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CBT is one of the most widely used and evidence-based modalities available. It has been shown to be effective at treating a wide range of problems by helping you modify your thinking patterns and behavior. CBT helps clients gain insight into the interactions between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and teaches tools to change their problematic aspects.
CBT is a short-term, goal-oriented approach to therapy. While CBT by no means ignores the past, it tends to focus on the present. CBT therapists believe in the importance of building a strong therapeutic alliance marked by empathy and positive regard which helps clients face their fears and difficulties. CBT offers a pragmatic approach in which new tools and skills are taught and practiced. Sessions tend to be more structured and homework is frequently assigned to maximize treatment gains.