Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
Dialectical Behavioral (DBT)
What These Orientations Mean
Thinking & Behaviorally Focused
Compassionate / Empathic
Strength Based / Non-Pathologizing
What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is the best-researched and most effective therapeutic treatment, particularly for those suffering from anxiety and depression. CBT is based on the premise that negative feelings and unwanted behaviors are a result of how one thinks. Maladaptive thinking styles and Cognitive Schemas need to be identified, challenged with resonating facts, and ultimately reframed. This will then result in reduced symptoms & healthier behaviors
CBT is collaborative, action-oriented, short-term, and oftentimes involves “homework” outside of the therapy sessions.