We found 5 providers with an interest in cognitive-behavioral therapy and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold HMO near Plano, TX.

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Robert John Good Bob Good, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
1106 14th Street; Suite 100
Plano, TX
 

Mr. Bob Good is a family therapist and counselor in Plano, TX and Frisco, TX. Mr. Good's areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, infidelity issues, and phobias. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Men's Health Issues, Substance Abuse, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Counseling, Psychotherapy
Suite 505, Office 1; 2007 N. Collins
Richardson, TX
 

Mr. Daniel Kirkland is a counselor and psychotherapist. Areas of expertise for Mr. Kirkland include jungian psychotherapy, relational therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Patients gave Mr. Kirkland an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

All Interests: Clinical Supervision, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy ... (Read more)

Specializes in Counseling
2007 N Collins Boulevard
Richardson, TX
 

Mr. Larry Lohman's specialty is counseling. Mr. Lohman is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , cognitive therapy

All Interests: Cognitive Therapy, Family Therapy Services, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Solution-Focused Brief ... (Read more)

Anne Prescott Gault, MS
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
3112 N Jupiter Road; Suite 203
Garland, TX
 

Ms. Anne Gault's specialties are family therapy and counseling. Ms. Gault's areas of expertise include the following: imago relationship therapy, anger management, and coaching. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Gault honors.

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Relevant Interests: , cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

All Interests: Anger Management, Coaching, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Imago Relationship Therapy, Couples ... (Read more)

Melody Brooke, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
1221 W Campbell Road; Suite 271
Richardson, TX
 

Ms. Melody Brooke's areas of specialization are family therapy and counseling; she sees patients in Richardson, TX and Addison, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: person-centered therapy, parenting issues, and gestalt therapy. Ms. Brooke accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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

All Interests: Mindfulness, Body-Mind Psychotherapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy 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.
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