Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is different than other forms of therapy because it is empirically based, proven to help with treating anxiety and depression. According to the Beck Institute, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a time-sensitive psychotherapy directed toward solving current problems and teaching clients skills to modify dysfunctional thinking and behavior.
Basically, thoughts impact behavior. So if a person can change negative or maladaptive thoughts to positive ones, then behaviors will be positively affected and new habits will be formed.
In counseling, CBT is generally used to correct maladaptive thinking that is causing an individual to experience a variety of issues including; anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, eating disorders, addictions, marital conflict, family dysfunction, and communication issues.