Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is the most researched and scientfically proven efffective forms of therapy, a type of therapy which is used to help people change thoughts, feelings and behaviors that are causing them problems. The therapist tasks, both in the office and in their daily lives, patients to try out different situational coping skills and help patients to acknowledge, then challenge those problematic thoughts, feelings and behaviors. CBT refers to many types of therapeutic modalities/systems that deal with cognitions, interpretations, beliefs and responses. Those systems come from strategies commonly used in cognitive therapy and behavior therapy, combining them. It is used to try to change problem-causing emotions and behaviors.
It can be used to treat mood disorders (like depression), personality disorders (like borderline personality disorder), posttraumatic stress disorderr(PTSD), eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder(OCD), phobias, substance abuse/addiction, as well as all addictions. CBT can take place one-on-one between a therapist and a client, during group therapy, or online.
Nic Showatler is a highly experienced CBT practioner, and he has extensive training in many different modalities of cognitive behavioral therapy such as:
- Motivational Interviewing(MI)
- Dialectic Behavioral Therapy(DBT)
- Acceptance Commitment Therapy
CBT was the first modality of therapy that Nic was trained in, and he has found ways to adapt this highly effect therapeutic modality with other types of therapy i.e. Somatic Therapy, which when combined provides much more effective results in the treatment of trauma and a shorter period of time, for most individuals.