We found 8 providers with an interest in cognitive-behavioral therapy and who accept United Healthcare Compass near Gainesville, FL.

Dr. Peter A Gold, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Peter Gold's specialty is psychology. His areas of expertise include the following: substance abuse, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). His professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and Memorial Health System. Dr. Gold accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Dr. Shelley Christine Heaton, PhD
Specializes in Child Psychology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Shelley Heaton's area of specialization is child psychology. Dr. Heaton's clinical interests include depression, dystonia, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Psychology
2833 Nw 41st Street; Unit 140
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Gary Geffken specializes in psychology. His clinical interests include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy services, and family therapy services. Dr. Geffken is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Dr. Joseph McNamara, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Joseph McNamara's specialty is psychology. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. McNamara is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Dr. Carol A Mathews, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
1600 Sw Archer Road; Box 100256
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Carol Mathews is a physician who specializes in psychiatry. Her areas of expertise include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and group therapy services. Dr. Mathews honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She speaks Spanish. Dr. Mathews is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Dr. Regina Bussing, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
1149 Newell Drive; Suite L4-100
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Regina Bussing is a medical specialist in pediatric psychiatry. After completing medical school at the University of Giessen Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bussing include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), major depression, and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks German. She is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Dr. Jamie Robert Smolen, MD
Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry, Other
1600 Sw Archer Road; Box 100256
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Jamie Smolen is an addiction psychiatry specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and family therapy services. Dr. Smolen is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Before completing his residency at Boston Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts, Dr. Smolen attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smolen takes.

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Dr. Michael Fitzroy Nias, JD, MSW
Specializes in Social Work, Psychiatry
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Mr. Michael Nias works as a social worker and psychiatrist in Gainesville, FL. His areas of clinical interest consist of alcohol abuse, depression, and adolescent issues. Mr. Nias takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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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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