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619 people sought cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) help in Colorado in the last year

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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 Westminster, CO 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?

People tell themselves things that are untrue and negative at times, and this negative self-talk is called a cognitive distortion. In the best-case scenario, cognitive distortions make hard situations more difficult. In the worst-case scenario, cognitive distortions create problems that do not exist in reality. In either case, many people are learning that they cannot always change their circumstances or other people, but they can confront their own cognitive distortions that may be exacerbating an already challenging situation. They are reaching out for help from a counselor and participating in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

When people are ready for a change in their lives, often that process begins within themselves. CBT is a therapeutic model that guides people on how to grow personally. In research studies, clients who took part in CBT were able to make long-term and significant changes in their thinking and their behavior. In particular, people who had depression and anxiety experienced a similar amount of relief with CBT as they did with medication. CBT’s focus is on self-change. Individuals are empowered with emotional skills and self-awareness. Thus, clients who participate in CBT often experience its benefits well after their counseling finishes.

The therapists and counselors at Thriveworks Westminster provide cognitive behavioral therapy. Out staff has watched their clients experience personal growth that led to positive overall change in their lives.

How Does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Work?

CBT is designed to work on a specific emotional, social, psychological, or relational problem that an individual may be experiencing. It requires individuals to be proactive as they examine a particular challenge in their lives. CBT does not address the situation, but it seeks to adjust how people think about that situation.

Counselors can use Cognitive Behavior Therapy as a treatment for a variety of problems and disorders, including…

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

The goal of CBT is to adjust an individual’s cognitive distortions about a particular situation. For example, Karen struggles with anxiety. A few days ago, Karen’s friend said she wanted to meet up for coffee and would text her a few times that might work. Karen has not heard from her friend yet, and she is feeling anxious. Karen is telling herself that her friend does not like being with her and that Karen must have done something to upset her friend—even though Karen has no idea why her friend has not texted. If Karen were to go to CBT, she and her counselor would work at identifying her cognitive distortions and replacing them with positive, true thoughts. For example, Karen can remind herself that her friend may have had a busy week and that when Karen feels anxious, it does not necessarily mean she has done something wrong.

Common Cognitive Distortions

If people interpret a situation negatively and inaccurately, they are probably experiencing a cognitive distortion. These are negative thought patterns that often leave people feeling stuck. Cognitive distortions may also lead people to act on inaccurate interpretations of a situation. A significant task of CBT is to help individuals identify and replace these cognitive distortions with healthier, more positive thoughts. Common cognitive distortions include…

  • “Black and white” or polarized thinking puts everything into an either-or category. The world is either horrifying or perfect. People are either evil or good. There are no shades, and there is no grey.
  • Filtering strains out any positive realities and denies or minimizes them. Therefore, people only see the bad, the negative, and the adverse. Every situation is seen through a negative lens.
  • Catastrophizing expects the worst within every situation.
  • Control fallacies can be internal control where people take a burden upon themselves that does not belong to them—such as when children blame themselves for their parents’ divorce. External control seeks to blame a higher power, fate, and/or luck instead of accepting responsibility.
  • Overgeneralization takes one experience and extrapolates a universal principle that may or may not be true.
  • Personalization occurs when people interpret other people’s actions as reflections upon themselves. If a significant other does not call, then she must be uninterested in the relationship.
  • Blaming is always seeking to find fault in something or someone.
  • Fairness fallacy occurs when people evaluate all of life according to their own (often arbitrary) measure for fairness. They spend time comparing themselves and their experiences to others.
  • Emotional reasoning equates people’s emotions with an external reality. For example, just because someone feels guilty does not mean they are guilty.

Book a CBT Session with a Counselor at Thriveworks in Westminster, CO

Stop and think about your own life for a moment. How are you responding to its difficulties and challenges? Did any of the cognitive distortions listed above sound familiar to you? If so, you are not alone. If you are ready to adjust those distortions, Thriveworks Westminster is ready to help.

We offer evening and weekend sessions, but we do not have a waitlist. We also accept many forms of insurance.

Positive change is possible. Contact Thriveworks Westminster 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 Westminster therapists and counselors accept 23 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado Medicare Advantage

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | PPO - HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Westminster
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

4.7 Thriveworks Westminster reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Chris at Thrive Works saved my life. I started at the beginning of the pandemic, by phone, and I didn’t think therapy by phone would have the impact that it did. But I tried for my kids, my marriage, and myself. I can’t say enough good things about Chris. Thank you for everything, and for literally saving my life. I wouldn’t be alive without his counsel.
Read more Chris at Thrive Works saved my life. I started at the beginning of the pandemic, by phone, and I didn’t think therapy by phone would have the impact that it did. But I tried for my kids, my marriage, and myself. I can’t say enough good things about Chris. Thank you for everything, and for literally saving my life. I wouldn’t be alive without his counsel.
Westminster Mar 2021
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★★★★★
Can't say enough positive things about Thriveworks Counseling and specifically my therapist, Chris. Deeply grateful for this space to work through challenging life situations that I recently went through.
Read more Can't say enough positive things about Thriveworks Counseling and specifically my therapist, Chris. Deeply grateful for this space to work through challenging life situations that I recently went through.
Westminster Apr 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I am so pleased to find such a skilled an knowledgeable counselor. I have worked in the field for over 25 years and struggle to find such qualified and effective counselor as Jacob. I highly recommend this man for his sage wisdom and warmth.....
Read more I am so pleased to find such a skilled an knowledgeable counselor. I have worked in the field for over 25 years and struggle to find such qualified and effective counselor as Jacob. I highly recommend this man for his sage wisdom and warmth.....
Westminster Apr 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Jakob Rosenthal is the best therapist I've ever encountered! He gets to the bottom line quickly and kindly, and helps me to understand as well as helps me to have healthy coping mechanisms. I am a better person for having seen him.
Read more Jakob Rosenthal is the best therapist I've ever encountered! He gets to the bottom line quickly and kindly, and helps me to understand as well as helps me to have healthy coping mechanisms. I am a better person for having seen him.
Westminster Mar 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Initially I saw Jacob for my intake appointment and felt he was really great. I was placed with Kate Kelly and overall she is fabulous. She has helped me live to my full potential. She has helped me sort out my PTSD with childhood and adult trauma, as well as being a great resource for addiction counseling. She was also extremely helpful to point me in the right direction on how to deal with (or escape from) toxic family members. She was also a really great help to me during grief and loss of a loved one. I feel so much better than I did before going to Thriveworks. I'm in a great place now and will be back in the future. I can't thank you enough.
Read more Initially I saw Jacob for my intake appointment and felt he was really great. I was placed with Kate Kelly and overall she is fabulous. She has helped me live to my full potential. She has helped me sort out my PTSD with childhood and adult trauma, as well as being a great resource for addiction counseling. She was also extremely helpful to point me in the right direction on how to deal with (or escape from) toxic family members. She was also a really great help to me during grief and loss of a loved one. I feel so much better than I did before going to Thriveworks. I'm in a great place now and will be back in the future. I can't thank you enough.
Westminster Mar 2018
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★★★★★
I found them to be very helpful from the first call, visit and therapy. It’s a very warm and inviting office with a great staff.
Read more I found them to be very helpful from the first call, visit and therapy. It’s a very warm and inviting office with a great staff.
Westminster Feb 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Jacob has helped me much more than any therapist I've ever seen. His skill, insight, and kindness are truly outstanding. Jacob has helped me change my life so that my depression is no longer in charge. His approach is very direct - which may not be for everyone but was perfect for me - but he always acts and speaks with sincere compassion. Thank you, Jacob, you have helped heal me at a level I thought was impossible. Also, Jennifer has always been super wonderful and responsive withheduling and questions. She goes above and beyond to be helpful and kind. Thanks Jennifer! You're awesome.
Read more Jacob has helped me much more than any therapist I've ever seen. His skill, insight, and kindness are truly outstanding. Jacob has helped me change my life so that my depression is no longer in charge. His approach is very direct - which may not be for everyone but was perfect for me - but he always acts and speaks with sincere compassion. Thank you, Jacob, you have helped heal me at a level I thought was impossible. Also, Jennifer has always been super wonderful and responsive withheduling and questions. She goes above and beyond to be helpful and kind. Thanks Jennifer! You're awesome.
Westminster Mar 2017
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★★★★★
Chris Saxon is a respected colleague who genuinely cares about his clients. He combines his education, vast experience, and authentic caring nature to create a safe environment where peolplecan learn, heal, and grow. I've even recommended Chris to my own family member!
Read more Chris Saxon is a respected colleague who genuinely cares about his clients. He combines his education, vast experience, and authentic caring nature to create a safe environment where peolplecan learn, heal, and grow. I've even recommended Chris to my own family member!
Westminster Mar 2017
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Westminster is located in the Federal Heights area off of Bryant St. We share a building with Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center, and there is a parking lot just behind us. Next door to us is a larger building that houses St. Anthony North Family Medicine 84th.

Phone number

(302) 253-7942

Languages spoken by CO providers

  • English
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