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We found 6 providers with an interest in cognitive-behavioral therapy and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Everyday Health Premier near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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Dr. Adam B Lewin, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
800 6th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Adam Lewin is a psychologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: developmental disorders, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and family therapy services. Dr. Lewin is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Board of Directors, American Board of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology; Career Development Leadership Program, ADAA; and Child Intervention, Prevention & Services (CHIPS) Fellowship, National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Lewin is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Eric A Storch, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
800 6th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Eric Storch's specialty is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Storch include skin picking, body dysmorphic disorder, and child abuse. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Storch include: the University of South Florida Outstanding Research Achievement Award, University of South Florida; Gainesville Magazine; and 40 under 40 Award, NA. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Storch welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

All Interests: Depression, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Hoarding, Trichotillomania, Phobias, Developmental ... (Read more)

Patricia Porto Schmidt
Specializes in Counseling
5100 78th Avenue; Suite 7
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Ms. Patricia Schmidt's area of specialization is counseling. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Ms. Schmidt include depression, behavior therapy, and adjustment disorders. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Jillian L Childres, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Rehabilitative Services
880 6th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jillian Childres specializes in psychology and rehabilitative services and practices in Tampa, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. These areas are among her clinical interests: sleep disorders, behavior therapy, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Childres is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Childres is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Disruptive Behavior Disorders, Sleep Disorders, Behavior Therapy, Asperger's Syndrome, Attention ... (Read more)

Dr. Betty Horng, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
800 6th Street S
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Betty Horng works as a psychologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Horng include trichotillomania, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and mood disorders. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Horng welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

All Interests: Trichotillomania, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mood Disorders, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, ... (Read more)

Karen Anne Knop
Specializes in Social Work
1210 66th Street N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Ms. Karen Knop practices social work. Areas of expertise for Ms. Knop include depression, person-centered therapy, and eclectic therapy. Ms. Knop takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

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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.