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what is CBT?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT for short, is a thought-based therapy modality where clients learn how to break out of harmful thought patterns. It is one of the few forms of psychotherapy that has been scientifically tested and found to be effective in hundreds of clinical trials for many different disorders. Cognitive therapy is usually focused on the present, is time-limited, and is problem-solving oriented.  The goal is to help you overcome difficulties by changing your thinking, behavior, and emotional responses.


In addition, clients learn specific skills that can be used for the rest of their lives. These skills involve identifying distorted thinking, modifying beliefs, relating to others in different ways, and changing behaviors.


Therapist and client work together to identify and solve problems.  This is a collaborative and effective approach for treatment of numerous psychiatric disorders.


The goal is to feel better faster.

So, then what is CBT-I?

Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia, often called CBT-I, is an approved method for treating insomnia, often without the use of sleeping pills. 


CBT-I is aimed at changing sleep habits and scheduling factors, as well as misconceptions about sleep and insomnia, which perpetuate sleep difficulties. It includes regular weekly visits together, a series of sleep assessments based upon your individual completed sleep diaries, and working together in sessions to help you change the way you sleep.

CBT-I in the news

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