Rational Living Therapy (RLT) is a form of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) influenced by neuro-linguistic programming and general semantics. This approach is derived from rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT), rational behavior therapy (RBT), and cognitive therapy (CT). In the same tradition as REBT and many other forms of CBT, RLT is considered a comprehensive, short-term, goal-oriented approach aimed at helping people “get better” through systematic processes that address core issues and lead to long-lasting change. RLT does not support “quick fixes” to simply “feel better” in the present moment. RLT emphasizes the work of the therapist while underscoring the value of the client’s rational self-counseling skills. It is used to treat a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, relationship problems, substance abuse, and traumatic events.

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