What is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?
Cognitive-behavioral therapy is an approach to psychotherapy that is active, problem-focused, goal-oriented, and rooted in intense teamwork between therapist and client. Numerous scientific studies have shown CBT to be effective for a wide range of psychological problems, including depression, anxiety, anger, marital conflict, eating disorders, and trauma. In CBT we focus on the connections between the environment that someone grew up in and/or lives in now, the thoughts (cognitions) they have about their situations, themselves, others, and the future, their behavior towards themselves and others, and their feelings. In broad terms, we are often helping people learn to think differently and act differently, so that they may feel differently.
What forms of payment do we accept?
Most members of our staff (except for Dr. Johnson and Graduate Student therapists/Postdoctoral Fellows) are in-network for most Blue Cross plans. Patients with Blue Cross will therefore typically pay their "specialist" copay, as indicated on their insurance card. We are out-of-network for United insurance plans, but we do submit claims for patients and do any necessary follow-up. Patients with United insurance pay us the portion of the bill United will not cover. For patients with other insurance, we will either submit claims for patients or provide bills so that patients can submit and be reimbursed directly from their insurance companies. We accept MasterCard and Visa, checks, and cash as forms of payment. When you call to discuss treatment, we will review payment options.
Can individuals being seen outside of the practice participate in Workshops or receive consultations?
Yes. We welcome individuals who are seeing providers in other practices to participate in RICBT workshops while they continue to receive individual therapy or other services elsewhere. We will coordinate care with other providers as needed. We are also happy to provide consultation to individuals receiving other treatments to discuss our recommendations for a treatment plan.
How do you schedule an evaluation?
Please call our intake coordinator at (401) 294-0451 to schedule an evaluation or to find out about group therapy workshops. We look forward to hearing from you!