Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy that focuses on changing negative patterns of thinking and behavior. It is based on the idea that our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are all interconnected, and that by changing one of these components, we can change the others.

In CBT, I work collaboratively with you to identify negative thought patterns and beliefs that are contributing to your distress. I help you challenge these negative thoughts and beliefs and replace them with more positive and realistic ones. This can involve learning new coping skills, practicing relaxation techniques, and engaging in problem-solving activities.

CBT is often used to treat a wide range of mental health issues, including anxiety disorders, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and eating disorders. It is a short-term therapy, typically lasting between 6 and 20 sessions.

One of the key principles of CBT is that thoughts and behaviors can be learned and unlearned and that by changing them, we can improve our mental health and overall well-being. CBT is a highly effective form of therapy, with research showing that it can be as effective as medication in treating certain mental health conditions.