What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

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Cognitive behavioral therapy is rapidly becoming the “wonder therapy” of the treatment world. Mental disorders, physical disorders, even social disorders are being helped by regular cognitive behavioral therapy. The therapy method is so effective that programmers have “taught” AI “bots” to teach CBT to people through their Facebook messengers. Teletherapy programs have adopted CBT methods. Studies ranging from depression and anxiety to chronic pain, irritable bowel syndrome, and other medical conditions have focused on the efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy. In studies across the board, cognitive behavioral therapy is proven to be effective and efficient in helping people find relief as well as wellness in their lives. Only one other therapy method has been proven to be as effective as cognitive behavioral therapy. A recent study found that group mindfulness practices might be as effective as individual therapy. However, the one study’s findings pale in comparison to the countless studies which have been done on cognitive behavioral therapy.

More than talk therapy

Traditional psychotherapy includes the patient talking, the therapist listening, and occasionally offering guidance to bring the patient deeper into the psychotherapeutic process. In cognitive behavioral therapy, there is more goal and solution focused work being done. The therapist and the patient focus on a specific problem and work to discover the root of that problem by identifying the thought processes while creating practical solutions for changing them. The skills learned in CBT can be applied throughout all areas of life, for the rest of the patient’s life. Yet the skills and progress is only focused on one small moment and issue at a time.

Change your thoughts, change your life

Many people are unaware. What they are generally unaware of is just how unaware they are. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps bring people’s awareness to their thoughts and realizing that thoughts are not beyond their control, but in their control. Aware that their thoughts shape their beliefs and vice versa in addition to the fact that thoughts and beliefs shape feelings, someone working with CBT suddenly gains all of the emotional freedom they weren’t aware they could have.


Cognitive behavioral therapy is a leading form of therapy helping addicts and alcoholics in recovery learn how to stay sober. At Avalon By The Sea, we employ cognitive behavioral therapy in addition to many different therapy types to help clients find the healing they need in mind, body, and spirit. For a confidential assessment and more information on our trusted programs, call us today: 888-958-7511

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