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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy is a type of psychotherapy where the counselor seeks to help the patient challenge negative patterns of thought about themselves and the world with the end goal of altering unwanted behavior patterns and/or treating a mood disorder such as depression.

The counselor and patient work together to identify faulty or maladaptive patterns of thinking, emotional responses, or behaviors and substitute them for more desirable ones. Cognitive behavioral therapy is a directive form of therapy based on the theory that emotional problems result from distorted but correctable attitudes and ways of thinking.

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