Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is an empirically-validated therapy used in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders. It is evidence based, used to help clients improve coping skills by challenging unhelpful thoughts, rethinking beliefs, and scrutinizing attitudes. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has been found to be equally as effective as medication. The use of CBT in conjunction with the use of medication is even more effective.
The way you think affects the way you feel, and ultimately the way you behave. Much of the time, the way you think is automatic, and you don’t stop to question where your beliefs have originated nor why you hold on to the beliefs you have. You can change the discouraging or anxiety-provoking way you think.
You may not realize where your thoughts are headed when you wake up in the morning, and how much these thoughts affect how you feel. You may not have taken the time to question where these thoughts originated. The truth is, you can have control over what you think and feel. Your habitual way of thinking has been learned, and the good news is: With Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, anything you have learned you can unlearn.