Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive behavioural therapy is an evidence-based approach to treatment that focuses on recognizing unhealthy, maladaptive thoughts and replacing these with healthier, rational thinking. This involves the identification of cognitive distortions, which are maladaptive thinking styles such as all-or-none thinking, magnification, catastrophizing, and overgeneralizing, among others.  These inaccurate thoughts often reinforce our habitual negative ways of thinking and interacting with others, keeping us caught in self-destructive and unfulfilling patterns.