Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a type of therapy that helps people learn how to identify and change negative or disturbing thought patterns that impact their behavior and emotions.

CBT focuses on changing automatic negative thoughts that can cause stress, depression, and anxiety. CBT works to identify, challenge, and replace negative thoughts with more objective, realistic, and helpful thoughts.

What to expect.

CBT is a common type of talk therapy that aims to change your thinking patterns. Clients work with a therapist for a number of sessions to learn how to recognize negative thinking. In time, you’ll learn how to identify, alter, and respond to negative thought patterns in more productive and positive ways.

What are the benefits of CBT? 

Numerous studies have shown that CBT can lead to significant improvements in quality of life and daily functioning. CBT is a tool that helps many people manage mental health symptoms, increase their self-esteem, improve their communication skills, learn healthy coping techniques for stressful life events, cope with grief or loss, and overcome emotional trauma, especially trauma that stems from abuse or violence.

This service is available in the following locations:


  • Augusta
  • via telehealth statewide

For more information or to enroll in services our Open Access team at (207) 626-3414.

We are required to bill for our services. MaineCare and private insurance will pay for many of our services. Low or no-cost treatment may be available to qualified individuals.

Not sure which treatment is right for you?
Call our Open Access team at (207) 626-3414.

They will answer your questions, provide information, and help you make an appointment for an initial assessment, where we can learn more about you and your specific needs.