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

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Hello and welcome! I'm Emily Sherrill (she/her), a compassionate Licensed Clinical Social Worker, committed to offering empathic support to individual... Hello and welcome! I'm Emily Sherrill (she/her), a compassionate Licensed Clinical Social Worker, committed to offering empathic support to individuals on their path to healing. Read more

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I look forward to working collaboratively to help others change their mindset and reach their goals.

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As a queer-identified woman, I understand the unique issue of identity exploration and life stressors.

Danielle Jacobson

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

My go-to approach for helping people with cognitive behavioral therapy is to explain how their thoughts are connected to their moods. I enjoy seeing people understand this seemingly simple concept and how it works because this concept appears to give hope right from the beginning of treatment.

What tools do you teach in cognitive behavioral therapy?

I teach the following tools in cognitive behavioral therapy: journaling and challenging thoughts.

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

I know clients are making meaningful progress in CBT when they tell me how they had a negative feeling, but then explored its roots and realized they had an inaccurate thought or a cognitive distortion. They are able to correct that thought and consequently change their feelings.

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

Clients can supplement their CBT by journaling in their spare time and doing any assigned homework. Clients should know that cognitive behavioral therapy usually has homework or an action plan for the upcoming week.

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

To prepare for their first cognitive behavioral therapy therapy session, clients just have to come with an open mind and be prepared to share. They should realize that this is a safe space and that we need to work together in order to progress in therapy.

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 Chicago, IL 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 Chicago therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | HMO - Essential Health Partners IPA

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | HMO - Essential Health Partners Kane County

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | HMO - Essential Health Partners Silver Cross

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

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | PPO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Choice Care (Humana)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

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Self-pay costs at Chicago
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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Thriveworks is a phenomenal resource and their counselors are so helpful; I am doing so well because of them and the affordability of pertinent care.
Read more Thriveworks is a phenomenal resource and their counselors are so helpful; I am doing so well because of them and the affordability of pertinent care.
Kara Jan 2024
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★★★★★
David is an excellent listener and truly listens actively when you are speaking. He has clinical skills that can help anyone open up and displays empathy with a focus to help you improve and identify goals to work towards full potential. Dave provides a solution focused approach that helps you create better problem solving skills. I would recommend David as a clinician as he has a passion to help others!
Read more David is an excellent listener and truly listens actively when you are speaking. He has clinical skills that can help anyone open up and displays empathy with a focus to help you improve and identify goals to work towards full potential. Dave provides a solution focused approach that helps you create better problem solving skills. I would recommend David as a clinician as he has a passion to help others!
Chicago Feb 2022
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★★★★★
Dave is passionate and works hard to help his clients! He has the needed experience to help you.
Read more Dave is passionate and works hard to help his clients! He has the needed experience to help you.
Chicago Feb 2022
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★★★★★
David Fletcher Janzen is a wonderful and engaging listener. I have benefited from his patience and direct feedback when he provided weekly supervision. He has the passion to develop others and promotes in depth reflection, independence and increased insight. David relates well and is a kind individual willing to provide advise and help to those seeking. I highly recommend David in the role as a therapist!
Read more David Fletcher Janzen is a wonderful and engaging listener. I have benefited from his patience and direct feedback when he provided weekly supervision. He has the passion to develop others and promotes in depth reflection, independence and increased insight. David relates well and is a kind individual willing to provide advise and help to those seeking. I highly recommend David in the role as a therapist!
Chicago Feb 2022
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Chicago is located on N Michigan Ave, near the intersection of Michigan and E Lower Wacker Dr and on the south side of the Chicago River. Our office is right next to Starbucks and Blackhawks Store, and our building neighbors the Chicago Architecture Center and Quantum Crossings. The closest bus stop is directly in front of our building at Michigan & E. Wacker.

Phone number

(630) 454-0672

Languages spoken by IL providers

  • Vietnamese
  • English
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