We found 4 providers with an interest in cognitive-behavioral therapy and who accept Aetna near Wichita, KS.

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Dr. Bruce D Nystrom, PhD
Specializes in Group Therapy, Family Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Addiction Therapy, Child Psychology
River Park Psychology Consultants, Llc; 727 N Waco Suite 320
Wichita, KS

Dr. Bruce Nystrom is a group therapist, family therapist, and cognitive therapist. His areas of expertise include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and adoption issues. Dr. Nystrom honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and more. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Diagnostic Evaluation, Men's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Dorothy M Hudgens, BS, MSW
Specializes in Social Work, Counseling
240 N Rock Road; Suite 303
Wichita, KS

Ms. Dee Hudgens' specialties are social work and counseling. She practices in Olathe, KS and Wichita, KS. Clinical interests for Ms. Hudgens include acceptance and commitment therapy, person-centered therapy, and emotionally focused therapy (EFT). She takes several insurance carriers, including ValueOptions, Cigna, and Aetna.

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

All Interests: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Anger Management, Mindfulness-Based ... (Read more)

Amy Jo Driskill, MS
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
Wichita, KS

Ms. Amy Driskill practices family therapy and counseling. Areas of expertise for Ms. Driskill include narrative therapy, eclectic therapy, and emotionally focused couples therapy. She honors several insurance carriers, including ValueOptions, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Out of Network.

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

All Interests: Narrative Therapy, Eclectic Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Guided Imagery, ... (Read more)

Brooke Seager
Specializes in Family Therapy
3500 N Rock Road; Building 100
Wichita, KS

Ms. Brooke Seager is a family therapist in Wichita, KS. Ms. Seager's areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, depression, and behavior therapy. She honors Blue Shield, Behavioral Health Systems, Anthem, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Child Abuse, Infidelity Issues, Phobias, Substance Abuse, Object ... (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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