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A 22-year-old female asked:

What are the main diffs between cognitive behavioral therapy and psychotherapy? how to know which is best for me?

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
A Verified Doctoranswered
45 years experience
Therapy: Psychotherapy evaluates, listens, engages in conversation, suggests, consoles, and brings about understanding. CBT picks up on negative thinking and its triggers and teaches how to shift away from neg to pos thinking. There are techniques taught - to be positive, think positive.

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