5 Reasons Cognitive Behavioral Therapy May Not Work for YouOne of the problems in assessing whether or not CBT is an effective treatment for you is the fact that when people write about this type of therapy they usually speak in very general terms.The insurance companies like CBT so much that quite often they will not pay for any other type of therapy. The reason they like it so much? CBT is usually short-term and costs less than psychodynamic or interpersonal type therapies. But what does it mean when a therapist says he or she does CBT? You may have to ask the individual therapist as there are a wide variety of ways this therapy may be interpreted and used. If you really want to know what CBT may be like my suggestion is to ask other patients who have actually undergone this type of therapy. Everyone's experience is going to be different but at least you will get a better idea of what this therapy may be like from the patient perspective.
Your therapist may lack skill, experience and education about effective cognitive behavioral techniques
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You cannot assume that just because a therapist says they are skilled at CBT does not automatically make them a good or effective therapist for you. Here the focus is not upon the methodology but upon the therapist’s skill set. Always check your therapist’s credentials and don’t be afraid to ask questions about their training and experience.