Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
Rational emotive behavior therapy, or REBT, helps clients identify irrational thoughts and feelings that might be holding them back and replaces those thoughts with healthier, more productive beliefs. An REBT therapist helps identify which thought patterns are damaging and articulates how those thoughts harm them. The client will receive various mental exercises and practices to reduce negative beliefs and replace them with more constructive ones. The therapist may assign homework to reinforce the work the client learned in the session. Rational emotive behavior therapy helps those who struggle with anxiety, depression, guilt, or anger. People who have a problem with certain undesirable behaviors like aggression, unhealthy eating, or procrastination can also use REBT to change those habits. Rational emotive behavior therapy is a short-term process that can take as few as three to seven sessions, or it can last longer depending on how seriously the client takes the work.