Why do I like REBT-CBT? Let me count the ways! One of REBT’s main strengths is that it is entirely possible to learn it on your own by reading books, watching videos and home practice. I did!
However, if that proves daunting, the learning curve working with a therapist or coach or teacher is simply not that steep if your are motivated and willing to do the work. The goal of therapists and coaches grounded in REBT-CBT is NOT to do your work for you, nor to make you dependent upon them or endless in-officel sessions, but rather to help you learn the principles and give you the tools you can use to help yourself for the rest of your life. This is unique. Other forms of therapy don’t work that way, and even exciting new forms such as ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) is not something you can pick up on your own.