CBT California – The CBT Center of Award Winning Clinicians and Scholars

We were founded in 2008 by Dr. Lynn McFarr to provide high quality services in the Los Angeles Area. Our treatments include Cognitive Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for the greater Los Angeles and Orange County Areas. With offices in Beverly Hills, Newport Beach, Long Beach, and San Diego, California, CBT California offices are convenient to the West Side, Beach Towns, Downtown, Hollywood, South Bay, and Orange County. Below are some factors to consider in choosing the cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) program that is best for you. For more questions and answers about CBTC, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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  • High Quality & Professional Treatment

    Our team of highly trained clinicians provide state of the art treatments including Cognitive Therapy (CBT),Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for the greater Los Angeles and Orange County Areas. With offices in Beverly Hills, Newport Beach, and Long Beach California, CBT California offices are convenient to the West Side, Beach Towns, Downtown, Hollywood, South Bay, and Orange County.

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  • Recognized Clinicians and Scholars

    Our Center is the Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) of award winning clinicians and scholars. We are dedicated to bringing you state of the art, empirically sound treatments. Our CBT programs were founded by leaders in the field of treatment and research in CBT. Many of our staff have faculty appointments at top-ranked universities and are respected trainers and supervisors in CBT. Dr. McFarr is the president-elect of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and along with Dr. Julie Snyder is on the executive board of the International Association of Cognitive Psychotherapy.

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  • Comprehensive Assessment and Treatment Planning

    When planning to engage in any type of treatment, whether it be medical, physical, or psychological, it is important to understand the problem you are being treated for, the treatment plan, corresponding scientific (or empirical) evidence to support the treatment plan, and the clinician’s level of expertise with the treatment.

    CBT California does not offer a “one-treatment fits all” approach.  As clinicians and scholars, we engage in a comprehensive assessment process that involves both empirically-based measures as well as subjective interviews to accurately formulate diagnosis and treatment plans.  Our team works to understand your current problems and goals to best frame a treatment plan that is specific to your problems and goals.

    We offer many empirically-based treatments, including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), depending on your current symptoms and goals.

    CBT California clinicians also engage in on-going patient monitoring, for tracking symptom reduction in order to ensure effective and timely treatment.  We understand that treatment is an investment both of finances and time, and we work to monitor progress and efficacy to make sure your resources are being utilized effectively.

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  • Adherent Treatment

    CBT California is committed to comprehensive and adherent treatment.  When receiving treatment, it is important to make sure the treatment you are undergoing is within adherence guidelines, to make sure you get an effective “dose.”  For example, you would not want to have half a dose of insulin or chemotherapy when working to fight diabetes or cancer.  Treatment at CBT California has a focus on adherence to the treatment model in order to support your investment in efficacious treatment.

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  • Ability to Work on Multiple Problems

    It is often hard to graduate from one treatment and then have to look for a new provider that you trust all over again.  CBT California clinicians are trained in multiple treatments for multiple problems, so you are able to retain your therapist as you move to addressing different problems in your life.  For example, many clients graduate from our DBT program after stabilization of acute symptoms, and then continue working with their therapist on problems such as trauma, OCD, or chronic depression.  This helps in retaining a clinician you have built a relationship with if you so desire.

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  • Flexibility with Your Current Needs and Schedule

    CBT California not only offers evening and weekend hours, but also is focused on treatment that helps individuals learn new coping strategies while staying engaged with their current responsibilities.  This outpatient model allows individuals to better navigate life stressors with the support of therapy while they adjust into recovery.  No moving away, no readjustment to life after treatment.  CBT California helps people get the life they want while practicing the skills they are learning and reducing symptoms.  We are also happy to offer services in Spanish to suit your preference.

  • Services for Friends and Family

    Since emotional problems have an impact on our important relationships, CBT California offers multiple treatment and educational options for both friends and family members.  For example, our adolescent DBT program includes Parent Skills training, to help parents learn skills to best support their teenager while caring effectively for themselves.  We also offer a Friends and Family program for those who have loved ones in DBT (or who may benefit from DBT but are not currently enrolled).  In addition, we can offer couples therapy, family therapy, and services that could extend to an educational or workplace setting.

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