What is CBT?

CBT stands for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  It tends to be briefer than traditional talk therapy because it is problem-focused and goal-oriented.  The patient is an active participant in the entire process leading to change.  The cognitive portion of therapy focuses on modifying self-defeating/unhealthy thinking.  The behavioral portion focuses on learning new, more adaptive behavioral skills.  Patients and therapists mutually agree on very specific, achievable goals to work on at the start of treatment.  Typically, patients are given homework assignments between sessions to practice and integrate newly acquired skills in real-life situations. Learn more.

Initial Visit

Initial evaluations are conducted in our White Plains office and last 60 minutes.  After an initial meeting, you will be given feedback and you will then have the opportunity to decide whether you would like to continue with therapeutic services or one of our specialized programs.  Therapy sessions are typically 1x/week for 45-60 minutes.  Programs are designed mutually with you and your therapist to address your specific needs.

Telemental Health Sessions

Although face-to-face therapy is preferable, virtual therapy (video or phone sessions) can be a viable alternative to traditional in-office treatment.  Certain situations can limit individuals from getting needed treatment. Healthy Behaviors of Westchester wants to increase your accessibility to behavioral health and overall wellness.  Learn more.


Healthy Behaviors of Westchester is considered an out-of-network provider by most insurance companies.  Therefore, we do not participate on any insurance panels (with the exception of Medicare).  Please contact your health insurance company to determine your benefits for out-of-network providers.  Many plans reimburse a significant portion of our fees.  At times insurance companies have made special exceptions and have reimbursed for particular types of treatment. Payment is due at time of service.

Accepted Forms of Payment

We accept Cash, Personal Checks, and Chase Quickpay with Zelle®.