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Specializes in Psychology
600 E Strawbridge Avenue; Suite 200b
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Ann Riebe works as a psychologist. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, life transitions, and stress management. Dr. Riebe is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

All Interests: Depression, Men's Health Issues, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Relationship Issues, Individual ... (Read more)

Andrew N Mize
Specializes in Counseling
2194 Hwy A1a.; Suite 309
Indian Harbour Beach, FL
 

Mr. Andrew Mize specializes in counseling. Clinical interests for Mr. Mize include depression, child abuse, and infidelity issues. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Mr. Mize is conversant in Spanish. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Dissociative Disorders, Sleep Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carol A Walton, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
1900 S Harbor City Boulevard; #203
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Carol Walton works as a psychologist in Melbourne, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Walton include depression, gender dysphoria, and domestic abuse. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Walton's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

All Interests: Depression, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Personality Disorders, Individual Therapy, Domestic ... (Read more)

Giselle A Apostel, MSW
2194 Hwy A1a; Suite 309
Indian Harbour Beach, FL
 

Ms. Giselle Apostel's specialty is social work. Her areas of expertise include the following: stress management, women's health issues, and anxiety. Ms. Apostel honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , cognitive therapy

All Interests: Separation, Cognitive Therapy, Relationships and Dating Issues, Individual Counseling, ... (Read more)

Diane M Digeronimo
Specializes in Family Therapy, Social Work
Indian Harbour Beach, Office 1; 2194 Hwy. Aia #203
Indian Harbour Beach, FL
 

Ms. Diane Digeronimo's areas of specialization are family therapy and social work. Her areas of expertise include behavior therapy, child abuse, and depression. Ms. Digeronimo takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Employee Assistance Program, Critical Incident ... (Read more)

Earl E Ledford, MSW
Specializes in Family Therapy, Social Work
1600 W Eau Gallie Boulevard; Suite 201u
Melbourne, FL
 

Mr. Earl Ledford is a family therapist and social worker. Clinical interests for Mr. Ledford include behavior therapy, christian counseling, and narrative therapy. Mr. Ledford takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

All Interests: Men's Health Issues, Substance Abuse, Cognitive Therapy, Premarital Counseling, Behavior Therapy, ... (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.
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