Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists in West Torrance, Torrance, CA

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Adrian Michael Alvarez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA , LMFT
Verified
Verified
My primary therapeutic approaches are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ( CBT ), Solution Focused, and Psychodynamic.
In a safe, non-judgmental, and collaborative setting, I aim to assist clients to feel empowered, resilient, self-accepted, and better equipped to handle life's varying stressors. I am honored to be in the position of assisting clients to thrive. My ideal client is an adult (18 y/o - 64 y/o); And I often work with clients facing a variety of life challenges such as self-esteem issues, grief, life transitions, work related stress, parenting challenges, among other challenges - that can manifest themselves as excessive worry or sadness, and/or not feeling seen or understood.
(310) 776-6732
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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90503
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John Andrew Hosier - Anew Era TMS & Psychiatry
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
John operates from a psychodynamic perspective with influences of a humanistic-person-centered approach, utilizing motivational interviewing and behavior-based approaches ( CBT /ACT).
John Hosier is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist born and raised in Southern California. Andrew completed his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from the Vanguard University of Southern California. Has work history ranging from non-profit social service agencies, private psychiatric offices, inpatient addiction treatment centers, and outpatient primary mental health facilities.
(310) 736-2422
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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90503
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Janae Borrego
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I utilize a variety of evidence-based practices such as SFT, CBT , DBT, EMDR & mindfulness strategies.
I specialize in treating adolescents and adults with trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions and addiction. I enjoy providing support to the LGBTQI+ community and practice an open-minded sex-positive approach to individuals and couples as they explore their sexuality. I understand the importance of working to establish a trusting relationship within the therapeutic process to promote openness and change. I work to empower individuals to embrace struggle and overcome future challenges.
(310) 929-6276
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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90505
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Melissa Satram
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
By using CBT , Mindfulness, Psychodynamic, and Humanistic approach, I can help you navigate life's ups and downs and shift patterns, thoughts, and behaviors.
Do you ever struggle with feeling like you’re not enough? Do you feel like you have to prove yourself? Do you feel stuck and triggered by childhood trauma? The symptoms of trauma include anxiety, depression, high conflict relationships, occupational impairment, addiction, and much more. I believe therapy can help you develop a more self-awareness and actionable plan to alleviate these symptoms. I specialized in working with people who are willing to explore past, present, and future challenges and to find tools for personal growth.
(310) 340-2046
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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90505
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Karin Brewster
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Hi, I am Karin Brewster, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing services across Los Angeles with over 7 years of experience. I have worked with adolescents and adults with a wide arrange of challenges including depression, anxiety, difficulty managing emotions, interpersonal issues, impulsive behaviors and rapid mood changes. I also have assisted many people in coping with trauma and grief/loss. I am trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF- CBT ), Seeking Safety and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), however, I aim to tailor every individuals treatment plan according to their specific needs.
(424) 312-0577
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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90503
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Sharon Carrigg Bailey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, MFT, LEP
Verified
Verified
As a therapist, I specialize working with individuals and families incorporating Cognitive Behavioral, Solution Focused and Family Systems Therapy.
With 32 years of working with individuals and families, I specialize in helping people make changes/progress with depression, anxiety, marital discord, parenting, and other life challenges. As a therapist, I take a nonjudgemental approach in helping people take control of their lives. Some things to ask yourself: Are you dealing with anxiety, depression, or another life challenge? Does your child/adolescent need assistance in expressing feelings? Does your child/adolescent push the limits? Have you and your spouse grown apart? Becoming stronger as an individual/family and strengthening boundaries and roles are my number one goals.
(310) 895-9427
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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90503
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Camille Bien
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
I specialize in EMDR, family systems, CBT , and ACT.
Do you feel hopelessly stuck, frustrated, depressed, or anxious due to childhood trauma? Do you feel distant in your relationships with others? I’m here to help you find meaningful connections and balance the constant changes in life. In therapy, I can provide you a safe and warm environment for you to process your trauma or triggers. I will assist you in discovering your own strengths and developing new tools to manage negative feelings and thoughts.
(424) 336-5350
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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90505
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Sally Kutsunai
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Personality and cognitive assessment services are available.
Do you find yourself hooked by stress, sadness, depression, fears, anxiety and worries? Do you find at times it is difficult to focus and concentrate? Life may feel quite difficult, be it from work, aging, your health issues, family problems, or significant relationship or friendship changes. You may be seeking to discover what brings meaning to your life. You may be wanting to figure out just how to be more resilient.
(424) 286-4969
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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90505
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Hannah Berstein
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
We can work together to cultivate trauma recovery using techniques including polyvagal theory, mindfulness meditation, somatic psychology, and CBT .
Are you struggling with anxiety and trauma and turning towards unhealthy coping mechanisms in an attempt to manage your emotions? Now is a trying time for almost everyone, and if you have a trauma background what's coming up in the current environment may be reminiscent of the stress, isolation, and fear induced by early childhood experiences. You don't have to handle this alone, and with clinically tested techniques to regulate the mind and body, it's possible to shift from a place of disempowerment to strength.
(310) 361-6678
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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90505
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Francisco De la Serna
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Francisco has been in clinical practice since 2013 after he graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a Masters in Science degree in Counseling. Francisco is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and is certified in cognitive behavioral therapy ( CBT ), trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF- CBT ), and he is a diplomate member of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.
(310) 564-7250
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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90505
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Gail Campbell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My modalities include Cognitive Behavior Therapy ( CBT ), Mindfulness, Coping Skills Training, and Anger Management.
I have valuable experience working with children, teens, and adults, to help them find their strengths, support, and empower them through their mental health healing journey with compassion and respect. My experience ranges from working with adults, children, teens, and families in residential and outpatient settings, treating a wide variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, anger, PTSD, grief, bipolar disorder, relationship conflicts, family conflict, self-esteem, parenting, and coping skills.
(310) 361-1753
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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90503
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Barbara Mignosi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MEd, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have a strong psycho-educational background with 2 Master's degrees and use a cognitive -behavioral and solution focused positive psychology approach.
Are parts of your life not working? Tired of doing this alone? I can help and use integrative methods of body, mind and spirit to address the whole person. If you are struggling with issues of stress management, self-esteem, difficult relationships, issues of substance abuse or co-dependency, I have professional and personal experience in these areas. Each person is unique so I utilize an eclectic approach to teach individuals how to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression. We will spend the needed time understanding your situation so we can proceed with open minds and hearts. This is a positive first step.
(310) 736-2060
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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90505
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Robert Christopher Travis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, EMDR
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I also incorporate strategies from CBT , DBT, and ACT while basing my therapeutic orientation from a holistic/person-centered perspective.
Empowering and supporting my clients to become the best version of themselves is my greatest joy. I believe that anyone could benefit from the support and encouragement of a trained therapist from time to time. I have experience working with clients living with all types of addiction, anxiety, depression, Bipolar disorders, and thought disorders. If you are feeling stuck, not sure about your goals, or not sure how to move forward, I can help. I work from a strengths based perspective. My clients find working with me encouraging and impactful.
(310) 987-4827
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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90505
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Renee Rios
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, PPSC
Verified
Verified
I possess a passion for helping others along their life's journey. In my work, I arrive with sincerity, humility, optimism, and professionalism. My purpose is to hold a safe space--- removed of judgment and bias--- in order to facilitate healing, growth and transformation, so one can fulfill their life's purpose. I serve infant, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric populations through an intersectional approach to client-centered, strengths-based, trauma-informed, culturally-attuned, evidence-based, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapeutic interventions. Individual, couples, and family therapy available.
(424) 416-2317
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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90505
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Leona Esmaeily
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
I use CBT to help turn your negative thoughts/self-talk into a positive mindset while the Person-Centered approach allows you to feel more comfortable and open with your true self.
Do you feel anxious due to your work, family issues, low self-esteem, and relationship issues? I can especially help those with anxiety/panic attacks. I make it a priority to help clients with buried feelings who have trouble speaking on their emotions. Communicating emotionally is extremely important to promote well-rounded and mature adults. I will help you enhance your self-awareness around unhelpful thought and behavior patterns and build skills necessary to handle life more effectively and develop actionable steps to reach your goals.
(424) 340-5956
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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90505
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Jenny Moon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I specialize in CBT and mindfulness to shift unhelpful thoughts and unrealistic beliefs into healthier, more realistic perspectives.
Imagine the freedom of being your anxiety-free self. As an Asian American therapist, I provide culturally appropriate care to address generational trauma, anxiety and depression, unlock unmet needs, discover purpose and find balance in life. Do you feel lost in your thoughts and tied down to responsibilities for others (maybe a partner/spouse, work, family, church or even your child)? Sometimes this causes loss of self and identity, overwhelming anxiety, low self-esteem, perfectionism, depression and dissatisfaction with life. We believe that hardship must be overcome by ourselves, however with time we learn we can't do it alone.
(424) 340-0735
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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90503
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Rose Lobato
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have an eclectic approach that incorporates aspects of psychodynamic therapy, existential therapy, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
"Hi there. I’m Rose. I specialize in working with self-identified “over-thinkers” and “over-feelers.” If you are looking for a therapist who is ready to accept you exactly as you are, I am your person. My job is to support you in your journey, help you to discover your inner strengths, and teach you how to use them in order to reach your goals.
(310) 706-2238
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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90505
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Gwen Mwanza McAuliffe
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I use a client-centered Humanistic approach and incorporating techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Do you find yourself people pleasing, freezing, avoiding, or feeling the need to fight as a defense mechanism. I'm here to listen and provide you the space to reflect. I'm here to assist you in increasing your awareness of possible behaviors that aren't working for you anymore. Together, we will utilize your strengths and assist you in developing adaptive coping mechanisms to help cope with life stressors.
(310) 564-7457
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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90503
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Alexandra Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR
Verified
Verified
I utilize a variety of evidenced based practices that best supports you individually, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness practice, and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).
I believe therapy can provide a safe space for creating a more fulfilled life. There are times where we may experience traumas, feel stuck and emotionally disconnected, and have difficulty coping. My approach to therapy includes a humanistic centered style, where we establish a collaborative and trusting relationship to allow for vulnerability and personal growth to occur. I am committed to providing compassionate and empathetic care to support you in your journey towards self-discovery, where we can explore and identify your strengths, build confidence, and self- esteem.
(310) 439-5237
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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90505
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Francis Garcia
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I use a variety of modalities that include Cognitive -Behavior Therapy ( CBT ), Family Systems Therapy and Play Therapy depending on client need.
I have provided therapy to children, adolescents, individuals and families for the last 7 years and in the last 4 years I have primarily focused on working with children, adolescents and families. In the years since I have been practicing I have been able to work with clients who have presented with various diagnosis and issues some of which include Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Emotion-Regulation, Social Skills difficulties, Peer and Self-Esteem Issues. I work collaboratively with individuals to ensure that treatment is tailored to address the specific needs of every individual client I see.
(310) 742-9452
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West Torrance
Torrance, CA 90503
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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.