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We found 8 providers with an interest in cognitive-behavioral therapy and who accept Anthem near Santa Barbara, CA.

Dr. Karen Elizabeth Lehman, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
2060 Alameda Padre Serra; Suite 202
Santa Barbara, CA
 

Dr. Karen Lehman works as a psychologist. Dr. Lehman's areas of expertise include crisis intervention, depression, and infertility. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Elizabeth Scott Alden, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
22 W Micheltorena Street; Suite D
Santa Barbara, CA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Alden's specialty is psychology. She is rated highly by her patients. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, narrative therapy, and infertility. Dr. Alden honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Psychology
621 Chapala Street; Suite C
Santa Barbara, CA
 

Dr. Suzanne Johnson works as a psychologist in Santa Barbara, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Johnson include self-harm, depression, and life transitions. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. She has an open panel.

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Anne Allcott Parkford
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
26 West. Mission Street; #6, Office 1
Santa Barbara, CA
 

Ms. Anne Parkford's areas of specialization are family therapy and counseling. Her areas of expertise include the following: acceptance and commitment therapy, depression, and person-centered therapy. Ms. Parkford is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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Dr. Laura Goldin, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
292 El Sueno Road
Santa Barbara, CA
 

Dr. Laura Goldin's area of specialization is psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Goldin include crisis intervention, depression, and infertility. Dr. Goldin accepts the following insurance: Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured. She has an open panel.

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Specializes in Psychology
115 West Arrellaga Street
Santa Barbara, CA
 

Dr. Michael Ogle specializes in psychology and practices in Santa Barbara, CA. His clinical interests encompass cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), existential psychotherapy, and humanistic psychotherapy. He honors Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Existential Psychotherapy, Humanistic Psychotherapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Dr. James L Broderick, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
735 State Street; Suite 203
Santa Barbara, CA
 

Dr. James Broderick specializes in psychology and practices in Santa Barbara, CA. His clinical interests include christian counseling, person-centered therapy, and domestic abuse. He accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Ellen Treacy Klavan, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy
800 Garden Street; Suite I
Santa Barbara, CA
 

Ms. Ellen Klavan works as a family therapist. Her areas of expertise include the following: adoption issues, domestic abuse, and adjustment disorders. Ms. Klavan takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and 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.