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619 people sought cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) help in Colorado 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, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +2 more
Medical / Health Issues, Domestic Abuse, LGBTQIA+, Anger, Behavioral Issues, +19 more

I take a lively, compassionate approach to therapy. I am enthusiastic about people's individuality and accountability to grow.

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | BCBS, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado Medicare Advantage, +19 more
Military / Veteran, Chronic Illness, Medical / Health Issues, Self Harm, Domestic Abuse, +20 more

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +19 more
Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, +7 more

As a woman, married with two children to a spouse who is a firefighter, I relate to the struggles, stress, patterns, and problems that life presents.

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | BCBS, Carelon, +18 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Infidelity, Self Esteem, +10 more

Life can be incredibly challenging, and finding the right therapist to connect with can be another challenge. I believe the most important factor in t... Life can be incredibly challenging, and finding the right therapist to connect with can be another challenge. I believe the most important factor in therapy is the therapeutic relationship. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | BCBS, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado Medicare Advantage, +20 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Sex Therapy, +9 more

As a DBT-Trained clinician, I understand that sometimes individuals just need someone to walk the path of life with while figuring out what their Life... As a DBT-Trained clinician, I understand that sometimes individuals just need someone to walk the path of life with while figuring out what their Life Worth Living goals are. Read 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 Littleton, CO 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?

Have any thoughts like these ever arisen during a particularly difficult situation? “This is so unfair.” … “I cannot do anything right.” … “I feel trapped. I have no options.” More than likely, you have thought these or something similar. Most people have struggled with these negative thought patterns at some point in their lives. They are called cognitive distortions, and these negative, untrue thoughts can turn into self-sabotaging actions.

People’s thoughts, feelings, and actions are all intertwined, and cognitive distortions and maladaptive thinking patterns can make difficult situations worse or even create problems for people. Cognitive distortions present a significant problem when they take over an individual’s thinking, but many people are working with mental health professionals to fight back. They are reaching out for cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), an evidence-based psychotherapy approach that can replace these cognitive distortions with true, positive thought patterns.

“I can’t change the direction of the wind,
but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” —Jimmy Dean

What Does CBT Do?

CBT helps people who are ready to make changes in their lives by first making a change within themselves. People cannot always change their circumstances, and they cannot change other people. But people can change the way they think. CBT shows people how they can effectively rewire their existing cognitive patterns, finding healthier ways to approach reality. During cognitive behavioral therapy at Thriveworks in Littleton, CO, therapists and clients develop a mutual, trusting relationship. They define the client’s goals. The therapist uses CBT to address a particular, well-defined challenge at a time. They often empower clients to discover how much control they exert over their own feelings, thoughts, and actions. The emotional and cognitive skills that clients learn at CBT may help individuals for years to come—even after they stop attending CBT. Working together is the formula for change.

Thriveworks in Littleton, CO has counselors and therapists on staff who specialize in cognitive behavioral therapy, and have helped many clients make meaningful but challenging life adjustments. These clients did not set out to change the world; they set out to change themselves, and in the process, they are leading more fulfilling lives.

What Are Cognitive Distortions?

Cognitive distortions are exactly what their name suggests—they are thoughts that misinterpret reality. They are untrue and negative perspectives and can lead to negative and unhelpful actions. At Thriveworks in Littleton, CO, mental health specialists might use cognitive behavioral therapy to interrupt these negative thoughts before they advance to action. First, these cognitive distortions must be identified. A few examples include the following:

  • Emotional reasoning equates people’s emotions with an external reality. Not everyone who feels guilty is guilty. Not everyone who feels competent is competent. Feelings aren’t facts.
  • Polarized or “black and white” thinking leaves no room for grey area. This is an all-or-nothing perspective where everything is terrible or awesome. People are good or bad.
  • Filtering looks at the world with a lens that filters out anything that is good or positive so that people only acknowledge the negative within a situation.
  • Fallacy of fairness occurs when people compare themselves to others and judge based upon an arbitrary standard of fairness.
  • Blaming looks for fault wherever it can be found and even where it cannot be found. People often blame their own actions and responses on others.
  • Catastrophizing means you expect disaster and harm even when there are no signs that these may be a reality.
  • Control fallacy has two versions. External control means people feel as if fate, luck, or the universe is victimizing them. Internal control means they accept too much responsibility for other people’s actions.
  • Overgeneralization takes one experience and extrapolates a universal principle from it that may or may not be true.

How Might Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Help?

CBT utilizes many different techniques to identify these cognitive distortions and then replace them with healthier thinking patterns. Often, clients who participate in CBT have homework each week to enhance the effectiveness of their therapy. In particular, CBT may help individuals in the following ways:

  • Teaching them to distinguish between thoughts and feelings. While many people experience them as the same, emotions and cognitions are different, and people can learn to differentiate them.
  • Raising their self-awareness. In particular, individuals often learn how feelings and thoughts affect each other and affect behaviors. This is where homework may come in: Self-awareness is a skill that may need to be practiced. Therapists may prescribe exercises such as journaling or mindfulness techniques.
  • Discovering their own automatic feelings and how they might uniquely respond to situations without intentional effort. These will be unique to each individual, so self-awareness is key.
  • Giving them a critical distance to evaluate their own feelings and thoughts. It is difficult to separate oneself from one’s thoughts and feelings, but it can be done.
  • Practicing emotional and cognitive skills that allow them to sense when cognitive distortions have invaded their thinking and that allow them to adjust their thinking before they act.

What Issues Can CBT Address?

When you think about your own life for a moment, what is happening? One of cognitive behavioral therapy’s strengths is that mental health professionals at Thriveworks in Littleton, CO can use it to treat a variety of challenges within an individual’s life. Examples include, but are not limited to:

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

Explore the Potential of CBT at Thriveworks in Littleton, CO

If you want to meet with a counselor for cognitive behavioral therapy, know that Thriveworks in Littleton, CO has appointments available. We also accept most forms of insurance. Our exceptional counselors offer full sessions in-person or online. And they can often meet with new clients as early as 24-48 hours within an initial call.

Let’s work together for a positive change. Call Thriveworks in Littleton, CO 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 Littleton therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Littleton
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Talk therapy

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First session

$1

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Hear from our clients

4.9 Thriveworks Littleton reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Fantastic practice with great therapist! The office is warm, inviting, and comfortable. I have worked with Jay, off and on, for a few years now. I have received great guidance and a wealth of tools to help navigate life. Would certainly recommend this practice!
Read more Fantastic practice with great therapist! The office is warm, inviting, and comfortable. I have worked with Jay, off and on, for a few years now. I have received great guidance and a wealth of tools to help navigate life. Would certainly recommend this practice!
Littleton Oct 2019
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★★★★★
Great place!!
Littleton Aug 2018
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★★★★★
Thanks for all the great books to check out.
Littleton Jul 2018
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★★★★★
Great place & a very calm environment.
Littleton Jul 2018
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★★★★★
Found this office and Stacey in my Cigna network and couldn’t be more impressed!!
Littleton Jul 2018
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★★★★★
Very friendly and calming! I was very nervous but she made me feel right at home!
Littleton Jun 2018
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★★★★
My therapist is great. The office staff rubbed me the wrong way, but I don’t have to communicate with t hwm as much so it’s ok.
Read more My therapist is great. The office staff rubbed me the wrong way, but I don’t have to communicate with t hwm as much so it’s ok.
Littleton Jun 2018
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★★★★★
Professional, caring, and supportive. Very pleased with my experience here.
Littleton Jun 2018
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Littleton is located off of W Cross Dr., near Southwest Plaza We are near other major health centers including Centura Health, and we share a building with Integrated Physical Therapy of Colorado.

Phone number

(720) 358-7560

Languages spoken by CO providers

  • English
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