Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is the most popular therapy for anxiety disorders. In clinical studies it has been shown to be effective in the treatment of panic disorder, phobias, social anxiety disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder, among many others.
CBT for anxiety addresses the negative patterns and thinking errors in the way we look at the world and ourselves.
Cognitive therapy examines how negative thoughts contribute to anxiety.
Behaviour therapy looks at how you behave and react in situations that trigger anxiety.
The basic premise of CBT is that our thoughts, not the events themselves, affect the way we feel. The way you think about the situation, often stemming from past experiences, affects how you feel.