Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapeutic treatment that helps you understand the thoughts and feelings that influence your behaviors. CBT is commonly used to treat a wide range of disorders, including phobias, addiction, depression, and anxiety. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is generally short-term and focuses on helping you deal with a ver specific problem. During the course of treatment, you learn how to identify and change destructive thought patterns that have negative influences on behavior. The goal of CBT is to teach you that while you cannot control every aspect of your world, you can take control of how you interpret and respond to events in your world.