We found 7 providers with an interest in cognitive-behavioral therapy and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver EPO near Sarasota, FL.

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Dr. Geoffrey D P Kanter, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Neuropsychology
1250 S Tamiami Trail; Suite 201
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Geoffrey Kanter specializes in psychology and neuropsychology. His areas of expertise include the following: behavioral medicine, depression, and psychopharmacology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kanter is open to new patients. He is conversant in Polish.

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All Interests: Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Psychopharmacology, Phobias, Sports Health, Developmental ... (Read more)

Specializes in Psychology
51 Wallace Avenue
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Marie Hetu's area of specialization is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hetu include depression, behavior therapy, and geriatric consultation. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hetu accepts. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy Services, Individual Therapy, ... (Read more)

Rachel L Thorpe
Specializes in Social Work, Psychology, Psychotherapy
4167 Clark Road; Office 1
Sarasota, FL
 

Ms. Rachel Thorpe practices social work, psychology, and psychotherapy in Sarasota, FL. Ms. Thorpe's clinical interests include critical incident stress management (CISM), eclectic therapy, and guided imagery. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Private Practice.

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Relevant Interests: , cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy

All Interests: Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness, Behavior Modification, Critical Incident Stress ... (Read more)

Specializes in Psychology
330 S Pineapple Avenue; #110
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Rona Ross specializes in psychology and practices in Sarasota, FL. Her clinical interests include depression, infertility, and education consultation. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ross's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Infertility, Education Consultation, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Men's Health ... (Read more)

April Sue Lambert
Specializes in Family Therapy
7735 Holiday Dr. @ (snug Harbor Village); Sarasota Florida 34231, Office 1
Sarasota, FL
 

Ms. April Lambert's area of specialization is family therapy. Areas of expertise for Ms. Lambert include acceptance and commitment therapy, person-centered therapy, and parenting issues. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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All Interests: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, Object Relations Therapy, Clinical Supervision, ... (Read more)

Deborah S Kaufman
Specializes in Social Work
Office 1; 7727-a Holiday Drive
Sarasota, FL
 

Ms. Deborah Kaufman specializes in social work. Areas of expertise for Ms. Kaufman include critical incident stress management (CISM), psychodynamic therapy, and relational therapy. She 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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Specializes in Social Work
2477 Stickney Point Road; Suite 115 B
Sarasota, FL
 

Mr. Frank Lynch's area of specialization is social work. Areas of expertise for Mr. Lynch include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Mr. Lynch accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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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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