We found 7 providers with an interest in cognitive-behavioral therapy and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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Adam B. Lewin PHD
Specializes in Psychology
800 6th Street S
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Adam Lewin's area of specialization is psychology. These areas are among his clinical interests: cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), family therapy services, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Dr. Lewin 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Lewin include: Board of Directors, American Board of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology; Career Development Leadership Program, ADAA; and Child Intervention, Prevention & Services (CHIPS) Fellowship, National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Lewin is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

All Interests: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy Services, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Eric A. Storch PH.D.
Specializes in Psychology
average rating 5 stars (4 ratings)
800 6th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Eric Storch practices psychology in Saint Petersburg, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Storch include body dysmorphic disorder, child abuse, and hoarding. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Storch include: the University of South Florida Outstanding Research Achievement Award, University of South Florida; Gainesville Magazine; and 40 under 40 Award, NA. Dr. Storch is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

All Interests: Depression, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Hoarding, Trichotillomania, Phobias, Developmental ... (Read more)

Mrs. Patricia Porto Schmidt M. A.
Specializes in Counseling
average rating 4.66 stars (3 ratings)
5100 78th Avenue; Suite 7
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Ms. Patricia Schmidt practices counseling. Clinical interests for Ms. Schmidt include depression, behavior therapy, and adjustment disorders. Ms. Schmidt has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Schmidt accepts. She is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Jillian L. Childres PHD, PY
Specializes in Psychology, Rehabilitative Services
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
880 6th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jillian Childres practices psychology and rehabilitative services in Tampa, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. These areas are among Dr. Childres's clinical interests: sleep disorders, behavior therapy, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. For her professional training, Dr. Childres completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Childres takes. Dr. Childres is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

All Interests: Disruptive Behavior Disorders, Sleep Disorders, Behavior Therapy, Asperger's Syndrome, Attention ... (Read more)

Miss Betty Horng PH.D.
Specializes in Psychology
800 6th Street S
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Betty Horng specializes in psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Horng include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

All Interests: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Specializes in Psychology
5348 1st Avenue North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Steven Frank's area of specialization is psychology. His areas of expertise include behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. Dr. Frank honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

All Interests: Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Individual Therapy, Behavior ... (Read more)

Karen Anne Knop LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
1210 66th Street N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Ms. Karen Knop's area of specialization is social work. Clinical interests for Ms. Knop include depression, person-centered therapy, and eclectic therapy. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Ms. Knop's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , cognitive therapy

All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Employee Assistance Program, Cognitive Therapy, Forensic Evaluations, ... (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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