About CBT California
We are Southern California’s leading center for cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), founded by award-winning clinicians and scholars. With the most CBT certified clinicians in private practice in California, we are dedicated to bringing you state of the art, scientifically sound treatments. If you have tried other therapies and not gotten the results that you hoped for, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) may help. It is the most studied psychotherapy. Its effectiveness is unparalleled. However, the treatment is often only as effective as the clinician providing it. Fortunately, our CBT programs were founded by leaders in the field of treatment and research in CBT. Dr. McFarr founded the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Clinic (CBT) and the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) clinics at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Our faculty has been entrusted by UCLA, USC and UCI to train other clinicians how to do cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Feel free to look at our professional presentations, publications and teaching references below.
Our professional clinical psychologists and psychotherapists provide cognitive behavioral treatments in many areas. Whether you suffer from depression, panic attacks, OCD, eating disorders, substance abuse, or other anxiety disorders, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can help. If you have problems with emotional regulation, self harm, or intense, unsatisfying relationships, CBT or Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) can help. We are home to DBT California, the leading high-fidelity, comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) program in Southern California. DBT was designed to help people suffering from multiple problems simultaneously. With offices in Orange County (Newport Beach), South Bay (Torrance), and Beverly Hills/Mid Wilshire (Los Angeles), we are here to serve you.
What We Treat
What is the B in DBT?
Behavioral Targets in DBT By Dustin Miller, MSW February 2023 To be human is to develop behaviors that steer us off course of the type of life we’d like to be living. Screen time, spending time...
Redefining the Month of Love
February. A month commonly associated with the taste of chocolate, an anticipated romantic date, receiving your favorite flowers, and the scent of candles. Others likely associate this month with texts left unread, phone calls ignored, an...
Understanding the “D” in DBT
Research from 2020 suggests that human beings experience approximately 6,000 thoughts a day (Tseng & Poppenk). With so much going on between our ears, might it be helpful to have a framework for examining our thoughts, and in turn,...
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Los Angeles/Beverly Hills
6404 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Orange County/Newport Beach
3700 Campus Dr.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
21151 S. Western Ave.
Torrance, CA 90501
Interested In Dialectical Behavioral Therapy?
DBT California (the DBT program at CBT California) is the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) program of award-winning clinicians and scholars. DBT California was founded by leaders in the field of DBT treatment and research for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).
We are dedicated to bringing you state of the art, scientifically sound DBT treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and other disorders. With offices in Orange County, Torrance (South Bay), and the Beverly Hills area (Los Angeles), expert DBT is closer than you think.