Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a robust, evidence-based therapy approach that examines the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Therapists work collaboratively with patients to develop clearly outlined goals and track progress. Patients are taught to become aware of ineffective behaviors and thinking patterns, so that they can develop more realistic thinking and better ways of handling challenges. CBT has robust empirical support and has demonstrated effectiveness with multiple groups including people suffering from:
- Sleep disorders (insomnia)
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Difficulties adjusting to a medical illness
- Chronic pain
- Life transitions and challenges with adjustment
The psychologists at Rowan Center for Behavioral Medicine believe that cognitive-behavioral therapy can provide powerful tools in moving toward healing.