What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?
Cognitive behavioral therapy - also called CBT - is a treatment method that challenges negative thoughts, beliefs and attitudes to change behavior and initiate the recovery process.
With cognitive behavioral therapy we help the patient ...
- To recognize thoughts that negatively affect their contact with others and possibly lead to relapse;
- To respond more effectively to these thoughts;
- To learn to deal with negative thoughts and feelings;
- To deal more assertively and positively with difficult and challenging situations.
During the individual en group therapy sessions, we help patients regain responsibility for their thoughts and feelings, so that they no longer see themselves as victims of their own negative thoughts.
Cognitive behavioral therapy has proven to be an effective treatment for a wide variety of mental disorders, such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders and addiction-related problems.