What are the pros and cons of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)?

Cognitive behavioral therapy helps people become more aware of their emotions, thoughts and behaviors. After CBT, most people adopt healthier habits. CBT can’t make stressful situations disappear, but you can respond to them more positively and feel better overall.

Depending on your situation, you might feel slightly more upset during therapy. Your therapist can help you work through these feelings. You can use new skills to overcome negative emotions.

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