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We found 13 providers with an interest in cognitive-behavioral therapy and who accept Blue Shield of California near Kentfield, CA.

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Dr. Ilene Ava Serlin, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
244 Oakdale Avenue
Mill Valley, CA
 

Dr. Ilene Serlin's area of specialization is psychology. Dr. Serlin is conversant in French. Clinical interests for Dr. Serlin include behavioral medicine, depression, and narrative therapy. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

All Interests: Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Feminist Therapy, Eating Disorders, Education, ... (Read more)

Dr. Diana Sanborn, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
1030 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard; Suite 100-2
Kentfield, CA
 

Dr. Diana Sanborn practices psychology. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, person-centered therapy, and education consultation. Dr. Sanborn accepts several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Education Consultation, Education, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Individual Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marissa A Robinson, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology, Psychotherapy
155 Frustuck Avenue
Fairfax, CA
 

Dr. Marissa Robinson specializes in psychology and psychotherapy. Areas of expertise for Dr. Robinson include acceptance and commitment therapy, critical incident stress management (CISM), and person-centered therapy. She accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy

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Dr. Andrea Shelley, PsyD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Psychology
1299 4th Street; Suite 205
San Rafael, CA
 

Dr. Andrea Shelley's specialties are family therapy and psychology. She practices in San Rafael, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Corte Madera, CA. Her areas of expertise include the following: acceptance and commitment therapy, infidelity issues, and dialectical behavior therapy. She takes Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

All Interests: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Infidelity Issues, Diagnostic Evaluation, Dialectical Behavior ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
21 Tamal Vista; Suite 180
Corte Madera, CA
 

Dr. Mary Sparks' specialty is psychology. Her clinical interests include adoption issues, depression, and life transitions. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and more. Dr. Sparks welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

All Interests: Depression, Men's Health Issues, Eating Disorders, Education, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Nemerovski, PsyD
Specializes in Group Therapy, Family Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Counseling, Child Psychology, Addiction Therapy
1044 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard; Suite 5, Office 2
Kentfield, CA
 

Dr. Robert Nemerovski's areas of specialization are group therapy, family therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy; he sees patients in San Francisco, CA and Kentfield, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nemerovski include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and anxiety. He accepts Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

All Interests: Depression, Consultation, Substance Abuse, Anger Management, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard James Pomfret Jr., PsyD
Specializes in Counseling, Psychotherapy
1206 3rd Street; Office 2
San Rafael, CA
 

Dr. Richard Pomfret's specialties are counseling and psychotherapy. He practices in San Francisco, CA and San Rafael, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pomfret include acceptance and commitment therapy, play therapy, and coaching. Dr. Pomfret accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

All Interests: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Play Therapy, Coaching, Psychodynamic Therapy, Relational ... (Read more)

Daphne Anne Lowe
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
610 D Street; Suite A
San Rafael, CA
 

Ms. Daphne Lowe specializes in family therapy and counseling. Areas of expertise for Ms. Lowe include acceptance and commitment therapy, narrative therapy, and person-centered therapy. She accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Relevant Interests: , cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

All Interests: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Eclectic Therapy, ... (Read more)

Lois Lane
Specializes in Therapy, Social Work
412 Red Hill Avenue; Suite #5
San Anselmo, CA
 

Ms. Lois Lane's specialties are therapy and social work. She practices in San Anselmo, CA. Clinical interests for Ms. Lane include depression, stress management, and infidelity issues. Ms. Lane is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Anthem.

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Relevant Interests: , cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

All Interests: Depression, Infidelity Issues, Grief, Anger Management, Divorce Issues, Chronic Illness, Chronic ... (Read more)

Donald M Wallach, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy
1010 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard; #103
Kentfield, CA
 

Mr. Donald Wallach is a family therapist. Mr. Wallach's areas of expertise include crisis intervention, depression, and suicide. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Suicide, Infidelity Issues, Phobias, Separation, Men's Health ... (Read more)

Natalie Fay Davidson
Specializes in Family Therapy
830 5th Avenue
San Rafael, CA
 

Ms. Natalie Davidson works as a family therapist in San Rafael, CA and Mill Valley, CA. Clinical interests for Ms. Davidson include holistic therapy, eclectic therapy, and existential psychotherapy. She takes Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

All Interests: Eclectic Therapy, Existential Psychotherapy, Gestalt Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, ... (Read more)

Kristen E Fong
Specializes in Family Therapy
1050 Northgate Drive; Suite 12
San Rafael, CA
 

Ms. Kristen Fong's specialty is family therapy. Areas of expertise for Ms. Fong include coaching, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT). Ms. Fong is an in-network provider for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

All Interests: Parenting Issues, Couples Therapy, Coaching, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief ... (Read more)

Maysie Tift, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy, Other
1214 Lincoln Avenue; Office 1
San Rafael, CA
 

Ms. Maysie Tift's area of specialization is family therapy. Clinical interests for Ms. Tift include hypnosis (hypnotherapy), psychodynamic therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield 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.