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We found 5 providers with an interest in cognitive-behavioral therapy and who accept United Healthcare Compass near Gainesville, FL.

Dr. Peter A Gold, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Peter Gold specializes in psychology. His clinical interests include substance abuse, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Gold is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Relevant Interests: , cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Behavior Problems, Drug Rehab, Attention ... (Read more)

Dr. Cindi G Flores, PhD
Specializes in Psychiatry, Counseling
1600 Sw Archer Road; Box 100371
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Cindi Flores' areas of specialization are psychiatry and counseling; she sees patients in Gainesville, FL. Her clinical interests encompass cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Flores is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

All Interests: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Dr. Joseph McNamara, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Joseph McNamara's specialty is psychology. Dr. McNamara's clinical interests include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Sleep Disorders, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Personality Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jamie Robert Smolen, MD
Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry, Other
1600 Sw Archer Road; Box 100256
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Jamie Smolen is an addiction psychiatrist. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. Clinical interests for Dr. Smolen include alcohol abuse, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and family therapy services. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Pain, Substance Abuse, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy Services, Drug ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Fitzroy Nias, JD, MSW
Specializes in Social Work, Psychiatry
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Mr. Michael Nias' specialties are social work and psychiatry. He practices in Gainesville, FL. Areas of particular interest for Mr. Nias include alcohol abuse, depression, and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Mr. Nias is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Substance Abuse, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy Services

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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.