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

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Deborah K Nagurski
Specializes in Psychology
1601 Highway 13 E; Suite 101
Burnsville, MN

Ms. Deborah Nagurski's area of specialization is psychology. Ms. Nagurski's clinical interests include depression, behavior therapy, and adoption issues. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Suzanne L Krueger, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
1500 Mcandrews Road West; Suite 223
Burnsville, MN

Dr. Suzanne Krueger works as a psychologist. Dr. Krueger's areas of expertise include depression, trichotillomania, and eclectic therapy. She is an in-network provider for Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Ashlee Noel Secord, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
190 S River Ridge Circle; Suite #208
Burnsville, MN

Ms. Ashlee Secord's specialties are family therapy and counseling. She practices in Burnsville, MN. Clinical interests for Ms. Secord include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), couples therapy, and counseling services. Ms. Secord is an in-network provider for TRICARE and United Healthcare insurance.

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Joan S Lompart, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy
1500 Mcandrews Road; Suite 230
Burnsville, MN

Ms. Joan Lompart works as a family therapist in Burnsville, MN. These areas are among her clinical interests: acceptance and commitment therapy, alcohol abuse, and depression. Ms. Lompart is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She is accepting new patients.

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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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