What is Cognitive Therapy?
Cognitive therapy is a proven problem-solving approach to help individuals stuck in feelings of distress or maladaptive behavior patterns. Research demonstrates that such difficulties are associated with negative, harsh, and extreme thinking patterns. When we examine these thinking patterns, we typically discover inaccuracies, referred to as cognitive distortions. In cognitive therapy, individuals are taught to identify their negative thoughts and replace them with more accurate, adaptive, and helpful ones.