Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a short and long-term, solution-focused psychosocial intervention. It is an approach that will enable you to enhance your awareness of how your thinking patterns, or cognitions, impact your emotional and behavioural responses. CBT works on the proposition that our unhelpful beliefs need to be evaluated and challenged to determine whether they are valid, realistic, and true.
Your therapist will work with you to develop and hone specific and extremely practical skillset. These strategies will allow you to live with greater clarity and objectivity, approach life circumstances in a more constructive manner, cope better with setbacks, and to gain greater control of your reactions and responses.
CBT has been found to be a highly effective approach in the treatment of depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, psychosis, eating disorders, substance abuse, and bipolar disorder, among others. It is a form of psychotherapy that is regularly used across a range of settings by a variety of health and mental health care practitioners, including hospital and community-based psychiatrists, nurses, psychologists, therapists, and general practitioners.
At Toronto Psychological Services, we offer short and long-term psychotherapy services and our clinicians often utilize CBT in their work with their clients. For more information about cognitive behavioural therapy or to book an appointment with one of our clinical therapists, call (416) 531-0727 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.