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We found 5 providers with an interest in cognitive-behavioral therapy and who accept Self-Pay/Uninsured near Asheville, NC.

Dr. Rita Louise Christensen, PhD
Specializes in Group Therapy, Psychology, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Addiction Therapy
191 E Chestnut Street
Asheville, NC
 

Dr. Rita Christensen specializes in group therapy, psychology, and cognitive-behavioral therapy and practices in Asheville, NC. Clinical interests for Dr. Christensen include depression, behavior therapy, and domestic abuse. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured. Dr. Christensen's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Linda S Wilson, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Counseling
31 College Place; Building C
Asheville, NC
 

Dr. Linda Wilson specializes in psychology and counseling. Her areas of expertise include depression, gestalt therapy, and humanistic psychotherapy. Dr. Wilson's patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Aetna, and more. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Laurie Hamilton, PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Psychology, Counseling
30 Clayton Street; Market Street Neuroscience
Asheville, NC
 

Dr. Laurie Hamilton's specialties are family therapy, psychology, and counseling. She practices in Asheville, NC. Dr. Hamilton's clinical interests include behavioral medicine, biofeedback, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Mary Ellen Griffin, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
31 Clayton Street
Asheville, NC
 

Dr. Mary Griffin practices psychology in Sylva, NC and Asheville, NC. Areas of expertise for Dr. Griffin include behavioral medicine, depression, and diagnostic evaluation. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Medicare. Dr. Griffin is accepting new patients.

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Dr. James B Harrison, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
31 Clayton Street
Asheville, NC
 

Dr. James Harrison specializes in psychology and practices in Asheville, NC. Dr. Harrison's areas of expertise include the following: behavioral medicine, depression, and education consultation. He is an in-network provider for Magellan Health Services, Health Net, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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.