Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavior Therapy is an umbrella term under which most modern therapeutic techniques fit. It is a way to examine the relationship between what we are thinking, what we are feeling, and how we are behaving. A basic tenet of CBT is that we are all experts at some things and when a therapist and a client are working in partnership with one another, great progress can be made.

The exercises and skills introduced in therapy can be easily replicated outside of therapy and without the therapist present.

Homework is an integral part of CBT. At best, most folks spend one of their 168 hours per week with their therapist. The therapist will often ask the client to try one of the skills discussed in the session throughout the week and report back on how it worked. Unlike the homework in school, therapy homework is not graded. It is ok if you forget or decide not to try it. It is offered by the therapist in an effort to help the client find some relief.