Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of the most studied forms of psychotherapy. It is a combination of two therapeutic approaches- cognitive therapy and behavioral therapy.  CBT focuses on challenging and changing unhelpful thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes and behaviors, by improving emotional regulation.  The counselor and client help to build on existing coping strategies and build new ones that target solving current problems. Originally, it was designed to treat depression, but its uses have been expanded to include treatment of several mental health conditions, including anxiety.