Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a scientifically supported treatment method for emotional and behavioral problems of almost all kinds. It is based on learning principles to constructively modify negative thinking patterns and self-defeating beliefs, and to promote more accurate, optimistic, and effective understanding and problem solving. It also, and importantly, emphasizes the use of effective and positive action and encourages well thought out experimentation in behavior to promote self-development.
The purpose of this site is to provide information about this psychological approach to assist you in strengthening personal effectiveness, improving relationships, enhancing well-being, and reducing negative emotional states such as anxiety, depression, anger, and frustration. Many cognitive and behavioral methods can be learned and applied in a self-help fashion. When problems are severe, persistent, and significantly troubling, the assistance of a CBT therapist can greatly facilitate the learning and change effort.
This site's information, references, and educational links provide a wealth of information to support both self-improvement and therapist assisted change.