Cognitive Behavior Modification

Cognitive behavior modification, also known as behavior therapy or cognitive therapy, is a style of therapy that focuses on changing behaviors through identifying maladaptive behaviors and finding ways (such as through talk therapy) to change those behaviors.

For instance, an overweight client realizes that the root cause of the problem is in their lifestyle choices and how they react by overeating when confronted by emotional stressors. Through work with a therapist, this client can learn to avoid emotional triggers that lead to overeating and to find more motivation to exercise. This style of therapy has also proved very helpful in the treatment of anxiety and depression.

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