Cognitive behavioral therapy is a short-term therapy technique that can help to find new ways to behave by changing thought patterns. It helps to identify and change harmful or ineffective thinking and behavior patterns and replacing them with more accurate thoughts and functional behaviors. It can help a person focus on current problems and how to solve them. It often involves practicing new skills in the real world. It is a problem-specific, goal-oriented approach that needs the client’s active involvement to succeed. CBT emphasizes on helping clients to learn to be their own therapists. Through various exercises in the session as well as “homework” exercises outside of sessions. Clients learns to change their own thinking, problematic emotions, and behavior and develop different coping skills. It has been found effective for a wide variety of maladaptive behaviors. It can be used for those who don’t require medications. CBT can be an effective tool to learn how to better manage stressful life challenges.