Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists in San Diego, CA

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Remy Fang
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, PPSC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92130  (Online Only)
To meet each client's unique needs, I use a tailored approach, drawing from CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, Solution Focused and more.
:: CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS :: I am happy that you are here. I understand just how difficult it can be to make the decision to seek support, to navigate the system and find a therapist that you connect with. The client therapist relationship is truly significant and I believe that with trust and security, it is one of the catalysts for change. With me, I aim to provide you a safe space where you can be wholly you and free of judgement. My approach is warm and empathic, and with your collaboration, I can help you overcome your obstacles and reach your desired goals.
To meet each client's unique needs, I use a tailored approach, drawing from CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, Solution Focused and more.
:: CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS :: I am happy that you are here. I understand just how difficult it can be to make the decision to seek support, to navigate the system and find a therapist that you connect with. The client therapist relationship is truly significant and I believe that with trust and security, it is one of the catalysts for change. With me, I aim to provide you a safe space where you can be wholly you and free of judgement. My approach is warm and empathic, and with your collaboration, I can help you overcome your obstacles and reach your desired goals.
(949) 284-2614 View (949) 284-2614
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Amber McKinney-Morgan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92124  (Online Only)
She's trained in a range of interventions including EMDR, CBT and more.
We’re all doing the best we can with what we have to work with. Sometimes we can use some extra tools in our toolbox to support us in managing when life occurrences seem to pile up and we just need a break. Amber has experience in treating a range of symptoms, including those related to PTSD, anxiety and depression.
She's trained in a range of interventions including EMDR, CBT and more.
We’re all doing the best we can with what we have to work with. Sometimes we can use some extra tools in our toolbox to support us in managing when life occurrences seem to pile up and we just need a break. Amber has experience in treating a range of symptoms, including those related to PTSD, anxiety and depression.
(619) 724-4706 View (619) 724-4706
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Joseph Severino
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
I utilize a blend of evidence based treatments including cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and existential therapy to help you identify your strengths, achieve greater acceptance, reduce emotional distress and work towards achieving your personal goals.
Are you searching to find meaning and struggle with negative thoughts about yourself and your life? I believe that given an environment of dignity, respect, compassion and unconditional positive regard, every person can tap into their own resiliency, achieve personal growth and realize their own unique potential.I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 12 years experience working as a therapist, researcher and educator. I see both individuals and couples with a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, interpersonal problems, grief and loss, aging issues, substance abuse, gender, sexuality, sexual health and out of control sexual behavior.
I utilize a blend of evidence based treatments including cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and existential therapy to help you identify your strengths, achieve greater acceptance, reduce emotional distress and work towards achieving your personal goals.
Are you searching to find meaning and struggle with negative thoughts about yourself and your life? I believe that given an environment of dignity, respect, compassion and unconditional positive regard, every person can tap into their own resiliency, achieve personal growth and realize their own unique potential.I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 12 years experience working as a therapist, researcher and educator. I see both individuals and couples with a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, interpersonal problems, grief and loss, aging issues, substance abuse, gender, sexuality, sexual health and out of control sexual behavior.
(619) 458-3919 View (619) 458-3919
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Amanda DePaolo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92176  (Online Only)
My goal is to support you on your journey towards feeling well. Entering therapy is a courageous step. I provide an empowering space centered in empathy and compassion. I aspire to assist my Client's in developing tools and resilience to overcome depression, anxiety, complex trauma and family and relationship challenges. My experience working in the field of mental health for 10 years has assisted me to develop clinical skills to provide meaningful interventions. I specialize in using holistic, cognitive behavioral approaches and trauma informed care.
My goal is to support you on your journey towards feeling well. Entering therapy is a courageous step. I provide an empowering space centered in empathy and compassion. I aspire to assist my Client's in developing tools and resilience to overcome depression, anxiety, complex trauma and family and relationship challenges. My experience working in the field of mental health for 10 years has assisted me to develop clinical skills to provide meaningful interventions. I specialize in using holistic, cognitive behavioral approaches and trauma informed care.
(619) 332-5343 View (619) 332-5343
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Neshmil Ariy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
I use evidenced based practices including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused, and Trauma Therapy.
Currently Accepting New Clients* We can get you scheduled quickly- in less than week! Hello there and welcome, thank you for stopping by. My first goal as a therapist is to provide an environment where you will feel safe and comfortable in order to make the most progress. I'm a bilingual (English and Spanish) therapist in San Diego and have over 10 years of experience providing therapy to children, teens, adults, and families overcome current obstacles to live a happier balanced life. I have experience working with Active Duty Services Members as well as their family members. FREE 10 minute phone consult available.
I use evidenced based practices including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused, and Trauma Therapy.
Currently Accepting New Clients* We can get you scheduled quickly- in less than week! Hello there and welcome, thank you for stopping by. My first goal as a therapist is to provide an environment where you will feel safe and comfortable in order to make the most progress. I'm a bilingual (English and Spanish) therapist in San Diego and have over 10 years of experience providing therapy to children, teens, adults, and families overcome current obstacles to live a happier balanced life. I have experience working with Active Duty Services Members as well as their family members. FREE 10 minute phone consult available.
(619) 332-5010 View (619) 332-5010
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Dr. Diedra Duchock
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Diedra uses play therapy, parent education, behavior management, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
Diedra helps children and adolescents with anxiety, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, bipolar disorder, depression, OCD, mood disorders, schizophrenia, trauma, and PTSD. Her treatment philosophy is integrative, process-oriented, and developmentally based.
Diedra uses play therapy, parent education, behavior management, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
Diedra helps children and adolescents with anxiety, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, bipolar disorder, depression, OCD, mood disorders, schizophrenia, trauma, and PTSD. Her treatment philosophy is integrative, process-oriented, and developmentally based.
(619) 457-4410 View (619) 457-4410
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Stephanie Ann Massey
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92130
Psychodynamic therapy with cognitive behavioral tools to achieve a better quality of life when suffering with anxiety and mood disorders.
I have a unique ability to connect with people. Sometimes there are people that have a hard time clarifying what their thoughts and feelings are. They get confused. They hear voices in their head. They think people are making fun of them because they are born different. It can be really hard for Their own families to help. I help their families achieve common ground . Teenagers know I am real even if I tell them things they don’t want to hear. I have assisted many young adults make the difficult transition to adulthood. Older adults know that I want to hear about their life and assist them with the challenges of getting old.
Psychodynamic therapy with cognitive behavioral tools to achieve a better quality of life when suffering with anxiety and mood disorders.
I have a unique ability to connect with people. Sometimes there are people that have a hard time clarifying what their thoughts and feelings are. They get confused. They hear voices in their head. They think people are making fun of them because they are born different. It can be really hard for Their own families to help. I help their families achieve common ground . Teenagers know I am real even if I tell them things they don’t want to hear. I have assisted many young adults make the difficult transition to adulthood. Older adults know that I want to hear about their life and assist them with the challenges of getting old.
(619) 432-3764 View (619) 432-3764
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Brynn Spiegel, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92121  (Online Only)
I use an integrative approach that incorporates cognitive and somatic models to help clients change core beliefs that influence their ability to function.
Do you get frustrated when you just can't let go of things that happened in the past? Are you realizing that the "stories" you keep telling yourself are getting in the way of finding happiness in your life? Are you stuck in a relationship that is just not working? Or are you a couple who is looking for help to break through long-standing blocks that have challenged the love you felt for each other when you first got together? Working with a compassionate therapist who understands how to help you let go of the past can dramatically change your life.
I use an integrative approach that incorporates cognitive and somatic models to help clients change core beliefs that influence their ability to function.
Do you get frustrated when you just can't let go of things that happened in the past? Are you realizing that the "stories" you keep telling yourself are getting in the way of finding happiness in your life? Are you stuck in a relationship that is just not working? Or are you a couple who is looking for help to break through long-standing blocks that have challenged the love you felt for each other when you first got together? Working with a compassionate therapist who understands how to help you let go of the past can dramatically change your life.
(858) 367-0969 View (858) 367-0969
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Maria Solis-Espinoza
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92101  (Online Only)
My therapeutic approach is a blend of multiple orientations as well as meeting the client where they are at. While every person is unique and responds to each type of counseling differently, I focus on Cognitive Behavior Therapy. It's important to consider the right counseling style that will fit the needs of the client.
My therapeutic approach is a blend of multiple orientations as well as meeting the client where they are at. While every person is unique and responds to each type of counseling differently, I focus on Cognitive Behavior Therapy. It's important to consider the right counseling style that will fit the needs of the client.
(415) 360-7902 View (415) 360-7902
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Ellen Bobruff Reese
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92122  (Online Only)
Normal does not equal emotionally healthy. When you are looking for the right therapist you are wanting to someone who makes sure you are the most important person in the room and that is how I would treat you. I may choose to pull ideas from CBT, Imago, Positive parenting, mindfulness, hypnotherapy, role play, and many others depending on your own circumstances and what you want to focus on addressing.
Normal does not equal emotionally healthy. When you are looking for the right therapist you are wanting to someone who makes sure you are the most important person in the room and that is how I would treat you. I may choose to pull ideas from CBT, Imago, Positive parenting, mindfulness, hypnotherapy, role play, and many others depending on your own circumstances and what you want to focus on addressing.
(858) 240-4197 View (858) 240-4197
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Nicole Guzman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92117
I work from a cognitive behavioral theoretical orientation, which is a hands-on, practical approach to therapy.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in treating children, adolescents, and young adults. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Applied Developmental Psychology from UCLA. I also hold a master’s and doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and have over 20 years of experience working with children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and a variety of other presenting issues. For the past several years, I have served as a Subject Matter Expert for the California Board of Psychology.
I work from a cognitive behavioral theoretical orientation, which is a hands-on, practical approach to therapy.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in treating children, adolescents, and young adults. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Applied Developmental Psychology from UCLA. I also hold a master’s and doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and have over 20 years of experience working with children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and a variety of other presenting issues. For the past several years, I have served as a Subject Matter Expert for the California Board of Psychology.
(619) 383-1066 View (619) 383-1066
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Randy Buckley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92130  (Online Only)
I use a variety of treatment approaches: EMDR, cognitive behavioral therapy, directive and solution- focused therapy, and art therapy.
I am a Licensed Clinical Therapist with over 25 years of experience working with children, teens, adults and families. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, PTSD, early childhood physical/sexual and emotional abuse, parenting, parent-child conflict, grief, relationship issues and divorce issues. I am currently only offering tele therapy. Online therapy can be offered in the comfort of your own home.
I use a variety of treatment approaches: EMDR, cognitive behavioral therapy, directive and solution- focused therapy, and art therapy.
I am a Licensed Clinical Therapist with over 25 years of experience working with children, teens, adults and families. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, PTSD, early childhood physical/sexual and emotional abuse, parenting, parent-child conflict, grief, relationship issues and divorce issues. I am currently only offering tele therapy. Online therapy can be offered in the comfort of your own home.
(619) 432-6571 View (619) 432-6571
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Pacific Marriage & Family Therapy Network
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92101  (Online Only)
Our wide variety of specialties includes Depression, Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Addiction, Panic Attacks, Grief and Loss, Trauma, Child and Teen Behaviors, Family Issues, Couples, Divorce, Co-parenting, Communication, Dating, Life Transitions, LGBTQIA+, Racial/Ethnic Identity, and clinicians who are trained in EMDR, CBT, IFS, ERP, ACT, and Brain Spotting.
Pacific MFT Network is a group of highly skilled, diverse, and well-trained therapists. Our mission is to empower you to live the life you want. We do so by creating supportive, caring, and non-judgmental relationships with our clients. We work to provide you with the best care possible and reduce obstacles to participation. Additional benefits to working with us include a unique concierge billing service and a wide range of scheduling options (all weekdays, weekends, day and evening appointments are available). We work with children, teens, and adults of all ages.
Our wide variety of specialties includes Depression, Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Addiction, Panic Attacks, Grief and Loss, Trauma, Child and Teen Behaviors, Family Issues, Couples, Divorce, Co-parenting, Communication, Dating, Life Transitions, LGBTQIA+, Racial/Ethnic Identity, and clinicians who are trained in EMDR, CBT, IFS, ERP, ACT, and Brain Spotting.
Pacific MFT Network is a group of highly skilled, diverse, and well-trained therapists. Our mission is to empower you to live the life you want. We do so by creating supportive, caring, and non-judgmental relationships with our clients. We work to provide you with the best care possible and reduce obstacles to participation. Additional benefits to working with us include a unique concierge billing service and a wide range of scheduling options (all weekdays, weekends, day and evening appointments are available). We work with children, teens, and adults of all ages.
(619) 815-3180 View (619) 815-3180
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Griselda Vega
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92110
Through an eclectic approach, strengths-based, trauma-informed, cognitive behavioral, and person-centered, I recognize the importance of building a relationship with clients in order to establish realistic and attainable goals together.
My name is Griselda Vega, I am a first-generation Mexican-American bilingual Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in Los Angeles, California, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults and adolescents. I specialize in working with individuals with depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship difficulties, anger management, abuse, communication issues, domestic violence, grief/loss, changes in family dynamics, generational trauma, and life transitions.
Through an eclectic approach, strengths-based, trauma-informed, cognitive behavioral, and person-centered, I recognize the importance of building a relationship with clients in order to establish realistic and attainable goals together.
My name is Griselda Vega, I am a first-generation Mexican-American bilingual Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in Los Angeles, California, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults and adolescents. I specialize in working with individuals with depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship difficulties, anger management, abuse, communication issues, domestic violence, grief/loss, changes in family dynamics, generational trauma, and life transitions.
(619) 853-6492 View (619) 853-6492
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BrightMind Therapy
Psychologist, PhD, MS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92109
Areas of expertise include family-based treatments, eating disorders, anxiety disorders, parent management training, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) for all ages.
BrightMind is a group practice of therapists treating children, adolescents and young adults. BrightMind's mission is to provide treatments that are youth-focused and evidence-based. As practitioner-scientists trained at UCSD, we are committed to providing treatments supported by scientific evidence. Our treatments are tailored for our clients' age and developmental stage. BrightMind strives to instill youth and their families with the skills and insight necessary to independently manage stress, mental health challenges, and life experiences. All of our behavioral treatments reflect our values, which are: science-based, child-empowe
Areas of expertise include family-based treatments, eating disorders, anxiety disorders, parent management training, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) for all ages.
BrightMind is a group practice of therapists treating children, adolescents and young adults. BrightMind's mission is to provide treatments that are youth-focused and evidence-based. As practitioner-scientists trained at UCSD, we are committed to providing treatments supported by scientific evidence. Our treatments are tailored for our clients' age and developmental stage. BrightMind strives to instill youth and their families with the skills and insight necessary to independently manage stress, mental health challenges, and life experiences. All of our behavioral treatments reflect our values, which are: science-based, child-empowe
(619) 452-3950 View (619) 452-3950
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Leanne Greenberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92122  (Online Only)
We'll use Cognitive, Humanistic, and Somatic Therapies.
Struggling with anxiety, depression, and relationship issues can create a feeling of being stuck, with emotions that may seem overwhelming. These challenges can affect not just personal connections but every aspect of life. If you are experiencing difficulties in relationships, at work, or elsewhere in life, you are not alone. It is possible to navigate these waters and find a path to healing. This journey involves exploring your emotions, understanding patterns, and making meaningful changes. If you are seeking to enhance your functioning and alleviate mental health challenges, you are taking a courageous first step.
We'll use Cognitive, Humanistic, and Somatic Therapies.
Struggling with anxiety, depression, and relationship issues can create a feeling of being stuck, with emotions that may seem overwhelming. These challenges can affect not just personal connections but every aspect of life. If you are experiencing difficulties in relationships, at work, or elsewhere in life, you are not alone. It is possible to navigate these waters and find a path to healing. This journey involves exploring your emotions, understanding patterns, and making meaningful changes. If you are seeking to enhance your functioning and alleviate mental health challenges, you are taking a courageous first step.
(858) 330-1499 View (858) 330-1499
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Dr. Inbar C Young
Psychologist, PsyD, SEP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92130  (Online Only)
The cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic and somatic approaches that I offer, will help you break free from this cycle.
You wake up exhausted, and defeated. High anxiety, racing thoughts and loneliness overshadow every hint of joy in your life. As your energy plummets, small tasks become huge. Just talking seems like a chore. Irritability and exhaustion are a constant battle. Loved ones complain that you are removed and shutdown. You want to let them in, but it’s hard to trust anyone. It’s become impossible to turn off that negative voice in your head that keeps saying you aren’t doing enough. No one understands. Everything triggers you. The past is tied up with the present, your thoughts are dark, and you’re afraid of losing everything.
The cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic and somatic approaches that I offer, will help you break free from this cycle.
You wake up exhausted, and defeated. High anxiety, racing thoughts and loneliness overshadow every hint of joy in your life. As your energy plummets, small tasks become huge. Just talking seems like a chore. Irritability and exhaustion are a constant battle. Loved ones complain that you are removed and shutdown. You want to let them in, but it’s hard to trust anyone. It’s become impossible to turn off that negative voice in your head that keeps saying you aren’t doing enough. No one understands. Everything triggers you. The past is tied up with the present, your thoughts are dark, and you’re afraid of losing everything.
(858) 779-0114 View (858) 779-0114
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Sean Stiller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92130
Sean’s training in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and other approaches has led to the development of his own approach: Rational Motivational & Acceptance Therapy (RMAT) which helps clients focus on their goals and gain unstoppable commitment to achieve their goals!.
Sean Stiller LCSW has spent over a decade helping and teaching individuals how to breakthrough emotional challenges, achieve goals and enjoy their lives. Sean is experienced in helping adults with difficulties such as depression, anxiety, relationship conflict, trauma and addictions. Sean has worked in a variety of settings including military (as a military Officer and therapist) and civilian. He helps couples, individuals and children 12 years and older. Sean graduated with his Bachelors of Science in Psychology at Ball State University and graduated with his Masters in Social Work at Texas A&M University.
Sean’s training in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and other approaches has led to the development of his own approach: Rational Motivational & Acceptance Therapy (RMAT) which helps clients focus on their goals and gain unstoppable commitment to achieve their goals!.
Sean Stiller LCSW has spent over a decade helping and teaching individuals how to breakthrough emotional challenges, achieve goals and enjoy their lives. Sean is experienced in helping adults with difficulties such as depression, anxiety, relationship conflict, trauma and addictions. Sean has worked in a variety of settings including military (as a military Officer and therapist) and civilian. He helps couples, individuals and children 12 years and older. Sean graduated with his Bachelors of Science in Psychology at Ball State University and graduated with his Masters in Social Work at Texas A&M University.
(858) 504-2811 View (858) 504-2811
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Susie Baker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92173
I utilize a beautiful blend of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness to help you reach your goals.
I hope to help everyone see their internal strengths to reclaim Balance in their lives and live in the present moment. So many times, people ask me, “Why did you go into this work?” It took a long time to figure it out because it felt like a part of me. It then dawned on me that I saw my parents help many people reclaim their voices, advocate for themselves, and receive support when needed. Watching this from an early age taught me to share this with others naturally. I’ve been down my road of imbalance, lack of peace, and feeling lost in thoughts. I know that moving out of this place can’t be done alone.
I utilize a beautiful blend of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness to help you reach your goals.
I hope to help everyone see their internal strengths to reclaim Balance in their lives and live in the present moment. So many times, people ask me, “Why did you go into this work?” It took a long time to figure it out because it felt like a part of me. It then dawned on me that I saw my parents help many people reclaim their voices, advocate for themselves, and receive support when needed. Watching this from an early age taught me to share this with others naturally. I’ve been down my road of imbalance, lack of peace, and feeling lost in thoughts. I know that moving out of this place can’t be done alone.
(619) 975-3988 View (619) 975-3988
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Stacey Sciacchitano
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, LMFT, PPS
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92108  (Online Only)
I use tools from (not limited to) CBT, ACT, DBT, IFS, Humanistic, Memory Reconsolidation, Guided Imagery, Positive Psychology, Relaxation and Mindfulness, and I am a certified anxiety treatment provider.
Is Anxiety taking a toll on your daily life? Do you overthink and get caught up in a spiral of thoughts? I understand, professionally and personally, it can be overwhelming. Do you want to feel empowered to take control? As a dedicated therapist, my mission is to provide guidance, teaching, and healing in a safe space so you can build effective coping skills, learn how to work with that anxiety to reduce it and develop a stronger sense of self and confidence. Life has its ups and downs and it's time to develop tools for when those waves get real big to remind you of your strengths and resources to ride that crest. You deserve it!
I use tools from (not limited to) CBT, ACT, DBT, IFS, Humanistic, Memory Reconsolidation, Guided Imagery, Positive Psychology, Relaxation and Mindfulness, and I am a certified anxiety treatment provider.
Is Anxiety taking a toll on your daily life? Do you overthink and get caught up in a spiral of thoughts? I understand, professionally and personally, it can be overwhelming. Do you want to feel empowered to take control? As a dedicated therapist, my mission is to provide guidance, teaching, and healing in a safe space so you can build effective coping skills, learn how to work with that anxiety to reduce it and develop a stronger sense of self and confidence. Life has its ups and downs and it's time to develop tools for when those waves get real big to remind you of your strengths and resources to ride that crest. You deserve it!
(858) 465-4746 View (858) 465-4746
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.