Frequently Asked Questions

General
What is CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)?

Cognitive behavioral therapy is a common type of mental health counseling.  With cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a trained counselor in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. By helping you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, cognitive behavioral therapy allows you to view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way.

Cognitive behavioral therapy can be a very helpful tool in treating mental illnesses such as anxiety or depression. But, not everyone who benefits from cognitive behavioral therapy has a mental health condition. It can be a very effective tool to help anyone learn how to better manage stressful life situations.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy will vary according to your insurance coverage.  At West Texas Counseling and Guidance we offer a sliding scale system in order to accommodate those clients who do not have insurance or that might struggle with meeting the cost of having a co pay.