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We found 5 providers with an interest in cognitive-behavioral therapy and who accept Cigna near Mesa, AZ.

Dr. Philip C Barry II, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Neuropsychology
2600 E Southern Avenue; Suite C3
Tempe, AZ
 

Dr. Philip Barry's areas of specialization are psychology and neuropsychology. Dr. Barry's areas of expertise include the following: depression, geriatric consultation, and stress management. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Humana HMO, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

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Specializes in Psychology
1250 E. Baseline Road; Suite 103
Tempe, AZ
 

Dr. Lori Burruel-Homa works as a psychologist in Tempe, AZ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Burruel-Homa include depression, behavior therapy, and life transitions. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burruel-Homa accepts. She speaks Spanish. She is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
3681 E Baseline Road; Suite 222
Gilbert, AZ
 

Dr. Michael Tansy is a psychologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tansy include depression, behavior therapy, and education consultation. He is in-network for Magellan Health Services, ValueOptions, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Judith Ellen Rand, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
2600 E Southern Avenue; Suite C3
Tempe, AZ
 

Dr. Judith Rand practices psychology. Her clinical interests include child abuse, depression, and christian counseling. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. Dr. Rand has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), rational-emotive behavior therapy (REBT)

All Interests: Depression, Child Abuse, Infidelity Issues, Phobias, Men's Health Issues, Feminist Therapy, Gay and ... (Read more)

Dr. David Charles Hubbard, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
1237 S Val Vista Drive
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. David Hubbard practices psychology in Mesa, AZ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hubbard include depression, christian counseling, and suicide. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Cigna insurance.

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What is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

Cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, is a form of psychotherapy or treatment for mental illness. It comes in a variety of methods, but the basic concept behind all CBT is the same -- our thoughts cause our feelings, which cause our actions. If we wish to change problematic behaviors or emotions in our lives, we need to start by changing our thoughts. CBT examines ideas and looks for patterns that may be causing harmful actions. The therapist helps patients modify those thought patterns and, in doing so, helps them feel better and cope more effectively.

CBT is one of the most widely studied forms of psychotherapy, and it has been shown to be extremely effective for a variety of mental illnesses. Some of the issues that respond well to CBT include mood disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders, substance abuse, sleep disorders, and psychotic disorders. In some cases, CBT has been shown to be as effective or even more effective than medication. One of the interesting things that the scientific study of CBT has shown is that CBT actually changes the way the brain works, physically improving its function.

CBT differs from traditional psychotherapy is a few key ways. One of the most important distinctions is the emphasis on the power and responsibility of the patient in CBT. The patient will be encouraged to be the one asking the questions in CBT therapy, and most patients are assigned homework to complete outside of therapy sessions. There is a concept in CBT that we all have the power to change how we feel, even if we cannot control the situation, and this can be very empowering for patients. Because of this power shift, the therapist-client relationship is not as critical to success in CBT as it is in other modes of therapy. Patients should still get along well with their therapists, but they do not need a deep, dependant emotional connection to them. Finally, because CBT often treats a specific issue or problem, it is usually shorter in duration than traditional therapy. While some therapies may continue for years, CBT lasts on average just 16 sessions.