Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists in Los Angeles, CA

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Crystal Young
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Hi there, I'm Crystal, a Licensed Clinical social worker with over 8 years of experience in the field. I am proudly born and raised in Inglewood, California. My experience includes field-based mental health, outpatient, hospice, psychiatric inpatient hospital setting, group homes, and currently private practice. I have helped people with anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, personality disorders, and more. My diverse, universal approach creates a safe and supportive environment while challenging my clients. I use Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), CBT, DBT, Person-Centered, and Psychodynamic modalities.
Hi there, I'm Crystal, a Licensed Clinical social worker with over 8 years of experience in the field. I am proudly born and raised in Inglewood, California. My experience includes field-based mental health, outpatient, hospice, psychiatric inpatient hospital setting, group homes, and currently private practice. I have helped people with anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, personality disorders, and more. My diverse, universal approach creates a safe and supportive environment while challenging my clients. I use Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), CBT, DBT, Person-Centered, and Psychodynamic modalities.
(619) 730-7954 View (619) 730-7954
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Janice Braly
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90002
I use a blend of cognitive behavioral approaches, internal family systems, psycho-education, and coping skills as well as mindfulness and emotional regulation, and conflict resolution skills.
My name is Janice Braly and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist licensed in California. I have extensive experience working in pediatric mental health and with families with diverse backgrounds both in Nevada and California. My area of focus is telehealth for individuals who are struggling with relationships, the effects of trauma, mild to moderate mental health symptoms, and/or seeking to have Christian-based concepts to be applied in the therapeutic process. My approach includes but is not limited to client-centered and strength-based care using CBT, IFS, DBT, and psycho-education.
I use a blend of cognitive behavioral approaches, internal family systems, psycho-education, and coping skills as well as mindfulness and emotional regulation, and conflict resolution skills.
My name is Janice Braly and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist licensed in California. I have extensive experience working in pediatric mental health and with families with diverse backgrounds both in Nevada and California. My area of focus is telehealth for individuals who are struggling with relationships, the effects of trauma, mild to moderate mental health symptoms, and/or seeking to have Christian-based concepts to be applied in the therapeutic process. My approach includes but is not limited to client-centered and strength-based care using CBT, IFS, DBT, and psycho-education.
(213) 693-2466 View (213) 693-2466
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Veronica Porche
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90048
I Provide Neuropsychological (Cognitive) Testing to Help Identify Problems with Memory, Concentration, Language, Visual-Spatial & Motor Skills, etc.
My Passion is Empowering You to Cope with Stress, Illness and other Life Issues. We Will Work Collaboratively to Create a Treatment Plan that Addresses Your Unique Needs Using Research-Based Therapeutic Methods and Metaphysical Modalities.
I Provide Neuropsychological (Cognitive) Testing to Help Identify Problems with Memory, Concentration, Language, Visual-Spatial & Motor Skills, etc.
My Passion is Empowering You to Cope with Stress, Illness and other Life Issues. We Will Work Collaboratively to Create a Treatment Plan that Addresses Your Unique Needs Using Research-Based Therapeutic Methods and Metaphysical Modalities.
(424) 294-8938 View (424) 294-8938
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Chantal Daley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90025
I also specialize in ACT and CBT.
Do you find yourself having a difficult time coping with anxiety, depression, and trauma? Do you have a hard time communicating and setting boundaries with others? Life is full of obstacles and hardships that may be difficult to overcome without the right tools, resources, and, guidance leading to the manifestation of these symptoms. I specialize in working with adults, couples, and adolescents using a Psychodynamic approach to explore unconscious thoughts and behaviors. In doing this, we are able to collaboratively recognize old ineffective patterns and process unresolved feelings and trauma.
I also specialize in ACT and CBT.
Do you find yourself having a difficult time coping with anxiety, depression, and trauma? Do you have a hard time communicating and setting boundaries with others? Life is full of obstacles and hardships that may be difficult to overcome without the right tools, resources, and, guidance leading to the manifestation of these symptoms. I specialize in working with adults, couples, and adolescents using a Psychodynamic approach to explore unconscious thoughts and behaviors. In doing this, we are able to collaboratively recognize old ineffective patterns and process unresolved feelings and trauma.
(310) 945-2757 View (310) 945-2757
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PCH Psychological Assessment Center
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90066
The PCH Psychological Testing Clinic offers comprehensive and targeted assessments for psychiatric, psychological and neuropsychological issues, learning disabilities and ADHD or ADD. Each evaluation utilizes qualitative and quantitative testing to produce a thorough appraisal with recommendations for treatment and referrals. Assessments are individualized for each client based on a developmental and psychosocial history, medication history and medical and psychiatric histories. Testing focuses on the specific, relevant problems that need to be investigated, such as psychological problems, treatment resistance or failure, difficulties in school or work, cognitive processing issues, failure to launch and treatment dilemmas.
The PCH Psychological Testing Clinic offers comprehensive and targeted assessments for psychiatric, psychological and neuropsychological issues, learning disabilities and ADHD or ADD. Each evaluation utilizes qualitative and quantitative testing to produce a thorough appraisal with recommendations for treatment and referrals. Assessments are individualized for each client based on a developmental and psychosocial history, medication history and medical and psychiatric histories. Testing focuses on the specific, relevant problems that need to be investigated, such as psychological problems, treatment resistance or failure, difficulties in school or work, cognitive processing issues, failure to launch and treatment dilemmas.
(888) 675-7185 View (888) 675-7185
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Lucy Oh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90005  (Online Only)
With each person's inherent dignity and worth at the forefront, I integrate CBT and DBT to help you identify obstacles or harmful patterns that interfere with moving forward.
At times, you may encounter feeling stuck and seek an alternative perspective to break out of unhelpful patterns. In such moments, a purposeful therapeutic connection can offer a safe space to gain self-awareness, delve into your authentic self, and heal, empowering you to move forward. As a culturally sensitive and mindfulness-based therapist, I provide a judgment-free space to process traumatic events, discover meaning and fulfillment, and take steps to embrace life in its entirety.
With each person's inherent dignity and worth at the forefront, I integrate CBT and DBT to help you identify obstacles or harmful patterns that interfere with moving forward.
At times, you may encounter feeling stuck and seek an alternative perspective to break out of unhelpful patterns. In such moments, a purposeful therapeutic connection can offer a safe space to gain self-awareness, delve into your authentic self, and heal, empowering you to move forward. As a culturally sensitive and mindfulness-based therapist, I provide a judgment-free space to process traumatic events, discover meaning and fulfillment, and take steps to embrace life in its entirety.
(323) 859-6261 View (323) 859-6261
CBT California
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90048
CBT California is Southern California’s leading center for cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), founded by award-winning clinicians and scholars dedicated to bringing you state of the art, scientifically sound treatments. We used evidence-based treatment to treat people with depression, anxiety, OCD, eating disorders, substance abuse, and other conditions. If you have problems with emotional regulation, self harm, or intense, unsatisfying relationships, CBT or Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) can help. We are home to DBT California, the leading high-fidelity, comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) program in Southern California.
CBT California is Southern California’s leading center for cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), founded by award-winning clinicians and scholars dedicated to bringing you state of the art, scientifically sound treatments. We used evidence-based treatment to treat people with depression, anxiety, OCD, eating disorders, substance abuse, and other conditions. If you have problems with emotional regulation, self harm, or intense, unsatisfying relationships, CBT or Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) can help. We are home to DBT California, the leading high-fidelity, comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) program in Southern California.
(424) 766-1399 View (424) 766-1399
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LaToya Walker
Counselor, LCPC, LPC, LMHC, LCMHC, LPCC
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90071  (Online Only)
While my main counseling style stems from cognitive behavioral therapy and exposure response prevention.
I am a Licensed Clinician (LCPC, LPCC, LPC, LCMHC, LMHC) in various states (AZ, CA, FL, GA, KS, LA, MO, NJ, SC, TX, VT). I have over 15 years behavioral health experience including working with brain injury community and private practice setting. I have worked with individuals and families who have an array of concerns, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, cultural challenges, and life transitions.
While my main counseling style stems from cognitive behavioral therapy and exposure response prevention.
I am a Licensed Clinician (LCPC, LPCC, LPC, LCMHC, LMHC) in various states (AZ, CA, FL, GA, KS, LA, MO, NJ, SC, TX, VT). I have over 15 years behavioral health experience including working with brain injury community and private practice setting. I have worked with individuals and families who have an array of concerns, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, cultural challenges, and life transitions.
(562) 669-2789 View (562) 669-2789
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Gregory Harbaugh
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025  (Online Only)
I deal with general problems and am familiar with most treatment modalities as they apply to the specific problem: psychodynamic; cognitive behavioral; systems; interpersonal/supportive.
I focus on individuals, couples, children and families struggling with life challenges we all face from time to time. I offer a warm, nurturing environment in which you can share your concerns, hopefully rebalance situations in your life and perhaps find a sense of direction. This is best accomplished taking direction from you and in collaboration with you and your needs. The best approach to healing is to discuss your needs and together develop a plan of action. I welcome people of any kind who are in need. You will find my door and my heart open.
I deal with general problems and am familiar with most treatment modalities as they apply to the specific problem: psychodynamic; cognitive behavioral; systems; interpersonal/supportive.
I focus on individuals, couples, children and families struggling with life challenges we all face from time to time. I offer a warm, nurturing environment in which you can share your concerns, hopefully rebalance situations in your life and perhaps find a sense of direction. This is best accomplished taking direction from you and in collaboration with you and your needs. The best approach to healing is to discuss your needs and together develop a plan of action. I welcome people of any kind who are in need. You will find my door and my heart open.
(818) 483-6791 View (818) 483-6791
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Ann Anderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Aside from traditional talk therapy, I am trained in using Voice Dialogue, NARM, TF-CBT, dream work, Gestalt Therapy, and mindfulness.
Nobody’s childhood dream was to grow up and feel overwhelmed, alone, stuck or unworthy. I aim to help individuals heal from trauma-related issues such as anxiety, depression, and relationship/family issues. If you find yourself living without a navigation system to understand emotional terrain or trauma that impacts your well-being; you are not alone. All of us go through rough patches in our lives. My approach is specific to meet your unique needs in a safe and non-judgemental space.
Aside from traditional talk therapy, I am trained in using Voice Dialogue, NARM, TF-CBT, dream work, Gestalt Therapy, and mindfulness.
Nobody’s childhood dream was to grow up and feel overwhelmed, alone, stuck or unworthy. I aim to help individuals heal from trauma-related issues such as anxiety, depression, and relationship/family issues. If you find yourself living without a navigation system to understand emotional terrain or trauma that impacts your well-being; you are not alone. All of us go through rough patches in our lives. My approach is specific to meet your unique needs in a safe and non-judgemental space.
(818) 230-4431 View (818) 230-4431
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Loretta Lopez Herndon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Loretta Lopez Herndon is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, whose professional work has been specifically focused on treatment and care for vulnerable populations - including children requiring trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, foster youth, people in the cycle of domestic violence, and the unsheltered. My therapeutic approach is trauma-informed care while using the lens of attachment theory and integration of skills for regulation, healthy communication, and boundaries.
Loretta Lopez Herndon is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, whose professional work has been specifically focused on treatment and care for vulnerable populations - including children requiring trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, foster youth, people in the cycle of domestic violence, and the unsheltered. My therapeutic approach is trauma-informed care while using the lens of attachment theory and integration of skills for regulation, healthy communication, and boundaries.
(323) 615-1831 View (323) 615-1831
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Bianca Ramos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90027  (Online Only)
I utilized evidence-based modalities (cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based techniques, trauma-informed care, etc.
Dealing with times of crisis, wanting personal growth, or facing difficult life transitions? As a LCSW, my passion lies in empowering individuals to navigate life challenges and discover their inner resilience. My approach is rooted in empathy, authenticity, and cultural humility. I strive to create a safe and supportive environment where clients feel heard, understood, and valued. I recognize that each person's journey is unique and am committed to walking alongside my clients on their journey towards growth, healing, and self-discovery.
I utilized evidence-based modalities (cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based techniques, trauma-informed care, etc.
Dealing with times of crisis, wanting personal growth, or facing difficult life transitions? As a LCSW, my passion lies in empowering individuals to navigate life challenges and discover their inner resilience. My approach is rooted in empathy, authenticity, and cultural humility. I strive to create a safe and supportive environment where clients feel heard, understood, and valued. I recognize that each person's journey is unique and am committed to walking alongside my clients on their journey towards growth, healing, and self-discovery.
(213) 693-4950 View (213) 693-4950
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Caryn Shein Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
I use cognitive behavioral therapy because I believe we must acknowledge the way we perceive ourselves, others, and the world around us.
Accepting new clients! It is not always easy separating our personal lives from our professional lives when the boundaries we try to maintain in order to excel in both spheres often bleed into each other. You want to bring the best of yourself to all facets of your life, but when issues such as substance abuse, depression, marital strife, family problems, & conflicts with co-workers are so prevalent, how do we cope? What do we do with our mental and emotional baggage? How do we remain balanced and calm when the world we live in demands so much of us?
I use cognitive behavioral therapy because I believe we must acknowledge the way we perceive ourselves, others, and the world around us.
Accepting new clients! It is not always easy separating our personal lives from our professional lives when the boundaries we try to maintain in order to excel in both spheres often bleed into each other. You want to bring the best of yourself to all facets of your life, but when issues such as substance abuse, depression, marital strife, family problems, & conflicts with co-workers are so prevalent, how do we cope? What do we do with our mental and emotional baggage? How do we remain balanced and calm when the world we live in demands so much of us?
(323) 489-6319 View (323) 489-6319
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Michelle Pereira
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90071
I most frequently use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Feminist Oriented Theory, as both modalities help me and the person I work with to receive a therapeutic experience that is unique and personalized to them.
My name is Michelle Pereira and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Los Angeles, California, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with college students, adolescents and adults and specialize in anxiety, stress, and trauma, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Feminist Oriented Theory, and holistic modalities such as crystal healing and Somatic Therapy to help my clients make progress and start feeling better.
I most frequently use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Feminist Oriented Theory, as both modalities help me and the person I work with to receive a therapeutic experience that is unique and personalized to them.
My name is Michelle Pereira and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Los Angeles, California, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with college students, adolescents and adults and specialize in anxiety, stress, and trauma, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Feminist Oriented Theory, and holistic modalities such as crystal healing and Somatic Therapy to help my clients make progress and start feeling better.
(760) 648-4756 View (760) 648-4756
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Kim VanKirk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90027  (Online Only)
I specialize in treating adults with anxiety disorders, trauma and stress related disorders and perinatal mood disorders. My approach is client centered, trauma informed and evidenced based, drawing from modalities such as EMDR, CBT, somatic experiencing and mindfulness based practices. My goal is to empower my clients by helping them regain a healthy sense of self worth, improve relationships and develop a greater sense of hope and purpose in their lives.
I specialize in treating adults with anxiety disorders, trauma and stress related disorders and perinatal mood disorders. My approach is client centered, trauma informed and evidenced based, drawing from modalities such as EMDR, CBT, somatic experiencing and mindfulness based practices. My goal is to empower my clients by helping them regain a healthy sense of self worth, improve relationships and develop a greater sense of hope and purpose in their lives.
(213) 698-4907 View (213) 698-4907
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Anton Serzhan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90071  (Online Only)
I specialize in the application of evidence-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Affect Regulation Therapy (ART), Assertive Communication Skills (ACS), Insight Oriented Therapy (IOT), Problem-Solving Therapy (PST), Guided Breathing, Validation Therapy (VT), and ACT.
How have you been feeling lately? If you have been feeling like something is not right, or that it is time you addressed something that has bothered you for a while, then perhaps we should talk. Whether it trauma, difficulty with mood, low self-esteem, attention, interpersonal conflicts, maladaptive habits, pain management, personality disorders you are always welcomed in. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. For years I have been working with a variety of different populations, including the veterans, LGBTQ+, injury recovery and chronic pain patients; adults of every age group, both for individual sessions and as couples.
I specialize in the application of evidence-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Affect Regulation Therapy (ART), Assertive Communication Skills (ACS), Insight Oriented Therapy (IOT), Problem-Solving Therapy (PST), Guided Breathing, Validation Therapy (VT), and ACT.
How have you been feeling lately? If you have been feeling like something is not right, or that it is time you addressed something that has bothered you for a while, then perhaps we should talk. Whether it trauma, difficulty with mood, low self-esteem, attention, interpersonal conflicts, maladaptive habits, pain management, personality disorders you are always welcomed in. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. For years I have been working with a variety of different populations, including the veterans, LGBTQ+, injury recovery and chronic pain patients; adults of every age group, both for individual sessions and as couples.
(562) 414-5952 View (562) 414-5952
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Matthew Kijak - Psychotherapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90042
Blending the insights of Eastern and Western philosophies, my therapeutic approach utilizes powerful techniques such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, time-tested Stoic practices, cutting-edge virtual reality therapy, and Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy for in-person sessions.
If you are living with anxiety, depression, or persistent negative thoughts, It can be truly helpful to have someone in your life who is objective, loving and experienced in helping people overcome life's challenges and get back on track. As a third-generation licensed psychotherapist, I am deeply passionate about guiding you toward rediscovering your innate wisdom and zest for life through evidence-based therapy.
Blending the insights of Eastern and Western philosophies, my therapeutic approach utilizes powerful techniques such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, time-tested Stoic practices, cutting-edge virtual reality therapy, and Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy for in-person sessions.
If you are living with anxiety, depression, or persistent negative thoughts, It can be truly helpful to have someone in your life who is objective, loving and experienced in helping people overcome life's challenges and get back on track. As a third-generation licensed psychotherapist, I am deeply passionate about guiding you toward rediscovering your innate wisdom and zest for life through evidence-based therapy.
(626) 478-1060 View (626) 478-1060
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Gladys Mendez-Sauza
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90065  (Online Only)
 I use modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative, and Mindfulness to help others learn important coping skills, discover their inner strengths, and empower them through their healing process.
I am a Bilingual Spanish speaking Marriage & Family Therapist.  I have 10 years of experience treating school aged children to young adolescents, specifically unaccompanied minor children also known as newcomers. Unfortunately there are some life events that can be very challenging and stressful making it difficult to navigate and process, especially for people within this age group.
 I use modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative, and Mindfulness to help others learn important coping skills, discover their inner strengths, and empower them through their healing process.
I am a Bilingual Spanish speaking Marriage & Family Therapist.  I have 10 years of experience treating school aged children to young adolescents, specifically unaccompanied minor children also known as newcomers. Unfortunately there are some life events that can be very challenging and stressful making it difficult to navigate and process, especially for people within this age group.
(747) 293-3772 View (747) 293-3772
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Silvia Escobar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90071  (Online Only)
I most frequently use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing therapy as these modalities help me and the client develop a shared understanding of their current reality, and allow us to work together to build a path forward.
My name is Silvia Escobar and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Southern California. I work with adolescents and adults specializing in depression, anxiety, life transitions, and stress using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing to help my clients make progress and start feeling better. I decided to become a therapist because I have always wanted to help others feel better about themselves and their circumstances. Throughout my career, individuals have naturally been drawn to share their struggles and difficult life situations with me.
I most frequently use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing therapy as these modalities help me and the client develop a shared understanding of their current reality, and allow us to work together to build a path forward.
My name is Silvia Escobar and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Southern California. I work with adolescents and adults specializing in depression, anxiety, life transitions, and stress using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing to help my clients make progress and start feeling better. I decided to become a therapist because I have always wanted to help others feel better about themselves and their circumstances. Throughout my career, individuals have naturally been drawn to share their struggles and difficult life situations with me.
(562) 561-1684 View (562) 561-1684
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Stephanie Castillo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90012  (Online Only)
I use different theoretical approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Person-Centered.
I know therapy can be intimidating and awkward, asking you to share your life with a stranger can be uncomfortable. I want to give you a safe space free of judgment. I am not promising you that I have all the answers but together we can peel back the layers and see what is going on. Not every session has to be serious or draining. I enjoy what I do and I want you to enjoy therapy too. I want to laugh and chat with you about your weekends, the music you like or tv shows your currently binging. Please feel free to reach out!
I use different theoretical approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Person-Centered.
I know therapy can be intimidating and awkward, asking you to share your life with a stranger can be uncomfortable. I want to give you a safe space free of judgment. I am not promising you that I have all the answers but together we can peel back the layers and see what is going on. Not every session has to be serious or draining. I enjoy what I do and I want you to enjoy therapy too. I want to laugh and chat with you about your weekends, the music you like or tv shows your currently binging. Please feel free to reach out!
(747) 233-4080 View (747) 233-4080

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists

How does cognitive behavioral therapy work?

Cognitive behavioral therapy works by exploring how your thoughts affect your emotions and experiences. CBT helps you identify distortions in your thinking. For example, you may tend to jump to the worst case scenario catastrophizing or think in extremes (all-or-nothing thinking). A therapist can teach you how to push back against those thoughts to ultimately change your feelings and behavior for the better. They can also provide coping skills to better deal with stressors and challenges.

When do I know to seek treatment with cognitive behavioral therapy?

It’s reasonable to consider cognitive behavioral therapy if you struggle to manage difficult emotions or behaviors to such an extent that you are not getting the most out of life on a day-to-day basis. If you want a shorter term, concrete, skills-based approach, CBT is a great option. (By contrast, other types of therapy may devote more time to exploring your past and its effects.) The decision to seek CBT also depends on the condition you’re treating; CBT is an effective treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, and many other disorders.

How can I find a cognitive behavioral therapist for someone else?

To find a cognitive behavioral therapist for someone else, you may want to begin by discussing the person’s problem, researching cognitive behavioral therapy, and assessing whether the approach is the right fit. You could then reach out to a few cognitive behavioral therapists in this directory, explain the scenario, have a consultation with those available, and determine who could be a good match.

Why is CBT such a popular form of therapy?

CBT has become a popular form of therapy because it is effective and accessible. Robust research has demonstrated that CBT is an effective treatment for many mental health conditions. And CBT can be learned in relatively few sessions, which means that many people can engage in the process, afford it, and see results quickly. It involves learning concrete skills such as disputing unhelpful thoughts; these skills can also be taught and spread widely.