How to Know if Therapy is Working

Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is different than other therapy sessions, when it comes to recognizing the progress a person is making. Why? Because therapists closely monitor the progress each week by evaluating the symptoms, gauging the manifestation of target behaviors, and appraising the progress made toward a specific goal set.

This type of consistent monitoring helps the therapist, and the client, to notice improvements almost immediately. Particularly when 1) the client understands the treatment plan, 2) makes changes in their thinking and feels better, and 3) enacts a plan of action that was collaboratively designed with the help of their therapist, and experiences improvement in their mood.

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