipscomb University. Meredith practices evidence-based techniques and approaches to therapy. Some of her clinical interests include: depressive disorders, managing stress and anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, relational issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self-esteem, health/wellness, life transitions, and creating and maintaining healthy boundaries.
(615) 640-1118 View (615) 640-1118
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Nashville Neuropsychology & Family Services
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37212
Nashville Neuropsychology & Family Services is a practice that provides comprehensive mental health services to children and their families. The NN&FS team is comprised of highly skilled and compassionate providers who can assess, diagnose, and provide treatment for cognitive, social, emotional, and behavioral conditions. Our team’s mission is to support children and adolescents (and their families!) in achieving their potential through assessment, education, skills-based therapy, and medication management.
Nashville Neuropsychology & Family Services is a practice that provides comprehensive mental health services to children and their families. The NN&FS team is comprised of highly skilled and compassionate providers who can assess, diagnose, and provide treatment for cognitive, social, emotional, and behavioral conditions. Our team’s mission is to support children and adolescents (and their families!) in achieving their potential through assessment, education, skills-based therapy, and medication management.
(615) 583-8119 View (615) 583-8119
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Juliana Vokes
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37214
I offer a range of psychotherapy approaches including CBT, DBT, and interpersonal psychotherapy, and more.
Self-discovery is an intentional process which helps us create a balanced approach to change and acceptance. I offer a safe and creative space for teens and adults within the LGBTQIA+ community to explore identity, life changes, and relationships.
I offer a range of psychotherapy approaches including CBT, DBT, and interpersonal psychotherapy, and more.
Self-discovery is an intentional process which helps us create a balanced approach to change and acceptance. I offer a safe and creative space for teens and adults within the LGBTQIA+ community to explore identity, life changes, and relationships.
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Faye Bledsoe
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203
My therapy approach is centered around clients and their needs but my most common approaches are grounded in Restoration, Cognitive-Behavioral, and Gottman interventions.
Soulful Bloom Therapy exists to provide culturally competent and evidence-based therapy for individuals, couples, and families. We are motivated by a desire to help as many people as possible learn how to have harmony in all relationships whether personal or professional. When people are able to sustain healthy relationships they tend to be more fulfilled in their lives and more empowered to reach their goals. None of us exists in a isolation, but rather within an intricate system of relationships and connections.
My therapy approach is centered around clients and their needs but my most common approaches are grounded in Restoration, Cognitive-Behavioral, and Gottman interventions.
Soulful Bloom Therapy exists to provide culturally competent and evidence-based therapy for individuals, couples, and families. We are motivated by a desire to help as many people as possible learn how to have harmony in all relationships whether personal or professional. When people are able to sustain healthy relationships they tend to be more fulfilled in their lives and more empowered to reach their goals. None of us exists in a isolation, but rather within an intricate system of relationships and connections.
(615) 640-1023 View (615) 640-1023
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Casey Flow
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37209
I incorporate techniques from narrative, collaborative, somatic, trauma-informed, and cognitive behavioral-based interventions.
I love working with teens, young adults, and women navigating life transitions, trauma, relationship issues, identity, and deconstruction. I hope to create space for people to be seen, heard, and loved so meaningful change can happen. I strive to empower clients to believe they are capable of growing and healing the areas of their lives they feel stuck in. I integrate many treatment modalities for each client because everyone is unique and their needs are different, but overall, I want therapy to be a collaborative process. My goal is for people to leave my office feeling less alone and have a greater sense of autonomy.
I incorporate techniques from narrative, collaborative, somatic, trauma-informed, and cognitive behavioral-based interventions.
I love working with teens, young adults, and women navigating life transitions, trauma, relationship issues, identity, and deconstruction. I hope to create space for people to be seen, heard, and loved so meaningful change can happen. I strive to empower clients to believe they are capable of growing and healing the areas of their lives they feel stuck in. I integrate many treatment modalities for each client because everyone is unique and their needs are different, but overall, I want therapy to be a collaborative process. My goal is for people to leave my office feeling less alone and have a greater sense of autonomy.
(615) 502-4741 View (615) 502-4741
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Jodie Rosenblum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37205
I used ACT, CBT, Mindfulness-based techniques.
Hello, my name is Jodie and I’m a licensed therapist. I'm passionate about helping people heal and grow, bring joy into their lives, reach their goals and improve their relationships. I specialize in working with folks with anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorders, ADHD, ASD, OCD, self-esteem issues, relationship issues, women's and body-image issues, and LGBTQ+. I offer neurodiversity affirming care with a feminist lens. I help create a safe space to explore their inner thoughts, feelings, desires and fears, free of judgement. This helps my clients experience positive changes in their life as a result from their therapy experience.
I used ACT, CBT, Mindfulness-based techniques.
Hello, my name is Jodie and I’m a licensed therapist. I'm passionate about helping people heal and grow, bring joy into their lives, reach their goals and improve their relationships. I specialize in working with folks with anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorders, ADHD, ASD, OCD, self-esteem issues, relationship issues, women's and body-image issues, and LGBTQ+. I offer neurodiversity affirming care with a feminist lens. I help create a safe space to explore their inner thoughts, feelings, desires and fears, free of judgement. This helps my clients experience positive changes in their life as a result from their therapy experience.
(629) 218-4710 View (629) 218-4710
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Hannah Schonewill
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37204
I focus on holistic wellness, incorporating techniques such as mindfulness and CBT.
Hi, I'm Hannah! I consider it an honor to offer compassion and support to individuals experiencing transition or hardship. When working with me, you can expect to be welcomed into a non-judgmental and empathetic space. Building a relationship of trust is my first priority so that you can feel the freedom to be transparent as you take steps toward understanding and healing. I am committed to safely processing your past while creating a toolbox of coping skills that you can pull from for years to come.
I focus on holistic wellness, incorporating techniques such as mindfulness and CBT.
Hi, I'm Hannah! I consider it an honor to offer compassion and support to individuals experiencing transition or hardship. When working with me, you can expect to be welcomed into a non-judgmental and empathetic space. Building a relationship of trust is my first priority so that you can feel the freedom to be transparent as you take steps toward understanding and healing. I am committed to safely processing your past while creating a toolbox of coping skills that you can pull from for years to come.
(629) 299-2428 View (629) 299-2428
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Alyssa Walden Durdunji
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
13 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37212  (Online Only)
Through a collaborative process, integrating cognitive-behavioral, emotionally-focused, attachment-based, and trauma interventions, my clients and I work to find insight and develop skills that lead to healing.
I am passionate about seeing lives and relationships restored. I recognize the courage it takes to come to therapy and believe that transformation happens in the context of relationships when people feel heard and understood. My hope is to invite clients into a safe space where we have the opportunity to honestly confront painful and uncomfortable issues.
Through a collaborative process, integrating cognitive-behavioral, emotionally-focused, attachment-based, and trauma interventions, my clients and I work to find insight and develop skills that lead to healing.
I am passionate about seeing lives and relationships restored. I recognize the courage it takes to come to therapy and believe that transformation happens in the context of relationships when people feel heard and understood. My hope is to invite clients into a safe space where we have the opportunity to honestly confront painful and uncomfortable issues.
(615) 455-2540 View (615) 455-2540
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Aubrey Holden
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37205
I offer an integrative person-centered approach that includes evidence-based practices such as cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, and other forms of psychotherapy.
I work well with clients who are struggling with self-esteem issues, anxiety, depression, and trauma. Client goals I work well with include processing trauma, alleviating depression and/or anxiety, processing and/or exploring one’s identity, and improving self-confidence. I also have experience working with, and a deep passion for, members of the LGBTQIA+ community. It is an honor to be an affirming and safe space for this community.
I offer an integrative person-centered approach that includes evidence-based practices such as cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, and other forms of psychotherapy.
I work well with clients who are struggling with self-esteem issues, anxiety, depression, and trauma. Client goals I work well with include processing trauma, alleviating depression and/or anxiety, processing and/or exploring one’s identity, and improving self-confidence. I also have experience working with, and a deep passion for, members of the LGBTQIA+ community. It is an honor to be an affirming and safe space for this community.
(615) 909-5254 View (615) 909-5254
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Hannah Mills
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
17 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203
I practice an integrative, evidence-based approach to therapy that is tailored to each client and includes cognitive behavioral therapy, restoration therapy, attachment theory, solution-focused brief therapy, and Bowenian family therapy.
I am a licensed clinical fellow at The Briggs Institute, Inc. The therapists at the Institute are graduates of Lipscomb University's Master of Marriage and Family Therapy Program. As the only COAMFTE accredited program in Nashville, the Lipscomb MFT program has earned its fine reputation by meeting the highest academic and clinical experience standards in the country. Because we practice under the supervision of the Lipscomb MFT program core faculty, we remain connected to academia. This means our work is informed by state-of-the-art scientific research that most private practice therapists can't easily access.
I practice an integrative, evidence-based approach to therapy that is tailored to each client and includes cognitive behavioral therapy, restoration therapy, attachment theory, solution-focused brief therapy, and Bowenian family therapy.
I am a licensed clinical fellow at The Briggs Institute, Inc. The therapists at the Institute are graduates of Lipscomb University's Master of Marriage and Family Therapy Program. As the only COAMFTE accredited program in Nashville, the Lipscomb MFT program has earned its fine reputation by meeting the highest academic and clinical experience standards in the country. Because we practice under the supervision of the Lipscomb MFT program core faculty, we remain connected to academia. This means our work is informed by state-of-the-art scientific research that most private practice therapists can't easily access.
(615) 551-4580 View (615) 551-4580
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.