Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists in Palm Desert, CA

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Tess R Hightower
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Other modalities are Cognitive Beharvioral Therapy, as well as Mindfulness and Acceptance theories.
In private practice in Los Angeles for 25 years. I am a seasoned therapist, with a Doctorate in Psychology and taught Psychology for 15 years. I have written a workbook for couples, and work with several populations, including same sex couples. While relationships are my primary focus, I am also trained in trauma, addictions and gerontology (specializing with clients over the age of 50). You will find my office environment warm and friendly, a safe place to talk about very difficult topics. You may request a resume or Google me: Dr. Tess Hightower, or visit my website at Drtesshightower.com. 310-625-9996
(310) 620-1736
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Deborah Meints-Pierson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
In addition to traditional psychotherapy, including cognitive -behavioral, family, solution oriented & insight therapy, I delve into the soulful aspects of my client's lives.
As a licensed therapist for thirty years, Director of the Coachella Valley's most successful counseling center, and host of "It's A Family Affair" on Time Warner Television for ten years, I've helped people with a wide range of personal challenges. I see individuals on a path of spiritual growth and personal transformation. Many of my clients have experienced trauma and are seeking higher answers to life's most difficult questions.
(760) 498-1439
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Palm Desert, CA 92211
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Frances Jacobs
Drug & Alcohol Counselor
Verified
Verified
Clients with mental personality disorders I am Certified in CBT and DBT therapy.
Addiction is a Disease. Many people afflicted with this Disease have been shamed, suffered horrible consequences, lost families and self-respect. I want to help educate each person who questions what is wrong with them and wants help. There is help out there for each person and all the families who are looking for answers.
(760) 299-7918
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Trinity Nguyen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Each individual life is full of uncertainties and unforeseen challenges which may leave us with feeling stagnant, hopeless and depress. Seeking for help is a strength. By seeking for help or advice, you are taking control of your life and not letting unexpected challenges impact your daily life functioning. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience and specialty working with community mental health clients and families using different modalities such as person-centered, solution focus, mindfulness, play-therapy, attachment theory, family system, positive parenting (PPP), and CBT to meet the individual needs.
(760) 903-7361
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Paulina Ospina-Mallarino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPH
Verified
Verified
As a therapist I strive to create an environment of trust, openness and confidence I use tools from solution-focused and cognitive behavioral therapy approaches, family systems, social skills training and creative arts healing.
I enjoy supporting you through difficult periods in your life, my practice centers on facilitating a path where you can find your own voice and discover your ability to face challenges, heal from trauma, grow beyond the obstacles and develop empowering narratives from your experience. I have worked extensively with clients who have experienced issues related to "toxic" relationships and past trauma resulting in depression and anxiety. I can help you cope with life-transitions and choices that are demanding and stressful. I strongly believe that each of us comes into the world with the ability to heal and grow.
(760) 994-4255
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Lynn Scott
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Meet Lynn Scott, a licensed therapist with a specialization in treating anxiety, depression, PTSD, and Complex Trauma. With over 10 years of experience in the field, Lynn has helped countless individuals overcome their struggles and improve their mental health. Lynn approaches therapy with compassion and understanding, creating a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to share their thoughts and feelings. Utilizing a holistic approach, Lynn combines mindfulness techniques with cognitive behavioral therapy to help clients gain a deeper understanding of their thoughts and emotions and develop the skills to manage them effectively.
(760) 274-8116
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Palm Desert, CA 92211
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Sage Recovery Services
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LAADC, ICADC, MSCP, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I utilize Evidence Based practices such as CBT , Solution Focus, Person Centered and MI for addiction and recovery, grief and loss, trauma, anxiety, depression to help you in developing coping skills to walk through this healing process and help you to start living.
Is your life out of control? Do you need to recover, relieve stress, and have coping skills to deal with life? For 26 years, I have been attending to the needs of my clients. I am very passionate about working with individuals who want to improve themselves, live a productive and happier, peaceful life. I will help you to find the right skills and tools to utilize in your recovery.
(760) 307-1195
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Cathy Angi Brownell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My name is Cathy Angi Brownell, I am a licensed marriage & family therapist with over 25 years of practice. I am accustomed to working with people who experience anxiety, depression, panic, co-dependency, low self-worth, trauma, or post-traumatic stress. I am practical and supportive and I teach skills that clients can easily begin using. I use a number of theoretical approaches depending on each situation. They might include, cognitive behavioral ( CBT ), person-centered, family systems, mindfulness-based, solution-focused, trauma-focused, supportive, experiential, or expressive art.
(760) 437-1246
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Miranda Duncan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I employ techniques associated with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness and Psychodynamic theory while allowing you to share your experiences.
As your therapist, I can help you learn about the relationship between your thoughts, moods, physical symptoms and behaviors. Along the way we can collaborate to develop skills to help you manage stress and any difficult emotions you may be experiencing.
(760) 334-9130
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Palm Desert, CA 92211
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Cindy Miyamoto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My primary therapeutic approaches are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
Seeking therapy can feel uncomfortable, intimidating and even overwhelming. Are you feeling as though something in your life seems “off or not right?" It may seem easier to continue with our "old day-to-day" habits because it is how we have been surviving all this time. We sometimes develop unhealthy patterns because it feels safe and we do not have the positive support needed. Significant change requires deep personal examination, which is hard to do on our own. My goal is to help you change old patterns and grow from past struggles. Growth and healing is not only a process but a beautiful journey.
(442) 202-1429
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Hiba Kehdy Lai
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, TFCBT, RPT
Verified
Verified
Certified In Trauma Focus Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Registered Play Therapist in the state of California.
Hello and Welcome to my website! I believe that psychotherapy is a collaborative relationship that promotes unification of body, mind, and soul, and promotes improvements in one's quality of life. In my private practice, I provided support for individuals and families from over 15 different cultural backgrounds. From the United States, the MiddleEast, and Latin America.
(760) 849-8402
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Palm Desert, CA 92211
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Daniel Watson
Psychologist, PhD, MS
Verified
Verified
My specialty is cognitive therapy through which I assist clients to identify their problems, develop doable interventions, and assist them to bring about change.
I work very well with clients who feel nervous, anxious or very depressed. By calming them and getting them to recognize their positive potentialities, I quickly assist them to bring about change. I have confidence that my clients will again find purpose, peace and learn how to achieve what they strive to accomplish. I relate well to teens and children. I have been very successful in changing behavioral patterns, increasing school performance and reducing conflicts with parents and sibs. With over 34 years experience, I have worked with most disabling conditions and use positive strategies to bring change.
(760) 513-6568
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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CV Therapy, Maria Chavez-Brown, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My approach combines cognitive -behavioral, solution-focused and client-centered counseling.
I am a bilingual (Spanish speaking) Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 18 years of experience working as a Clinical Social Worker and Behavioral Health Clinician. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, chronic illness/pain management, trauma, and emotional abuse. I am currently providing teletherapy services to individuals, couples, and families residing in the state of California. I provide culturally sensitive mental health services to older children, adolescents, adults, and couples.
(760) 227-2434
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Araceli Martinez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Welcome! I’m Araceli Martinez, bilingual (Spanish) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I have had the opportunity to help clients of all ages in working with a wide range on concerns such as trauma, depression, and anxiety by utilizing evidenced based practices of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, seeking safety, as well as traditional therapy interventions.
(760) 273-3195
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Palm Desert, CA 92211
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Ricki S Bander
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My approach integrates cognitive -behavioral & coaching practices.
I am a direct, straight-shooter, empowering you to move thru career & personal quandaries.We will confront conflicts between your values & behaviors & create action plans to make changes you desire. Using a strength-based approach, we develop self-management tools for communication, anxiety & stress which threaten your relationships or job. I utilize a collaborative coaching style to support transitions through both foreseen & unexpected changes. I coach healthcare professionals & executives with an eye on satisfaction and well-being. I've held posts in universities & medical schools, & consult with businesses & healthcare systems.
(310) 751-7063
Palm Desert, CA 92211
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Chanell Dudley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I utilize various techniques and skills drawn from recognized therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused, and Dialectical Behavioral therapy.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from California State University, Dominguez Hills, and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California, with a concentration on Children, Youth, and Families I believe that healing is a collaborative endeavor that requires non-judgmental caring I assist client’s in recognizing their strengths and helping them realize their potential to live happy and fulfilling lives I provide an environment of compassion, empathy, and support to help individuals overcome their obstacles.
(408) 692-0667
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Palm Desert, CA 92211
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Nora Escobar-Mandujano
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
Verified
As a bilingual therapist I am committed to help clients feel comfortable in therapy to reflect on issues and help them make positive changes. I provide individual psychotherapy to adults who are feeling depressed, anxious, grieving because of life transitions. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (I have had extensive training "evidence-based" therapy: " Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Late-Life Depression" developed at Stanford University School of Medicine.) CBT focuses on changing thoughts and behaviors to improve mood.
(442) 245-3769
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Joan D Moyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Verified
" I utilize an integrative approach of profound and effective techniques, incorporating Traditional ( Cognitive -Behavioral) and Holistic mind-body and somatic therapies.
Lost your balance? Through gentle guidance you will feel safe and supported as you discover your own innate capacity to heal. You can feel resilient and whole again. Troubling situations or events in your life will be processed, and the discomfort associated with them released so that you will not only survive, you can thrive. Our work will focus on the relationship between painful past or current life events and your health and well-being. As a result, you will experience more peace within yourself, more harmony in your home and in your outside relationships.
(760) 636-0314
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Palm Desert, CA 92210
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Mary Berst
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I specialize in Somatic therapy combined with Cognitive Behavioral therapy to help you identify and develop skills to overcome trauma, anxiety, and depression.
We all experience struggles that lead us down difficult roads. These roads can increase our anxiety, depression, or trigger a trauma response. I am here to help. I am a licensed psychologist who is able to provide you with the tools you need to navigate these difficult roads. Using Biblically-based principles combined with evidence-based therapeutic practices I will help you regain focus and stability in your life.
(760) 299-7978
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Palm Desert, CA 92261
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Patricia D Craine
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Her therapeutic approach is cognitive /behavioral in theory.
WELCOME! . FOR THE PAST 34 YEARS, I HAVE HELPED MANY PEOPLE AND I AM HERE TO HELP YOU. AT TIMES IN OUR LIVES, WE ALL NEED SOMEONE WE CAN TRUST , SOMEONE NEUTRAL, TO GUIDE US THROUGH SOME CHALLENGES AND ISSUES THAT WE ARE FACING. MY PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL JOURNEY HAS WELL PREPARED ME TO WORK WITH THE MANY SITUATIONS THAT I SEE DAILY. WITH A "POSITIVE PROBLEM SOLVING" APPROACH, I BELIEVE WE LEARN AND GROW THROUGH OUR CHALENGES. IF YOU ARE READY TO TAKE THAT FIRST STEP , I AM HERE FOR YOU. PLEASE VISIT MY WEBSITE: WWW.PATRICIACRAINE.COM.
(760) 600-5224
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Palm Desert, CA 92260

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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.