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We found 4 providers with an interest in cognitive-behavioral therapy and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near San Angelo, TX.

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Specializes in Psychology
421 W Concho Avenue
San Angelo, TX
 

Dr. W. Truett Smith works as a psychologist. These areas are among Dr. Smith's clinical interests: depression, behavior therapy, and phobias. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Substance Abuse, Neglect, ... (Read more)

Dustin Scott McCoy
Specializes in Counseling
242 N. Magdalen
San Angelo, TX
 

Mr. Dustin McCoy's specialty is counseling. In his practice, Mr. McCoy focuses on cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), couples therapy, and individual therapy. Mr. McCoy takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy

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Specializes in Counseling
242 N Magdalen
San Angelo, TX
 

Mr. Brent Dooley's specialty is counseling. Clinical interests for Mr. Dooley include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Mr. Dooley honors.

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All Interests: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

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Specializes in Counseling
424 S Oakes Street
San Angelo, TX
 

Mr. Scott Hubbartt's specialty is counseling. Clinical interests for Mr. Hubbartt include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Blue Choice.

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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.