Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Benefits

Everyone has issues to work through and problems to resolve. Sometimes those situations are too large to handle and the individual or family seeks the help of a psychotherapist. This is a mental health professional who can use various techniques and approved approaches to help you work through the situation and prepare you for the future.

One of the more common types of therapy is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) often referred to as talk therapy. This is one of an arsenal of tools that the therapist can use to help you deal with challenges and prepare you for others.

It is important to realize that not everyone who consults with a psychotherapist or uses CBT is considered mentally ill. It is a recognized technique to help anyone deal with the stress of everyday life and especially those times when things can seem overwhelming.

Support System

This is a person or persons who provide honest feedback and are genuinely interested in your wellbeing. This gives you a reliable network for problem solving.


Confidence or how we view ourselves is an intrinsic part of how we operate on a daily basis. Very often we develop low self-esteem. This can be in a single area or an overall view of life. CBT helps focus on resolution of problems. As the patient realizes he or she is able to conquer what may seem unsolvable, they are able to rebuild confidence.

Positive Attitude

Negative outlook can eventually become destructive in many ways. By learning how to turn those negative thoughts into positive and realistic concepts, it is possible to see different alternatives and be happier.


Anger can have underlying issues. Everyone gets angry occasionally but when it becomes out of control, anger management is necessary.  A psychotherapist can help individuals work through their anger issues and be able to redirect their emotions into a positive approach. CBT is one of the ways that someone can control rage and other manifestations of that anger in order to operate at work and at home.


Respectful and open communication is one of the aspects of a good relationship, whether in the workplace, at home, or in social situations.  For many who suffer from depression, anxiety, or other issues, being able to effectively communicate can be a struggle. Cognitive behavioral therapy is able to address this condition and help the individual learn to express their feelings without anger, shame, or apology.


Some disorders lend themselves to relapses. Coping with those situations can be difficult for the individual or those who are close to them.  In this situation, CBT can provide methods to recognize the pattern and to deal with the situation as rationally as possible.

If you have questions about cognitive behavioral therapy or are wondering if it could be of benefit to you, contact us at Pacific Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. One of our representatives will be happy to assist you with information or the opportunity to make an appointment with one of our professionals.

About The Author

John R Montopoli is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who has worked in the mental health field for more than 20 years helping college students and adults, of all ages. He uses a combination of empathy and evidence-based therapies to help his clients who live with anxiety disorders, depression, work stress, obsessive compulsive disorder, specific phobias, life transition issues, and sexual identity issues.