Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a therapeutic style that looks at how thoughts and beliefs can affect behaviors. CBT believes that learned behaviors and emotions are caused by one’s thoughts. This style of therapy is also one of the most effective treatments and is known as an “evidence based therapy” which simply means that CBT techniques are proven and effective.

Where do our thoughts originate?

So if thoughts cause learned behaviors and emotions, then where do our thoughts come from? The answer is complicated and likely, different for everyone.  What we tell ourselves, our past experiences, and what we believe about those past experiences all play an integral role in our thoughts.