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

Discover how starting therapy with a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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As a bicultural woman of color, I understand the unique aspects of having to navigate through mental health issues while dealing with cultural sensiti... As a bicultural woman of color, I understand the unique aspects of having to navigate through mental health issues while dealing with cultural sensitivity and the difficulties of believing in the benefits of therapy in some cultures. Read more


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Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +5 more

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a passion for helping clients find their best self.

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Kacie LeGaye

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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 providing tools and practicing in session. I prefer, enjoy, and find the best benefit in practicing routinely so there is more likelihood of sustainable progress.

What tools do you teach in cognitive behavioral therapy?

I teach the following tools in individual therapy for depression:

  • Identifying, understanding, and accepting emotions.
  • Educating on the relationship between thoughts, emotions, and behaviors
  • Challenging negative thoughts and creating alternate thoughts
  • Creating more intentionality into one’s life (e.g. scheduling, planning, communication, reflection)
  • Mindfulness practices – creating more awareness and intentionality
  • Self-compassion/acceptance – ways to compliment oneself and appreciate the differences that we all have.
  • Identifying opportunities to engage in more self-compassion/self-care practices
  • Identifying current coping strategies; finding new coping strategies

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

I know a client is making meaningful progress with CBT when they are able to utilize tools that they have learned in therapy in their day-to-day life and feel an associated relief since the onset of treatment.

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

Clients can supplement their time with CBT with a journaling, meditation, exercise, socialization, reading, and other mindfulness practices.

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

To prepare for your first individual therapy session, I encourage you to: 1) identify the items you want to focus on and 2) have an answer to: “I will know therapy has benefitted me when _____.” (What’s your goal of coming to 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 The Woodlands, 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.

Need more help deciding?

CBT Counseling at Thriveworks in The Woodlands, TX

Thriveworks in The Woodlands is here to help you re-learn the power of thoughts and take back the control. Our counselors are trained in a therapeutic strategy called cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), a process of identifying the destructive thoughts, acknowledge them as lies, and, finally, replace them with positive, realistic thoughts.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment today, give us a call at 281-667-9790.

What Does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Address?

In CBT, cognitive distortions are primarily addressed. CBT puts the control back in your hands and enables you to mold your thoughts and emotions.

Cognitive distortions come in many variations, but a few include:

  • Should Statements- “I should do…” Should means you don’t authentically believe in what you are doing and are being influenced by outside factors. It whispers the lie that the only way to succeed is by being unauthentic at best, and miserable at worst.
  • Catastrophizing- When you take things out of proportion (i.e., believing you’ll lose your house just because you were late to work).
  • All-or-Nothing Thinking- Also known as black and white thinking, this is the cognitive distortion that makes you think that one mess up means you must completely start over.
  • Emotional Reasoning- This is when you believe that how you feel is who you are. For example, “I feel dumb, so I am dumb.” Your feelings are valid; your thoughts can lack truth. Feeling some way does not mean you are a certain way.
  • Mind Reading- This is when you think you know what someone is thinking or feeling based off assumptions. Just because someone doesn’t text you back right away doesn’t mean they hate you!

It might feel overwhelming, but with a therapeutic strategy like CBT and a supportive counselor, you can dismantle the lies in your life and rebuild your future.

How Does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Work?

CBT in a Thriveworks The Woodlands session will be client-centered. This means every session will vary depending on where you are at and how you want to grow!

The basics of CBT that will be found in most CBT-focused sessions are simple.

  • Identify the negative thought
  • Uncover the root lie of that thought
  • Challenge the lie with a rational truth
  • Replace the lie with a positive, true thought.
  • Repeat until you start to believe the positive, true thought over the lie!

It’s okay if this process sounds intimidating. Our The Woodlands counselors are trained in CBT and will be with you every step of the way.

What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Used For?

Cognitive distortions will always be destructive on some level. However, they can become extra dangerous when they develop in conjunction with a mental illness. Because of this, CBT is highly effective in treating mental illnesses such as:

  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • OCD
  • Insomnia
  • Impulsive behaviors
  • Addictions
  • Self-harm
  • Relationship issues

No one is perfect; we all struggle with these cognitive distortions on some level. If you feel like your thoughts and/or emotions are spiraling out of control, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can be helpful.

If you are interested in learning more about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Thriveworks The Woodlands or want to schedule an appointment with a licensed counselor, call 281-667-9790 today.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
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Our The Woodlands therapists and counselors accept 40 insurance plans

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP)

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

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I love my Therapist and all of the guidance she provides!!
Merike Feb 2024
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Love thrive works. Works great with my schedule. And they’re so flexible
Marco Feb 2024
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Fast and friendly help to start . WARNING they have a strict 48 hours cancellation policy things do happen sometimes 24 hours before instead you can’t cancel and will get charged $135 anded It’s hard someone about it. Love my counselor thats it
Read more Fast and friendly help to start . WARNING they have a strict 48 hours cancellation policy things do happen sometimes 24 hours before instead you can’t cancel and will get charged $135 anded It’s hard someone about it. Love my counselor thats it
Alicia Dec 2023
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I’ve worked with Tawnie in the community and school settings and she is a pleasure to consult and work with. Her positive approach to relationships and perspective on how to work with clients help others to feel heard, validated, and acknowledged.
Read more I’ve worked with Tawnie in the community and school settings and she is a pleasure to consult and work with. Her positive approach to relationships and perspective on how to work with clients help others to feel heard, validated, and acknowledged.
The Woodlands May 2022
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Woodlands is located off Woodlands Parkway close to The Cheesecake Factory and Barnes and Noble. There is a 3 story garage behind those two stores and the closest place to park. Leave the garage and head to the back entrance of The Pottery Barn where there is a hallway with stairs and an elevator to the 2nd floor. Come through the glass doors and Thriveworks is the first office on the right!

Phone number

(281) 984-6849

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • Arabic
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