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667 people sought cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) help in Connecticut 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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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 West Hartford, CT 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?

Julia is in a downward spiral. Her and Tony, her boyfriend of three years, just decided to call it quits, and she’s having a hard time facing her new reality without him. She calls out of work and plops herself on the couch. “Of course this relationship didn’t work out.” “I can’t believe I thought we’d get married. What was I thinking?” “I’ll never find the right person.” “Why would anyone want to marry me? I’m worthless.” Julia ignores phone calls and pleas from her friends and family to talk to them. She scrolls through her Facebook, looking at all of the photos and memories. Julia is still in a funk a few days later and hasn’t been to work or talked to her loved ones.

This is a perfect example of how we let our negative thoughts run rampant and steer the direction of our lives! Breakups are rarely easy, but Julia certainly didn’t help her case. Instead, she made it worse by engaging in negative thinking patterns. Many of us have been there: Something bad or crappy happens and we launch into all of the cognitive distortions. We think negative thoughts, which control our actions and our reality.

“Cognitive therapy seeks to alleviate psychological stresses by correcting faulty conceptions and self-signals. By correcting erroneous beliefs we can lower excessive reactions.” –Aaron Beck

Don’t worry. If you commonly self-destruct with negative thoughts, cognitive behavioral therapy at Thriveworks in West Hartford, CT can help you! You can learn to identify your negative thinking patterns and replace them with positive thinking. As a result, you will find greater happiness and success in virtually every area of your life. And you’ll even be equipped to help other people in your life do the same. If you think you could find value in cognitive behavioral therapy, call our office today. You can reach us at (860) 553-3374.

How Does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Work? Can CBT Help Me?

We all know that it’s easy to let the negative thoughts take over. It’s automatic! But putting in a little extra effort to identify and correct these negative thoughts can go a long way. And the good news is that a cognitive behavioral therapist at Thriveworks Counseling is available to help you master this process. In doing so, they can help you manage or work through important challenges, including:

  • Depression, anxiety or another mental illness
  • Substance abuse or addiction
  • Grieving the loss of a loved one
  • Feelings of loneliness
  • Low self-esteem
  • Relationship issues
  • Breakups
  • Career success and personal growth

This list doesn’t actually end here. The truth is that cognitive behavioral therapy helps people work through a wide range of challenges by simply showing them how to engage in more positive thinking. Consider working with a cognitive behavioral therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in  West Hartford.

What Techniques are Used in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

Cognitive behavioral therapy varies on a case by case basis, as every individual is different and brings unique needs to the table. That said, your Thriveworks cognitive behavioral therapist will get to know your specific challenges and then guide you toward success in changing your thinking patterns related to the identified problem.

A common technique used in cognitive behavioral therapy is the three-column technique. First, the client will fold a piece of paper into three columns. Then, with the help of their therapist, they’ll write down their negative thoughts in the first column, their cognitive distortion in the second column, and a more positive thought in the third column. For example:

  • Negative thought: “I’m going to bomb this test.”
  • Distortion: Fortune telling
  • Positive thought: “I studied hard for this test. I’ll do the best that I can!”

If you think that a West Hartford cognitive behavioral therapist could help you live better thought correcting your negative thinking, reach out to Thriveworks Counseling today.

Schedule Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at Thriveworks West Hartford Today

Guess what! You can schedule a cognitive behavioral therapy appointment right now. Even better, you could meet your cognitive behavioral therapist as soon as today or tomorrow. Thriveworks offers next-day appointments as well as evening and weekend sessions to best accommodate the Hartford community.

We’re confident that cognitive behavioral therapy could help you live better. If you’re ready to schedule your cognitive behavioral therapy appointment, give Thriveworks in West Hartford a call at (860) 553-3374.

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 West Hartford therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Connecticut Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

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Self-pay costs at West Hartford
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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I couldn’t be more pleased with the help Tracy Saucier has given me! She is so kind, compassionate and a great listener.
Read more I couldn’t be more pleased with the help Tracy Saucier has given me! She is so kind, compassionate and a great listener.
Jane Feb 2024
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I love the format of telehealth in the evening. At a time where it's so challenging to find Psychiatrists, Thriveworks has been so easy to work with. And Ericka is lovely; easy to work with, easy to talk to, trustworthy, and very helpful.
Read more I love the format of telehealth in the evening. At a time where it's so challenging to find Psychiatrists, Thriveworks has been so easy to work with. And Ericka is lovely; easy to work with, easy to talk to, trustworthy, and very helpful.
Elizabeth Feb 2024
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I feel very comfortable talking with my therapist Jill about things that have been taking up room in my mind. She helps me find tools to cope with PTSD, anxieties & depression. I know I have a while to go but I am seeing progress due to our sessions.
Read more I feel very comfortable talking with my therapist Jill about things that have been taking up room in my mind. She helps me find tools to cope with PTSD, anxieties & depression. I know I have a while to go but I am seeing progress due to our sessions.
Elizabeth Feb 2024
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Tracy Saucier is an excellent therapist and I feel very comfortable with her
Helen Jan 2024
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Mr Saxton and the counsellors at Thriveworks are highly skilled and knowledgeable in assisting overcome situations that require special understanding.
Read more Mr Saxton and the counsellors at Thriveworks are highly skilled and knowledgeable in assisting overcome situations that require special understanding.
Ash Dec 2023
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The importance of finding a relatable therapist is key! Being in the medical field myself and coping with those stressors post 2020 traumatic events lead me to reach out for help. Learning understand and cope with moving forward in a healthier way. Thank you Ms Cano for making it easy to talk to you and relate!
Read more The importance of finding a relatable therapist is key! Being in the medical field myself and coping with those stressors post 2020 traumatic events lead me to reach out for help. Learning understand and cope with moving forward in a healthier way. Thank you Ms Cano for making it easy to talk to you and relate!
West Hartford Mar 2022
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Eva is absolutely wonderful and has given us tools and techniques to improve our communication and marriage.
Read more Eva is absolutely wonderful and has given us tools and techniques to improve our communication and marriage.
West Hartford Feb 2021
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Mimi is wonderful, attentive and kind. She's really helped me to grow and see the positives in myself. I am so happy to have met her!!!
Read more Mimi is wonderful, attentive and kind. She's really helped me to grow and see the positives in myself. I am so happy to have met her!!!
West Hartford Dec 2019
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Hartford is located at the corner of Farmington Ave and Ardmore Rd. We currently share the building with Step To Beauty and New England Realty Management, among other businesses. Across the street will find The Westfield apartment building and one block west on Farmington Ave is the Beth David Synagogue.

Phone number

(860) 530-5326

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