Frequently Asked Questions: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

What is CBT?

Cognitive behavioral therapy is the relationship between thoughts, behaviors, and feelings. Also, it dictates how we function. It is useful to identify unhelpful thoughts or habits. Then to replace them with more helpful messages to create positive changes.

Is CBT a good fit for me?

According to research, it is established that cognitive therapy is useful for a large array of issues. These issues include depression. anxiety, phobias, weight loss, obsessive-compulsive disorder, insomnia and pain management. Trauma-informed CBT is a proven technique effective for PTSD in many evidence-based programs.

What is the research regarding CBT’s effectiveness?

Clinical studies have backed the theory that CBT is one of the most effective interventions for long-term benefits.

How does CBT help me in the long term?

Cognitive therapy fares so well in long-term studies because it provides useful tools and techniques, so you will be able to generalize future challenges. Most people report finding that using the techniques in other aspects of their life becomes quite natural after practice.

How long until I see results from CBT?

When you see a cognitive behavioral therapist you and the clinician work as a team to help you change your presenting problems. The more you work outside of the sessions by doing your homework, the faster you will make improvements. Many clients report a shift within the first week.

What is the relationship between cognitive therapy and hypnosis?

Aaron Beck, the father of cognitive behavioral therapy, has endorsed the use of hypnotherapy along with CBT. Integrating the two can ‘amplify’ healthy thoughts and behaviors. This can help with the target goals identified by the client and psychotherapists.