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's areas of specialization are psychology, neuropsychology, and cognitive-behavioral therapy; she sees patients in Phoenix, AZ. Her clinical interests include hypnosis (hypnotherapy), behavioral medicine, and crisis intervention. She is an in-network provider for Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. Dr. Oconnell has an open panel.

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

Dr. Susan Vaughan's area of specialization is psychology. Her areas of expertise include depression, life transitions, and stress management. She is in-network for Health Net, Most Insurance Plans, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. James McLoone is a geriatric psychiatrist in Phoenix, AZ. His areas of expertise include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Dr. McLoone is professionally affiliated with Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix and Banner Health. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. McLoone attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school. He has received the distinction of Phoenix Super Doctors.

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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' specialty is social work. Ms. Woods's areas of expertise include conflict mediation, eclectic therapy, and couples therapy. She is professionally affiliated with Banner Health. She takes Medicare insurance.

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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. Ms. Weiss has indicated that her clinical interests include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and individual therapy. She honors Medicare insurance. She 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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