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We found 3 providers with an interest in cognitive-behavioral therapy and who accept Coventry HSA near Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Karl Doghramji, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry, Sleep Medicine
211 S 9th Street, Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior, Walnut.; 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Karl Doghramji's area of specialization is sleep medicine. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Doghramji attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. His clinical interests include phototherapy (light therapy), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and CPAP treatment. Dr. Doghramji takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Dr. Ritu Gupta Grewal, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Other, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
211 S 9th Street; Suite 500
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Ritu Grewal specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology and practices in Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among Dr. Grewal's clinical interests: phototherapy (light therapy), shortness of breath (dyspnea), and cystic fibrosis (CF). She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. She attended All India Institute of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at Long Island College Hospital. Her professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Sarcoidosis, Multiple Sleep Latency Test, Influenza, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep ... (Read more)

Dr. Joanne E Getsy, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
219 N Broad Street; 9th Floor
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Joanne Getsy, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine), sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Before performing her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Getsy attended Tufts University School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Her areas of clinical interest consist of sleep study, heart problems, and intensive care. Dr. Getsy is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Getsy include: Governors' Community Service Award and Philadelphia Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Drexel Medicine and Hahnemann University Hospital.

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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.