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2,305 people sought cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) help in Florida 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, Carelon, Cigna | Evernorth, +18 more
Self Esteem, Stress, Life Transition, Relationships, Anxiety, +2 more

As a woman who has gone through life changes myself I can understand how sometimes we need someone to share with who isn't going to be biased. I can o... As a woman who has gone through life changes myself I can understand how sometimes we need someone to share with who isn't going to be biased. I can offer my clinical ear and nonjudgmental presence to you. Read more

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Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, Florida Blue | Medicare Advantage, +3 more
LGBTQIA+, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +6 more

Let me meet you where you are on your mental health journey and help you embrace growth!

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Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, Florida Blue | BCBS | Blue Cross Blue Shield, +3 more
Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Career, +6 more

As a therapist and person who struggled with a childhood eating disorder, I understand it can be overwhelming and scary to seek out help.

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Carelon, JP Farley Corporation, Multi Plan PHCS, +4 more
Military / Veteran, Chronic Illness, Narcissism, LGBTQIA+, Anger, +17 more

I provide the education and support needed to harness your problems and find ways to change your situation.

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Aetna, Carelon, Cigna | Evernorth, +16 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +11 more

Come as you are, and we will work together to overcome personal obstacles to improve overall well-being.

Karen Allen

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

My cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) approach to helping people is to find out what problems they are experiencing and then identify what skills they are already using and what skills need to be developed or strengthened. Talk therapy is wonderful and helps people feel connected. It is a valuable part of CBT and can fall short of teaching people skills needed to improve mood and stress unless an intentional effort is made to do so.

What tools do you teach in cognitive behavioral therapy?

My favorite cognitive behavioral therapy skills involve thought hygiene — a process of becoming aware of thoughts, assessing their accuracy, and reframing inaccurate or negative thoughts. CBT skills or tools include:

  • Educating people on how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are integrated and influence mood
  • Learning to differentiate between a thought and a feeling
  • Attuning to internal self-talk
  • Using a mapping tool to deconstruct problems and situations experienced so the problem can be assessed more objectively and better strategies can be developed for similar situations.
  • Identification and reframing of cognitive distortions (aka “thinking errors” or “stinkin thinkin”)
  • Management of emotional intensity via mind-body coping/soothing skills
  • Desensitizing “buttons”
  • Assertive communication skills
  • Construction of affirmations to help pattern positive and helpful self-talk

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 therapy when they catch themselves in an unhelpful thought and reconstruct it into a thought that helps them move forward so they feel more hopeful in managing their thoughts and feelings (and mood). It's like taking back the keys to the car and driving it instead of coasting down the road on autopilot.

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

Between appointments, clients can supplement their therapy by practicing skills learned in session and taking advantage of their therapist's supplemental resources such as handouts, worksheets, suggested videos, and books. I recommend books regularly and suggest clients check out their local library to get a copy. I often recommend free videos, as well.

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

To prepare for a first cognitive behavioral therapy session, an individual can make a list of coping skills they find helpful, skills they know they need to develop, and what kinds of situations/circumstances seem to be pitfalls. I do not judge clients because I genuinely believe people are doing the best they can based on their internal resources. The fact that someone decided to engage in counseling is an admission of courage, wisdom, and strength.

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 Tampa, FL 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 Tampa therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Florida Blue | BCBS | Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Florida Blue | Medicare Advantage

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Tampa
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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Best therapy to offer from one of their therapist Breonna, she knows exactly how to fix things where it’s needed. Definitely would go back again
Read more Best therapy to offer from one of their therapist Breonna, she knows exactly how to fix things where it’s needed. Definitely would go back again
Chevoy Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Awesome encouragement helping me with confirmation of decisions.
Debra Dec 2023
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★★★★★
We adopted a little girl and she struggles with a lot of issues. Darlene identified her issues quickly and really gave our daughter some tools to help her communicate and process better. Darlene is a fantastic therapist/clinician, honest, realistic, and she genuinely cares about helping people.
Read more We adopted a little girl and she struggles with a lot of issues. Darlene identified her issues quickly and really gave our daughter some tools to help her communicate and process better. Darlene is a fantastic therapist/clinician, honest, realistic, and she genuinely cares about helping people.
Tampa Mar 2022
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★★★★★
Jill Burchenal is a caring and intelligent therapist who listens with both heart and mind. Because she is skilled and clearly empathetic, I highly recommend her to anyone seeking help. You won't regret taking making that call.
Read more Jill Burchenal is a caring and intelligent therapist who listens with both heart and mind. Because she is skilled and clearly empathetic, I highly recommend her to anyone seeking help. You won't regret taking making that call.
Tampa Sep 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Tampa is located off of W Spruce St, just north of Interstate 275 and southeast of International Plaza and Bay Street. We currently share a building with FIVE Labs and Elevate, Inc., and are neighbored by Papi’s Cafe, LGC Hospitality, and Awake Activewear. The closest bus stop to us is Lois Av @ Spruce St.

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(813) 547-5120

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