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1,241 people sought cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) help in Michigan 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

ASR, Carelon, Cigna | Evernorth, +17 more
Narcissism, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, +10 more

As a professional who has had to ask for help before, I know this process can be intimidating and difficult, but let me reassure you that seeking assi... As a professional who has had to ask for help before, I know this process can be intimidating and difficult, but let me reassure you that seeking assistance is a courageous step towards personal growth and emotional well-being. Read more

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ASR, Blue Care Network of Michigan, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan | BCBS, +18 more
Military / Veteran, Chronic Illness, Medical / Health Issues, Self Harm, Domestic Abuse, +22 more

I am a white woman with nearly four years of experience working with many different populations and in various fields within social work.

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Aetna, ASR, Blue Care Network of Michigan, +18 more
Domestic Abuse, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +10 more

As an older woman who has been affected by much of what life has to offer, I can empathize with many areas of trauma and joy and learning how to heal ... As an older woman who has been affected by much of what life has to offer, I can empathize with many areas of trauma and joy and learning how to heal from and celebrate those events. Read more

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Aetna, ASR, Blue Care Network of Michigan, +16 more
Military / Veteran, Chronic Illness, Medical / Health Issues, Self Harm, Domestic Abuse, +23 more

I have a wide range of experience to help me understand the individual needs a person may have.

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Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan | BCBS, Cigna | Evernorth, +3 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +10 more

As a woman who grew up in an adoptive family, I understand the unique issues of trauma, belonging, and navigating the unpredictable changes in life.

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Aetna, ASR, Blue Care Network of Michigan, +23 more
Military / Veteran, Chronic Illness, Medical / Health Issues, Self Harm, Domestic Abuse, +20 more

I understand what overcoming is...I had to overcome childhood trauma. I've been there. Healing from trauma is not easy, but you're worth the time and ... I understand what overcoming is...I had to overcome childhood trauma. I've been there. Healing from trauma is not easy, but you're worth the time and the effort. You have this one life, and it's important that you are able to show up for it in a way that you can feel good about, be at peace about, and be proud of. Read more

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Aetna, ASR, Blue Care Network of Michigan, +23 more
LGBTQIA+, Anger, Coping Skills, Infidelity, Self Esteem, +11 more

As a woman ahead of her time, having been a divorced single parent with no full-time job or college education and then later in life having lived in a... As a woman ahead of her time, having been a divorced single parent with no full-time job or college education and then later in life having lived in a four-generational house, I understand being a caretaker for an elderly parent, I understand the dynamics of balancing life, personally and professionally throughout the lifespan with many planned and unplanned life transitions. Read more

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Aetna, ASR, Blue Care Network of Michigan, +23 more
Medical / Health Issues, Self Harm, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, +14 more

I am dedicated to supporting you in beginning your journey no matter where we start.

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Aetna, ASR, Blue Care Network of Michigan, +23 more
Military / Veteran, Chronic Illness, Medical / Health Issues, Self Harm, LGBTQIA+, +19 more

As a person who has made many life transitions, my passion is assisting clients to process their experiences and identify methods to best ensure their... As a person who has made many life transitions, my passion is assisting clients to process their experiences and identify methods to best ensure their transitions are smooth and beneficial as possible. Read more

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Aetna, ASR, Blue Care Network of Michigan, +21 more
Self Harm, Domestic Abuse, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, +18 more

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Aetna, ASR, Blue Care Network of Michigan, +22 more
Coping Skills, Stress, Sleep / Insomnia, Anxiety, Depression, +1 more

As a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, my role is multifaceted. I am a mental health advocate, educator, and clinician.

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Aetna, ASR, Blue Care Network of Michigan, +20 more
LGBTQIA+, Coping Skills, Men’s Issues, Self Esteem, Stress, +9 more

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 Grand Rapids Charter Township, MI 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?

When you have stared down a difficult situation, have you ever said something like this to yourself… “I feel overwhelmed. There must not be a solution here.” Or what about… “I made an error at work; I can’t do anything right.” You are probably like most people in that these thoughts have popped into your head at one point or another. These are both examples of negative and untrue thinking patterns called cognitive distortions. Left unchecked, these thoughts can turn into actions. They can make a hard situation more difficult. They can even create a problem where none existed previously. But many people are fighting these cognitive distortions. They are working with a counselor and participating in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) to identify these negative thought patterns and replacement before they lead to negative behaviors. In the process, these people are often finding how much power they have control their own feelings, thoughts, and actions.

“Every human has four endowments – self awareness, conscience,
independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The power to choose, to respond, to change.” —Stephen Covey

CBT often empower people to do what Stephen Covey says, to choose, response, and change. Many people want to make a positive change in their lives but do not know what their next steps might be. CBT often provides those next steps. CBT often involves people…

  • Learning just how much control they have to focus their thoughts, feelings, and actions on positive outcomes.
  • Working within a mutual relationship with a therapist. The therapist may be an expert on identifying negative thought patterns, but clients are experts on themselves.
  • Addressing a specific challenging they are facing in a way that is goal-oriented and practical.
  • Learning emotional and cognitive skills that they will use after CBT has ended.

Thriveworks Grand Rapids offers cognitive behavior therapy, and our counselors have walked with clients as they make hard but good changes within their thoughts, feelings, and actions.

The Problem of Cognitive Distortions

People’s thoughts, feelings, and actions are all intertwined, and so, a negative, untruth thought pattern can escalate and pose significant challenges within an individual’s life. Cognitive distortions are untrue and negative perspectives upon reality that can fuel negative emotions and poor choices. Cognitive behavior therapy, therefore, seeks to counteract these cognitive distortions, and the first step is often acknowledging and identifying them. All the cognitive distortions that plague people could never be listed, but a few examples include:

  • Overgeneralization can happen when people draw a universal principle from one experience. Just because something happens one time, does not mean it will happen again.
  • Emotional reasoning can happen when people equate their internal feelings with an external reality. Just because people feel a certain way, does not make it true. Many intelligent people feel dumb at some point in their lives.
  • Polarized or “black and white” thinking can happen when people engage in all-or-nothing thinking. People can make mistakes every day, but that does not make them incompetent.
  • Blaming can happen when people actively look for fault. They may accept too much responsibility or no responsibility.
  • Catastrophizing can happen when people anticipate the worst. A small detail that does not fall into place does not mean that everything will go wrong.
  • Control fallacy can happen when people feel totally out of control—everything happens because of luck or fate or the universe or a higher power. It can also happen when people take control when they should not—like when children think they caused their parents’ divorce.
  • Filtering can occur when people deny the reality of positive experiences and only acknowledge the negative. They filter out the good so that only the bad remains in their perspective.
  • Fallacy of fairness can occur when people compare themselves to others. They judge life by what others have/do not have.

How Could CBT Help?

The goal of cognitive behavior therapy is to replace these distortions with more accurate and positive thoughts about reality. One way that a counselor may help clients accomplish that end is through an exercised call the three-column technique. On a piece of paper, people draw three columns.

In the far-left column, they will record a situation and how they are thinking about it. For example, they may have been awake all night because of their insomnia, and they may think that they will not be able to sleep tonight either. In the middle column, people can name the cognitive distortion that is affecting their thinking. In this case, it is an overgeneralization—the inability to sleep one night does not mean an inability to sleep the next night. In the third column, people will write a true, positive thought response such as, “I will keep working at my sleep routine and doing what I can to help my body rest.”

CBT Counseling at Thriveworks Grand Rapids

Cognitive behavior therapy is a proven technique for a variety of circumstances, including but not limited to…

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

If you want to try cognitive behavior therapy for a particular challenge in your life, Thriveworks Grand Rapids has appointments available. When you contact our office, you may have your first session within 24 hours. We also accept most insurance plans.

If it is time for a positive change in your life, consider working with Thriveworks Grand Rapids. Call us 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 Grand Rapids Charter Township therapists and counselors accept 28 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • ASR

  • Blue Care Network of Michigan

  • Blue Care Network of Michigan Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan | BCBS

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

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

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Self-pay costs at Grand Rapids Charter Township
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I am loving Thriveworks not only for the convenience of virtual appointments, but this is the first place I’ve tried that has actually helped. My therapist is incredibly kind and helpful and is amazing at helping me with any issues I’m struggling with. They paired me with a therapist that is experienced in the specific areas I needed help with, and it has been wonderful. I would absolutely recommend Thriveworks!
Read more I am loving Thriveworks not only for the convenience of virtual appointments, but this is the first place I’ve tried that has actually helped. My therapist is incredibly kind and helpful and is amazing at helping me with any issues I’m struggling with. They paired me with a therapist that is experienced in the specific areas I needed help with, and it has been wonderful. I would absolutely recommend Thriveworks!
Kelly Jan 2024
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I have worked with Pamela Rybka LPC both personally and professionally. I have found her compassion and expertise invaluable. She has helped with me issues related to aging and grief and loss. If you need someone to help you on life's journey, contact her. Her kindness and gentle confrontation will help you be the best person you can be.
Read more I have worked with Pamela Rybka LPC both personally and professionally. I have found her compassion and expertise invaluable. She has helped with me issues related to aging and grief and loss. If you need someone to help you on life's journey, contact her. Her kindness and gentle confrontation will help you be the best person you can be.
Grand Rapids Jul 2022
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Emily Warning is an amazing therapist. She is very professional and knows how to listen and respond to my concerns. She really makes me feel heard. Thank you Emily, you are great!
Read more Emily Warning is an amazing therapist. She is very professional and knows how to listen and respond to my concerns. She really makes me feel heard. Thank you Emily, you are great!
Grand Rapids May 2022
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I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Cassie personally and professionally for over 10 years. She is an extremely kind and compassionate person. She is an excellent listener, she is very thoughtful, organized and you can tell she genuinely cares about her clients and wants to help. She’s an excellent communicator and I would highly recommend her as a counselor any day!
Read more I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Cassie personally and professionally for over 10 years. She is an extremely kind and compassionate person. She is an excellent listener, she is very thoughtful, organized and you can tell she genuinely cares about her clients and wants to help. She’s an excellent communicator and I would highly recommend her as a counselor any day!
Grand Rapids Mar 2022
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Angel was the sweetest person! I’m so glad I chose this place for help! I felt like a crazy person at first but she made me feel like I was just normal and just going through a lot! I really appreciate angel!
Read more Angel was the sweetest person! I’m so glad I chose this place for help! I felt like a crazy person at first but she made me feel like I was just normal and just going through a lot! I really appreciate angel!
Grand Rapids Jan 2020
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Thriveworks is a blessing. I got an appointment with a counselor within a week. Margaret Rose was wonderful. She was kind and insightful and I felt safe with her. I highly recommend Thriveworks Grand Rapids
Read more Thriveworks is a blessing. I got an appointment with a counselor within a week. Margaret Rose was wonderful. She was kind and insightful and I felt safe with her. I highly recommend Thriveworks Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids Sep 2019
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My son saw Denise for the first time recently and she was great. She seemed very well informed in every area and so willing to help my son with his anxiety. She actually spent time with us and seemed to care. I'm so glad we found her.
Read more My son saw Denise for the first time recently and she was great. She seemed very well informed in every area and so willing to help my son with his anxiety. She actually spent time with us and seemed to care. I'm so glad we found her.
Grand Rapids Jul 2019
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I was in need of a psychiatrist for chronic depression and anxiety. I came across thrive having only a 4 month wait instead 9 to 12 month wait with any other psychiatrist. This was wonderful news. I met Denise as my clinician. She is very empathetic very knowledgeable. She has helped me alot sine my first vist. She is very dedicated to her patients which I truly appreciate. I would highly recommend her for any psychiatric needs. I think she goes above and beyond her role. She is a caring individual. There should be more people like Denise. She needs to be recognized for her work.
Read more I was in need of a psychiatrist for chronic depression and anxiety. I came across thrive having only a 4 month wait instead 9 to 12 month wait with any other psychiatrist. This was wonderful news. I met Denise as my clinician. She is very empathetic very knowledgeable. She has helped me alot sine my first vist. She is very dedicated to her patients which I truly appreciate. I would highly recommend her for any psychiatric needs. I think she goes above and beyond her role. She is a caring individual. There should be more people like Denise. She needs to be recognized for her work.
Grand Rapids Mar 2019
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Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Grand Rapids is located off of Kenmoor Ave SE. We share an office with Paper Plane Therapies, and are located near the ClearChoice Dental Implant Center.

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(616) 421-9387

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