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We found 4 providers with an interest in cognitive-behavioral therapy and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueSelect near Coral Springs, FL.

Dr. Robert Leslie Wernick, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
1881 University Drive; #104
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Robert Wernick is a psychologist. His clinical interests include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. Dr. Wernick is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs. Dr. Wernick's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Eleanor Nelson-Wernick, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
1881 University Drive; #104
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Eleanor Nelson-Wernick is a psychologist in Coral Springs, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Nelson-Wernick include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs. She has an open panel.

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Specializes in Psychology
3080 Nw 99th Avenue; Suite 202
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Alan Jaffe's area of specialization is psychology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Jaffe include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Shawn Michelle Gordon, BSW, MSW
Specializes in Family Therapy, Social Work, Counseling
7551 Wiles Road; Suite 104, Office 1
Coral Springs, FL
 

Ms. Shawn Gordon practices family therapy, social work, and counseling in Coral Springs, FL. Ms. Gordon (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Italian. These areas are among her clinical interests: acceptance and commitment therapy, critical incident stress management (CISM), and emotionally focused couples therapy. Ms. Gordon takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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.