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We found 4 providers with an interest in cognitive-behavioral therapy and who accept Humana Open Access near Peoria, IL.

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Specializes in Counseling
6615 N. Big Hollow Road
Peoria, IL
 

Ms. Ellen Kiesewetter's area of specialization is counseling. Her clinical interests include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), family therapy services, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Curt Meiss, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
914 W Glen Avenue; Suite 3
Peoria, IL
 

Mr. Curt Meiss is a family therapist and counselor. His areas of expertise include depression, behavior therapy, and adoption issues. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Child Abuse, Infidelity Issues, Phobias, Dialectical Behavior ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
900 Main Street; Suite 720
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Jean Clore specializes in psychology and practices in Peoria, IL. Dr. Clore has a special interest in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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All Interests: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

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Specializes in Psychiatry
900 Main Street; Suite 720
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Tim Bruce's area of specialization is psychiatry. Clinical interests for Dr. Bruce include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), education, and teaching. Patients gave Dr. Bruce an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Education, Teaching, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

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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.