ALISON LEIGH

PSYCHOTHERAPY

COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is based on the idea that how we think, how we feel and how we behave all interact together. Stated another way, our thoughts determine our behavior and emotions. Therefore, negative, destructive or unrealistic thoughts can cause individuals distress and result in problems.

    CBT involves identifying unhelpful or destructive patters of thinking or reacting, then modifying or replacing those with more positive and helpful ones. CBT is not about "positive thinking" in the sense that you must always think happy thoughts. Instead, it is a way to gain control over thoughts that often lead to unhelpful or destructive behavior.