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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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When you transform your thoughts; you also change how you feel and act. By eliminating “black and white” thinking, we help you expand your horizons and adopt a more holistic view of life.

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  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Phobias

  • Eating Disorder

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression

Clinical depression disorders are a category of mood disorders that manifest as extended periods of feeling overly sad or empty and disrupt a person's ability to enjoy life. Some common symptoms include:

  • Sleeping issues
  • Weight fluctuations, reduced appetite, or weight gain
  • Fatigue or loss of vitality, feeling guilty, & hopelessness
  • Suicidal thoughts, persistent sadness, or an "empty" mood
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Bipolar Disorder

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is characterized by extreme mood swings of mania and depression that have a detrimental impact on quality of life. Although everyone experiences mood swings, those of Bipolar make it difficult to accomplish daily tasks, achieve goal, and maintain good mental health.

  • Excessive energy, restlessness & running thoughts
  • Irritableness and uncharacteristically poor judgment
  • Changes in appetite, hunger, or weight 
  • Aggressive behavior or signs of psychosis
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Social Anxiety

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Social Anxiety

Social anxiety, sometimes called social phobia, is an anxiety disorder characterized by intense fear in one or more social environments. It makes it challenging for an individual to live the life they want. Some contributing factors to social anxiety may be:

  • A nervous or timid temperament as a child
  • Stressful, hostile life or early childhood trauma
  • Family history of anxiety or other mental ailments
  • Withdrawal from alcohol & anti-anxiety medications
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Agoraphobia

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Agoraphobia

Agoraphobia manifests as an intense dread of circumstances, locations, or occurrences wherein individuals may feel confined or struggle to seek assistance. Recognizable traits of agoraphobia encompass:

  • Continual sense of powerlessness or feeling confined.
  • Symptoms may escalate in densely populated areas.
  • Dread of imminent panic episodes.
  • Withdrawal from social interactions and profound indifference.
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CBT for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

CBT for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Experiencing a traumatic event can evoke various emotions, including distress, fear, helplessness, guilt, or anger. Individuals may encounter the following symptoms:

  • Persistent rumination on the trauma and experiencing nightmares
  • Negative perceptions about the world and oneself
  • Challenges in relating to or engaging with others
  • Resorting to drugs or alcohol to cope with emotional distress
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Substance Addiction

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Substance Addiction

Using drugs to mitigate stress or emotional discomfort can exacerbate mental health issues and result in significant hazards and dire outcomes.

  •  Persistent drug or alcohol consumption despite experiencing adverse effects
  • Experiencing sickness, hallucinations, or tremors upon cessation of drug use
  • Emotionally driven compulsion to use drugs or alcohol to attain a sense of normalcy
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"What you think of yourself is much more important than what others think of you"


– Lucius Annaeus Seneca

CBT Therapy & Treatment Process

Unbiased and nonjudgemental treatment process by our compassionate CBT therapists. We aim to help you view challenging situations and respond to them efficiently.

Evidence-based DBT Approach

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) helps manage disturbing thought patterns and behaviors while incorporating treatment methods such as emotional regulation and mindfulness.

It was developed mainly to support people with borderline personality disorder (BPD) but is now used for diverse mental health issues, including ADHD, eating disorders, substance abuse, and PTSD.

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Combat Negativity with MBCT

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) integrates CBT with meditation to treat anxiety, bipolar disorder & depression. The goal of MBCT is to assist you in becoming less judgmental and focusing more on a present-moment mindset.

Our MBCT therapists help you to break down your problems into more manageable segments and gradually notice positive changes in your life.

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Attain Psychological Flexibility with ACT

ACT is another present and problem-focused talk treatment used to treat anxiety & stress. Although similar to CBT, the objective of ACT is to ease the struggle to control anxious thoughts or painful sensations and increase involvement in meaningful actions that align with desired life goals.

It highlights acceptance as a way to deal with negative thoughts, emotions, signs, or circumstances & also encourages increased commitment to a healthy & healing journey.

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Recover Faster with REBT

Rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) involves recognizing irrational beliefs, actively inquiring about these beliefs, and finally understanding to recognize and modify these thought patterns.

You may often experience illogical thoughts and beliefs that shape your demeanor daily, even though you may not be deliberately aware of these thoughts. This therapy helps you to develop rational thinking & fosters healthier behaviors and reactions to situations.

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Exposure Therapy to Overcome Your Fears

Exposure therapy treats post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), phobias, and pervasive fears. In exposure therapy, CBT therapists identify what triggers your stress and apply precise methods to reduce these sensations.

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Achieve a Healthier State of Mind with Interpersonal Therapy

Interpersonal therapy (IPT) helps patients explore the interactions between their mood and interpersonal relationships, specifically within a social context. Although used to treat depression, it is also effective for other mental health conditions.

In these sessions, your CBT therapist will help you examine your relationships with others and work on developing better social skills to enhance interactions with others.

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We acknowledge that your emotional well-being is paramount. Our professionals will enable you to develop healthier thoughts and maintain your motivation throughout treatment regardless of age.

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Our CBT therapist works towards identifying negative thought patterns and enables you to lead to self-discovery.

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Your CBT therapist will work with you, evaluate your goals and help you redeem yourself in the journey to recovery.

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Connect with a qualified therapist from the safety and comfort of your home. Working one-on-one with the patient, your CBT therapist focuses on improving your behavioral skills to overcome negative thoughts and fears.

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Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a therapeutic approach that enables you to identify harmful or unhelpful thought and behavior patterns. The goal of CBT is to assist you in recognizing and examining the ways in which your feelings and thoughts might influence your behavior. As soon as you become aware of these patterns in yourself, you can start learning new coping strategies and behavior modification techniques. Cognitive behavioral therapy emphasizes the present moment more when treating anxiety. For some clients, other forms of psychotherapy may work just as well or even better in treating particular conditions. It is imperative to acknowledge that there exists no one-size-fits-all solution.

CBT can be delivered by therapists, psychologists, mental health social workers, counselors, and psychologists in small-group settings, online, or one-on-one treatment sessions. You are instructed to alter your worldview and examine the arguments that support your negative assumptions.

You can make sense of enormous difficulties by breaking them down into manageable components with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT therapy).

Problems are divided into five categories in CBT therapy:

  • Situations
  • Thoughts
  • Emotions
  • Physical Feelings
  • Actions

The notion that these five areas are interconnected and have an effect on one another is the cornerstone of cognitive therapy for anxiety. For instance, your thoughts about a certain situation can commonly affect how you feel emotionally and physically and respond.

 When treating mental health disorders, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT therapy) has several advantages over other types of treatment. Some of them are as follows:

  • Because mental health disorders are often characterized by pessimism, victims often harbor negative outlooks for the future. It is difficult to imagine a time when your illness will not affect you. CBT alters this by instilling hope in them. It does this by making people aware of how subject to error our minds can be. They often don't line up with what is likely to happen in reality. When we learn to question our assumptions, we can open our minds to new possibilities and the possibility of wildly different outcomes in life.
  • Low self-esteem is linked to several mental health issues. This reinforces the vicious cycle in which negative ideas affect behavior and vice versa. However, CBT can break this pattern and give you more self-assurance. Your entire belief system alters as you begin to comprehend how your thoughts function and how you may influence them. This also applies to how you see yourself.
  • The behavioral component of CBT therapy for anxiety teaches us how to manage our reactions to our symptoms. This frequently entails employing a range of relaxation techniques to train calmer reactions. By doing so, we can control how we react to stimuli and lessen symptoms.
  • Cognitive distortions are frequent and frequently occur naturally and without conscious thought. Our cognitive therapy processes might change if we challenge and replace unfavorable ideas. You can think clearly and assess the best course of action in challenging circumstances since you no longer allow negative thoughts to rule your mind.

As indicated above, CBT therapy can treat the widest range of mental health conditions, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, insomnia, and psychosis. Some people also use CBT therapy to help them deal with long-term medical conditions like chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and irritable bowel syndrome. Nevertheless, according to other authorities, CBT may not be appropriate for those with brain disorders, head trauma, or other difficulties that affect thinking.

Cognitive behavioral therapy is founded on research and is considered a gold standard of counseling practices. It utilizes conversations, dialouges, and skills developments to root out negative, untrue thought patterns. You can speak honestly with a mental health expert who is impartial and qualified to assist you with your problems in a helpful, nonjudgmental, and secure atmosphere. Typically, cognitive behavioral therapy is conducted over a small number of sessions (usually 5 to 20). You should anticipate outcomes later. CBT therapy typically requires effort and occasionally requires unpleasant tasks. Consider your therapist as a collaborator with whom you will go through a process. You can easily track your progress over time if you continue working together to achieve your established objectives.

Research has demonstrated the efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in treating a range of conditions, such as eating disorders, severe mental health issues, anxiety disorders, depression, and problems with alcohol and other drugs. Cognitive therapy is the best course of action if you experience any symptoms or are diagnosed with any of these mental illnesses. You can contact Lifebulb or just Google "cognitive behavioral therapy near me" or "CBT therapy near me" to make an appointment.

 CBT includes a variety of methods and strategies that target our attitudes, feelings, and actions. These consist of self-help techniques as well as organized psychotherapies. Several particular therapeutic modalities that incorporate cognitive behavioral therapy include:

  • The primary objectives of cognitive therapy are to identify and modify erroneous or distorted emotional responses, behaviors, and thought processes.
  • Incorporating therapeutic techniques like emotional control and mindfulness, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) targets harmful or distressing ideas and behaviors.
  • Multimodal treatment contends that seven distinct but related modalities—behavior, affect, sensation, imagery, cognition, interpersonal factors, and drug/biological considerations—must be addressed to treat psychological problems effectively.
  • Identifying illogical beliefs, aggressively challenging these beliefs, and finally learning to recognize and alter these thought patterns are all part of rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT)

Although various forms of cognitive behavioral therapy exist, they all aim to change the ingrained thought patterns that cause psychological suffering.

The risk of receiving cognitive behavioral treatment is generally low. But occasionally, you might experience emotional discomfort. You can cry, feel disturbed, or become furious during a challenging session. CBT therapy may encourage you to examine upsetting feelings, emotions, and experiences.

Any progress is beneficial. The period of cognitive therapy can vary, though, because every person is different, and mental health disorders are complicated. The fact that you are asking for assistance is crucial. Don't refrain from letting the time it might take to improve your quality of life and better manage your thoughts and feelings discourage you.

CBT has been successfully used to work on various mental health issues. The following are a few of the most typical ailments it is used to treat:

Anxiety - CBT is among the most effective forms of therapy for anxiety. Numerous conditions of anxiety, including phobias, social anxiety, and panic disorder, can be treated with it. The thought-challenging component of CBT is essential for treating anxiety because cognitive distortions (such as "catastrophizing" or focusing on the worst-case scenario) are frequently to blame for the increased sense of anxiety. Gradual exposure, or progressively confronting your concerns rather than avoiding them, is a standard part of the behavioral component of CBT for anxiety. Gradual exposure helps you to control and lessen your fear at each stage. This is a feature of CBT therapy for anxiety that is quite successful.

Depression - CBT was initially developed to treat depression, and it remains one of the most well-liked forms of treatment for the condition today. The treatment process enables the identification of any depressive thoughts and their replacement with more correct, sensible ones. Additionally, it aids in identifying any behavioral adjustments that can lift your spirits.

Eating Disorders - Different forms of CBT are used for many eating disorders and are effective treatments for many eating disorders. It is typically the first line of treatment for binge eating disorder and bulimia nervosa since it is one of the most successful methods for treating these disorders. The treatment of anorexia nervosa typically takes a multidisciplinary approach and is more complex. However, CBT is among the most frequently advised treatment forms and has a significant impact.

Obsessive - Compulsive Disorder (OCD) - One of the primary OCD therapy modalities that are advocated is CBT. People with OCD can benefit from CBT therapy by challenging their behavior and understanding the thoughts that fuel the compulsive behavior. Understanding what motivates your unwanted intrusive thoughts and routines will help you learn to respond differently in therapy, which will eventually lead to a decrease in their frequency.

Schizophrenia - Psychosis, which involves delusions or hearing voices, is frequently experienced by people with schizophrenia. Since stress has been shown to exacerbate schizophrenia symptoms, these symptoms can be very stressful. Cognitive behavioral therapy can break this vicious cycle, assisting clients in managing their symptoms and enhancing their quality of life, mainly when utilized soon after an accurate diagnosis.

According to research, CBT is the most effective treatment option for depression and anxiety. Although there is no gaurantee of a "cure", CBT has high rates of recovery and is considered the gold standard of therapy practices. 

Your first session with a Lifebulb CBT therapist or counselor won't simply be a background or demographic information-gathering session - We know deciding to get help is a big deal and a difficult step. That's why our first offline or online cognitive behavioral therapy session with you will be about providing you with the help you're seeking and proving that the therapy process can work with the right effort and commitment from both sides.

We advocate for swift and hassle-free access to therapists or counselors. Our procedure is simple: peruse the bios of our CBT therapists to identify your ideal match and book either a virtual or in-person counseling session online. Alternatively, you can reach out to our office, and a team member will ensure you are paired with the most suitable therapist or counselor based on your needs and objectives. Whether opting for online or offline cognitive behavioral therapy, your therapist will craft a personalized treatment plan to assist you in achieving your specific goals.

If you are experiencing an emergency right now, please call 911 right away. While Lifebulb is not a crisis center and Lifebulb therapists and counselors are not emergency services, we understand that urgent matters can and will pop up from time to time. You will have direct email and phone access to your therapist, who will make their best effort to be available to you when you reach out. Depending on your specific disorder treatment plan, your CBT therapist may provide you with resources to use or contact when situations occur beyond the scope of your online therapy or offline therapy work together.

Upon scheduling a session with your therapist or counselor, our team will send you a confirmation via email, detailing the date and time of your appointment along with a hyperlink to access the virtual cognitive behavioral therapy room. Simply click on the link and log in to the virtual therapy room a few minutes prior to your session, where your therapist will be awaiting your arrival.

We use a HIPAA-compliant video counseling service integrated into our Electronic Health Records System to provide a smooth process for our clients to engage in online therapy sessions. Booking a session with our CBT therapist is easy. Simply call our office or request a specific session time from our website, and a team member can book you with the best possible fit as a therapist or confirm your online session details. We'll review insurance information and a few simple policies and email you a confirmation of your session date and time, whether in-person or virtual therapy.

Booking a session with our CBT therapist is easy and flexible, with several options. You can call our office, and a team member can book you with the best fit-in therapist. We'll review insurance information and a few simple policies and email you a confirmation of your session date and time, whether in-person or virtual. Or you can select your ideal therapist from our website, select a session time that works for you, and we'll reach out to you to confirm your appointment details.

We have a flexible cancellation policy. Call our office or reach out to your counselor or therapist 24 hours or more before your online therapy session time to cancel or reschedule any appointment at no cost.

 The therapy often spans a long-term duration, aiding in the enhancement of overall mental well-being. Research has shown that therapy can improve emotions and behaviors while fostering healthy adaptations in both the brain and body. While there is no assured "cure," cognitive behavioral therapy facilitates positive lifestyle modifications.

We accept many major commercial insurance plans, including Aetna, Amerihealth, Cigna, Optum Health, United Healthcare, Tricare, and others. If you don't see your insurance listed, we would be happy to verify your benefits to see if we can accept them, and if not, we offer you an affordable self-pay rate.

At Lifebulb, we operate without any ongoing membership or fees. We believe that everyone deserves to receive the best online CBT therapy service experience. And we believe those benefits should come free of any ongoing out-of-pocket fees simply for engaging in therapy. With us, your only session costs will be those set by your insurance provider or our low self-pay rate.

While many practices accept only self-pay clients or out-of-network benefits, at Lifebulb, we aim to keep your costs low by accepting most major insurance plans. Often the out-of-pocket expense per online therapy session is a low copay determined by your specific insurance provider and plan. We also offer a self-pay rate lower than many practices for those without insurance or simply preferring not to use their healthcare benefits for in-person or virtual cognitive behavioral therapy.

At Lifebulb, we are extremely picky about who we hire to help you achieve your cognitive behavioral therapy goals. But we understand that every therapist may not be the perfect match for every client. If your CBT therapy experience is less than you hoped, we will help you get set up to see someone you prefer.

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Therapists that don't enjoy their workplace are often, unfortunately, unable to provide their clients with the best possible level of counseling and therapy. That's why at Lifebulb, our CBT therapists are our top priority. This means that your counselor or therapist can provide you, their client, with the best online therapy service because they enjoy the work they do in session with you, where they work, and who they work with.

Our online therapy sessions are all conducted by our CBT therapists in private spaces, and our video platform is contained within our HIPAA-compliant Electronic Health Records system, so your face, voice, and data are always private and protected.

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