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4,664 people sought cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) help in Pennsylvania in the last year

Discover how starting cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) therapy can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Capital BlueCross of Pennsylvania | BCBS Medicare Advantage, Carelon, +25 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, ADHD, Anxiety, +1 more

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Aetna, Carelon, Cigna | Evernorth, +25 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Addiction, +6 more

Colton's goal is that each individual he works with is seen, heard, and validated.

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Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +2 more
Medical / Health Issues, Self Harm, Narcissism, Anger, Behavioral Issues, +17 more

Life can bring its share of stress; I'm personally dedicated to offering you the support you need on your unique journey.

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Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +2 more
Chronic Illness, Self Harm, Domestic Abuse, Narcissism, LGBTQIA+, +23 more

I believe that we don't get to choose when we have to be resilient and face life challenges, so it's okay to feel like you don't have it all figured o... I believe that we don't get to choose when we have to be resilient and face life challenges, so it's okay to feel like you don't have it all figured out right now. I'm here to help! Read more

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Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +2 more
Domestic Abuse, Narcissism, LGBTQIA+, Anger, Behavioral Issues, +23 more

I emphasize building strong connections with my clients to create a relaxing, warm environment where they are validated and respected. I am so excited... I emphasize building strong connections with my clients to create a relaxing, warm environment where they are validated and respected. I am so excited to be a part of your journey and guide you towards the growth you deserve! Read more

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Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +2 more
Narcissism, Coping Skills, Men’s Issues, Self Esteem, Stress, +12 more

I totally understand the search for more freedom, clarity, and fulfillment out of life, because trust me, I've been there too!

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Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +2 more
LGBTQIA+, Coping Skills, Stress, Addiction, Borderline Personality, +5 more

I understand the importance of the therapeutic alliance, no matter the reason for seeking therapy.

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Aetna, Carelon, Cigna | Evernorth, +12 more
LGBTQIA+, Anger, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +7 more

As a young woman with a history of adversity, I am able to empathize with those experiencing mental stress.

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Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +2 more
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Starting therapy can sometimes feel overwhelming, I am here to guide you through the thoughts and emotions every step of the way.

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Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +2 more
Domestic Abuse, LGBTQIA+, Coping Skills, Men’s Issues, Self Esteem, +12 more

Hello! My name is Johnathan and I have been counseling people for the last 4+ years!

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Growing up with ADHD, I have a clear understanding of the challenges.

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Aetna, Carelon, Cigna | Evernorth, +16 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Career, +2 more

I am committed to walking with you on your journey.

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Aetna, Carelon, Cigna | Evernorth, +21 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Stress, ADHD, +8 more

I am looking forward to talking with you, regardless of your background or history.

David Harman

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What is your go-to approach for cognitive behavioral therapy?

My go-to approach for helping people in cognitive behavioral therapy is to help them understand the specific nature of their challenges and how those challenges can be successfully dealt with through a sensible positive mindset. I enjoy this approach because it relies on principles of human behavior and cognition that have been powerfully demonstrated through extensive research. That's why it is so likely to lead to improvement in my clients' lives.

What tools do you teach in cognitive behavioral therapy?

I make use of the following tools in cognitive behavioral therapy:

  • Mindfulness meditation to promote greater awareness of one's thoughts and feelings.
  • Successive approximation to promote a focus on and appreciation of any degree of improvement.
  • Identifying helpful self-statements to repeat in order to counteract habitual negative thoughts.
  • Visualizing successful behaviors to help to make them a reality.

How do you know when a client is making meaningful progress in cognitive behavioral therapy?

I know a client is making meaningful progress in cognitive behavioral therapy when they are able to report greater satisfaction with their life, specifically with the challenge that brought them to seek therapy.

What can clients do in their personal time to supplement cognitive behavioral therapy?

Clients can supplement their time in cognitive behavioral therapy by cultivating an awareness of the many positives in their life, whatever they may be (such as talents or abilities, supportive friends or family, valued pets or possessions, etc.), and allowing themselves to feel gratitude for some time each day for whatever those positives may be.

What should someone do to prepare for starting cognitive behavioral therapy?

To prepare for their first cognitive behavioral therapy session, an individual can list for themselves what their main challenges are and what they would like their goals to be.

Starting Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)

What is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)?

At Thriveworks, Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a widely recognized and evidence-based form of psychotherapy or talk therapy. It focuses on identifying and changing negative thought patterns, emotions, and behaviors that can contribute to various mental health issues or challenges that people are struggling with.

What does a cognitive behavioral therapist do?

Cognitive behavioral therapists specialize in Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and can help you to identify and comprehend your thought patterns, which often encompass automatic negative thoughts, cognitive distortions, and self-defeating beliefs. Once these negative thought patterns are pinpointed, cognitive behavioral therapists aim to challenge and replace them with the objective of fostering more constructive and logical thinking. In addition, these therapists place significant emphasis on implementing positive behavioral changes based on the newly established, healthier thought patterns.

What is CBT best for?

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is particularly effective for addressing conditions like anxiety disorders, depression, phobias, and obsessive-compulsive disorders. It focuses on identifying and modifying negative thought patterns and behaviors, making it well-suited for issues related to distorted thinking and emotional regulation.

How much does a CBT session cost?

At Thriveworks, we take most major forms of insurance, meaning many of our clients only pay a small $0-$50 co-pay. However, we have self-pay options, too. For those out-of-network, our therapy and psychiatry services are around $200, depending on the service and location.

What is the success rate of CBT?

The success rate of CBT varies depending on the intentions of the client and their condition(s).

What\'s better: CBT or DBT?

The selection between cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is based on an individual’s unique needs and challenges. CBT is commonly chosen for addressing conditions such as anxiety and depression, whereas DBT is especially beneficial for individuals dealing with borderline personality disorder, emotional regulation issues, and difficulties in interpersonal relationships.

Is CBT conducted in person or online?

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with our Thriveworks therapists in Bensalem, PA is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How many sessions is CBT?

Generally, CBT is considered a short-term therapy, typically lasting for about 12 to 20 weekly sessions. In some cases, it might extend to around 16 to 20 sessions for more complex issues.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Bensalem therapists and counselors accept 32 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Capital BlueCross of Pennsylvania | BCBS

  • Capital BlueCross of Pennsylvania | BCBS Medicare Advantage

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Geisinger Health Plan

  • Geisinger Health Plan Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

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Self-pay costs at Bensalem
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

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My therapist appointment was great and has been since I have been seeing him once a week. His name is David Harmon and he is really good listener and has given me some a great tools to begin healing from past trauma. I highly recommend him.
Read more My therapist appointment was great and has been since I have been seeing him once a week. His name is David Harmon and he is really good listener and has given me some a great tools to begin healing from past trauma. I highly recommend him.
Leigh Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Cassie is an exceptional therapist! She was extremely understanding throughout and approached my issues in a way that made me feel heard. Cassie has many skills and helped me with coping strategies to get me through my challenges. I do not know how I would have got to where I am now without her support.
Read more Cassie is an exceptional therapist! She was extremely understanding throughout and approached my issues in a way that made me feel heard. Cassie has many skills and helped me with coping strategies to get me through my challenges. I do not know how I would have got to where I am now without her support.
Bensalem Oct 2021
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★★★★★
I wasn't sure what to expect from therapy, but Jamie put me at ease right away. She is a generous listener who let me explain my situation and my feelings about it without any kind of judgement. She patiently led me through the difficult path of healing, giving me concrete steps to take to process what happened and to move forward. I would recommend her to anyone, no question.
Read more I wasn't sure what to expect from therapy, but Jamie put me at ease right away. She is a generous listener who let me explain my situation and my feelings about it without any kind of judgement. She patiently led me through the difficult path of healing, giving me concrete steps to take to process what happened and to move forward. I would recommend her to anyone, no question.
Bensalem Sep 2021
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★★★★★
Jamie is an awesome counselor with many skills to help individuals cope with everyday issues. She has changed my life in so many ways. I love leaving a session with a plan in mind. Her professionalism and caring demeanor is an added plus. Jamie has very good insight on issues that are too close to recognize myself. I’m very grateful for her direction and support. I would highly recommend her to family and friends !
Read more Jamie is an awesome counselor with many skills to help individuals cope with everyday issues. She has changed my life in so many ways. I love leaving a session with a plan in mind. Her professionalism and caring demeanor is an added plus. Jamie has very good insight on issues that are too close to recognize myself. I’m very grateful for her direction and support. I would highly recommend her to family and friends !
Bensalem Jan 2021
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★★★★★
Jamie is a fantastic therapist. I highly recommend her. She is well rounded and provides great assistance on various topics of concern. She has a way of asking the right questions to assist in processing and reflecting on issues in a new way. She is approachable, personable, and I very much enjoy my time with her.
Read more Jamie is a fantastic therapist. I highly recommend her. She is well rounded and provides great assistance on various topics of concern. She has a way of asking the right questions to assist in processing and reflecting on issues in a new way. She is approachable, personable, and I very much enjoy my time with her.
Bensalem Nov 2020
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★★★★★
Jamie walked with me through a very difficult period in parenting a child with a chronic illness. She listens well, is compassionate, and helped me reframe my thinking when I was particularly discouraged and stuck. The fact that she could also integrate faith into our conversations made all the difference. I highly recommend working with Jamie!
Read more Jamie walked with me through a very difficult period in parenting a child with a chronic illness. She listens well, is compassionate, and helped me reframe my thinking when I was particularly discouraged and stuck. The fact that she could also integrate faith into our conversations made all the difference. I highly recommend working with Jamie!
Bensalem Nov 2020
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★★★★★
I have worked with Jamie for over 15 years, and I find her to be a very competent counselor. She has a definite strength in working with children and adolescents.
Read more I have worked with Jamie for over 15 years, and I find her to be a very competent counselor. She has a definite strength in working with children and adolescents.
Bensalem Oct 2020
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★★★★★
First met frank in the mid 80's as he came to Phoenix Arizona as a certified surgical technologist & worked with him there in a level 1 trauma center. It wasn't much after his stay in Phoenix he returned to Philadelphia where he then became Philadelphia fire fighter, and his effort of doing that excelled to peaking position as Captain for the PFD. As a friend of Frank through all his dedication and motivation to higher education , that his commitment & dedication hadn't already been in progress . But as a friend to see what he has done and become to his educate himself to helping people in the community is second to none. But more than anything he's a great person and to have him as my friend all these years seen what he's done to keep helping people in the private sector, bravo frank !
Read more First met frank in the mid 80's as he came to Phoenix Arizona as a certified surgical technologist & worked with him there in a level 1 trauma center. It wasn't much after his stay in Phoenix he returned to Philadelphia where he then became Philadelphia fire fighter, and his effort of doing that excelled to peaking position as Captain for the PFD. As a friend of Frank through all his dedication and motivation to higher education , that his commitment & dedication hadn't already been in progress . But as a friend to see what he has done and become to his educate himself to helping people in the community is second to none. But more than anything he's a great person and to have him as my friend all these years seen what he's done to keep helping people in the private sector, bravo frank !
Bensalem Mar 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Bensalem is located off Street Road, between Route 13 and Dunksferry Road. We share The Constitution Building with Bensalem Dental Specialties, among other businesses, and next door you will find a McDonalds.

Phone number

(215) 782-6844

Languages spoken by PA providers

  • Russian
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Filipino
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