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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 Chesterfield, VA 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.

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Counseling in Chesterfield, VA—Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Thoughts have significant power in people’s lives.  All too often, people cannot adjust their circumstances, but they can always adjust their own thinking.

CBT shows people how to adjust their thinking—making substantial life changes by first changing their perspective on life. Cognitive behavioral therapy may allow…

  1. Clients and therapists to establish a mutual-working relationship. While therapists understand cognitive distortions and healthy thinking, clients are experts on their own thought patterns. Together, clients and therapists work together for meaningful change.
  2. Clients to discover how much power they have to control their own thoughts, feelings, and actions.
  3. Clients to work through a practical challenge—giving them real-life experience with adjusting their own thinking.
  4. Clients to build cognitive and emotional skills that they can use for the rest of their lives.

The staff at Thriveworks Chesterfield specializes in CBT, and our therapists and counselors have helped many clients make substantial changes in their lives by first adjusting their thinking.

Call or go online to begin working with one of our CBT therapists today.

Examples of Cognitive Distortions

What people think about a situation directly affects their response. Untrue, negative thoughts often lead to unhelpful actions that can sabotage an individual’s best interest. To change these cognitive distortions to more positive, true thoughts, people must first learn to recognize them. A handful of cognitive distortions are the most common, so becoming familiar with these may allow people to more easily recognize them in their own lives. Examples include…

  • Emotional reasoning cannot distinguish between an internal feeling and an external reality. For example, many spouses of addicts feel guilty for their loved one’s compulsive behaviors even though they are in no way responsible for another’s choice. The feeling of guilt does not automatically correlate to the reality of guilt.
  • Filtering sees life through a lens that separates out anything positive or beneficial. It consigns the good to a category of unimportant. People, therefore, only see the negative.
  • Catastrophizing anticipates the worst possible outcome for every situation.
  • The fallacy of fairness uses an arbitrary measure to compare and contrast one’s life with another’s instead of measuring one’s own life for its unique merits.
  • Blaming seeks to find responsibility and fault in every situation, even when there is none or when doing so is not beneficial. People become obsessed with blame.
  • Polarized or “black and white” thinking does not allow for grey or shades. It sees life as all-or-nothing. Everything is fantastic or terrible. People are good or evil. There is no in-between.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: How Does It Work?

The goal of CBT is to replace cognitive distortions with more positive thought patterns. Within their therapy sessions, clients may:

  • Learn the difference between emotions and thoughts. People may experience feelings and thinking as the same, but learning the difference is key to being able to exert more control over them.
  • Increase their own awareness of thoughts and feelings. CBT especially focuses on how an individual’s emotions and thoughts influence each other and influence their actions. Counselors may assign clients homework that includes self-reflection exercises to increase their self-awareness.
  • Allow people to assess their thoughts and feelings from a critical distance. This evaluation can allow people to recognize potential cognitive distortions.
  • Practice cognitive and emotional skills that will help people adjust their thinking before cognitive distortions escalate to actions.

Appointments for CBT at Thriveworks Chesterfield

One of the benefits of cognitive behavioral therapy is that it can be utilized in a wide array of circumstances that people face. Counselors have used CBT to treat…

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

What is happening in your life right now? Whether the particular challenge you are facing is on this list or not, consider cognitive behavioral therapy. Changing your perspective often leads to significant and important life changes.

If you are ready to meet with a therapist, Thriveworks Chesterfield has appointments available for CBT. When you call our office, one of our scheduling specialists will answer and help you make an appointment.

We also work with many insurance companies and offer evening and weekend sessions. Call Thriveworks Chesterfield today for an appointment, or book online to get started receiving CBT.

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 Chesterfield therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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I have not felt great after two days on the medication prescribed for me on Saturday. But, my psychologist is amazing she listens and is friendly. Had amazing experience and advice to give out to me.
Read more I have not felt great after two days on the medication prescribed for me on Saturday. But, my psychologist is amazing she listens and is friendly. Had amazing experience and advice to give out to me.
Hannah Jan 2024
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I was so nervous about going to therapy being that I’ve never foresaw a reason or need to go… I had encountered a very traumatic accident at work and it left me confused and depressed about my career path! I can honestly say if it weren’t for Ariane I’d still be left battling confusion and and depression from my accident. I’ve suffered anxiety and panic attacks from the incident but Ari has given me helpful tips to get through my tough times when I’m experiencing those attacks. I’m just so grateful to have encountered a very experienced and understanding counselor who genuinely has my best interest at a full recovery at heart!
Read more I was so nervous about going to therapy being that I’ve never foresaw a reason or need to go… I had encountered a very traumatic accident at work and it left me confused and depressed about my career path! I can honestly say if it weren’t for Ariane I’d still be left battling confusion and and depression from my accident. I’ve suffered anxiety and panic attacks from the incident but Ari has given me helpful tips to get through my tough times when I’m experiencing those attacks. I’m just so grateful to have encountered a very experienced and understanding counselor who genuinely has my best interest at a full recovery at heart!
Chesterfield Nov 2021
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This was my first therapy experience. I was in desperate need for help. Jenee was my therapist for a year and I can’t overstate how incredibly helpful she has been. She met me where I was mentally and helped me to find myself and healthy/productive ways of dealing with my everyday struggles. I’m a completely different and happier person thanks to her hard work.
Read more This was my first therapy experience. I was in desperate need for help. Jenee was my therapist for a year and I can’t overstate how incredibly helpful she has been. She met me where I was mentally and helped me to find myself and healthy/productive ways of dealing with my everyday struggles. I’m a completely different and happier person thanks to her hard work.
Chesterfield Feb 2021
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Ramona Peters at Thriveworks is the most empathetic person and amazing social worker. She is prompt, considerate, compassionate and so insightful. Her love for people and her ability to connect truly shine through in my encounters with her. She has real life experience and such a truthful yet kind and humanitarian way of helping people look at and solve dilemas and overcome day to day obstacles in life. Would highly recommend!
Read more Ramona Peters at Thriveworks is the most empathetic person and amazing social worker. She is prompt, considerate, compassionate and so insightful. Her love for people and her ability to connect truly shine through in my encounters with her. She has real life experience and such a truthful yet kind and humanitarian way of helping people look at and solve dilemas and overcome day to day obstacles in life. Would highly recommend!
Chesterfield Oct 2020
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Dr. Lottie Ampy is an excellent therapist and psychologist, who has served in the counseling and psychology field for many years. I have had the opportunity to work with her in the community and have seen her skills in action first hand, whether for crisis situations or generalized therapy for individuals or families. She has many talents and skills, but especially excels helping others to reach their personalized goals when in midst of going through difficult times. She is an excellent clinician and is also aware of local and regional resources. She delivers caring, compassionate services and is a clinician/psychologist who can work with you, right where you are. She is an asset to the Thriveworks team. Dr. Ampy renders 5*+ services to all she encounters.
Read more Dr. Lottie Ampy is an excellent therapist and psychologist, who has served in the counseling and psychology field for many years. I have had the opportunity to work with her in the community and have seen her skills in action first hand, whether for crisis situations or generalized therapy for individuals or families. She has many talents and skills, but especially excels helping others to reach their personalized goals when in midst of going through difficult times. She is an excellent clinician and is also aware of local and regional resources. She delivers caring, compassionate services and is a clinician/psychologist who can work with you, right where you are. She is an asset to the Thriveworks team. Dr. Ampy renders 5*+ services to all she encounters.
Chesterfield Sep 2020
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★★★★★
Ramona is a wonderful social worker with a calming presence. She makes you feel heard and respected, while also helping you reflect and move forward.
Read more Ramona is a wonderful social worker with a calming presence. She makes you feel heard and respected, while also helping you reflect and move forward.
Chesterfield Sep 2020
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★★★★★
Ms. Stefanie is an absolute therapy guru! She helped me tremendously with communicating more effectively in my relationships. She is unbiased, a great listener, and was very thorough in explaining the different techniques that I could use to maximize my efforts in communicating better. The guidance I received from Ms. Stefanie truly influenced a major part of my personal growth.
Read more Ms. Stefanie is an absolute therapy guru! She helped me tremendously with communicating more effectively in my relationships. She is unbiased, a great listener, and was very thorough in explaining the different techniques that I could use to maximize my efforts in communicating better. The guidance I received from Ms. Stefanie truly influenced a major part of my personal growth.
Chesterfield Jun 2020
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★★★★★
Dr. Allison Jackson is a compassionate and highly-skilled professional. Her education and vast experience allow her to meet the needs of her clients in a cooperative and dynamic manner. Specializing in trauma and in transforming lives, Dr. Jackson listens to your needs and supports you in finding a better future. Couples and families will find she listens to all perspectives in reaching healthy, unified goals. When engaging with her for therapy, you will receive outstanding service.
Read more Dr. Allison Jackson is a compassionate and highly-skilled professional. Her education and vast experience allow her to meet the needs of her clients in a cooperative and dynamic manner. Specializing in trauma and in transforming lives, Dr. Jackson listens to your needs and supports you in finding a better future. Couples and families will find she listens to all perspectives in reaching healthy, unified goals. When engaging with her for therapy, you will receive outstanding service.
Chesterfield Jun 2020
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Across the street is Simple Intervention and Huff Poole & Mahoney PC legal services. Next door is Branches of Life and the office of dentist Sasala Albert. There is also a Starbucks in the parking lot, as well as First Watch restaurant and TowneBank.

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(804) 375-5195

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