Cognitive behavioral therapy can be used to help individuals with a variety of mental health issues. It focuses on the notion that how we think (cognition), how we feel (emotion) and how we act ( behavior) all interact together. Specially, our thoughts determine our feelings and behavior. CBT aims to help individuals gain self awareness of when they make negative interpretations about self, other or the world and of behavior patterns which reinforce the distorted thinking. CBT helps individuals to develop alternative ways of thinking and behaving with the overall goal of reduced psychological distress.