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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a therapy technique that can help people find new ways to behave by changing their thought patterns over a specific period of time. CBT is a collaborative effort, with a counselor and patient actively working together, focusing on their current challenges, and negative thoughts and behaviors.

CBT is a problem-specific, goal-oriented approach that needs active involvement to succeed. Since it is time-limited, meaning the patient knows when the therapy will end, they have some idea what to expect. Courses can take the form of either individual or group sessions. The patient eventually learns to moderate themselves with CBT strategies on their own.