Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that has been tested and found to be effective in hundreds of research studies. In contrast to other forms of therapy, cognitive therapy tends to focus on the present, and emphasizes learning problem-solving and coping skills. Patients practice specific skills that they can use long after therapy has concluded. When I work with children, I employ the same underlying approach, but adapt it to meet the developmental needs of each child. I use games, physical activities, and creative arts in practicing CBT with children.