We found 6 providers with an interest in cognitive-behavioral therapy and who accept Cigna near Denver, CO.

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Dr. David Everett Shanley, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology, Psychotherapy
1776 S. Jackson; Suite 204
Denver, CO
 

Dr. David Shanley works as a psychologist and psychotherapist in Denver, CO. His areas of expertise include acceptance and commitment therapy, depression, and stress management. He honors Cigna, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Psychology
1245 E Colfax Avenue; Suite 200
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Howard Belon practices psychology in Denver, CO. His areas of expertise include hypnosis (hypnotherapy), behavioral medicine, and depression. Dr. Belon is an in-network provider for Cigna, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. William Douglas Hansen, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Counseling
1777 S. Harrison Street; Suite 840
Denver, CO
 

Dr. William Hansen's areas of specialization are psychology and counseling; he sees patients in Denver, CO. Clinical interests for Dr. Hansen include depression, life transitions, and stress management. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Neuropsychology, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Child Psychology
2696 S Colorado Boulevard; Suite 200
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Nancy Williams is a neuropsychologist, cognitive therapist, and pediatric psychologist in Denver, CO. Clinical interests for Dr. Williams include behavioral medicine, behavior therapy, and depression. Dr. Williams accepts Cigna insurance. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
950 Wadsworth Boulevard; Suite 200
Lakewood, CO
 

Dr. Elissa Gease practices psychology in Lakewood, CO. Clinical interests for Dr. Gease include crisis intervention, depression, and phobias. She takes several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, ValueOptions, and MultiPlan.

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Rene Guerette
Specializes in Social Work
443 S Lamar Street
Lakewood, CO
 

Ms. Rene Guerette is a social worker. Her areas of expertise include the following: adoption issues, child abuse, and depression. She is in-network for Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Ms. Guerette welcomes new patients.

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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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