Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a very popular approach to counseling and there are many reasons why it is so loved by counselors and clients alike.


What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a form of treatment most often used for individuals who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety or depression related to general life stressors.

CBT is based on the premise that much of our distress is based on unhealthy or maladaptive thinking patterns. With these unhelpful patterns of thinking in place, we may also develop unhelpful behavior patterns that get in the way of us fulfilling our goals or having healthy relationships.

But there is good news! People with these unhealthy thinking and behavioral patterns can change the way they think and behave to find relief for their symptoms of distress. And, CBT helps them do just that.

How Effective is CBT?

CBT is one of the most researched treatment protocols for depression and anxiety. For decades, studies have confirmed that CBT is just as effective as medication management for these concerns, yet provides faster relief and less recurrence of symptoms when compared to medication alone.

How Does CBT Work?

The psychologists and counselors at BPC often incorporate Cognitive Behavioral approaches as they create a unique treatment plan for each individual or couple. Through the use of CBT, individuals should feel more empowered, less self-critical, and more grounded in their strengths. They should feel less bogged down by difficult thoughts that keep them from accomplishing their goals, feeling joy, and experiencing the best parts of life.

CBT is a wonderful approach to therapy. Just ask your counselor about these approaches as you are forming your treatment plan and goals together.

Teletherapy & Video Counseling Sessions Available

Biltmore Psychology and Counseling offers teletherapy sessions as a way to participate in counseling without needing to be physically present at our office.

Request Appointment or Contact Us Below

Fill out the form below or call us at (480) 999-7070 for a free 10 minute consultation on how we can help.

Meet our Team

Dr. Melissa Estavillo, PsyD


Doctorate and Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Arizona School of Professional Psychology
Practice Areas: Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Relationship / Marriage Counseling, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD / Trauma, Grief, Spiritual Integration, Medical Counseling

Audrey Sessions PsyD at Biltmore Psychology & Counseling in Phoenix, AZ


Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, Arizona School of Professional Psychology
M.A. Clinical Psychology, Arizona School of Professional Psychology
M.S. Mental Health Counseling, Walden University
Practice Areas: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Emotional Regulation, LGBTQ+, Race-Based Stress, Military and Veteran-Related Issues, General Mental Health, Couples Counseling, Multicultural Diversity and Inclusion, Mindfulness

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Susan Self


M.S. Counseling and Human Services, University of Toledo
B.S. Psychology, Bowling Green State University

Practice Areas: Relationship / Marriage Counseling, Pre-marital Counseling, Parenting, General Counseling, Anxiety and Depression, Individual Therapy, Career Decisions, Caring for Aging Relatives, Life Changes, Work/Life Stressors


M.C. Counseling, Arizona State University
B.A. English (Literature), Arizona State University

Practice Areas: Adjustment Disorders, Anxiety, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (Cbt), Depression, Disability Counseling, Existential Therapy, Faith-Based Counseling, General Mental Health Counseling, Gerontological Counseling, Grief Counseling, Individual Counseling, Mindful Self-Compassion (Msc)


M.A. Human Resources and Substance Abuse, Ottawa University
M.A. Professional Counseling, Ottawa University
B.A. Psychology, Ottawa University

Practice Areas: Trauma, Anxiety, PTSD, Grief, Life Transitions, Women’s Focused Issues, LGBTQ+, Parenting, Depression, Couples Counseling, Family Counseling, Faith-based Counseling, General Mental Health Counseling

Heather Wheeler LCSW at Biltmore Psychology & Counseling in Phoenix, AZ


Masters in Social Work, Arizona State University
B.A. Psychology, Arizona State University

Specialties: Anxiety, CBT, Depression, Grief Counseling, Couples Counseling, LGBTQ+, Mindfulness, Family Counseling, General Mental Health Counseling, Women-Focused Issues/New Mothers Counseling, and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)

Our Location in Phoenix, AZ

We’re here for you.

Our CBT therapists apply professional expertise and understanding to provide the best holistic counseling services in Phoenix, AZ.

A 10-min consultation can help you determine whether our services would be the right fit for you. Call us today for a free phone consultation.

(480) 999-7070