Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (or CBT) is an evidenced-based form of therapy supported by research that emphasizes the important role of thinking in how we feel and what we do. CBT is based on the idea that our thoughts cause our feelings and behaviors, not external things, like people, situations, and events. The benefit of this structured, direct approach is that it can help adolescents change the way they think so that they can feel and respond better to negative situations, even if their life circumstances do not change. CBT teaches kids they are responsible for their lives, regardless of past painful experiences, and empowers them to effectively manage troubling thoughts, emotions, and impulsive or destructive behaviors. Our professionally licensed, Master’s-level therapists at Mohican Youth Academy provide a wide array of clinical services based on a Cognitive-Behavioral approach to treatment.