COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY
In its early stages of use, CBT was primarily used for teens who struggled with eating disorders.
Currently, its use has been expanded and is now considered to be an effective therapeutic modality for young people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anger problems, depression, anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and more. Cognitive behavioral therapy works by addressing one’s thoughts. CBT is based off of the idea that one’s thoughts govern one’s feelings, which in turn affects one’s behaviors. Through short-term goals, cognitive behavioral therapy will help a young person shift his or her thoughts to change his or her feelings, resulting in healthier patterns of behavior. CBT is typically done one on one and or in a group setting.