Reality therapy is a long-term form of cognitive behavioral therapy that emphasizes that every individual has control over their behavior, which a person can use to improve current relationships and circumstances. Reality therapists believe that people can take control of improving their lives by making better choices. During a session, the client learns how their behavior interferes with their ability to live a more fulfilling life. Reality therapy is useful for individuals of all ages, parents and their children, and families. Those experiencing addiction, eating disorders, substance abuse, phobias, anxiety, or other behavioral or emotional issues might benefit from reality therapy.