Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a common type of talk therapy (psychotherapy). You work with a mental health
counselor (psychotherapist or therapist) in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. CBT helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way.
CBT can be a very helpful tool â€• either alone or in combination with other therapies â€• in treating mental health
disorders, such as depression, post-traumatic stress
disorder (PTSD) or an eating disorder. But not everyone who benefits from CBT has a mental health
condition. CBT can be an effective tool to help anyone learn how to better manage stressful life situations
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