Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Round Rock

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Cedar Park

What is CBT?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Round Rock and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Cedar Park also commonly known as CBT is a form of psychotherapy aimed at understanding and dealing with a patient’s beliefs so as to change the way they think and how they react to the things happening around them. CBT treatment is based on the concept that our thoughts (cognition), feelings (emotions) and actions (behavior) are all interconnected. How we think influences our feelings and determines how we act.

CBT was originally developed and is commonly used for the treatment of depression and anxiety. It, however, can be applied in the treatment of other physical and mental health problems such as eating disorders and phobias.

The History of CBT

The existence of CBT as we know it today is credited back to the psychiatrist Aaron Beck. In the 1960s while doing his psychoanalysis, Beck observed that his patients seemed to have internal dialogues during the analytical sessions but would not fully disclose to him about the conversations they had in their minds.

Through his research, he discovered that there is an important link between thoughts and feelings. Beck realized that people may not always be aware of their emotion-filled thoughts but could be taught to identify and vocalize them. Aaron Beck realized that the answer to his patients’ understanding and dealing with their problems was in identifying and reporting on their negative emotion-filled thoughts.

CBT treatment application is however not a single therapeutic technique. Rather, CBT is an umbrella term that groups a number of different therapy approaches with common elements. The most prominent approaches include:

• Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
• Rational Behavior Therapy
• Dialectical Behavior Therapy
• Rational Living Therapy
• Cognitive therapy
• Multimodal Therapy

CBT Sessions

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy treatment is a very goal-directed form of talking therapy. It helps patients deal with a specific problem, emphasizes more on current situations and does not delve so much into the past. A full course CBT treatment runs from between 5 to 20 sessions. A typical session with a therapist should take about half an hour to an hour. Here is what you can expect in CBT sessions.

  • Your therapist will work with you to identify the problems you would like to address, then break each of them down into smaller parts and fit them into the categories of either thoughts, emotions or actions.
  • Your therapist will work with you to identify the problems you would like to address, then break each of them down into smaller parts and fit them into the categories of either thoughts, emotions or actions.
  • Next, you will help your therapist determine the effect your problems have on each other as well as on you. This will enable your therapist to identify the unrealistic or unhelpful thoughts and behavior you need to change to allow you to deal with your problems.
  • You and your therapist will develop the changes you need to make and the skills to adopt. Together, create a plan on how to factor in these changes in your daily life then you will be tasked to put them into practice.
  • The subsequent sessions with your therapist will be to discuss your progress, evaluate the impact the changes have made in your life and work on managing your emotions, thoughts, and behavior.

 

Pros of CBT

CBT treatment has the following advantages:

  • Compared to other talking therapies CBT can be completed in a relatively shorter period.
  • Because of its highly structured nature, CBT treatment can be offered in various formats such as self-help books, computer programs, and group sessions.
  • CBT aims to equip patients with practical skills and techniques to be used in everyday life that will help you process and cope with your problems positively, even after completion of treatment.
  • CBT treatment helps patients develop beliefs and attitudes that are flexible and self-empowering towards themselves, others and their environment to assist in overcoming depression and anxiety.

 

Cons of CBT

The success of CBT treatment is highly dependent on the patient’s ability to change their thoughts, feelings, and actions. Thus a high level of commitment is required to get the most out of the process, which not always possible for everyone.

CBT sessions mostly involve the therapist giving the patient tasks to be completed between sessions. This may be time-consuming for some patients and may slow down their progress in the treatment.

CBT Therapists at Gibson Counseling

Ida MacDonald, LPC, CMHIMP

Ida MacDonald, LPC, CMHIMP

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Location: Video counseling for residents in Texas

Evaluations Offered: Health Assessment

Insurances Accepted:  Cigna/Evernorth (NO CIGNA EAP) Tricare, Moda, United Health Care (UMR, Optum, Oscar, Allsavers), Optum EAP, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Baylor Scott and White (starting 4-30-24), Humana, Magellan, Multiplan/PHCS, Partners Direct (starting 5-1-24), Aetna (NO AETNA EAP), Triwest-VA, Sendero, Self pay $110

Accepting new clients: Yes virtual only

Hours subject to availability: Monday through Wednesday 11am to 7pm telehealth only

Expertise: Adults, Couples, Kids (16 year and up)

Michelle Sumners, LCSW, LCDC

Michelle Sumners, LCSW, LCDC

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Location: Counseling in Round Rock and virtual counseling for Texas residents

Insurances Accepted: Aetna, Cigna/Evernorth (NO CIGNA EAP), Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Health Care (UMR, Oscar, Optum, Allsavers),  Sendero, Multiplan, Moda, Magellan, Humana, Partners Direct (starting 5-1-24), PHCS, Self pay $150 

Accepting New Clients: YES  Individuals only at this time

(no couples or kids)

Hours subject to availability: Monday through Friday 10am to 7 pm, Saturday 10am to 2pm in person or virtual Round Rock

Expertise: Adults and couples

Ana "Rebeca" Ramirez, LPC

Ana "Rebeca" Ramirez, LPC

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Location: Counseling in Cedar Park and Video counseling for residents in Texas

Insurances Accepted:  Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna/Evernorth (NO CIGNA EAP), Partners Direct (starting 5-1-24) United Health Care (UMR, Oscar, Optum, Allsavers), Multiplan/PHCS, Humana, Moda, Sendero, Triwest, Self pay $150

Accepting New Clients:  No     (kids must be seen in person, no virtual for kids)

Hours subject to availability: Tuesday and Thursday 9am to 5pm, Monday and Friday 9am to 12pm in person or virtual cedar park

Rebeca speaks both English and Spanish. Rebeca habla español.

Expertise:

Adults and Children 7 and up

David "Nathan" Evans, LPC

David "Nathan" Evans, LPC

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Location: Counseling in Cedar Park and Video counseling for residents in Texas

Insurances Accepted:  Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna/Evernorth (No EAP), Partners Direct (starting 5-1-24) United Health Care (UMR, Oscar, Optum, Allsavers), Multiplan/PHCS, Magellan, Humana, Moda, Sendero, Self pay $150

Accepting New Clients: Yes   Adults  - Individuals Only

Hours subject to availability: Tuesday through Friday 1-pm to 7pm in person or virtual Cedar Park

Expertise: 

Rhonda Mack, LPC

Rhonda Mack, LPC

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Location: Counseling in Cedar Park and Video counseling for residents in Texas

Insurances Accepted:    Moda, Blue Cross Blue Shield,  United Health Care (UMR, Oscar, Optum, Allsavers), Humana, Cigna/Evernorth (no EAP), Aetna (no EAP), Partners Direct (starting 5-1-24), Magellan, Multiplan/PHCS, Sendero, Scott and White (starting 3-18-24), Triwest-VA, Self pay $150

Accepting New Clients:  NO

Hours subject to availability:  Wedesday and Thursday 10am to 7pm, Friday 10am to 4pm in person or virtual Cedar Park, Monday 2pm to 7pm telehealth only

Expertise:  Adults , Couples and Adolescents ages 16 and up

Susan Valley, LCSW

Susan Valley, LCSW

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Location: Counseling in Cedar Park and Video counseling for residents in Texas

Insurances Accepted:    Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana, Partners Direct (starting 5-1-24), Sendero, Magellan, Moda, United Health Care (UMR, Oscar, Optum, Allsavers), Self pay $150

Accepting New Clients:  Yes

Hours subject to availability: Tuesday and Friday in person or virtual Cedar Park 1pm to 6pm and Monday 3-6pm telehealth only.

(Video and in person)

Expertise:  Adults, Couples and Teens (13 yrs and up)

Whitney Briggs, LPC-S

Whitney Briggs, LPC-S

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Location: Video counseling for residents in Texas

Insurances Accepted: Aetna (NO AETNA EAP), Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna/Evernorth (NO CIGNA EAP), Humana, Multiplan/PHCS,  Sendero, United Health Care (UMR, Optum, Oscar, Allsavers) , Moda, Triwest-VA, Self pay $150

Accepting New Clients:   NO   (Video Only)  ADULTS, COUPLES & CHILDREN OVER 12

Expertise: Adults

Sasha Sharp, LPC

Sasha Sharp, LPC

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Location: Counseling in Cedar Park and Video counseling for residents in Texas

Insurances Accepted:   Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna/Evernorth (NO CIGNA EAP), Humana, Partners Direct (starting 5-1-24), Sendero, United Health Care (UMR, Oscar, Optum, Allsavers), Moda, Multiplan/PHCS, Magellan, Self pay $150

Accepting New Clients:   No

Hours subject to availability: Tuesday through Thursday 9am to 6pm in person or virtual Cedar Park, Monday and Fridays 8am to 5pm telehealth only

Expertise: Adults and Children 7 and up

 

Sally Guerra, LPC

Sally Guerra, LPC

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Location: Video counseling for residents in Texas

Insurances Accepted:  Aetna (NO AETNA EAP),  Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna/Evernorth (NO CIGNA EAP), Humana, Multiplan/PHCS, Sendero, Scott and White, Tricare, Partners Direct (starting 5-1-24), United Health Care (UMR, Oscar, Optum, Allsavers), Moda, Magellan, Triwest-VA, Self Pay $150

Evaluations Offered: ADD, ADHD, Mood Disorders, Anger Issues and PTSD

Accepting clients: Video only  (Children age 12 and up)

Hours subject to availability: Wednesday 8am to 12, Thursday and Friday 8am to 5pm telehealth only

Expertise: Kids (12yr and up), Adults and Couples

Mary Ellen Martin, LMFT

Mary Ellen Martin, LMFT

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Location: Counseling in Round Rock and virtual counseling for Texas residents

Insurances Accepted:  Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna/Evernorth (NO CIGNA EAP), Humana, Partners Direct (starting 5-1-24), Sendero, United Health Care (UMR, Optum, Oscar, Allsavers), Moda, Magellan, Multiplan/PHCS, Self pay $150 

Accepting New Clients:   YES   (No kids at this time)

Hours subject to availability: Monday through Thursday 10am to 630pm in person or virtual Round Rock

Expertise:  Adults, Couples

Sheila Moore-Bunch, LCSW

Sheila Moore-Bunch, LCSW

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Location: Counseling in Cedar Park and Video counseling for residents in Texas

Insurances Accepted:   Aetna,  Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna/Evernorth (NO CIGNA EAP), Humana, Partners Direct (starting 5-1-24) United Health Care (UMR, Oscar, Optum, Allsavers), Multiplan, Moda, PHCS, Scott and White (starting 3-18-24), Self pay $150 

Accepting New Clients:  No      (adult individuals only)

Hours subject to availability:  Tuesday and Wednesday 9am to 4pm in person or virtual Cedar Park

Expertise: Adults only, no couples and no kids

 

Paulina Pina, LPC

Paulina Pina, LPC

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Location: Counseling in Round Rock and virtual counseling for Texas residents

Insurances Accepted: Aetna (NO AETNA EAP),  Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna/Evernorth (NO CIGNA EAP), Humana, Magellan, Moda, Multiplan/PHCS, Sendero,  Scott and White, Partners Direct (starting 5-1-24), United Health Care (UMR, Optum, Oscar, Allsavers), Triwest-VA, Self pay $150 

Accepting New Clients:  No

Hours subject to availability: Monday through Thursday 10am to 4:30pm in person or virtual Round Rock

Paulina speaks both English and Spanish. Paulina habla español.

Expertise:Kids (8 yrs and older), Adults and Couples

Sheryl Stiffler, LMFT

Sheryl Stiffler, LMFT

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Location:  Video counseling for residents in Texas

Insurances Accepted:  Aetna (NO AETNA EAP), BCBS, Humana, Moda, Magellan, Multiplan/PHCS, Sendero, Scott and White, United Health Care (UMR, Oscar, Optum, Allsavers), Partners Direct (starting 5-1-24), Triwest-VA, Self pay $150 

Accepting New Clients:  YES     (Video only)​  Evening appointments available

Expertise: Kids (6 yr and up), Adults and Couples

Danielle Linders, LPC, LCDC

Danielle Linders, LPC, LCDC

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Location: Counseling in Round Rock and virtual counseling for Texas residents

Insurances Accepted: Aetna (NO AETNA EAP), Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna/Evernorth (NO CIGNA EAP), Humana, Multiplan/PHCS, Partners Direct (starting 5-1-24), Sendero, Scott and White, United Health Care (UMR, Oscar, Optum, Allsavers), Moda, Magellan, Triwest-VA, Self pay $150 

Accepting New Clients:No

Hours subject to availability: Monday through Thursday 10am to 7pm in person or virtual Round Rock

Expertise: Adults -Individuals only

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2201 Double Creek Drive, Unit 1003, Round Rock, TX 78664
(512) 633-7839
921 West New Hope Drive, Suite 201, Cedar Park, TX 78613
(512) 633-7839