CBT is an evidence-based form of psychotherapy that focuses on the ways that a person’s cognitions, or thoughts, interact with emotions and behaviors. CBT teaches a specific set of skills, and is usually short-term. Within CBT, there are specialized protocols with tested efficacy for the following problem areas:
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Habit disorders, such as trichotillomania (hair pulling) and skin picking
While engaged in CBT treatment, participants will be asked to track progress toward goals and engage in weekly “homework” assignments outside of session.
CBT may include some combination of the following modes of treatment: individual therapy, family therapy, parent guidance, and/or group therapy.