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CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy

This type of therapy focuses on the interplay between thoughts, feelings, physical sensations, behaviors and the social context.

Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) was developed in the 1960s by the American psychologist Aaron T. Beck. This type of therapy focuses on the interplay between thoughts, feelings, physical sensations, behaviors and the social context.

In CBT, the initially focus is on alleviating symptoms and the registration of negative thoughts, feelings, physical symptoms and actions related to these. The next step is evaluating thoughts and deciding on strategies and tools in order to make the desired changes. The therapy can also focus on the life experiences, assumptions, life rules, norms and values that affect the patient’s interpretations, self-image and worldview.

Let’s say an adverse event or the anticipation of a negative experience has triggered negative thoughts about self and others (“it’s all my fault when something goes wrong”, “others will think poorly of me”): This might then be linked to feelings of sadness, anxiety, shame or anger; symptoms like stomach aches, tensions, breathing difficulties or dizziness; and behaviors like withdrawal from social situations, activities and relationships.

The cognitive-behavioural therapist will work with the client to bring about desired changes in these types thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and behaviors. The therapist takes on an active role and shares and discusses ideas and interpretations with the patient. Psychoeducation is an important element of CBT, where the therapist informs the patient of, for instance, relevant research on the client’s condition or methods and techniques to change a pattern.

Therapists for CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy

Didem Atahan Fabig

Psychotherapist in Berlin

With over 20 years of experience as a psychotherapist I am specialized in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Gestalt Therapy and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) .


Coach in Berlin

I will help you find the balance between personal and professional life.

Offers Online Sessions

Aleksandra Pieluzek

Psychologist in Berlin

I am a fully accredited psychologist offering a compassionate and confidential environment.

Offers Online Sessions

Agnieszka Kieres

Counsellor and Couple Therapist in Berlin

I work with couples and individual clients on making positive changes in their lives and their relationships.

Offers Online Sessions

Francis Merson

Clinical Psychologist in Paris

I'm a friendly, experienced clinical psychologist from Australia.

Offers Online Sessions

Anna Arazyan

Psychological Counsellor in Berlin

I'm an English, Russian and Armenian speaking psychological counsellor in Berlin using cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy techniques for helping individuals become more adaptable and reach their highest potential.

Tamara Menendez

Psychologist in Berlin

Spanish Psychologist in Berlin.

Offers Online Sessions

María Chacón

Psychologist in Berlin

I'm a Spanish psychologist accredited as a General Health Psychologist.

Offers Online Sessions

Jose Vicente Llopis Gomis

Psychologist in Berlin

I´m a Spanish Psychologist in Berlin for Spanish-speaking people who requiere counseling, guide, training to cope with emotional concerns.

Justin Morris

Counsellor in Berlin

I am a US licensed therapist specialized in helping adolescents and adults overcome a variety of trauma and stress related issues including depression, anxiety, substance use and all types of addictions.

Offers Online Sessions

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