Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) focuses on exploring relationships among a person’s thoughts, feelings and behaviors. During CBT, our therapists will actively work with a person to uncover unhealthy patterns of thought and how they may be causing self-destructive behaviors as well as beliefs. By addressing these patterns, the person and therapist can better work together to develop constructive ways of thinking that will produce healthier behaviors and beliefs. Research of CBT have knowledge to show it to be effective in trauma informed treatment services for a wide variety of mental illnesses, including depression, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, anxiety disorders, and schizophrenia. Individuals who undergo cognitive behavioral therapy show changes in brain activity, suggesting that this therapy actually improves your brain functioning as well.