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We found 5 providers with an interest in cognitive-behavioral therapy and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver HMO near Melbourne, FL.

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Specializes in Psychology
600 E Strawbridge Avenue; Suite 200b
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Ann Riebe works as a psychologist in Melbourne, FL. Dr. Riebe's clinical interests include depression, life transitions, and stress management. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

All Interests: Depression, Men's Health Issues, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Individual Therapy, Interpersonal ... (Read more)

Andrew N Mize
Specializes in Counseling
2194 Hwy A1a.; Suite 309
Indian Harbour Beach, FL
 

Mr. Andrew Mize works as a counselor. Areas of expertise for Mr. Mize include depression, child abuse, and infidelity issues. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Mr. Mize speaks Spanish. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), rational-emotive behavior therapy (REBT)

All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Dissociative Disorders, Sleep Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carol A Walton, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
1900 S Harbor City Boulevard; #203
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Carol Walton works as a psychologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Walton include depression, gender identity, and domestic abuse. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

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

Earl E Ledford, MSW
Specializes in Family Therapy, Social Work
1600 W Eau Gallie Boulevard; Suite 201u
Melbourne, FL
 

Mr. Earl Ledford's specialties are family therapy and social work. He practices in Melbourne, FL. These areas are among Mr. Ledford's clinical interests: behavioral medicine, behavior therapy, and christian counseling. 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

All Interests: Behavioral Medicine, Men's Health Issues, Substance Abuse, Premarital Therapy, Interpersonal ... (Read more)

Diane M Digeronimo
Specializes in Family Therapy, Social Work
Indian Harbour Beach, Office 1; 2194 Hwy. Aia #203
Indian Harbour Beach, FL
 

Ms. Diane Digeronimo's areas of specialization are family therapy and social work; she sees patients in Indian Harbour Beach, FL. Areas of expertise for Ms. Digeronimo include behavior therapy, child abuse, and depression. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Ms. Digeronimo is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Employee Assistance Programs, Critical Incident ... (Read 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.