The most important first step is to set goals. You need to ask yourself, "How would I like to be different once I have completed my Cognitive Therapy?" Specifically think about the changes you would like to make at work, at home, in your relationships with family, friends, co-workers and others. You need to think about what symptoms bother you and which ones would you like to decrease or eliminate. You also need to think about areas you would like to improve in your life such as pursuing spiritual / intellectual / cultural interests, increasing exercise, decreasing bad habits, learning new interpersonal skills, improving management skills at work or at home. Here at CBT Therapists we specialize in Cognitive Therapy, one of our therapists will help you evaluate and refine these goals, into goals that require therapy and goals that you can achieve on your own.
Source: Academy Of Cognitive Therapy - http://www.academyofct.org/