Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists in Torrance, CA

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Dr. Waybright & Associates
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
CBT works for anxiety and depression.
I specialize in the treatment of Anxiety Disorders. Do you have repetitive bothersome thoughts? Do physical symptoms of anxiety have you concerned? Are you limiting yourself in other ways? Doing nothing? Doing the same thing over and over? Panic attacks? Obsessive Compulsive Disorder? Social Anxiety? Depressed/isolating? Are you simply experiencing a difficult life transition, or is this more than that? Feel like you are stuck in a rut? Feel like the treatments you have tried so far haven't helped much? Relax...you've just now located someone who can help. Email me with any questions or to schedule a first session.
(323) 767-8931
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Torrance, CA 90501
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Nicole Logan
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
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.
(310) 362-5485
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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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Torrance, CA 90505
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Jessica Choi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I can help you began to explore your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs that may be hindering you from progressing forward with your goals and living out your full potential using my experience with children, adolescents, adults, couples using multiple techniques such as CBT , TF- CBT , MAP, Seeking Safety, mindfulness, and Emotionally Focused Therapy.
Have you been feeling stuck and unable to reach your personal and professional goals? Want to experience freedom from excess anxiety, depression, conflicts and other problems to experience a more fulfilling, meaningful and engaging life? I want to help you take the essential steps to identify your life goals, work through difficult life challenges, and learn new skills to transform yourself. Together we can start on your journey to identify and deal with current struggles and find new ways to cope with life difficulties.
(310) 742-0927
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Torrance, CA 90505
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Henna Cho
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ASW
Verified
Verified
Are you feeling alone, unheard, or stuck? Are you experiencing anxiety, fatigue, and excessive worrying that impact your relationships and career? I’m glad you’re taking the time to notice these changes and to invest in yourself to become a better version of yourself. In sessions, I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help identify ways to incorporate positive changes for your negative thought patterns. Thus, you will learn to become better equipped in maintaining your personal or professional goals. I am committed to helping my clients decrease anxiety and manage healthy relationships.
(424) 368-9965
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Torrance, CA 90505
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Better Days Integrated Programs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have over 8 years in trauma focused treatment and cognitive behavioral intervention.
My ideal client is a person who is having a hard time processing or coping with a trauma or a person who has had a few difficulties in their life that has made it hard for them to continue with life how they know it. They want to be able to get back to normal life, but they can't figure it out on their own and they need support and guidance from another. Their goal would be to get back to life as they know it and continue with reaching their personal goals.
(310) 861-6854
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Torrance, CA 90501
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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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Torrance, CA 90505
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Chidi Njoku
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I draw from a number of tools: Cognitive -Behavioral, Behavioral, Desensitization, Thought-Stopping, Mindfulness, Brief Therapy and Family Systems, EMDR.
You've been dealing with life in all of it's complexities and in spite of your best efforts, for any one of a number of reasons you 've found yourself in the position of feeling stuck. It's frustrating, disappointing, in some ways maybe even infuriating. Before you throw your hand up at it all, why don't you and I sit down. Let's talk, let's figure out your pathway forward through this. The answers are in there. I want to be your partner in finding them. I want to help you.
(310) 736-4281
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Torrance, CA 90501
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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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Torrance, CA 90505
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Suzannah E Noch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My specialty is Christian counseling, and the approach I utilize most often is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, a proven highly effective treatment method.
A lot of healing can happen in the context of a supportive and caring relationship. If you are struggling with issues such as anxiety, depression, marriage/relationship problems, parenting/family issues, painful life experiences or unhealthy habits, I consider it a privilege to walk that journey with you for a little while -- talking through feelings and circumstances, and helping you find a path toward change and healing. As a Christian, I believe that our emotional and spiritual sides are intertwined, and I incorporate Biblical principles in all aspects of the counseling.
(310) 626-0756
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Torrance, CA 90505
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Sabrina Santiago
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I primarily use Play Therapy, Mindfulness, and/or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with these clients and tailor each method to the client's needs.
I have been working in the field since 2014 and throughout my time I have worked with adults, children/teens, and individuals with neurodivergence. When working with my clients I make sure to tailor therapy to meet their needs including: finding ways to make interacting with their world easier and more manageable, developing coping skills, and working on communication skills. I aim to empower my clients and help them realize that they are amazing and capable. When possible I also try to incorporate the family dynamic into treatment as family is an important factor.
(310) 929-6344
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Torrance, CA 90503
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Sayaka Kawase
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I also provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ( CBT ) for people with anxiety and/or depressive symptoms.
I have extensive experiences in working with individuals who had painful experiences and continue to suffer from these memories. My goal is not only to treat trauma symptoms, but to help people grow from their painful experiences. Through my treatment, you can overcome any negative thoughts associated with trauma and gain trust and confidence in people and yourself. My approach includes evidence-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ( CBT ), such as Prolonged Exposure and STAIR/NST. You will learn many tools to manage your trauma related symptoms, which can be used after my treatment.
(424) 704-5041
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Torrance, CA 90505
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Lani Espinas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sometimes we can be our worst enemies and have cognitive distortions.
I was trained in rendering brief and short term therapy since we all want quick results. How do I do that? I am interactive with my clients and not just provide “talk therapy”, but rather, we will co-create a plan together to help you achieve positive results. I hold my clients accountable and will assign homework. I will give you my input, impressions, and at times, challenge you when those defenses are up. In life, when we’re faced with challenges, it only promotes growth and strength. At the same time, we will give you the positive regard, reflective listening, and be your cheerleader. We will empower you, not enable you.
(310) 991-3055
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Torrance, CA 90503
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Mary Jordan
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
I am trained in EMDR, DBT, and CBT .
Do you find yourself shut down or suppress your feelings? Do you struggle in relationships due to your trauma? Are you unsure of where you belong? I work with people of all identities to process unresolved feelings due to trauma. I strive to provide you a safe and non-judgmental space, in order for you to develop coping mechanisms for trauma symptoms (anxiety, depression, addiction, etc.) and to explore aspects of yourself. I can help you let go of past HURTS and develop tools to find RELIEF.
(424) 368-9336
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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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Torrance, CA 90505
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Cheryl J Santiago-Venture
Psychologist, PsyD, SEP
Verified
Verified
I am a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, integrating sensation and body awareness with cognitive and emotional processes.
You are taking the first steps in creating change in your life. The pursuit of health, happiness, and healing are aspects that we all strive for, and that can be accelerated with additional support and insight oriented therapy. In addition to traditional approaches, such as psychodynamic approaches and cognitive behavioral interventions, I utilize mindfulness techniques, Somatic Experiencing, and EMDR. I have experience in treating a variety of condition, such as depression, anxiety, and trauma. Therapy can assist with stress and change of life issues, such as divorce, new parents, health issues, bereavement, or work/peer conflict.
(310) 299-7410
Torrance, CA 90505
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Ashraf Hosseini
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am RLT (Relational Life Therapy) level 3 trained, IFS (Internal Family System) & CBT -informed ( Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) therapist, and an approved provider for gambling treatment through California Office of Problem Gambling,.
We face myriad of relational and emotional challenges from childhood to adult years. When the right support to deal with these challenges is not available to us, we compensate by activating parts of our Self that may manifest themselves as anxiety, depression, trauma reactions, compulsive behaviors, etc. As a result, relationships with our others, as well as with ourselves, are affected. My goal is to guide you through healing these parts leading to a self who is more emotionally aware and connected. You will learn to live with more harmony in the present, and build stronger relationships.
(310) 879-5050
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Torrance, CA 90505
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Joshua Tan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
By utilizing CBT , Mindfulness, and Narrative therapy, We will explore healthy ways to process your trauma, regulate the extreme emotions, restore broken relationships, and discover your other potentials.
Is anxiety, depression, or trauma holding you back from being your true self? Do you feel stuck in managing difficult life transitions? Now, every little thing becomes super overwhelming. Those negative experiences reopen old wounds and cause new ones. You tried burying your pain hoping it would go away. You feel lonely and tormented. You feel exhausted, stressed, and angry all the time. You wonder how much more you can take. You are unsure of who or where to turn for help. In the midst of this painful journey, you do not have to go through it alone.
(424) 238-6634
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Torrance, CA 90505
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Hazzel Angulo
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
I also assist in your healing process by utilizing CBT , mindfulness, and Solution Focused Therapy.
Trauma, anxiety, and addiction can make you feel stuck. The most important step towards healing is to address the unresolved emotion inside you. Healing requires feelings. Acceptance slowly dissolves pain. When we function from the fear and scarring of our trauma, the cycles continue until we learn how to transmute that energy into love. I apply a Holistic approach that integrates physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual forms of well-being, addressing the “whole” self. Through a holistic framework tailored to your unique needs, the goal is to support you develop a deeper understanding of the self on all these levels.
(424) 340-5605
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Torrance, CA 90505
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Annie Nardella
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Annie is well versed in various treatment modalities including CBT as a main focus.
Currently accepting new clients for appointments next week! Annie Nardella is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with over 11 years of therapeutic experience. She specializes in various areas of treatment, including ADHD, trauma, depression, and anxiety, as well as family and couple therapy. As a part of the Pacific Pain & Wellness Group, her mission is to create a personalized treatment plan that will help guide you on a path towards better living and emotional relief. Call us today to construct a treatment plan aligned with meeting your current goals towards resiliency and healing.
(310) 928-6059
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Torrance, CA 90505
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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.