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Kevin Ashworth Kevin Ashworth - Kevin Ashworth (he/him/his) is a licensed therapist, Co-Founder and Clinical Director of NW Anxiety Institute, a specialty anxiety clinic in Portland, Oregon.
Carrie Spindel Bashoff Carrie Spindel Bashoff - Carrie Spindel Bashoff is a clinical psychologist, licensed in NY and NJ, with a private practice in West Orange, New Jersey.
Joel L. Becker Joel L. Becker - Meet ABCT Therapist of the Month May 2021, Joel L. Becker, Ph. D., a Clinical Professor in the Psychology Department at UCLA.
Alan Berkowitz Alan Berkowitz - Dr. Alan Berkowitz received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1977. He completed his clinical internship at Patton State Hospital in San Bernardino, California.
Chandler Chang Chandler Chang - Dr. Chandler Chang (she/her/hers) is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in Los Angeles since 2008. In addition to her work with individual therapy clients, Dr. Chang owns and manages two group practices, Golden Hour Therapy and Therapy Lab.
Noah Clyman Noah Clyman - Noah Clyman is the founder and director of the group practice, "NYC Cognitive Therapy," located in Herald Square Manhattan.  It is the first CBT center that places particular emphasis on diversity.
Larry Cohen Larry Cohen - Mr. Cohen has provided cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) services in Washington, DC, since 1990. His CBT clinic specializes in helping people with social anxiety, other anxiety-related disorders, mood disorders, relationship and career problems, and LGBT concerns.
Doreen DiDomenico Doreen DiDomenico - Doreen M. DiDomenico received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from St. John's University, New York, in 1995.
Ilyse DiMarco Ilyse DiMarco - Ilyse Dobrow DiMarco, Ph.D., received her B.A. in psychology from Yale University and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers University, under the mentorship of Terry Wilson.
Anne Donnelly Anne Donnelly - Dr. Anne Michelle Donnelly is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of New York with offices in Katonah (Westchester County) and New York City.
Carol Dorfman Carol Dorfman - Dr. Carol J. Dorfman has an adult practice with offices in Englewood and Livingston, New Jersey.
Michelle Drapkin Michelle Drapkin - Michelle Drapkin received her Ph.D. from Rutgers, and completed both her Clinical Psychology internship and postdoctoral fellowship in treatment outcomes research at the University of California, San Diego/VA San Diego.
Philip Errol Philip Errol - I am originally from Australia and relocated to the US in 2006 to complete my graduate training at the University of Notre Dame and Yale University.
Anitra Fay Anitra Fay - Anitra Fay is a licensed psychologist in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and has over 25 years experience counseling adults, children of all ages, and medical patients, as well as athletes, performers, and musicians.
Nadine Fish Nadine Fish - I received my Masters in Social Work from Western Michigan University. Prior to starting my own practice, I worked as an Outpatient Therapist at Riverwood Center for nine years.
Steve Fishman Steve Fishman - I am able to establish a productive and collaborative working alliance with my patients.
Rochelle Frank Rochelle Frank - Rochelle I. Frank, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in Oakland, California, with over 25 years of clinical and academic experience.
Arnold Freedman Arnold Freedman - I have been a doctoral-level clinical psychologist for over 50 years. I spent 37 years in a VA General Medical and Surgical Hospital, 28 of which were as Psychology Service Chief.
Seth Gillihan Seth Gillihan - Licensed psychologist Seth J. Gillihan, PhD, is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Psychiatry Department at the University of Pennsylvania.
Tamar Gordon Tamar Gordon - Dr. Tamar Gordon is the founder and clinical director of Tamar Gordon Psychology, PLLC; The Gordon Therapy Group.
James Gray James Gray - James J. Gray was born in Brooklyn, New York; he attended Maryknoll Seminary, majoring in Philosophy and Theology. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Fordham University in 1967.
Scott Greenaway Scott Greenaway - Dr. Greenaway has a private practice at Marsh Landing Behavioral Group in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, which was started in 1996 by psychiatrist Dr. Mark Tomaski.
Joel Guarna Joel Guarna - Joel Guarna, PhD is a psychologist licensed in the state of Maine. He earned his PhD from Bowling Green State University in 2000 and completed pre- and postdoctoral training at the Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology.
Janie Hong Janie Hong - Dr Janie Hong (she/her) received her PhD from the University of British Columbia and is a licensed clinical psychologist in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Rachel Hutt Rachel Hutt - Dr. Rachel Hutt is Co-Founder of MindWell NYC, a group private practice located in the Chelsea neighborhood in Manhattan, New York.
Wei-Chin Hwang Wei-Chin Hwang - Wei-Chin Hwang, Ph.D., is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at Claremont McKenna College (One of the top 10 liberal arts colleges in the U.S).
Amy Jacobsen Amy Jacobsen - Dr. Amy Jacobsen is a KS-licensed psychologist in the Kansas City metro area specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders and obsessive compulsive spectrum conditions.
Jonathan Kaplan Jonathan Kaplan - Jonathan Kaplan, Ph.D., received his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from UCLA in 2000.
Angela Klein Angela Klein - Angela Klein, Ph.D., earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Missouri, Columbia, in 2009.
Cedar Koons Cedar Koons - Cedar Koons received her B.A. degree from Duke University and her M.S.W. from the University of North Carolina.
Harry Lesieur Harry Lesieur - Henry R. Lesieur, PsyD, PhD, NCGC, is a licensed clinical psychologist and a nationally certified gambling counselor.
Cheri Levinson Cheri Levinson - Cheri Levinson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Louisville and Director of the Eating Anxiety Treatment (EAT) lab.
Katherine Martinez Katherine Martinez - Katherine Martinez, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist (PSY 20426) and partner at the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy.
Nehjla Mashal Nehjla Mashal - Dr. Nehjla Mashal, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist providing evidenced-based individual psychotherapy for adults and teens in San Francisco at Pacific Anxiety Group.
Patrick McGrath Patrick McGrath - I am the Assistant Vice President of Residential Services for Alexian Brothers Behavioral Hospital and the Executive Director for Foglia Family Foundation Residential Treatment Center, part of the AMITA Health Hospital System in Chicago.
Charles Melville Charles Melville - I went into full-time practice in 1980 after a decade of work at Georgia Mental Health Institute, then a training and research institute run jointly by the state and Emory University.
Erica Miller Erica Miller - Erica Lander Miller, Psy.D. is the Founder and Clinical Director of the Behavioral Care Center of New Jersey, in Florham Park, New Jersey, and is licensed to practice psychology in New Jersey and New York.
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- Joel Minden, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, and depression at the Chico Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy.
Paul Munford Paul Munford - Paul R. Munford received his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with the major field of study being Dynamics of Behavior from the University of Southern California in 1971.
Jayson L. Mystkowski Jayson L. Mystkowski - Jayson L. Mystkowski, Ph.D., is Founder and Director of Cognitive Behavior Health Partners.
Chris Nezu Chris Nezu - Chris Maguth Nezu has been in private practice as a licensed psychologist for over 25 years.
Shannon oFlinn Shannon oFlinn - Dr. Shannon Couture O'Flinn earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2007.
Camilo Ortiz Camilo Ortiz - Camilo Ortiz specializes in parenting, disruptive behavior, and anxiety in children, as well as anxiety, OCD, and depression in adults
Terrence Patterson Terrence Patterson - Terence Patterson, Ed.D., ABPP, is Professor and Director of the Psy.D. program in clinical psychology at the University of San Francisco. He is a licensed psychologist and is Board certified in Family Psychology with the American Board of Professional Psychology and an APA Fellow
Laura Payne Laura Payne - Laura Payne is a clinical psychologist specializing in cognitive-behavioral therapy
Philip Pierce Philip Pierce - Developing stronger positive core beliefs is a theme in my practice. I advise my patients to do notes in a journal or their cell phone with their positive actions that are contrary to their negative beliefs about themselves.
Erica Rozmid Erica Rozmid - Erica Rozmid, Ph.D., is Founder of Clarity CBT & DBT Center, a therapy, training, and consultation practice.
Rebecca Sachs Rebecca Sachs - Rebecca Sachs, PhD, ABPP, is a clinical psychologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of individuals on the Autism spectrum who also experience difficult co-occurring disorders, such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and severe anxiety.
Yonatan Sobin Yonatan Sobin - Dr. Yonatan Sobin (The Nerd Therapist) is a Clinical Psychologist trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), who practices using the Superhero Therapy model developed by Dr. Janina Scarlet.
Gerald Stein Gerald Stein - Trained at Northwestern University, Dr. Stein has worked as a teacher (Rutgers and Princeton Universities), researcher, consultant, and clinician with over 25 years experience in the private practice of clinical psychology.
Jill Stoddard Jill Stoddard - Jill Stoddard is a licensed psychologist. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Boston University where she trained at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders.
Stephen Swallow Stephen Swallow - Stephen Swallow received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Western Ontario in 1990 and went on to work as staff psychologist with Zindel Segal on the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Unit at Toronto's Clarke Institute of Psychiatry (now the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)
Jennifer Taitz Jennifer Taitz - Jennifer L. Taitz, Psy.D., A.B.P.P., is a board-certified cognitive behavioral clinical psychologist and a certified dialectical behavioral therapist who specializes in offering people proven tools to enhance their life.
Gerald Tarlow Gerald Tarlow - Gerald Tarlow received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Montana in 1974.
Lee Wells Lee Wells - Lee Wells, AM, LCSW, (she/her) is the Clinical Director and Co-Owner of Mind Chicago, an evidence-based group practice for youth, young adults, and families in Chicago.
Melinda White Melinda White - Melinda White is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Reid Wilson Reid Wilson - Reid Wilson, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who is Director of the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center in Chapel Hill and Durham, NC. He treats individual adults and children with any of the anxiety disorders or OCD.
George Wing George Wing - Here is a recent photo of me in front of my cow calendar. This animal, the cow, is symbolic of the acronym COW that I use in my practice.
Lucene Wisniewski Lucene Wisniewski - Lucene Wisniewski, PhD, FAED, is a clinician, trainer, and researcher whose interests center around using empirically founded treatments to inform clinical practice.
Robin Yeganeh Robin Yeganeh - Robin Yeganeh, Ph.D., is the founder of the Cognitive Behavior Therapy & Mindfulness Center in San Ramon, California, and a licensed clinical psychologist with a decade of experience treating adults, teens, and children.

What Is Cognitive Behavior Therapy?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a type of treatment that is based firmly on research findings.  It places emphasis on changing your cognitions (thoughts) or behaviors (actions) in order to effect change in how you feel. These approaches help people in achieving specific changes or goals.

Changes or goals might involve:

A way of acting: like smoking less or being more outgoing;
A way of feeling: like helping a person to be less scared, less depressed, or less anxious;
A way of thinking: like learning to problem-solve or get rid of self-defeating thoughts;
A way of dealing with physical or medical problems: like reducing back pain or helping a person stick to a doctor’s suggestions.

Cognitive behavioral therapists usually focus more on the current situation and its solution, rather than the past. They concentrate on a person’s views and beliefs about their life. CBT is an effective treatment for individuals, parents, children, couples, and families. The goal of CBT is to help people improve and gain more control over their lives by changing behaviors that don’t work well to ones that do.

How to Get Help

If you are looking for help, either for yourself or someone else, you may be tempted to call someone who advertises in a local publication or who comes up from a search of the Internet. You may, or may not, find a competent therapist in this manner. It is wise to check on the credentials of a psychotherapist. It is expected that competent therapists hold advanced academic degrees. They should be listed as members of professional organizations, such as the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies or the American Psychological Association. Of course, they should be licensed to practice in your state. You can find competent specialists who are affiliated with local universities or mental health facilities or who are listed on the websites of professional organizations. You may, of course, visit our website (www.abct.org) and click on “Find a CBT Therapist”

The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) is an interdisciplinary organization committed to the advancement of a scientific approach to the understanding and amelioration of problems of the human condition. These aims are achieved through the investigation and application of behavioral, cognitive, and other evidence-based principles to assessment, prevention, and treatment.

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