Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
CBT is a powerful tool to help guide one’s thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Based on the idea that it’s not life events that cause us distress; rather it’s how we perceive and think about them.
- Recognizes that thoughts shape our emotions and behavior
- Enables us to manage our behaviors and live a better life.
Aaron Beck and Albert Ellis were both pioneers, in the 1960s, which set the foundation for CBT as an alternative to traditional psychoanalysis. They focused on thought patterns, biases and distortions, that contribute to negative emotions and behaviors.
In life, it is important to take responsibility for our emotions and behavior, rather than blaming external factors, such as other people or situations. ThinkTherapy practitioners learn to observe their thoughts and identify what triggers certain unhealthy feelings. Recognizing thinking such as black-and-white or catastrophizing can lead to a distorted view of one’s worthiness. With CBT, we gain an improved sense of self and better control over our life.