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We found 5 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 in Saint Petersburg, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lewin include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), family therapy services, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Dr. Lewin accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Lewin include: 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. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Lewin's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

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

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

Dr. Eric Storch's area of specialization is psychology. His areas of expertise include the following: skin picking, body dysmorphic disorder, and child abuse. Dr. Storch is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Storch takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: the University of South Florida Outstanding Research Achievement Award, University of South Florida; Gainesville Magazine; and 40 under 40 Award, NA. His practice is open to 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 works as a counselor in Pinellas Park, FL. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, behavior therapy, and adjustment disorders. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Ms. Schmidt 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. New patients are welcome to contact Ms. Schmidt's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Betty Horng's specialty is psychology. These areas are among Dr. Horng's clinical interests: trichotillomania, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and mood disorders. She honors 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. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in social work. Her clinical interests include depression, person-centered therapy, and eclectic therapy. 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. Knop is accepting new patients.

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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.