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We found 4 providers with an interest in cognitive-behavioral therapy and who accept OptumHealth Behavioral Solutions near Saint Charles, IL.

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Specializes in Psychology
321 Hamilton Street
Geneva, IL

Dr. Jeffrey Vanmeter's specialty is psychology. These areas are among his clinical interests: crisis intervention, depression, and infertility. Dr. Vanmeter honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Self-Pay/Uninsured. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Psychological Testing and Evaluation, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Addictions/Other (gambling, ... (Read more)

Dr. David M Goodman PhD, CP
Specializes in Psychology
405 Illinois Avenue; Suite 2C
St Charles, IL
(630) 377-3535

Dr. David Goodman's area of specialization is psychology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Goodman include psychodynamic therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). He takes Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Cognitive/Cog Behavioral, Psychodynamic

Dr. Psy,D Paulette C Toburen PSYD
Specializes in Psychology
405 Illinois Avenue; Suite 2C
St Charles, IL
(630) 377-3535; (630) 917-3369

Dr. Paulette Toburen is a psychologist in Saint Charles, IL, Elmhurst, IL, and Glen Ellyn, IL. Dr. Toburen's clinical interests include depression, behavior therapy, and phobias. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

All Interests: Psychological Testing and Evaluation, Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic ... (Read more)

Mr. Patrick Joseph Ahern JD, MSW, LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
2210 Dean Street; Suite O-1
Saint Charles, IL
(630) 587-6910

Mr. Patrick Ahern specializes in social work and practices in Saint Charles, IL and Schaumburg, IL. His clinical interests include crisis intervention, depression, and suicide. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Mr. Ahern is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Methods Used: Couple/Marital, Methods Used: Educational or Psycho-Educational, Methods Used: Family ... (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.