Many people who are otherwise psychologically or physically healthy can struggle with thoughts, emotions or behaviors that detract from their overall wellbeing. CBT can help people form and maintain strong and healthy relationships, cope with extreme emotions or stressors, and improve the duration and quality of sleep.

Relationship issues are a common struggle, with couples frequently reporting difficulties with communication, connection, and problem-solving. Research shows that couples can benefit from a structured program, like CBT, that teaches them how to communicate effectively, focus on shared values, and promote rewarding relationship behaviors. 
Anger is a normal human emotion, but consistent struggles with handling anger can affect an individual’s life. Symptoms of anger management issues may include struggling to compromise, difficulty expressing emotions calmly, and outward and inward bursts of aggression or violence. Individuals with anger management issues often have underlying difficulties with self-esteem, depression, or anxiety, or even a history of physical, emotional, or sexual abuse.
Stress can be both positive and negative, but the impacts of negative stress can have detrimental effects on overall health, if an individual does not know how to cope with stress. While stress is a natural, physiological response to circumstances or events in our lives, learning to manage stress effectively is critical to leading a healthy life.  
Insomnia is characterized by the inability to fall or stay asleep. Insomnia can be circumstantial and short-term, usually resulting from trauma or stress, but many individuals experience it long-term. Insomnia can lead to irritability, accidents, and difficulty focusing at work or school. 
How CBT Can Help

CBT is effective for resolving a variety of quality of life issues. During treatment, CBT therapists educate clients about CBT, help them set goals, and teach essential thinking and behavioral skills. Therapists help clients evaluate and modify unhelpful thoughts and beliefs that contribute to quality of life issues, teach problem-solving skills, and promote behaviors that enhance wellbeing.

Finding a Therapist

Our clinician directory can help you find a competent and compassionate certified CBT therapist near you.  

If you are in crisis or in need of immediate assistance, please make use of the below resources or go to your nearest hospital emergency room. 

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: 988

Crisis Text Line: 741741