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

Dr. Eric Storch works as a psychologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. His areas of expertise include body dysmorphic disorder, child abuse, and hoarding. Dr. Storch is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Storch honors. Dr. Storch has received distinctions including 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. He 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)

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

Dr. Adam Lewin's area of specialization is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lewin include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), family therapy services, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Dr. Lewin is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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. His 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

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

Ms. Patricia Schmidt's specialty is counseling. Patients rated Ms. Schmidt highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Ms. Schmidt include depression, behavior therapy, and adjustment disorders. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Schmidt honors. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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 practices psychology and rehabilitative services. Her areas of expertise include sleep disorders, behavior therapy, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Childres honors. For her residency, Dr. Childres trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Childres is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

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. Her areas of expertise include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Dr. Horng is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

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

Ms. Karen Knop's area of specialization is social work. Ms. Knop's clinical interests include depression, person-centered therapy, and eclectic therapy. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Employee Assistance Programs, Forensic Evaluations, Person-Centered Therapy, ... (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.
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