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4,973 people sought cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) help in Massachusetts 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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Good news! We have 32 therapists in Massachusetts available for an online or in-person session.

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 Boston, MA 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 Boston therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • Fallon Health

  • First Health Network

  • Harvard Pilgrim

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Boston
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

5.0 Thriveworks Boston reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Working with Samantha has been an excellent experience over the past 9 months. She is a passionate, dedicated professional who was a huge help in alleviating my anxiety and holistically improving my mental health. Her insights were clear and actionable, and improved my daily quality of life. I would highly recommend Sam to anyone who is struggling with interpersonal relationships, family issues, or anxiety.
Read more Working with Samantha has been an excellent experience over the past 9 months. She is a passionate, dedicated professional who was a huge help in alleviating my anxiety and holistically improving my mental health. Her insights were clear and actionable, and improved my daily quality of life. I would highly recommend Sam to anyone who is struggling with interpersonal relationships, family issues, or anxiety.
Boston Feb 2022
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★★★★★
Dr cavallaro provides excellent care. If I could give more than 5 stars I would.
Boston (South End) Mar 2021
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★★★★★
Kimberly is one of the most passionate and compassionate social worker I have had the pleasure of working with. She is non judgmental, emphatic and has a great sense of humor. Kimberly embodies all the qualities of an amazing clinician.
Read more Kimberly is one of the most passionate and compassionate social worker I have had the pleasure of working with. She is non judgmental, emphatic and has a great sense of humor. Kimberly embodies all the qualities of an amazing clinician.
Boston Feb 2021
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★★★★★
My experience of Kimberly Wabik as a colleague was wonderful. She was extremely hard-working, went the extra mile for her clients, and was very down to earth, practical and real. To my knowledge, her clients (adolescents and adults) loved working with her.
Read more My experience of Kimberly Wabik as a colleague was wonderful. She was extremely hard-working, went the extra mile for her clients, and was very down to earth, practical and real. To my knowledge, her clients (adolescents and adults) loved working with her.
Boston Feb 2021
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★★★★★
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Kimberly and she is a compassionate and emphatic social worker. She is passionate, non judgmental and has a great sense of humor. She embodies all the qualities of a great clinician.
Read more I’ve had the pleasure of working with Kimberly and she is a compassionate and emphatic social worker. She is passionate, non judgmental and has a great sense of humor. She embodies all the qualities of a great clinician.
Boston Jan 2021
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Boston is located on Massachusetts Ave where it intersects with Columbus Ave. We share a building with Salon 428, Dunkin’ Donuts, and Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston.

Phone number

(617) 958-5365

Languages spoken by MA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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