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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 Manassas, 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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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy—Prince William Counseling in Manassas, VA

A psychotherapeutic model, CBT helps people who may be ready to make adjustments in their lives, but they may not know how. During cognitive behavior therapy…

  1. Clients and therapists work together in a mutual relationship. Therapists may be experts on cognitive distortions, but clients are experts on themselves.
  2. Clients often learn how much power they have over their own behaviors and thoughts.
  3. A specific life challenge is addressed so treatment is very practical and goal-oriented.
  4. Clients learn cognitive and emotional skills that require practice, and these skills often benefit clients long after therapy has finished.

Are you looking for Prince William counseling? The therapists, psychologists, and counselors at Thriveworks Manassas, VA offer cognitive behavior therapy. Our staff has seen clients reach difficult and meaningful life goals—not because these clients tried to change the winds but because they chose to change their own sails—themselves.

The Root of the Problem: Cognitive Distortions

Cognitive distortions are inaccurate and negative perspectives upon reality. Left uncorrected, negative thinking can lead to negative behavior. CBT seeks to intervene before cognitive distortions are escalated to poor life choices. The first step, therefore, of CBT is to identify these negative thought patterns. There are many ways people can become entrapped in cognitive distortions, but a few include:

  • Emotional reasoning means people assume that what they are feeling correlates with reality. For example, “I feel lonely. I must be a bad friend.”
  • Blaming means people either blame others for their own responses or may blame themselves for other people’s actions. Either way, the focus is upon finding fault.
  • Polarized or “black and white” thinking means there is no middle ground or grey area. Life is perfect or awful.
  • Catastrophizing means people anticipate disaster—often interpreting any little sign a potentially harmful.
  • Filtering means people filter out any positive realities and only see the negative.
  • Control fallacy may mean a person feel victimized by luck or fate. Or it may mean they are consumed by taking responsibility for people and circumstances outside of their control such as when children blame themselves for their parents’ divorce.
  • Fallacy of fairness means people evaluate life through their own standard of fairness, often comparing their lives to others.
  • Overgeneralization means people take conclusions from one experience and apply them elsewhere that may have no logical connection.

How Might Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at Thriveworks Manassas Help?

After a client and therapist have identified the particular type of cognitive distortions with which a client wrestles, then the goal is to replace the negative, untruth thoughts with positive, true thinking. In particular, a therapist and client may:

  • Discern the difference between emotions and thoughts.
  • Cultivate awareness of how thoughts and feelings influence each other and influence actions.
  • Discover how some thoughts feel automatic and seem to affect emotions and actions without intentional effort.
  • Evaluate these thoughts and feelings from a more distant and critical perspective.
  • Practice skills that allow people to notice what they are thinking, interrupt distorted thoughts, and correct them before they lead to actions.

To accomplish these goals, clients may do homework and exercises while they are in cognitive behavior therapy. One example of such an exercise is the three-column technique. Clients make three columns on a piece of paper.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Counseling in Prince William at Thriveworks Manassas

Think for a moment about a specific challenge in your own life. What is it? The beauty of CBT is that it is an effective treatment for a variety of difficulties people face, including…

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

If you are ready to try cognitive behavior therapy, Thriveworks Manassas in Prince William is ready to help. When you contact our office, you may be meeting with your counselor within week of their first call. We offer evening and weekend appointments. We also work with many different insurance companies.

Let’s make a positive change. Contact Thriveworks Manassas today.

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 Manassas therapists and counselors accept 26 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 HMO

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

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Self-pay costs at Manassas
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

Hear from our clients

4.9 Thriveworks Manassas reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
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I believe my depression is coming from the lack of education, I have and the loss of so many jobs. It's finding but hard to keep a job. I'm embarrassed it has been hindering me for many years now I can't stand it I've been trying to get help for a while now and don't know where to go I am on suppression medication. I see a doctor every two weeks I have talked to him about this and until u was blacking the blue in the face. I think he sees it now. Thank good
Read more I believe my depression is coming from the lack of education, I have and the loss of so many jobs. It's finding but hard to keep a job. I'm embarrassed it has been hindering me for many years now I can't stand it I've been trying to get help for a while now and don't know where to go I am on suppression medication. I see a doctor every two weeks I have talked to him about this and until u was blacking the blue in the face. I think he sees it now. Thank good
Manassas Feb 2019
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★★★★★
So far I’m having a great first experience with Therapy.
Manassas Jan 2019
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★★★★★
I started with Thriveworks and Lisa 3-4 months ago and I was nervous about telling a "stranger" my deepest issues and things I'm not always comfortable admitting myself. I have to say she has been amazing through an really tough relationship break and other things I was or am going through in life. She makes you feel comfortable and truly listens, providing support and options for situations which allow me to be able to look at situations differently. She has made an incredible improvement on my life and I always look forward to meeting with her. It has become a breath of fresh air for me. She is amazing and I consider her a friend. You can't go wrong.
Read more I started with Thriveworks and Lisa 3-4 months ago and I was nervous about telling a "stranger" my deepest issues and things I'm not always comfortable admitting myself. I have to say she has been amazing through an really tough relationship break and other things I was or am going through in life. She makes you feel comfortable and truly listens, providing support and options for situations which allow me to be able to look at situations differently. She has made an incredible improvement on my life and I always look forward to meeting with her. It has become a breath of fresh air for me. She is amazing and I consider her a friend. You can't go wrong.
Manassas Nov 2018
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★★★★★
So far I am liking my sessions and my counselor
Manassas Jul 2018
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My counselor is great
Manassas Jul 2018
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★★★★★
I worked with Lisa Cornelius for more than 6 months and she really is amazing. She helped me through my struggles by giving me strategies that could help me involve my well being. She is honest and she will connect with your situation by putting herself in your shoes. I've never connected with a therapist like I have with her. She really knows what she is doing. I highly recommend her!
Read more I worked with Lisa Cornelius for more than 6 months and she really is amazing. She helped me through my struggles by giving me strategies that could help me involve my well being. She is honest and she will connect with your situation by putting herself in your shoes. I've never connected with a therapist like I have with her. She really knows what she is doing. I highly recommend her!
Manassas Jul 2018
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★★★★★
A note of thanks to my counselor Lisa Cornelius. I have seen her for 2 years now and through our sessions an finding that I am a good person who has needs and a future that I never knew at 72 I coukd look forward to. Our lives go full circle sometimes and after bad things happen we start to think we have no right to try to be anyone but who others think we should be....not true! Hopefully Lisa and I can continue this journey and I can learn to relax in the real me and be content and happy with myself...thank you Lisa ....
Read more A note of thanks to my counselor Lisa Cornelius. I have seen her for 2 years now and through our sessions an finding that I am a good person who has needs and a future that I never knew at 72 I coukd look forward to. Our lives go full circle sometimes and after bad things happen we start to think we have no right to try to be anyone but who others think we should be....not true! Hopefully Lisa and I can continue this journey and I can learn to relax in the real me and be content and happy with myself...thank you Lisa ....
Manassas Jul 2018
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★★★★★
Ms. Lisa is a very amazing counselor. She helps you understand and can relate to you, which makes you feel better. Her way of counseling is different from past counselor. It was more dull with my past counselor, but with Ms. Lisa it is different. It is better to me. I definitely recommend Ms. Lisa because everytime I leave I feel lighter and a little bit better. 😊
Read more Ms. Lisa is a very amazing counselor. She helps you understand and can relate to you, which makes you feel better. Her way of counseling is different from past counselor. It was more dull with my past counselor, but with Ms. Lisa it is different. It is better to me. I definitely recommend Ms. Lisa because everytime I leave I feel lighter and a little bit better. 😊
Manassas Jul 2018
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Manassas is off of Sudley Road, near Boost Mobile and Jersey Mike’s Subs.

Phone number

(571) 778-3537

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