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In-Person & Online Therapy


Specialized CBT Counseling That Fits Your Schedule

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Individual Sessions in California

Studies indicate that a good relationship between client and therapist is essential for effective therapy, which is why we focus on making the perfect match.

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The best therapist fit for your needs!

The first step is finding your ideal therapist

99% of our clients at Bay Area CBT Center find the perfect therapist right away. If we don’t match you with the right fit initially, we’ll pair you with another therapist at no extra cost until you find exactly what you’re looking for.

Perfecting the therapy matching process

We understand the key to a perfect match

1 Book Matching Consult: Schedule your matching phone call with our care-coordinator to assess your needs. This ensures we match you with a therapist suited to your preferences, needs, and goals for impactful therapy.

2. Matching Consult: During your consult, you’ll delve deeper into your unique situation. This ensures a precise therapist match.

3. Ideal Therapist Connection: Once matched, you’ll meet your therapist and begin working towards your mental health goals. We’re committed to your progress; if the match isn’t ideal, we’ll swiftly find a better fit.

Ready to take the first step?

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Transform Your Life Today!

If you’re grappling with feelings of anxiety, numbness, or depression, struggling to navigate conflict, life transitions, or the complexities of personal and professional relationships, or if your mind is burdened with worries of inadequacy or impostor syndrome, you’re not alone. Seeking effective coping strategies and new tools to face life’s challenges is a brave step forward.

Integrative Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) offers a path to breaking free from unhelpful patterns, moving past stagnation, and implementing significant changes in your life. As a method grounded in scientific evidence, CBT has proven more effective than traditional talk therapies. At the Bay Area CBT Counseling Center, our goal is to assist you in identifying and overcoming the barriers that hinder you from achieving the fulfilling life you envision.

Bay Area CBT Center Services

We help you align mind, body, and action. Our psychotherapy offerings for individuals, couples, and groups—both online and in-person—are meticulously designed to guide you through overcoming a variety of mental health issues

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Individual Therapy

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Online Therapy

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Couples Therapy

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Groups & Workshops

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Executive Coaching

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Conditions We Treat

Mental Health Conditions We Treat

Some issues we address include stress, bipolar disorder, grief, Narcissistic Abuse Syndrome, loneliness and alienation, interpersonal schemas, motivation and attention difficulties, derealization, modern dating and relationships, perfectionism and dorsal vagal shutdown. Below are some more issues we address


Combat persistent sadness and regain joy

Mood Disorders

Stabilize mood and regulate emotions

Relationship issues

Build healthy and authentic connections

Personality Disorder

Strengthen resilience and enhance distress tolerance

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Overcome delay and enhance productivity

Trauma & PTSD

Heal attachment wounds and past trauma


Improve concentration, focus, and attention

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Work-Related Stress

Gain time management and assertiveness skills

Phobias & Fear

Manage fear and achieve nervous system regulation

Body image issues

Cultivate a positive body image and self-esteem

OCD Disorders

Decrease compulsions and intrusive thoughts

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Narcissistic Abuse

Recover from gaslighting and manipulation

Anxiety & Panic

Reduce anxiety and restore calm

Lack of Motivation

Reignite drive and execute tasks efficiently

Gender & Sextuality

Embrace your sexual and gender identity

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Cultivate self-assurance and confidence

Our Groups & Workshops

Discover unparalleled, innovative groups, workshops, and retreats designed to inspire and transform. Join us in-person in San Francisco, across the Bay Area, or from the comfort of your home with our online video sessions. Plus, experience our exclusive retreats offered across the country. Embrace the journey to self-improvement and connect with a community that supports your growth.


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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?

Integrative Therapy Services

Beyond Traditional Talk Therapy

Our center excels in weaving together a spectrum of therapeutic modalities, from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to Somatic Psychology and Mindfulness-Based Techniques, creating personalized, holistic treatment plans for profound healing.

Cutting-Edge, Research-Based Care​

At the Bay Area CBT Center, we are dedicated to evidence-based practice, staying at the forefront of the latest psychological research to ensure our clients benefit from the most effective, scientifically backed treatments available.

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

Brandon mason

Brandon Mason, PsyD

Dr Rattu, Clinical Psychologist

Manmeet Rattu, PsyD

Jacqueline Robertson lmft

Jacqueline Robertson, LMFT

Our Promise

Check Out Our Books

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Integrative, Holistic, Effective Therapy

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

Check Out Our CBT Quizzes

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Procrastination Quiz

grief and loss

Relationship Schemas Quiz

Self-Compassion Quiz

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Workplace Schemas Quiz

relationship satisfaction

Relationship Satisfaction Quiz

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Complex Trauma Quiz

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Types of Therapy Sessions We Offer

In-Person Therapy

This is the most common type of therapy session. You come to one of our CBT counseling centers—in San Francisco or Oakland and meet with your therapist there. Individual therapy sessions are typically 50 minutes, couples therapy extends to one hour, and group therapy lasts for 90 minutes. Sessions can occur once a week, multiple times a week, or every other week, accommodating a range of needs and preferences .

Online Therapy/Teletherapy

We know that in today’s fast-paced world, it’s often difficult to make time for self-care. Therefore, we also offer online therapy through video or phone to help you fit your psychological health care into your busy schedule. Another option is hybrid therapy sessions,  alternating between online therapy and in-office sessions, depending on your specific needs. We offer online counseling across California and coaching sessions across the United States. 

Therapy Outside the Office

We provide therapy outside the office. For example, if you struggle with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), hoarding, or social anxiety, we may conduct therapy-assisted exposures and accompany you to the location you fear.  Practicing exposure in the real world is the most effective way to overcome OCD, hoarding, social anxiety, and specific phobias. In exposure treatment, your therapist  provides you with coaching  in the present moment.