How is CBT different from other types of therapy?

What makes CBT unlike other types of therapy is its scientific support and its focus on the here and now, thus it is often experienced as very empowering. It is not to say that CBT ignores the past, as this helps better understand the present, but rather that the goal is to help you move on and develop new strategies and resources. CBT is an structured, skills-based and focused approach to helping people best cope with their difficulties. These are some of the most distinctive features of CBT:

goal oriented

structured approach

focus on current problems

skills based therapy

evidence based treatments