Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies are very instructive.

When clients / patients understand how to counsel themselves rationally, they have confidence that they will continue to do well. For this reason, cognitive-behavioral therapists teach their clients rational self-counseling skills.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies are shorter-term.

The average number of sessions that people spend in cognitive-behavioral therapy, across the various approaches to CBT and problems, is 16. There are those people who require more sessions (sometimes many more), but the average is 16 sessions.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies emphasize getting better, rather than feeling better.

By correcting problematic underlying assumptions, CBT creates long-term results since the cause of the problem is corrected.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies are cross-cultural.

They are based on universal laws of human behavior. They also focus on the client’s goals, rather than attempting to impose the therapist’s goals on the client

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies are structured.

The structured nature of therapy sessions very much reduces the possibility that sessions will become “chat sessions” in which not much is accomplished therapeutically.

Fully Responsive Design

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies can be researched. Because there are clearly defined goals and clearly defined techniques, CBT can be examined with scientific research.

Fully Responsive Design

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies are adaptive. The fundamental principle of CBT is that thoughts (cognitions) cause our feelings and behaviors.