Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) assists in identifying and changing unproductive thought patterns by having you observe your thoughts and feelings. You will become better able to separate realistic from unrealistic and distorted thoughts. Cognition, or thinking, drives our emotions, beliefs, and behaviors. Therefore, faulty thoughts lead to faulty and distressing feelings and behaviors. With CBT, you will be better able to lessen anxiety, depression, worry, rumination, and racing thoughts.
Many of my patients are amazed when they find they are able to take control of their prior mental activity, which often tends to be negative. Cognitive behavioral treatment protocols exist for all of the major mental, emotional, and behavioral conditions. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy aims to correct distorted thoughts while, as many studies have shown, effectively reducing the symptoms of their condition for most patients.