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Marc D. Richter, LICSW, LADC




2 Church Street, Suite 3G, Burlington, VT 05401

Ph: (866) 429-2074, Fax: (802) 540-8199

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Men are disturbed not by things, but by the views which they take of them.


Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a form of psychotherapy that emphasizes the important role of thinking in how we feel and what we do. It is based on the idea that our thoughts cause our feelings and behaviors, not external things, like people, situations, and events. In other-words, how we choose to think and perceive influences how we behave and what we do.


CBT helps clients become increasingly aware of the inaccurate or negative thought patterns and how they can lead to destructive behaviors or beliefs. By addressing these patterns clients can begin to view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. Understanding what clients want out of their life (their goals) and helping them to achieve them is an essential part of most therapy modalities and of particular focus in CBT. 


Clients utilizing CBT in their psychotherapy experience increased mood regulation, higher stress tolerance and more satisfying interpersonal relationships.


"REBT seeks to acknowledge that understanding and insight are not enough; in order for clients to significantly change, they need to pinpoint their irrational and self-defeating constructs and work forcefully and actively at changing them to more functional and self-helping ones." *

The key belief of CBT is that clients make positive change because they learn how to think differently and they act on that learning.  CBT is the most widely used evidence-based practice for improving mental health. I do not follow a formal, strict CBT approach but I frequently employ many of its techniques in my work with clients. Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) is a type of CBT that I more specifically utilize to help clients attain and apply a more rational narrative and philosophy about themselves and their world.

2010 - present

2010 - present

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There's nothing good or bad but thinking makes it so.       


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