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6,480 people sought cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) help in Texas in the last year

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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 (CBT) is to foster awareness of their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. I find the best benefit in this approach because it empowers individuals to recognize and challenge their negative thought patterns, leading to profound shifts in perception and behavior.

What tools do you teach in cognitive behavioral therapy?

In CBT, some of the key tools and techniques that are commonly taught include:

  • Thought records: Helping individuals identify and challenge negative or irrational thoughts that contribute to distressing emotions and behaviors.
  • Behavioral activation: Encouraging clients to engage in enjoyable or meaningful activities to counteract depression and increase positive reinforcement.
  • Cognitive restructuring: Helping clients recognize and reframe unhelpful thought patterns or cognitive distortions, such as black-and-white thinking or catastrophizing.
  • Relaxation techniques: Teaching relaxation exercises like deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, or mindfulness to manage stress and anxiety.
  • Problem-solving skills: Assisting clients in developing practical strategies to address specific challenges or conflicts in their lives.
  • Homework assignments: Assigning tasks between sessions to practice and reinforce skills learned in therapy sessions.

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

I know a client is making meaningful progress in CBT when they feel a sense of control over their negative thought patterns and are able to shift negative core beliefs.

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

Clients can supplement their time in CBT with various self-help tools and practices, such as:

  • Mindfulness meditation.
  • Journaling exercises.
  • Relaxation techniques.
  • Cognitive restructuring worksheets.
These tools can help reinforce the skills learned in therapy sessions, provide additional support between appointments, and empower clients to take an active role in their own mental health journey.

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

To prepare for their first CBT session, an individual can prepare by reflecting on their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that they want to address. They can jot down specific situations or patterns they've noticed, as well as any goals they have for therapy.

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 Missouri City, TX 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 Missouri City therapists and counselors accept 39 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

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Self-pay costs at Missouri City
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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Susannah was very sweet and attentive. She sent me handouts and gave me advice when I needed it. I will use her again when needed.
Read more Susannah was very sweet and attentive. She sent me handouts and gave me advice when I needed it. I will use her again when needed.
Suzan Feb 2024
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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Missouri City is off of Township Lane. We are near Jollibee Chicken, and share an office building with Arcos.

Phone number

(346) 236-0763

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