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779 people sought cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) help at Charlotte 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, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +22 more
Coping Skills, Stress, Anxiety, Depression

As an African-American woman, with her own personal life experiences and mental health challenges, I am intentional about creating safe spaces for peo... As an African-American woman, with her own personal life experiences and mental health challenges, I am intentional about creating safe spaces for people of color at all stages of life to access quality and culturally relevant mental health care. Read more

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +21 more
Coping Skills, Life Transition, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma / PTSD

Change is a life-long journey requiring acceptance and commitment to motivate oneself towards change.

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +22 more
LGBTQIA+, Anger, Coping Skills, Men’s Issues, Self Esteem, +8 more

Everyone has a story to tell and I look forward to hearing yours.

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS Medicare Advantage, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +21 more
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As a clinician who has served in children, family, relationship, and adult services for over 20 years and clinical practice for over 13 years, I under... As a clinician who has served in children, family, relationship, and adult services for over 20 years and clinical practice for over 13 years, I understand the difficulty in trying to find balance and a sense of self. My goal is to empower and teach self-preservation in a world that is not always understanding. Read more

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS Medicare Advantage, +22 more
LGBTQIA+, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Stress, Women’s Issues, +6 more

As a woman of color who has experienced her own mental health challenges, I understand the unique struggle of starting your healing journey.

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS Medicare Advantage, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), Carelon, +17 more
Addiction, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality, Anxiety, Depression

As a clinician with a background in multiple settings, I am able address a variety of clinical needs.

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This journey called life is filled with many adventures, some good and some bad. I am glad you chose me to help you navigate through your path.

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I am a very compassionate and professional Nurse Practitioner that has treated mental health conditions and substance use for over 10 years.

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Tori Sweeting

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

My go-to approach for cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is to assist the client in identifying negative or irrational thoughts and the associated coping mechanism. I feel that it is beneficial to reframe the cognition to assist with the alleviation of distressful thoughts/emotions and a dialectical shift in the coping mechanism.

What tools do you teach in cognitive behavioral therapy?

I assist individuals in the identification of coping mechanisms, the following are a few examples:

  • Personalization: The ability to identify how others behaviors directly or indirectly affect our behavior.
  • Regret: The ability to identify and accept a situation that one regrets and the need to develop a plan to ensure future success coupled with everyday acceptance to assist with letting go.
  • Emotional reasoning: The ability to understand how one's undesired emotions often trigger negative or irrational thoughts.
Additionally, I assist with the following:
  • Behavioral activation: The need to participate in behaviors to encourage mood stability.
  • Cycle of emotions: Identification of vulnerabilities and the triggers of negative emotions and thoughts.

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

I know a client is making meaningful progress when he/she is able to discuss a situation that may have caused distress and has demonstrated the ability to identify the corresponding coping mechanism.

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

Clients can supplement their time in CBT with the utilization of journaling, i.e. the communication of thoughts and feelings coupled with one's ability to reflect and seek behavioral change.

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

To prepare for their first CBT session, an individual should be able to identify their primary emotion and a minimum of one (1) trigger or activating event for which they seek treatment.

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 Charlotte, NC 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.

Need more help deciding?

Everyone at some point in life feels stuck. Have you ever stared at a situation and thought, “I just cannot do this”? Most likely, you have. But what if that negative thought was not true? What if you could do it? Many people are learning that they can overcome the problems in life that are holding them back. These people may or may not be able to change other people or their circumstances, but they have learned the key to success: they can always change their own thinking.

“I learned to take those experiences that were difficult in my life and
in the adversity that I had overcome to use it for a positive change.”
—Dominique Moceanu

Making a positive change is possible, but often easier said than done. Changing one’s perspective and thinking can be a long process. When people have a particular problem they want to overcome, they usually need support. Many are working with a counselor and pursuing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to receive the guidance they need.

CBT is a proven therapeutic model that has helped many different people facing many different problems. Clinical trials have shown that patients who undergo cognitive behavioral therapy often experience lasting and real change, and at times, CBT has produced results as effective as medication when people have depression or anxiety. Even more, because CBT focuses on strengthening an individual, its benefits often last even have therapy has finished.

In particular, counselors have used CBT to treat…

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Mood swings
  • Insomnia
  • Anger management
  • Self-destructive habits
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Drug and/or alcohol addiction
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Child and adolescent issues
  • Relationship issues
  • General health issues

The counselors and therapists Thriveworks Charlotte utilize CBT because it is a proven and effective treatment. If you are ready to make a positive change in your life, our staff is ready to support you and guide your process with cognitive behavioral therapy.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: What Is It?

CBT is a proactive and practical method of psychotherapy that seeks to address a specific emotional, social, or relational problem. Together with a therapist’s guidance, individuals seek to change their own negative thought and behavior patterns that may be fueling the difficulty.

While difficult circumstances certainly occur in people’s lives, there are also times when the difficulty arises because of the meaning an individual gives a particular event. First, these negative patterns must be identified, and then they can be adapted to find more positive ways of handling the issue. For example, people who struggle with insomnia may be telling themselves, “well, I’m just a terrible sleeper.” This thought pattern can be making the sleeping difficulty worse. CBT seeks to replace this negative thought with a more positive outlook.

Because CBT addresses a particular problem, it is a short-term therapeutic model. Generally, counselors work with a client for approximately six months to a year. Within that timeframe, many emotional problems can substantially improve with a once-a-week, hour session of CBT.

Identifying the Problem’s Root: Cognitive Distortions

There are a number of negative thought patterns that people can embrace, and these often create or exacerbate challenges in their lives. Thus, CBT does not address issues directly, but it considers how individuals interpret these issues and if they are interpreting them well. All too often people embrace cognitive distortions as they interpret a situation. Cognitive distortions are simply interpreting a situation inaccurately and negatively.

A few examples of cognitive distortions include:

  • Polarized thinking occurs when people see the world with extreme categories. It is sometimes called “black and white thinking.” Everything is either wonderful or horrible, irredeemable or perfect, good or evil. There are no shades.
  • Blaming occurs when people simply place blame on themselves or others. Someone or something has to be at fault for every negative thing that happens.
  • Catastrophizing occurs when people always expect the worst. It is sometimes called “magnifying or minimizing.”
  • Control fallacies occurs when people misplace control within their lives. They may feel externally controlled and blame fate, luck, or the universe. They may feel internal control and take responsibility for things they cannot control—such as other people’s feelings.
  • Filtering occurs when people look at every situation with a negative lens. They often dismiss anything positive, and they focus exclusively upon the negative.
  • Overgeneralization occurs when people take a small factor or event and interpret all of life accordingly. For example, if it rains one year on an individual’s birthday, but they contend that “it always rains on my birthday.”
  • Emotional reasoning occurs when people mistake their feelings for reality despite evidence to the contrary.
  • Personalization occurs when people interpret other people’s actions as reflections of themselves. For example, if a friend cannot meet for coffee, someone engaging in this cognitive distortion would assume this friend does not value their friendship instead of assuming this friend is simply busy at that time.
  • Fairness fallacy occurs when people use an arbitrary scale of fairness to measure life events. Comparing and contrasting as such usually leaves people feeling disappointed.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at Thriveworks Charlotte

If you are ready for a change in thinking and a change in your life, the counselors at Thriveworks Charlotte are ready to meet with you. When you contact our office, you may have your first appointment the following day. Our therapists are credentialed with most insurance panels, and that means we accept most insurance plans. We also offer weekend and evening appointments.

What changes do you want to make? Let’s work together. Contact Thriveworks Charlotte today.

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 Charlotte therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Caresource

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

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Self-pay costs at Charlotte
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

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4.7 Learn about verified reviews
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I have been seeing Terryn Maher for a couple of months now and she is awesome!! Very knowledgeable, attentive, thorough, thoughtful, caring, etc. I could go on for awhile. I’ve been in counseling with another therapist for about 14 years but I already feel like I’m getting so much more from working with Terryn. Thriveworks on a whole has been great to work with as well. They are easy to work with and schedule appointments with. I was nervous about working with a company over directly with just the therapist but it has actually worked out well. I highly recommend them!
Read more I have been seeing Terryn Maher for a couple of months now and she is awesome!! Very knowledgeable, attentive, thorough, thoughtful, caring, etc. I could go on for awhile. I’ve been in counseling with another therapist for about 14 years but I already feel like I’m getting so much more from working with Terryn. Thriveworks on a whole has been great to work with as well. They are easy to work with and schedule appointments with. I was nervous about working with a company over directly with just the therapist but it has actually worked out well. I highly recommend them!
Jennifer Feb 2024
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Clarissa is a true professional and I love working with her!
Charlotte Aug 2022
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Dr Patricia shows her professionalism by having a positive attitude, using time effectively, and providing excellent service. Dr. Patricia's communication is wonderful when showing her active listening skills. Dr. Patricia shows compassion because she is passionate about what she brings to this field.
Read more Dr Patricia shows her professionalism by having a positive attitude, using time effectively, and providing excellent service. Dr. Patricia's communication is wonderful when showing her active listening skills. Dr. Patricia shows compassion because she is passionate about what she brings to this field.
Charlotte Aug 2022
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Gabrielle is an amazing therapist. She is very empathetic to her clients and their needs. She can help you through what ever you are going through. Schedule with her! You will not be disappointed.
Read more Gabrielle is an amazing therapist. She is very empathetic to her clients and their needs. She can help you through what ever you are going through. Schedule with her! You will not be disappointed.
Charlotte Feb 2022
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I have had the pleasure of working with Clair Crow professionally and can attest to what an incredible therapist she is! She has a calm demeanor and creates safety with her clients. She balances that safety and care with clear boundaries. I highly recommend her and have often referred clients to her for her expertise.
Read more I have had the pleasure of working with Clair Crow professionally and can attest to what an incredible therapist she is! She has a calm demeanor and creates safety with her clients. She balances that safety and care with clear boundaries. I highly recommend her and have often referred clients to her for her expertise.
Charlotte Oct 2021
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I've worked with Mrs. Matson for close to a year now and I can say with certainty that she's a great counselor to go to for help with emotional regulation and understanding, grief management, and processing trauma in healthy and beneficial ways. Her use of meditation techniques to get to the root of my emotions and habits have helped me understand so much about myself and why I operate the way I do. I'd definitely recommend her to anyone just starting out looking for a good counselor, or anyone looking for a friendly empathetic professional who listens well and draws from a wealth of information to provide really quality services.
Read more I've worked with Mrs. Matson for close to a year now and I can say with certainty that she's a great counselor to go to for help with emotional regulation and understanding, grief management, and processing trauma in healthy and beneficial ways. Her use of meditation techniques to get to the root of my emotions and habits have helped me understand so much about myself and why I operate the way I do. I'd definitely recommend her to anyone just starting out looking for a good counselor, or anyone looking for a friendly empathetic professional who listens well and draws from a wealth of information to provide really quality services.
Charlotte Feb 2021
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I have seen Dr. Daniel Stillwell for a year for individual and couples counseling and I trust him immensely. He is a skilled, authentic, and highly competent professional. I’ve also referred him to others and they described the same. Thriveworks staff have been very helpful with insurance and appointments.
Read more I have seen Dr. Daniel Stillwell for a year for individual and couples counseling and I trust him immensely. He is a skilled, authentic, and highly competent professional. I’ve also referred him to others and they described the same. Thriveworks staff have been very helpful with insurance and appointments.
Charlotte Jan 2021
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Adriana Blanco is wonderful. I never felt any judgement from her during our sessions. She is compassionate, firm and extremely knowledgeable. I could not see myself opening up as much with another counselor, thank you for putting her in my path.
Read more Adriana Blanco is wonderful. I never felt any judgement from her during our sessions. She is compassionate, firm and extremely knowledgeable. I could not see myself opening up as much with another counselor, thank you for putting her in my path.
Charlotte Apr 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Child Therapy Charlotte is near the corner of Park Road and Woodlawn Road. We are across the street from Starbucks and Exxon. Sharonview Federal Credit Union is the building next to our office.

Phone number

(980) 217-6901

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