Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a short-term form of behavioral therapy that can helps people understand the relationships between thoughts, emotions and behaviors. Through CBT, people learn that their thoughts directly influence how they feel and then respond to specific situations. The basic idea is that when one can notice and change their thoughts, the emotions that follow change thus leading to different behaviors. CBT has demonstrated consistent effectiveness and is often a therapeutic technique of choice for treating depression, anxiety, panic disorder and substance use disorder.

Local Experts in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Lindsay Melka

Individual Therapy

The underlying concept behind CBT is that our thoughts and feelings play a fundamental role in our behavior. CBT is generally short-term and focused on helping you deal with a very specific problem. During the course of treatment, you will learn how to identify and change destructive or disturbing thought patterns that have a negative influence on behavior.

Erin Bennetts

Child Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy

With older children (8+) I integrate a variety of CBT skills into the play therapy process.

Becca Hart

Individual Therapy

Danelle Chapman

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Child Therapy

CBT is a great way to help us learn to challenge our thinking and behavior patterns that contribute to our suffering. I often teach clients the ABC (Activating Event - Belief (automatic thought) - Emotional Consequence) model to begin the process of recognizing and replacing self-defeating thoughts and building Unconditional Worth.

Joe Saavedra

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Group Therapy

CBT is at the core of the 12-step recovery process. Having worked a recovery program for 15 years in addition to being trained in the LifeStar recovery model has afforded personal experience and professional training with behavior modification.

Sarah Freeze

Individual Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy

CBT posits that problems people experience are based on unhelpful ways of thinking and on learned patterns of unhelpful behavior. There are a number of well-researched strategies that we can use to help you recognize when you fall into old patterns and examine whether those thoughts and behaviors are helpful. This therapy targets problems occurring in the here and now.

Tonia Lowe

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy

When utilizing CBT, my approach is to encourage and challenge clients in areas such as self-observation, negative self-talk, and automatic thoughts as they relate to current problems. Through exploration of these tendencies clients can learn various coping skills needed to work through those problems in a healthy manner.

Davis Falcon

Individual Therapy

With a background in philosophy, I have a special talent for identifying and processing cognitive distortions, or unhelpful ways of thinking in a way that is analytical and logical. It is then important to challenge these ways of thinking and begin to replace them with healthier and more rational thought patterns.

Ellie Adelman

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Child Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy

I often use CBT in my work with clients dealing with anxiety as a way to reframe negative and self-deprecating thought patterns. I received training on CBT from the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work and through my clinical training at University of Colorado Hospital Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic.

Evelyn Barton

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Group Therapy

I usually begin with CBT. For clients who need something more, I resort to Emotional Freedom Technique for trauma and other issues.

Laura Brassie

Individual Therapy

What we think affects what we feel, which affects our actions. When any one of those areas isn't functioning the way we would want, it can mess with our whole lives. I can work with you to pull apart your thoughts, feelings, and actions to speak truth to yourself in ways that are healthy and help you move in the direction you want to go.

Barb Kamlet

Individual Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy

Our thoughts as much as our emotions drive how we interact with the world. It is part of my practice to look at the impact of early childhood experiences on how we interact with the world as adults, not as a means of blame but as a means of understanding ourselves in that context.

Jennifer Kilgo

Individual Therapy

CBT helps women make lasting changes to their internal thought processes - which is everything! When we change how we think, we change how we feel.

Kristen Lewis

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Child Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy

This therapy allows us to learn how our thoughts, behaviors, and feelings affect one another. By learning how to identify our thoughts and behaviors, we can begin to question and challenge the thoughts and behaviors that hold us back in life. Our thoughts can then develop into new and more positive ways of thinking, which can impact how we feel - more hopeful and positive.

Lauren Northrup

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy

I utilize CBT as a foundation for understanding common cognitive distortion and generating behaviors and ideas we want present in our life. Through CBT, we will examine your thoughts, ideas, beliefs, feelings, and behaviors about yourself, those around you, and your world. CBT helps to bring awareness and actionable steps to challenging and replacing problematic thoughts, feelings, and behaviors

Marnie Bambara

Individual Therapy

CBT is a practice that identifies how our thoughts impact our behaviors. Often we experience feelings that will lead to irrational thoughts. These thoughts can trigger dysfunctional behaviors. CBT helps us identify the connection between thoughts and feelings, and the types of behaviors they trigger. We can then learn to challenge and modify our thoughts and behaviors when they are harmful.

Alli Guerrero

Individual Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Child Therapy, Couples Therapy, Group Therapy

In addition to person-centered, I have most often practiced CBT since being trained back in 2013. I have also offered 'Mind over Mood' group therapy. Together, we look at your narrative in your life and identify false beliefs that lead to specific thoughts that influence specific moods and behaviors. I help you dissect these processes and discard false beliefs that are limiting your life.

Tom Devine

Individual Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Couples Therapy

Developed by Dr. Aaron Beck, this therapy approach is well-established, practical and collaborative.

Erica Johnson

Individual Therapy

CBT is an evidenced based therapeutic method that believes our thoughts control our behaviors which leads us to whatever emotional state we are experiencing. CBT helps individuals identify the negative thoughts so they can be changed which in turn changes how we respond to life and gives us a new emotional state of being which will help us continue to move forward towards our goals.

Rachel Firneno

Individual Therapy

Formally trained in using CBT techniques

Erica Faulhaber

Individual Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Group Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) looks at a person's thoughts, feelings and behaviors. I love using CBT with folks because if feels natural to most people. When I use this therapy, I like to give my clients homework to practice what they are learning in session. Don't worry, nothing too hard, but more practical ways to respond and relate to life outside of therapy.

Shannon Heers

Individual Therapy

I have many trainings and years' experience in CBT, which is an evidence-based treatment for use in anxiety and depression. I work with people to change their negative thought processes and gain more self-awareness into their emotions and feelings.

Natalie Henry

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Child Therapy, Individual Therapy

I am a certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist through the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.

Mariana Iurcovich

Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy

CBT helps with clients that will benefit from changing behaviors that do not serve them any more.

Kelly Wiepking

Individual Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a therapy that helps you examine how your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interconnected and can both positively and negatively impact your mood. The goal of CBT is to help you improve your mood and develop insight into patterns that can create depression and anxiety.

Crystal Peterson

Couples Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy

I do not use a strict CBT protocol because I find that it is not right for all clients, but I use CBT techniques to help clients become aware of their thoughts and challenge them when they are no longer serving them.

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