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A Revolutionary Approach to Holistic Mental Health


Discover Evidence-Based Therapy 

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Stuck in a cycle? Tried everything?

Bay Area Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Center Can Help!

Are you feeling trapped in repetitive patterns and habits? Have you tried a multitude of solutions, from talk therapy and coaches to self-help gurus, only to find yourself back where you started.

It’s time for a different approach.

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Transformative Therapy for Lasting Change

A New Approach to Overcoming Old Patterns

If traditional talk therapy has left you feeling like you’re on the outside looking in on your own life, it’s time for a change. You might feel alone in your struggles, burdened by past choices, and overwhelmed by the feeling that there’s no way out. But there is hope.
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Where Science Meets Deep, Life-Changing Healing

Welcome to the Bay Area CBT Center, a leader in innovation for evidence-based therapies. Our center is at the forefront of mental health care, offering an approach that is both deeply holistic and rigorously scientific

Here, we recognize that true healing encompasses treating the whole person — mind, body, actions, and spirit — with a deep understanding that these elements are profoundly interconnected. 

Match with the Perfect Therapist for You

Finding the right therapist is hard. In a world filled with generic therapy options, the abundance of choices can be overwhelming. At the Bay Area CBT Center we’ve honed the matching process to find the right therapist for you, guaranteed. 

Uniting Cutting-Edge Innovation with Comprehensive Treatment

Our approach is tailored, transformative, and focused on empowering you to make lasting changes. If you’re ready to explore therapy that truly works for you, we’re here to guide you every step of the way. Don’t let the weight of your past prevent you from embracing the future you deserve. 

Therapy, Counseling, and Coaching

Beyond Traditional Talk Therapy

Engaging, Dynamic, and Experiential Approaches
Our approach to therapy transcends traditional talk therapy. We believe in a more directive, experiential, and action-oriented path to mental wellness. Our methods are designed not just to explore but to empower and transform.
Therapy That Empowers You to Live Your Best Life
Our approach is designed to not just talk about change but to be the catalyst for it. At Bay Area CBT Center, we provide the tools and guidance necessary for you to live the life you desire, free from the constraints of limiting thoughts and behaviors.

A REVOLUTIONARY APPROACH TO HOLISTIC MENTAL HEALTH

Trusted, Licensed Therapists with Expert Training and Thorough Vetting

We’re a group practice of highly experienced mental health professionals and specialists in the field of cognitive behavioral therapy. 

We are empathetic professionals who truly understand what it’s like to feel disconnected from your own journey. We believe that your past should not be an anchor holding you back from a brighter future.

Innovative, Expert-Led Therapy Tailored Just for You

We customize and tailor our work with you to meet your specific needs. Our goal is to provide you with the skills that you need to feel better and cope more effectively in the shortest period of time. 

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Meet Our Team of Psychotherapists

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Avigail Lev, PsyD

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Molly Keirein, PsyD

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Vesal Vakili, LMFT

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Lian Zhu, PhD

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Lori Sparrow, LMFT

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Brandon Mason, PsyD

Dr Rattu, Clinical Psychologist

Manmeet Rattu, PsyD

Jacqueline Robertson lmft

Jacqueline Robertson, LMFT

Our Promise

Check Out Our Books

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in the Bay Area. You could say we wrote the books on it.

INNOVATIVE THERAPIES

How It Works

Your Path to Healing Begins Here.

Free 15-Minute Consult

Book a no-cost consultation with our specialist to discuss your therapy goals.

Therapist Match

We’ll match you with a therapist who fits your specific requirements.

Schedule Your Session

Choose video, phone, or in-person for your first session.

Start Therapy

Embark on your path to wellness with your therapist’s guidance.
Ready to take the first step?

What Sets Our Therapy Apart

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Beyond Insight to Action

We focus on equipping you with the skills to actively manage and relate to challenging thoughts, feelings, and sensations.
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Practical Skill Development

In each session, you’ll learn and practice skills that are directly applicable to your daily life.

Transforming Behavioral Patterns

Our goal is to help you change unhelpful behaviors and habits into positive, life-affirming actions.

Effective Emotion Management

You’ll learn techniques for understanding and managing emotions, leading to improved well-being.

Creating Distance from Limiting Beliefs

We assist you in detaching from restricting thoughts, enabling a more empowered perspective.

Active Behavioral Change

Identifying and modifying maladaptive patterns is a key focus, leading to healthier behaviors.

Enhanced Communication Techniques

Improve your interpersonal skills with effective communication strategies.
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Replacing Unhealthy Habits

We guide you in breaking old habits and forming new, healthier coping mechanisms.

Commitment to Deep, Meaningful Healing

Our focus is on deep, meaningful healing rather than superficial solutions. We equip you with practical tools and strategies for lasting behavioral change, steering clear of temporary fixes and unrealistic expectations.

Beyond Surface-Level Solutions: Embracing True Healing

At Bay Area CBT Center, we reject the notions of toxic positivity and oversimplified solutions. Our focus is on in-depth work that addresses the root causes of challenges, not just their symptoms. We equip you with concrete, practical tools for real, impactful behavioral change. Our approach is about embarking on a journey of genuine healing and self-discovery, offering more than temporary relief but a pathway to lasting transformation.

Our Diverse Range of Counseling Services

At Bay Area CBT Therapy, we are committed to ensuring that therapy is accessible to everyone, embracing the diverse backgrounds and identities of our clients, including those from the LGBTQ+ community and underrepresented groups. 

Our services are tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual, providing respectful and affirming care that acknowledges and celebrates our distinct experiences.

Pioneering Personalized and Inclusive Therapy

Groundbreaking Evidence-Based Therapy

Quality Over Quantity

In a landscape where quantity often overshadows quality, we choose a different path. We focus on personalized, in-depth therapy sessions. Unlike larger, impersonal platforms, our commitment is to provide tailored, ethical care. In a world often focused on quick fixes, we stand apart by emphasizing depth, quality, and lasting change. Every interaction with us is about nurturing your journey towards the fulfilling life that you deserve.

Science-Backed, Expert-Driven

Our therapy transcends traditional methods, offering a truly holistic path to wellness. Everything we do is based on science. We are trained in the most advanced and up-to-date treatment methodology, all which are grounded in empirical data that supports their efficacy. Our techniques informed by the latest research findings in order to provide you with the highest quality, evidence-based treatments.

Expertise at the Core

Our team isn’t just skilled in therapy; we’re leaders in the field. With a track record of authoring books and contributing to groundbreaking research, our therapists bring unmatched expertise to each session. We don’t just practice therapy; we revolutionize it. Our deep knowledge ensures that your therapy is not just effective but profoundly life-changing. We bring a level of integrity that’s rare in the world of mental health.

Check Out Our CBT Quizzes

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Relationship Schemas Quiz

Self-Compassion Quiz

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Workplace Schemas Quiz

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Complex Trauma Quiz

INNOVATIVE THERAPIES

Integrative, Holistic, Effective Therapy

At the Bay Area CBT Center, we redefine the journey to mental wellness.