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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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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Carelon, +16 more
Stress, Anxiety, Grief / Loss, Depression, Trauma / PTSD

As a woman of color, I am familiar with identity, cultural diversity, inclusion/exclusion, and integration issues.

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +20 more
Behavioral Issues, Self Esteem, Stress, Anxiety, Depression

I have a passion for helping individuals improve their mental, emotional, and social well-being and quality of life.

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Carelon, +17 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma / PTSD

I aim to empower and equip individuals with mental health issues to live a healed, happy, whole, and harmonized life.

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +20 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +5 more

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Coping Skills, Infidelity, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, +6 more

Hello and welcome. My name is K. Fatou Alabi and I am not your typical therapist. As a West African woman, I grew up in a culture where mental health ... Hello and welcome. My name is K. Fatou Alabi and I am not your typical therapist. As a West African woman, I grew up in a culture where mental health isn’t a familiar topic, let alone discussed. 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
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Infidelity, Men’s Issues, +13 more

My goal is to provide an empathetic, open, and non-judgmental space for you to explore symptoms and stressors and work with you to change the things y... My goal is to provide an empathetic, open, and non-judgmental space for you to explore symptoms and stressors and work with you to change the things you want and improve in any and all areas, leading to a happier you. Read more

Laura Harris

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

My go to approach for cognitive behavioral therapy is identify and change harmful thoughts and lessen or stop destructive behaviors. I find the best benefit in this because it is the most common reason why people often come to therapy- they don’t like how they think about themselves and/or others and have difficulty changing problematic behaviors.

What tools do you teach in cognitive behavioral therapy?

I teach the following tools in cognitive behavioral therapy:

  • Cognitive Restructuring. A process to identify, challenge and change unhelpful thoughts and beliefs
  • Behavior modification. This refers to a set of practices intended to change a behavior
  • Relaxation skills. This refers to a set of techniques that counter tension and promote calm and stillness.
  • Coping Skills. This refers to adjustment to lessen tension in a stressful situation
  • Social Skills. This refers to skills to interact with others appropriately
  • Time management Skills. This refers to techniques to organize time effectively
  • Problem Solving Skills. This refers to a structured set of steps to resolve an issue
  • Thought recording. Assists with self awareness through increased awareness of patterns of thoughts and emotional reactions in detail
  • Homework. This refers to assignments to integrate lessons learned in therapy in real life situations

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 achieving measurable objectives in route to their goal. Therapists generally rely on SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time Limited) goals. When we can specifically identify what needs to occur to know that a goal is being met then we are better able to measure progress!

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

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

To prepare for your first cognitive behavioral therapy session, you can schedule your appointment at a time when you will not be interrupted. Prepare for your appointment by finishing paperwork in advance. Ensure that you have a stable connection and microphone and camera work. It is helpful to bring a notebook and pen for note taking. Plan to discuss your current issue, history and goals. Try to be as transparent when discussing intention and issues and ask questions on things you are unsure about.

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?

You have probably heard the phrase that begins, “When life gives you lemons…” but you also may have found that “making lemonade” is much easier said than done. So, if we aspire to make the most of our situations, what gets in the way of doing so? And most importantly, what can be done?

Conceptualizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

According to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), it is the way in which we process life events and our circumstances that determine our emotions and behaviors rather than the events or circumstances themselves. Therefore, negative and distorted thoughts are what ultimately lead to emotions and behaviors that have an adverse effect on our lives. To illustrate this concept, have you ever started an argument with a loved one to later find out the whole thing was a misunderstanding? Explained from a CBT perspective, by making assumptions (i.e. false cognitions), anger, frustration, and/or defensiveness (i.e. adverse emotions) resulted, prompting an argument (i.e. adverse behavior), leading to potentially destructive outcomes.

CBT in Practice

After taking time to understand the unique concerns, needs, strengths, and goals of each client, clients are taught how to use CBT. The counselor and the client then work together to identify flawed thinking, emotions, beliefs, and behaviors that may be self-defeating. With an increased self-awareness, clients learn how to reshape more accurate and constructive thoughts and beliefs, thereby allowing for emotions and behaviors conducive to well-being. Furthermore, CBT can be applied to help clients adapt and be prepared to cope with perceived challenges of the future.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Uses

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an empirically-based, solution-focused form of counseling. CBT techniques can be used to improve overall quality of life for individuals who simply need help overcoming everyday obstacles, as well as improve symptoms for a wide variety of mental health illnesses including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety/Stress
  • Sleep disorders
  • Eating disorders (binge eating, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa)
  • PTSD
  • Addictions
  • Phobias
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorders
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Relationship problems
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Mood disorders

Don’t let distorted thoughts prevent you from living a happy, wholesome life. Book your appointment with a Thriveworks Charlotte counselor today.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Charlotte therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • 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

  • Humana Exchange

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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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5.0 Thriveworks Charlotte reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Dr. Patricia will be an awesome addition to the Thriveworks team. I have worked alongside Dr. Patricia is several different settings and in all of them she represents the agency with a professional posture. Her strength comes from the value, integrity and dignity with which she gives to her work - Congratulations to Thriveworks!
Read more Dr. Patricia will be an awesome addition to the Thriveworks team. I have worked alongside Dr. Patricia is several different settings and in all of them she represents the agency with a professional posture. Her strength comes from the value, integrity and dignity with which she gives to her work - Congratulations to Thriveworks!
Charlotte Sep 2022
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★★★★★
It is obvious from working with Dr. Patricia Krikorian that counseling is not a career for her as much as it is a calling. She is compassionate, professional, non-judgmental, and supportive. Her ability to get to the root of the problem and provide helpful and personal counseling solutions is a testament to her years of counseling experience. I highly recommend Dr. Krikorian!! She is passionate about helping others!
Read more It is obvious from working with Dr. Patricia Krikorian that counseling is not a career for her as much as it is a calling. She is compassionate, professional, non-judgmental, and supportive. Her ability to get to the root of the problem and provide helpful and personal counseling solutions is a testament to her years of counseling experience. I highly recommend Dr. Krikorian!! She is passionate about helping others!
Charlotte Sep 2022
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★★★★★
I have known Dr. Patricia (Dr. Pat) for over 8 years and she has over 25+ years of experience in dealing with youth and adults in various clinical settings. Dr. Patrica is culturally and professionally competent in Counseling, Therapy, Addictions, Teaching, and Clinical Social Work as well as knowing how to deliver services to all ethnicities. Dr. Patricia uses various Therapy modalities such as Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, Family, Group, Individual, behavioral, Marriage and family therapy, and DBT, where she incorporates mindfulness, self-awareness, emotion regulation, and interpersonal communication into one's treatment plan. Dr. Patricia is the BEST!!!!
Read more I have known Dr. Patricia (Dr. Pat) for over 8 years and she has over 25+ years of experience in dealing with youth and adults in various clinical settings. Dr. Patrica is culturally and professionally competent in Counseling, Therapy, Addictions, Teaching, and Clinical Social Work as well as knowing how to deliver services to all ethnicities. Dr. Patricia uses various Therapy modalities such as Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, Family, Group, Individual, behavioral, Marriage and family therapy, and DBT, where she incorporates mindfulness, self-awareness, emotion regulation, and interpersonal communication into one's treatment plan. Dr. Patricia is the BEST!!!!
Charlotte Aug 2022
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★★★★★
Dr. Krikorian is a great and wonderful person that I've been blessed to have known her for over 3 years. In that short amount of time, she has been honest, kind, sharing, and compassionate about others. She is a great addition!
Read more Dr. Krikorian is a great and wonderful person that I've been blessed to have known her for over 3 years. In that short amount of time, she has been honest, kind, sharing, and compassionate about others. She is a great addition!
Charlotte Aug 2022
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★★★★★
Professionalism in a way that is teachable. Dr. Patricia Krikorian can teach or assist through any situation for both Singles and Families. She is kind and compassionate about others.
Read more Professionalism in a way that is teachable. Dr. Patricia Krikorian can teach or assist through any situation for both Singles and Families. She is kind and compassionate about others.
Charlotte Aug 2022
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★★★★★
You've got a winner in Dr. Patricia Krikorian. I have known her for years as my internship director, supervisor and ultimately mentor. She has guided me all the way and continues to do so with care and compassion. She is an expert in the mental health field and operates in excellence. She thoroughly enjoys what she does and results is her goal.
Read more You've got a winner in Dr. Patricia Krikorian. I have known her for years as my internship director, supervisor and ultimately mentor. She has guided me all the way and continues to do so with care and compassion. She is an expert in the mental health field and operates in excellence. She thoroughly enjoys what she does and results is her goal.
Charlotte Aug 2022
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★★★★★
I just wanted to say that Dr. Patricia Krikorian is a gem! She was my college professor and taught my Counseling class. She required us to be students of excellence because she is a woman of excellence. She passionately cares about helping anyone who needs guidance on how to navigate through life difficulties. She has many years of experience in her craft and takes pride in helping many throughout her career. She is by no means a novice and is well-respected by me and others.
Read more I just wanted to say that Dr. Patricia Krikorian is a gem! She was my college professor and taught my Counseling class. She required us to be students of excellence because she is a woman of excellence. She passionately cares about helping anyone who needs guidance on how to navigate through life difficulties. She has many years of experience in her craft and takes pride in helping many throughout her career. She is by no means a novice and is well-respected by me and others.
Charlotte Aug 2022
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★★★★★
Congratulations to Thriveworks for adding Dr. Patricia Krikorian to their TEAM! I have known Patricia for many years in various clinical settings and not only does she have the education and expertise to support clients, but the style and grace to put them at ease. She will make a great addition to the Thriveworks family!
Read more Congratulations to Thriveworks for adding Dr. Patricia Krikorian to their TEAM! I have known Patricia for many years in various clinical settings and not only does she have the education and expertise to support clients, but the style and grace to put them at ease. She will make a great addition to the Thriveworks family!
Charlotte Aug 2022
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Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Charlotte is located in the Belle Grove Business Center off of Springbank Ln, near the intersection of Providence Rd. and Pineville-Matthews Rd. We’re surrounded by several other health facilities, including Family Spine Center, Kleinheinz Dentistry, Signature Wellness, Vascular Solutions, and Clark Pediatric Dentistry.

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(704) 325-5881

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