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We found 4 providers with an interest in cognitive-behavioral therapy and who accept Regence Blue Shield near Everett, WA.

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Dr. Janice Deeds Smith, PsyD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
1728 W Marine View Drive; Suite 109
Everett, WA

Dr. Jan Smith's areas of specialization are family therapy and counseling; she sees patients in Everett, WA. These areas are among her clinical interests: person-centered therapy, eclectic therapy, and guided imagery. She accepts the following insurance: Regence, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Healthcare. Dr. Smith has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), rational-emotive behavior therapy (REBT)

All Interests: Person-Centered Therapy, Eclectic Therapy, Guided Imagery, Humanistic Psychotherapy, ... (Read more)

Juliana K Tyler, MA
Specializes in Counseling, Psychotherapy
2804 Grand Avenue; Suite 300
Everett, WA

Ms. Juliana Tyler is a counselor and psychotherapist. Clinical interests for Ms. Tyler include depression, life transitions, and stress management. She honors Regence, Blue Shield, and LifeWise, as well as other insurance carriers. Ms. Tyler's practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Depression, Infertility, Eclectic Therapy, Phobias, Grief, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, ... (Read more)

Zita Molnar Fekete, MA
Specializes in Counseling, Psychotherapy
4460 73rd Place Sw
Mukilteo, WA

Ms. Zita Fekete's areas of specialization are counseling and psychotherapy. These areas are among her clinical interests: jungian psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and eclectic therapy. Ms. Fekete accepts several insurance carriers, including Regence, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. She speaks Hungarian.

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Relevant Interests: , cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

All Interests: Eclectic Therapy, Guided Imagery, Jungian Psychotherapy, Couples Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral ... (Read more)

Elizabeth Elliott, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
1918 Everett Avenue
Everett, WA

Ms. Liz Elliott practices family therapy and counseling in Lake Stevens, WA and Everett, WA. Her areas of expertise include mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), family therapy services, and couples therapy. Ms. Elliott takes Regence, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and First Choice Health insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy

All Interests: Couples Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Family Therapy Services, Counseling Services, ... (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.