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

Dr. Catherine S OConnell, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Neuropsychology, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Addiction Therapy
3550n Central Ave 1407
Phoenix, AZ

Dr. Catherine Oconnell works as a psychologist, neuropsychologist, and cognitive therapist in Phoenix, AZ. Her clinical interests include hypnosis (hypnotherapy), behavioral medicine, and crisis intervention. She honors Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. Dr. Oconnell is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Group Therapy ... (Read more)

Specializes in Psychology
777 E Missouri Avenue; #120
Phoenix, AZ

Dr. Susan Vaughan's specialty is psychology. These areas are among Dr. Vaughan's clinical interests: depression, life transitions, and stress management. She accepts Health Net, Most Insurance Plans, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Depression, Employment Issues, Life Transitions, Stress Management, Holistic Therapy, Women's ... (Read more)

Dr. James B McLoone, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
925 E. Mcdowell Road; 4th Floor
Phoenix, AZ

Dr. James McLoone works as a psychiatrist. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In his practice, Dr. McLoone focuses on cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Phoenix Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix and Banner Health.

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All Interests: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Specializes in Social Work
777 East Missouri Avenue; Suite 120
Phoenix, AZ

Ms. Victoria Woods is a social worker in Phoenix, AZ. Areas of expertise for Ms. Woods include conflict mediation, eclectic therapy, and couples therapy. Ms. Woods accepts Medicare insurance. She is affiliated with Banner Health.

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All Interests: Eclectic Therapy, Humanistic Psychotherapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Consultation, Jungian ... (Read more)

Randy M Weiss, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
301 E Bethany Home Road; C-296
Phoenix, AZ

Ms. Randy Weiss is a social worker in Phoenix, AZ. In her practice, Ms. Weiss focuses on cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and individual therapy. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Ms. Weiss speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Individual Therapy



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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.
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