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What is behavioral therapy?

Behavioral therapy is a method of observing and analyzing the way in which a person acts and thinks. Once unproductive or detrimental patterns of thought or behavior are recognized, the therapist is then able to help the patient incorporate changes or behavior modification techniques. Positive affirmations are often used to change negative thought patterns, while positive new habits are established to replace those that are no longer useful or beneficial to growth and well-being.

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