"Evidence-based assessment and treatment" means we take what the science tells us about what causes mental health problems and what works to treat mental health problems, and then apply that scientific information to develop a treatment plan for each client. We use scientifically-validated measures and a clinical interview to collect information on your symptoms (assessment) and use strategies in therapy that have been shown to be effective in scientific studies (treatment).
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) has been shown in numerous studies to be effective in reducing symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress, and other common mental health problems. This approach emphasizes that negative thinking patterns and maladaptive behaviors may cause and maintain mental health problems. Thus, CBT works to help people change those negative thinking patterns and replace unhelpful behaviors with more adaptive ones.