COGNITIVE BEHAVIOR THERAPY
The point of cognitive therapy is to form a clear idea of your own thoughts, attitudes, and expectations. The goal is to reveal and change false and distressing beliefs because it is often not only the things and situations themselves that cause problems but the importance that we attach to them.
Such thought patterns can sometimes develop into self-fulfilling prophecies and make life difficult for the people affected. Cognitive therapy helps people learn to replace these thought patterns with more realistic and less harmful thoughts. It also helps people to think more clearly and to control their own thoughts better. The approach is thoughts, beliefs, and Actions.