This model of therapy is based on a theory which maintains that how a person thinks, largely determines how one feels and behaves. It is a mode of short-term therapy that assists the client to identify their thinking patterns, triggers that are not useful, and negative self-talk. This is a collaborative process of reality testing and problem solving between therapist and client. It is often used with those who are experiencing depression/anxiety.
This model of therapy is goal-directed toward psychotherapeutic change. It focuses on individual strengths, the present and setting goals for the future. The reason for the issue is not brought into the therapy, rather the therapist and client focus on what is happening now and what needs to change in order for the client to know that they can create change.