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2,358 people sought cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) help in New Jersey 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

Aetna, Carelon, Cigna | Evernorth, +20 more
LGBTQIA+, Anger, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +3 more

In an ever-changing world, I understand the challenges of trying to prioritize your mental health and staying resilient while there are many circumsta... In an ever-changing world, I understand the challenges of trying to prioritize your mental health and staying resilient while there are many circumstances beyond our control. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, AmeriHealth New Jersey, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +20 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Infidelity, Men’s Issues, +14 more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, AmeriHealth New Jersey, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +21 more
Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, Divorce / Breakup, +3 more

My extensive background in the field guides my eclectic approach to meet my clients where they are and to guide them in attaining the life they envisi... My extensive background in the field guides my eclectic approach to meet my clients where they are and to guide them in attaining the life they envision. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Carelon, Cigna | Evernorth, +18 more
LGBTQIA+, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, +8 more

As a therapist, I strive to empower individuals to make positive and sustainable changes in their lives, while providing a safe and non-judgmental spa... As a therapist, I strive to empower individuals to make positive and sustainable changes in their lives, while providing a safe and non-judgmental space in which personal growth can occur. Read more

Lara Carter

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

My go-to approach for helping people in cognitive behavioral therapy is using multiple tools to provide psychoeducation to clients about understanding the connections between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and helping them practice how to use these tools. I find the best benefit in working collaboratively with clients to help them increase their insight about thoughts that are impacting their mental health and working together to practice challenging these thoughts!

What tools do you teach in cognitive behavioral therapy?

There are many topics that can be explored in cognitive behavioral therapy. Some examples include the following:

  • Cognitive distortions: This involves exploring and recognizing specific thought patterns that our thoughts may fall into, which are unhelpful or inaccurate types of thoughts.
  • Core beliefs: A concept that helps to identify beliefs that we have about ourselves, others, or the world around us, and how these beliefs play a role in our thoughts.
  • Thought log: A tool to help practice recognizing unhelpful thoughts and challenging them.
  • Reality testing: Exploring how accurate or valid our thoughts are to help understand when we can't trust our thoughts if they're not fully based in reality, but in hypothetical situations.

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

I know a client is making meaningful progress in cognitive behavioral therapy when they share that they're able to recognize their thoughts more clearly and know which of their thoughts are accurate and which ones aren't!

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

Clients can supplement their time in cognitive behavioral therapy with thought-journaling exercises to try to improve their insight into their thoughts and how their thoughts affect their emotions. Clients can ask their therapist for suggestions about how to do this if they'd like!

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

To prepare for their first cognitive behavioral therapy session, an individual can write down some of the main issues they've been experiencing with their mental health and what goes on in their mind when they're not feeling well mentally. For example, if a client is depressed and often notices thoughts such as “The world is a terrible place. I don't know if things will ever get better” or if a client has anxiety and thinks “Something bad could happen at any moment. I feel like I'm never truly safe.” Any insight would be helpful for your therapist to know!

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 Paramus, NJ 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 Paramus therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth New Jersey

  • Amerihealth Pennsylvania

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • EmblemHealth

  • First Health Network

  • Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey | BCBS

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Self-pay costs at Paramus
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

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Our Family Therapy sessions have been sent from heaven. Rosalie Cespedes brings professionalism, care, experience and love to our session. It is hard to find a person that all the family respects and appreciates her advice. My two daughters and wife truly appreciate her advice and the positive changes has made to our daily lives. We will definitely continue working with her long term and encourage any family or person going through personal challenges and need professional; honest advice to try working with her. Thank you for all you have done.
Read more Our Family Therapy sessions have been sent from heaven. Rosalie Cespedes brings professionalism, care, experience and love to our session. It is hard to find a person that all the family respects and appreciates her advice. My two daughters and wife truly appreciate her advice and the positive changes has made to our daily lives. We will definitely continue working with her long term and encourage any family or person going through personal challenges and need professional; honest advice to try working with her. Thank you for all you have done.
Sandy Feb 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★
So far it's OK. I say ok because there is a big age difference between the therapist and myself. Maybe by 25yrs or so.
Read more So far it's OK. I say ok because there is a big age difference between the therapist and myself. Maybe by 25yrs or so.
Frank Feb 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks in Paramus, NJ is located on Sunflower Ave, just off of State Route 17 and west of Di Maggio Park. We're in the same building as House Window Replacement & Installation and Harvest Property and Investment, and are neighbored by Exxon and Renell Label Print. The closest bus stop is Rt 17 and Ridgewood Ave.

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(973) 529-8913

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