Two of the pioneers of CBT were Jews – Pittsburgh-born psychologist Albert Ellis and University of Pennsylvania psychiatrist Dr. Aaron Beck. The long-lived Ellis (1913 to 2007) developed six decades ago what he called Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. Ellis is regarded as one of the founders of the cognitiveContinue Reading Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy.[1] It was originally designed to treat depression, but is now used for a number of mental illnesses.[2][3] It works to solve current problems and change unhelpful thinking and behavior.[1] The name refers to behavior therapy, cognitive therapy, and therapy basedContinue Reading

Cognitive behavioral therapy is a common type of mental health counseling (psychotherapy). With cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a mental health counselor (psychotherapist or therapist) in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so youContinue Reading