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

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Dr. Gregory Allen Lucas, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
3203 Lawton Road; Suite 150
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Gregory Lucas' area of specialization is psychology. His clinical interests include behavioral medicine, depression, and infertility. Dr. Lucas takes United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Jesse Sparks III, MA
Specializes in Counseling, Psychotherapy
1345 Clay Street
Winter Park, FL
 

Mr. Jesse Sparks specializes in counseling and psychotherapy and practices in Winter Park, FL and Sanford, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, person-centered therapy, and eclectic therapy. 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.

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Dr. Aida Dorsainville, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
734 Irma Avenue
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Aida Dorsainville works as a psychologist. She is especially interested in psychodynamic therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dorsainville honors.

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All Interests: Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Carol Marie Watler
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
1800 Mercy Drive; Suite 302
Orlando, FL
 

Ms. Carol Watler specializes in family therapy and counseling and practices in Orlando, FL, Altamonte Springs, FL, and Clermont, FL. Clinical interests for Ms. Watler include acceptance and commitment therapy, critical incident stress management (CISM), and pastoral counseling. United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Watler takes.

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Christine Tuzzo Harris, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
2020 E Robinson Street
Orlando, FL
 

Ms. Christine Harris specializes in social work. Areas of expertise for Ms. Harris include eclectic therapy, parenting issues, and emotionally focused couples therapy. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Harris takes.

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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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