Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists in San Jose, CA

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Kate Young
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95128
My specialities are trauma, anxiety, work stress, panic, driving and flying fears, dysfunctional family of origin issues, and relationship conflicts. My main approaches are Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness. I am practical and outcome oriented. EMDR and CBT work well in short term therapy approach. Frequently therapy lasts only 3-6 months depending on the issues to be addressed.
My specialities are trauma, anxiety, work stress, panic, driving and flying fears, dysfunctional family of origin issues, and relationship conflicts. My main approaches are Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness. I am practical and outcome oriented. EMDR and CBT work well in short term therapy approach. Frequently therapy lasts only 3-6 months depending on the issues to be addressed.
(408) 883-4634 View (408) 883-4634
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Teyhou Smyth
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95127
Clients can expect to achieve clarity, be empowered, and have improved cognitive processes which will inform their decision-making capabilities in all access of their lives.
Hi I am Dr. Teyhou Smyth and am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California Originally from the United Kingdom, I earned an M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy at the California School of Professional Psychology and hold a doctorate degree in Education. I place a high value on personal development and allowing for the achievement of one’s full potential so that they may become the best version of themselves.
Clients can expect to achieve clarity, be empowered, and have improved cognitive processes which will inform their decision-making capabilities in all access of their lives.
Hi I am Dr. Teyhou Smyth and am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California Originally from the United Kingdom, I earned an M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy at the California School of Professional Psychology and hold a doctorate degree in Education. I place a high value on personal development and allowing for the achievement of one’s full potential so that they may become the best version of themselves.
(408) 676-3949 View (408) 676-3949
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Whitney Parris
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95123
I help explore family patterns, use cognitive behavioral therapy to help explore thoughts feelings and behaviors, while also working to identify problematic stories we tell ourselves.
My name is Whitney Parris, LMFT 122801. My passion is partnering with people to help them gain insights about their life, practice coping skills, identify and reach their life goals, and walking through the grief process. My approach pairs well with those who are struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions and grief.
I help explore family patterns, use cognitive behavioral therapy to help explore thoughts feelings and behaviors, while also working to identify problematic stories we tell ourselves.
My name is Whitney Parris, LMFT 122801. My passion is partnering with people to help them gain insights about their life, practice coping skills, identify and reach their life goals, and walking through the grief process. My approach pairs well with those who are struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions and grief.
(408) 583-6598 View (408) 583-6598
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Wai Wai Vicky Chan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95118  (Online Only)
I have extensive experiences using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to work with individuals who have issues including mood disorders, complex traumas and problem gambling.
I believe being in an equilibrium state is one of the keys to maintain a healthy well being, however, we often face many challenges that could easily lead to a disequilibrium. My role as a therapist is to work with you collaboratively in order to address your needs, to guide you in understanding how your past experiences shape your present self; to help you in identifying your thought patterns and emotions that affect your behaviors; and to coach you so that you are equipped when dealing with different life challenges. By working as a team, you will eventually be able to restore the balance and maintain a healthy well being.
I have extensive experiences using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to work with individuals who have issues including mood disorders, complex traumas and problem gambling.
I believe being in an equilibrium state is one of the keys to maintain a healthy well being, however, we often face many challenges that could easily lead to a disequilibrium. My role as a therapist is to work with you collaboratively in order to address your needs, to guide you in understanding how your past experiences shape your present self; to help you in identifying your thought patterns and emotions that affect your behaviors; and to coach you so that you are equipped when dealing with different life challenges. By working as a team, you will eventually be able to restore the balance and maintain a healthy well being.
(408) 688-9151 View (408) 688-9151
Sabrina Ayoub
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95123
Hey, I'm Sabrina Ayoub, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and I'm here to support you on your path to well-being. Life can throw challenges your way, from anxiety to depression and intricate relationships. I bring a mix of psychodynamic theory for depth and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for practical solutions. Let's work together to break through patterns and set the stage for your healing and growth.
Hey, I'm Sabrina Ayoub, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and I'm here to support you on your path to well-being. Life can throw challenges your way, from anxiety to depression and intricate relationships. I bring a mix of psychodynamic theory for depth and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for practical solutions. Let's work together to break through patterns and set the stage for your healing and growth.
(669) 215-4125 View (669) 215-4125
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Nadia Lau
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95129
Our counselors not only provide the support, guidance, and expertise needed for your improvement, but we also use evidenced based techniques and cognitive behavioral therapy to promote rapid change.
Is excessive worry or anxiety limiting your life? Do you want to feel better and live a happier life? Helping our clients overcome social anxiety, public speaking fears, OCD, panic, excessive worry and depression is our primary focus. Visit us at www.paloaltotherapy.com. By using proven therapy methods (We are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy specialists) we will focus on specific problems, solutions, and reachable goals. We provide much more than traditional talk therapy and help you get results to improve your emotions and your life. By doing this we can help rather quickly. Call to schedule a free phone consultation.
Our counselors not only provide the support, guidance, and expertise needed for your improvement, but we also use evidenced based techniques and cognitive behavioral therapy to promote rapid change.
Is excessive worry or anxiety limiting your life? Do you want to feel better and live a happier life? Helping our clients overcome social anxiety, public speaking fears, OCD, panic, excessive worry and depression is our primary focus. Visit us at www.paloaltotherapy.com. By using proven therapy methods (We are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy specialists) we will focus on specific problems, solutions, and reachable goals. We provide much more than traditional talk therapy and help you get results to improve your emotions and your life. By doing this we can help rather quickly. Call to schedule a free phone consultation.
(408) 752-5998 View (408) 752-5998
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Mitra Taheri
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdS
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95126
I provide Solution-focused, Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, based on the client's needs in English and Farsi.
My goal as a mental health clinician, specialized in marriage and family therapy is to create a supportive enviroment in which my clients can explore their emotional needs and overcome barriers that limit their full potential. I have a significant amount of experience in providing individual, couple and family therapy. My work experience as the mental health clinician taught me how to understand the special needs of children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.
I provide Solution-focused, Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, based on the client's needs in English and Farsi.
My goal as a mental health clinician, specialized in marriage and family therapy is to create a supportive enviroment in which my clients can explore their emotional needs and overcome barriers that limit their full potential. I have a significant amount of experience in providing individual, couple and family therapy. My work experience as the mental health clinician taught me how to understand the special needs of children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.
(408) 514-5146 View (408) 514-5146
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Kathryn Anjin Harper
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LPCC
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95119  (Online Only)
My therapeutic approach combines cognitive-behavioral strategies, mindfulness, and positive psychology theory and techniques.
Please note: The VERY best way to get in touch is by email rather than phone. Are you feeling stuck in your life? Let’s sit together and explore all that weighs on you. I think of counseling as a form of mentoring. You have the answers in yourself. My role is to be your companion and guide in accessing your own wisdom and power. You are stronger and more creative than you know. Therapy is an experience where I stay completely present to you, and help you explore, heal, and grow.
My therapeutic approach combines cognitive-behavioral strategies, mindfulness, and positive psychology theory and techniques.
Please note: The VERY best way to get in touch is by email rather than phone. Are you feeling stuck in your life? Let’s sit together and explore all that weighs on you. I think of counseling as a form of mentoring. You have the answers in yourself. My role is to be your companion and guide in accessing your own wisdom and power. You are stronger and more creative than you know. Therapy is an experience where I stay completely present to you, and help you explore, heal, and grow.
(408) 542-0544 View (408) 542-0544
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Nicole Logan
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95125
With mindfulness-based practices and Cognitive Behavioral techniques, we can change the thoughts and behaviors that contribute to overwhelming feelings.
I utilize a client centered approach in working with adolescents and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, and life transitions. In a safe, supportive, and non judgemental space we can explore the negative patterns in your life, work through any barriers, and move towards healing, growth, and change.
With mindfulness-based practices and Cognitive Behavioral techniques, we can change the thoughts and behaviors that contribute to overwhelming feelings.
I utilize a client centered approach in working with adolescents and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, and life transitions. In a safe, supportive, and non judgemental space we can explore the negative patterns in your life, work through any barriers, and move towards healing, growth, and change.
(408) 351-8468 View (408) 351-8468
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Traci Williams
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95110
Hello, I am Traci Williams (LPC2105) and I have worked in the education and nonprofit industry for over 30 years providing me with a background in serving children, youth, and families. My approach is using the belief in hope and the ability to overcome adversity by examining what experiences we have had that influence our thinking and ability to move forward. Family history and trauma impact us, but with the proper support and understanding, we all have the potential to succeed and be at peace. My theoretical approach includes family systems, person-centered perspective, as well as cognitive behavioral.
Hello, I am Traci Williams (LPC2105) and I have worked in the education and nonprofit industry for over 30 years providing me with a background in serving children, youth, and families. My approach is using the belief in hope and the ability to overcome adversity by examining what experiences we have had that influence our thinking and ability to move forward. Family history and trauma impact us, but with the proper support and understanding, we all have the potential to succeed and be at peace. My theoretical approach includes family systems, person-centered perspective, as well as cognitive behavioral.
(408) 762-3310 View (408) 762-3310
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Terry Fowler
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95136
Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Self Compassion are just two of the modalities I use along with empowering the client to see they have the abilities to make changes in their lives.
My name is Terry Fowler and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in California. I work with adolescents and adults and specialize in eating disorders, addiction medicine, anxiety, stress, and depression. The approaches I use are Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Client Centered Therapy to help clients gain the skills to help themselves. My approach to goal setting is driven by you client and what you want and need. In order to establish clear goals, I will work with you to establish your needs and build on your existing strengths. You are the expert in you! I want to help you find that within.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Self Compassion are just two of the modalities I use along with empowering the client to see they have the abilities to make changes in their lives.
My name is Terry Fowler and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in California. I work with adolescents and adults and specialize in eating disorders, addiction medicine, anxiety, stress, and depression. The approaches I use are Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Client Centered Therapy to help clients gain the skills to help themselves. My approach to goal setting is driven by you client and what you want and need. In order to establish clear goals, I will work with you to establish your needs and build on your existing strengths. You are the expert in you! I want to help you find that within.
(408) 533-1529 View (408) 533-1529
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Brittany Woodward
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95120  (Online Only)
Brittany integrates evidence-based techniques including CBT, DBT, motivational interviewing, and EMDR.
Currently has availability! Brittany Woodward, LMFT, specializes in working with adolescents, young adults, and adults, providing individual and family therapy. With a client-centered approach, Brittany values and respects each individual's autonomy, empowering them to create positive changes in their lives. Her years of experience in high acuity programs, such as intensive outpatient treatment and partial hospitalization, have equipped her with the skills necessary to handle complex cases and provide comprehensive care.
Brittany integrates evidence-based techniques including CBT, DBT, motivational interviewing, and EMDR.
Currently has availability! Brittany Woodward, LMFT, specializes in working with adolescents, young adults, and adults, providing individual and family therapy. With a client-centered approach, Brittany values and respects each individual's autonomy, empowering them to create positive changes in their lives. Her years of experience in high acuity programs, such as intensive outpatient treatment and partial hospitalization, have equipped her with the skills necessary to handle complex cases and provide comprehensive care.
(408) 457-1394 View (408) 457-1394
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Donald Bender
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95124
I have been doing individual and couple therapy for over thirty years. I use a variety of therapeutic approaches, always choosing the one that best suits the client's immediate needs. These modalities range from psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral to narrative and existential. There is even some dream and hypnotherapy added when helpful. In addition to my clinical practice, I have extensive forensic psychology experience, including resolving workplace disputes, custody issues, and trial consulting. My goal is to help clients find meaningful solutions to challenging life problems.
I have been doing individual and couple therapy for over thirty years. I use a variety of therapeutic approaches, always choosing the one that best suits the client's immediate needs. These modalities range from psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral to narrative and existential. There is even some dream and hypnotherapy added when helpful. In addition to my clinical practice, I have extensive forensic psychology experience, including resolving workplace disputes, custody issues, and trial consulting. My goal is to help clients find meaningful solutions to challenging life problems.
(408) 878-1791 View (408) 878-1791
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Inna Kuchmenko
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95124  (Online Only)
My clinical approach to psychotherapy is an eclectic mix of Humanistic/Existential, Solutions-Focused, Psychodynamic/Relational, Emotionally Focused, Family Systems, Cognitive-Behavioral theories and many more.
Carl Jung said: “It is what you are that heals, not what you know”. The journey of self-discovery is exactly that – getting to know and deeply appreciating your true and authentic self, even when that essence may be covered by trauma, hardship and suffering. It is this uncovering that many who experience psychotherapy to be transformative and healing refer to as a “re-birth”, a coming home to and an unfolding of who you truly are. Engaging in the process of self-inquiry can be a rewarding and even a life-changing experience, especially in the presence of an empathic and compassionate other.
My clinical approach to psychotherapy is an eclectic mix of Humanistic/Existential, Solutions-Focused, Psychodynamic/Relational, Emotionally Focused, Family Systems, Cognitive-Behavioral theories and many more.
Carl Jung said: “It is what you are that heals, not what you know”. The journey of self-discovery is exactly that – getting to know and deeply appreciating your true and authentic self, even when that essence may be covered by trauma, hardship and suffering. It is this uncovering that many who experience psychotherapy to be transformative and healing refer to as a “re-birth”, a coming home to and an unfolding of who you truly are. Engaging in the process of self-inquiry can be a rewarding and even a life-changing experience, especially in the presence of an empathic and compassionate other.
(650) 686-2103 View (650) 686-2103
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Monica Misuraca Burton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95123  (Online Only)
Working from an integrated viewpoint, I utilize trauma-informed, mindful, body-oriented & cognitive approaches to healing.
I am a California Indigenous (Ohlone) and third generation Mexican- and Sicilian-American Psychotherapist in the San Francisco Bay Area, currently providing therapeutic services online. I specialize in supporting teens and adults that are struggling with issues of anxiety and depression, low self-esteem, negative thinking, self criticism, difficulties with life transitions and postpartum issues.
Working from an integrated viewpoint, I utilize trauma-informed, mindful, body-oriented & cognitive approaches to healing.
I am a California Indigenous (Ohlone) and third generation Mexican- and Sicilian-American Psychotherapist in the San Francisco Bay Area, currently providing therapeutic services online. I specialize in supporting teens and adults that are struggling with issues of anxiety and depression, low self-esteem, negative thinking, self criticism, difficulties with life transitions and postpartum issues.
(408) 669-4733 View (408) 669-4733
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Anahita Mazdiyassni
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95120
If you feel overwhelmed, lost, lonely, depressed or anxious, you are not alone. In our world today, many people experience these feelings. I have dedicated the past 12 years of my life working with and helping individuals, couples, families, children and older adults facing different challenges in their lives, such as grief, relationship issues and mental illnesses. I use therapeutic approaches & techniques such as, family system, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), attachment-based therapy and mindfulness. In addition, I have trainings in Emotion-focused therapy (EFT & EFIT) a useful therapeutic approach for couples and individuals.
If you feel overwhelmed, lost, lonely, depressed or anxious, you are not alone. In our world today, many people experience these feelings. I have dedicated the past 12 years of my life working with and helping individuals, couples, families, children and older adults facing different challenges in their lives, such as grief, relationship issues and mental illnesses. I use therapeutic approaches & techniques such as, family system, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), attachment-based therapy and mindfulness. In addition, I have trainings in Emotion-focused therapy (EFT & EFIT) a useful therapeutic approach for couples and individuals.
(562) 386-0870 View (562) 386-0870
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Wendi LaBorde
Psychologist, LCP
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95123
Hi. My name is Dr. Wendi LaBorde. I am a licensed clinical psychologist. My focus is on individual therapy, drawing from various modalities to best meet the specific needs of each client. I create a quite comfortable, pleasant setting. People tell me I am not intimidating to work with, and often thank me for helping them. My most common approaches to therapy are Rogerian Client Centered and CBT. Also, Prolonged Exposure Therapy and other modalities are utilized, as needed. I focus on treating adult age clients with depression and anxiety.
Hi. My name is Dr. Wendi LaBorde. I am a licensed clinical psychologist. My focus is on individual therapy, drawing from various modalities to best meet the specific needs of each client. I create a quite comfortable, pleasant setting. People tell me I am not intimidating to work with, and often thank me for helping them. My most common approaches to therapy are Rogerian Client Centered and CBT. Also, Prolonged Exposure Therapy and other modalities are utilized, as needed. I focus on treating adult age clients with depression and anxiety.
(408) 715-3560 View (408) 715-3560
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Benita Hope Oshana
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95118
I combine CBT techniques to address and tackle limiting thought and belief patterns that hinder your self-worth, with insights from the Family Systems modality and inner child work.
Welcome to Awakened Hope Counseling! Are you the type of person who seems to have it all together on the outside, yet struggles with the relentless weight of anxiety and depression within? If you're a high-achieving perfectionist, familiar with the endless pursuit of success while grappling with internal feelings of inadequacy and self-esteem challenges, you're not alone. Therapy can be a safe space where the facade can fade, revealing the raw, authentic self that's been yearning for understanding and acceptance. This space can help you find the life you want, discover your true strengths, and build up the resilience you deserve!
I combine CBT techniques to address and tackle limiting thought and belief patterns that hinder your self-worth, with insights from the Family Systems modality and inner child work.
Welcome to Awakened Hope Counseling! Are you the type of person who seems to have it all together on the outside, yet struggles with the relentless weight of anxiety and depression within? If you're a high-achieving perfectionist, familiar with the endless pursuit of success while grappling with internal feelings of inadequacy and self-esteem challenges, you're not alone. Therapy can be a safe space where the facade can fade, revealing the raw, authentic self that's been yearning for understanding and acceptance. This space can help you find the life you want, discover your true strengths, and build up the resilience you deserve!
(408) 539-0501 View (408) 539-0501
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Joanne Talbot
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95126
I bring an integrative approach to therapy that combines the affective, behavioral, cognitive, and physiological levels of functioning.
I graduated from the University of Luton in England and continued her education, earning her Master’s Degree in Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy from the University of Phoenix. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with a background in crisis intervention. I began my career as an MFT, working in an emergency shelter program for survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking with substance abuse and severe mental health issues. I provided individual and group therapy in residential and outpatient transitional housing programs.
I bring an integrative approach to therapy that combines the affective, behavioral, cognitive, and physiological levels of functioning.
I graduated from the University of Luton in England and continued her education, earning her Master’s Degree in Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy from the University of Phoenix. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with a background in crisis intervention. I began my career as an MFT, working in an emergency shelter program for survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking with substance abuse and severe mental health issues. I provided individual and group therapy in residential and outpatient transitional housing programs.
(408) 668-0391 View (408) 668-0391
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Savita Carothers
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95110
Savita Carothers, is a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT), with 16 years of experience working with individuals, couples and youth and families. She will meet you where you are comfortable and willing to go, specializing in helping individuals to overcome depression, anxiety, trauma, families in crisis, sexual abuse, marriage and partnership struggles adolescents, and parenting issues. Her therapeutic approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) ; Solution Focused and Family Systems.
Savita Carothers, is a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT), with 16 years of experience working with individuals, couples and youth and families. She will meet you where you are comfortable and willing to go, specializing in helping individuals to overcome depression, anxiety, trauma, families in crisis, sexual abuse, marriage and partnership struggles adolescents, and parenting issues. Her therapeutic approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) ; Solution Focused and Family Systems.
(408) 669-4667 View (408) 669-4667

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.