Joan Davidson

Psychologist, PhD

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed
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Joan Davidson

Psychologist, PhD

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed

Location

San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therap
5435 College Ave
102
Oakland, CA 94618
(510) 876-9104 x2

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About

Adults struggling with symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety (panic, social anxiety, worry, and generalized anxiety), life problems and transitions, stress, or BFRBs such as hair pulling and skin picking. Clients interested in better understanding their problems and using cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) and evidence-based treatment strategies to address them. Ideally, clients interested in changing current patterns and learning life-long tools to maintain healthy, more adaptive ways of responding to triggers of their problems.
My specialty is using cognitive-behavioral (CBT) and related empirically supported treatments to help adults struggling with OCD, anxiety, and BFRBs. This includes mindfulness and strategies from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and compassion-focused therapy. I individualize and pace treatment to meet each person's specific needs and goal.
I'm Co-Director of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy where I've practiced for over 20 years. Our Center is committed to providing empirically-supported, ethical, and compassionate care. We also provide professional training for clinicians and disseminate information about the latest treatment advances.

Finances

Pay By: Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: California / PSY14532

Endorsements

Psychiatrist, MD

Psychologist, PsyD, MA

Joan Davidson's Groups

OCD Mindfulness Based Self-Compassion Group

Weekly group for adults in treatment or post-treatment for OCD. Thursday evenings. Led by Joan Davidson and Lynne Henderson. Contact Joan Davidson at 510-652-4455 x 2.

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Panic and Avoidance Group

For adults learning to face fears of panic sensations and avoidance. Group will focus on acceptance-based strategies and supporting group members practicing exposures (e.g., sensations, driving, freeways, public transportation). Friday mornings. Led by Joan Davidson. Contact Dr. Davidson at 510-652-4455 x2

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Help for Hair Pulling, Skin Picking & Other Habits

For adults learning to manage problems with body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs). Tuesday afternoons. Led by Joan Davidson and Daniela Owen. Contact Joan Davidson at 510-652-4455 x2.

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Location

San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therap
5435 College Ave
102
Oakland, CA 94618
(510) 876-9104 x2

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Mood Disorders
Issues
  • BFRBs trichotillomania & skin picking
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion-focused
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
Modality
  • Individuals

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020
Photo of Joan Davidson, PhD, Psychologist in Oakland
Joan Davidson

Psychologist, PhD