Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is based on the idea that our thoughts (cognitions) determine our actions (behaviors).  CBT is problem-focused, which means that therapy is undertaken for specific problems, and action oriented, which means that the goal is to help the client select specific strategies to help address those problems.  In most cases, clients experience results after just a few sessions, making it a short term therapeutic choice.  We have found CBT to be effective in the treatment of anxiety and depression.