We found 9 providers with an interest in cognitive-behavioral therapy and who accept Check near Laguna Niguel, CA.

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Dr. Suzanne Ruth Engelman, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
30131 Town Center Drive; #292
Laguna Niguel, CA
 

Dr. Suzanne Engelman's area of specialization is psychology. Her areas of expertise include behavioral medicine, depression, and existential psychotherapy. Dr. Engelman honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, Aetna, and more. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Carolyn Ummel Lindquist, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
380 Glenneyre Street; Suite D
Laguna Beach, CA
 

Dr. Carolyn Lindquist's area of specialization is psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Lindquist include crisis intervention, depression, and infertility. Dr. Lindquist accepts Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Richard Elliot Landis, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
30101 Town Center Drive; Suite 201
Laguna Niguel, CA
 

Dr. Richard Landis specializes in psychology. His areas of expertise include the following: behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Landis is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Maria M Petrosino, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
30101 Town Center Drive; Suite 201
Laguna Niguel, CA
 

Dr. Maria Petrosino practices psychology in Laguna Niguel, CA. Her areas of expertise include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Petrosino is open to new patients.

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Dr. Thomas Anthony Habib, PhD
Specializes in Group Therapy, Family Therapy, Child Psychology
31897 Del Obispo Street; Suite 250
San Juan Capistrano, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Habib's specialties are group therapy, family therapy, and child psychology. His areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, depression, and infertility. Dr. Habib is an in-network provider for Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. He is affiliated with CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Stephen James Harris, PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Psychology
26381 Crown Valley Parkway; Suite 200
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Harris' specialties are family therapy and psychology. He practices in Mission Viejo, CA. His clinical interests include adoption issues, depression, and behavior therapy. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Harris welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Marion Kramer Jacobs, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
2060 Temple Hills Drive
Laguna Beach, CA
 

Dr. Marion Jacobs' specialty is psychology. Her areas of expertise include crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. She accepts Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. Dr. Jacobs is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Family Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Child Psychology
26302 La Paz Road; Suite 201
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Kristina Roberts' areas of specialization are family therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and child psychology; she sees patients in Apple Valley, CA, Mission Viejo, CA, and Victorville, CA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Roberts at an average of 1.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: crisis intervention, behavior therapy, and domestic abuse. Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roberts takes. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Family Therapy
330 Park Avenue; Ste.#7
Laguna Beach, CA
 

Mr. Kirk Andrews' area of specialization is family therapy. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and pain management. Mr. Andrews takes Self-Pay/Uninsured 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.
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