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Cognitive Therapy

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What is Cognitive Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)?


Cognitive therapy, otherwise known as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, or CBT, is one the most effective treatments available for anxiety, depression and other common mental health issues.  

Cognitive Behavior Therapy, (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy developed by American psychiatrist Aaron Beck, the father of Daniel Beck.  CBT was created by Aaron Beck in the 1960s. 

Cognitive therapy is based on the cognitive model which states that thoughts, feelings and behavior are all connected.  CBT theory purports that people can move toward overcoming difficulties and meeting goals by first identifying, and then changing unhelpful or inaccurate thinking, problematic behaviors, and distressing emotional responses. The CBT therapist works collaboratively with the individual to develop their skills, test and modify their distorted thinking and beliefs and behaviors, and teaches them how to relate to others in different ways.


The clinicians at the Daniel Beck Group in Brookline MA have specialized training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy beyond what is taught in graduate school. All of the Cognitive Behavior Therapists associated with our practice have been through a rigorous certification process to hone their clinical skills.

As a result of this additional training our associates are experts in CBT who have years of experience in adapting interventions to clients of all ages, and of all walks of life.  



Treatment Using CBT

Cognitive therapy has been used for treatment of a wide range of behavioral health issues including: Addiction, Anxiety disorders, Bipolar disorders, Depression, Low self-esteem, Phobia, Schizophrenia, Substance abuse, Suicidal ideation, and even Weight loss.

If you would  like to speak with Brookline MA CBT therapist to see if CBT is right for you-call us at 617-906-6033.

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