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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

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Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed by your thoughts and emotions? Do you find yourself stuck in negative patterns that hinder your happiness and success? At Bay Area CBT Center, we understand the challenges you’re facing, and we’re here to help you break free and live the life you deserve.

Welcome to the forefront of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), where science meets compassion and innovation. Our center specializes in offering a comprehensive approach to mental wellness, combining evidence-based techniques with a holistic perspective to address the root causes of your struggles.

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Integrative Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a term used to describe a form of therapeutic treatment that combines strategies used in both cognitive and behavior therapies as well as other scientifically proven evidence-based treatments. 

The cognitive therapy model states that our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are all connected and influence one another. Cognitive interventions include identifying unhelpful and distorted thinking, testing and modifying beliefs, and developing skills to distance from one’s thoughts. CBT empowers you with a versatile arsenal of coping skills, enabling you to effectively manage and navigate life’s challenges with resilience and confidence.

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How CBT Works

CBT is based on the premise that it’s not the events themselves that cause distress, but rather our interpretations of those events. These limiting beliefs and stories that we have developed about ourselves in childhood continue to impact our current behaviors. These stories are like lenses that distort our perceptions and experiences with others and can lead to self-fulfilling prophecies in relationships.

CBT helps you understand how your conditioning from early childhood is impacting your current circumstances. Through targeted interventions, we’ll help you identify and challenge negative thought patterns, replacing them with healthier perspectives that empower you to respond to life’s ups and downs with resilience and grace.

The Power of CBT

Countless studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of CBT in treating a wide range of mental health conditions, from anxiety and depression to trauma and addiction. Unlike other therapeutic approaches that focus solely on exploring the past, CBT is practical and directive, equipping you with the tools you need to overcome your barriers in the here and now.

CBT has demonstrated to be highly effective in alleviating a variety of struggles including:  panic,  social phobia, bipolar disorder,  obsessive-compulsive disorder, rumination, marital distress, anger, and chronic pain. Experience the transformative power of CBT therapy at Bay Area CBT Center. Contact us now to learn more and embark on the journey toward a happier, healthier you.

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CBT encourages you to experiment with new behaviors

Behavioral therapy encourages you to experiment with new behaviors, rooted in the understanding that existing patterns are learned through social conditioning. By unlearning unhealthy behaviors and replacing them with values-based actions, behavioral therapy empowers you to cultivate positive change.

CBT facilitates the recognition of the intricate interplay between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, aiming to diminish the control thoughts and feelings exert over behaviors. This evidence-based approach has shown remarkable effectiveness in overcoming maladaptive patterns, offering various strategies under the CBT umbrella, all aimed at successful behavior replacement.

Our Areas of Speciality

Incremental, Constructive Steps

CBT helps you take incremental, constructive steps towards replacing automatic and learned behaviors with positive new ones.


Identify distorted/negative thinking processes and schemas. Learn tools for tolerating and relating to thoughts and feelings differently.


Replace old behaviors with alternative behaviors that are more effective, positive, and based on values. Test out new behavioral responses.

The Goal

The goal is to develop skills to cope with your internal experiences so that they don’t stop you from taking actions towards creating the life that you want.


How to Start Therapy with Us

Start your healing journey today!

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Book a free consult with our specialist to assess your needs.

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Therapist Match

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

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Schedule Your Session

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

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Start Therapy

If the initial therapist match isn’t ideal, we’ll switch you for free.

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Discover the Bay Area CBT Center Difference

At the Bay Area CBT Center, we understand that taking the first step towards treatment can be challenging. That’s why we’ve created a supportive and compassionate environment where you can feel safe to overcome barriers.

Results-Driven Therapy

We blend the latest advancements in CBT with a compassionate, client-centered approach to therapy. Our therapists are trained in the latest CBT techniques and stay abreast of cutting-edge research to ensure you receive the highest quality care. Our team of clinicians is dedicated to providing a safe, supportive environment where you can explore your inner world, uncover your strengths, and cultivate resilience.

Expert Therapists

We're not just interested in helping you feel better—we're committed to helping you live better. Through goal-oriented therapy and personalized action plans, we'll support you in taking concrete steps toward your desired outcomes, whether that's improving your relationships, advancing your career, or simply finding more joy in each day. Our goal is to empower you to become your own therapist, equipped with the skills to thrive.

Integrative and Holistic

We believe in treating the whole person, not just the symptoms. That's why our therapy sessions go beyond traditional CBT methods, incorporating elements of mindfulness, positive psychology, and other proven modalities. By addressing the interconnectedness of your thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and environment, we empower you to achieve sustainable transformation from the inside out.

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