Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT is a collaborative effort between the therapist and client. The therapist assists the client in managing or changing his or her thoughts, attitudes and beliefs. In doing so, the client is able to replace maladaptive behaviors with more adaptive behaviors and thoughts. CBT is goal-directed and helps you practice new or alternative ways of thinking and behaving. For more information, visit National Alliance on Mental Illness.