We found 9 providers with an interest in cognitive-behavioral therapy and who accept Blue Shield near Huntington Beach, CA.

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Specializes in Psychology
9114 Adams Avenue; #179
Huntington Beach, CA
 

Dr. Pavaninder Mann is a psychologist in Costa Mesa, CA and Huntington Beach, CA. Dr. Mann's areas of expertise include crisis intervention, depression, and infertility. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. He welcomes new patients. He is conversant in Punjabi.

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Dr. Marvin S Beitner, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
11770 Warner Avenue; Suite 127
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Marvin Beitner's area of specialization is psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Beitner include crisis intervention, depression, and phobias. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

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Dr. Jerry George Soucy, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
16152 Beach Boulevard; #281
Huntington Beach, CA
 

Dr. Jerry Soucy is a psychologist in Huntington Beach, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Soucy takes. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
16052 Beach Boulevard; #212
Huntington Beach, CA
 

Dr. Barbara Sprayregen's specialty is psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sprayregen include behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. Anthem, PacifiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sprayregen accepts. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Carl Carl S. Wells Wells, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
16168 Beach Boulevard; Suite 241
Huntington Beach, CA
 

Dr. Carl Wells specializes in psychology. His clinical interests include crisis intervention, infidelity issues, and phobias. Dr. Wells accepts Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Christina Marie Hoferer
Specializes in Social Work, Counseling, Psychotherapy
333 E 17th Street; Suite 15
Costa Mesa, CA
 

Ms. Christina Hoferer's specialties are social work, counseling, and psychotherapy. She practices in Costa Mesa, CA and Temecula, CA. Her areas of expertise include critical incident stress management (CISM), parenting issues, and couples therapy. Ms. Hoferer is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Family Therapy, Other
1151 Dore Street; Suite 245
Newport Beach, CA
 

Ms. Jill Hogan specializes in family therapy and practices in Tustin, CA and Newport Beach, CA. Areas of expertise for Ms. Hogan include eclectic therapy, parenting issues, and couples therapy. She accepts Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Lisa M Stanton
Specializes in Family Therapy
2183 Fairview Road; Suite 100
Costa Mesa, CA
 

Ms. Lisa Stanton is a family therapist. Areas of expertise for Ms. Stanton include behavior therapy, depression, and domestic abuse. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Stanton accepts. Ms. Stanton is accepting new patients.

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

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Jennifer H Colesen
Specializes in Social Work
17610 Beach Boulevard; Suite 40
Huntington Beach, CA
 

Ms. Jennifer Colesen specializes in social work. Ms. Colesen's clinical interests include depression, infertility, and eclectic therapy. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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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