Dr. Lisa Phillips, Clinical Psychologist Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

About Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


What is CBT?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (also known as CBT) is an evidence-based treatment that is supported by scientific research, structured, and focused on goals. CBT is a present-focused, collaborative treatment designed to help you understand the link between your thoughts, behaviors, and feelings. Once you recognize what contributes to your feelings, you can learn to change your thoughts and behaviors, which will create changes in your mood. CBT teaches that you have the capacity to change, and can learn to tolerate difficult emotions.  


Who can benefit from CBT?

CBT has been proven effective for a host of problems, including (but not limited to): depression, panic/anxiety, OCD, addictions, impulsive behaviors, eating disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, mood disorders, phobias, and similar behavioral, emotional, and mental health challenges. CBT is a well-researched treatment for all ages.