Harvard Health Blog
Intensive CBT: How fast can I get better?
By: Soo Jeong Youn, PhD, Contributor, and Luana Marques, PhD, Contributor A highly effective psychotherapy called cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) focuses on how our thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes can affect our feelings and behavior. Traditional CBT treatment usually requires weekly 30- to 60-minute sessions over 12 to 20 weeks. A faster option now emerging is intensive CBT (I-CBT), which employs much longer sessions concentrated into a month, week, or weekend — or sometimes a