Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

(Evidence Base Practices)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (also known by its abbreviation, CBT) is a short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving. Its goal is to change patterns of thinking or behavior that are behind people’s difficulties, and so change the way they feel. It is used to help treat a wide range of issues in a person’s life, from sleeping difficulties or relationship problems to drug and alcohol abuse or anxiety and depression. CBT works by changing people’s attitudes and their behavior by focusing on the thoughts, images, beliefs, and attitudes that we hold (our cognitive processes) and how this relates to the way we behave, as a way of dealing with emotional problems.

An important advantage of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is that it tends to be short, taking four to seven months for most emotional problems. Clients attend one session per week, each session lasting approximately 50 minutes. During this time, the client and therapist are working together to understand what the problems are and to develop a new strategy for tackling them. CBT introduces them to a set of principles that they can apply whenever they need to, and which will stand them in good stead throughout their lives.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can be thought of as a combination of psychotherapy and behavioral therapy. Psychotherapy emphasizes the importance of the personal meaning we place on things and how thinking patterns begin in childhood. Behavioral therapy pays close attention to the relationship between our problems, our behavior and our thoughts.

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Empowering Youth for Positive Change

Empowering Youth for Positive Change (EYPC) is an organization that has been established since 2009 in Virginia. EYPC was licensed by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to provide Intensive – In-Home Services, Therapeutic Day Treatment Services In School, After School and Summer Programs, Mental Health Skill Building Services, Outpatient Therapy and Substance Abuse since 2011.

Contact Info

Phone (Georgia):

(404) 341-6008

Phone (Virginia):

(804) 789-1314

Address (Georgia): 

555 Sun Valley Dr. Bldg E 
Suite 5 & 6 Roswell, GA 30076

Address (Virginia):

7274 Hanover Green Drive
Mechanicsville, Virginia 23111