CBT for Insomnia

CBT for Insomnia

Many of us know that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an effective, evidence-based treatment for anxiety, depression, and other mood issues. But did you know CBT can help you sleep? Read more to learn about how CBT for Insomnia (CBT-I) can reduce sleep...
What Is Suppressed Will Be Expressed

What Is Suppressed Will Be Expressed

Suppressing emotions, or just trying to push emotional thoughts and feelings out of your mind, is an emotion regulation strategy many people use. This is sometimes a really effective tool. Especially when the problem can’t be immediately solved or you’re attending to...
Don’t Believe Everything You Think

Don’t Believe Everything You Think

*PSA: Our thoughts are not facts!* The truth is that thoughts are just thoughts. They are sensations of the brain that come and go. This statement is not meant to minimize the emotional impact that thoughts can have or to negate the factual information often...
Gratitude can flow from sadness

Gratitude can flow from sadness

Many of us are preparing for holidays that involve some loss—less togetherness, less travel, the loss of job security while we shop for gifts. Sadness is the emotion that comes from loss, yet we often view sadness as dangerous, unwanted, too uncomfortable to feel more...
Emotions as Messengers

Emotions as Messengers

Think of your emotions as a source of information. If we don’t attend to our emotions, we have no way of receiving the messages. Mindfulness of current emotions, a DBT emotion regulation skill, teaches us how to observe our emotion rather than blocking, keeping, or...

Black Lives Matter

To Our CBT California Community The killing of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis follows an unacceptable pattern of racism, violence and dehumanization against the Black community.  Not only in our country, but across the world. Institutionalized racism...

COVID Anxiety Got You Down?

Do you have COVID anxiety? So many of us are afraid of contracting the Coronavirus (COVID-19). If the fear is overwhelming, there is hope. According to US NEWS, CBT delivered online may ease the fears associated with COVID-19. CBT California offers online CBT for...

CBT California Staff is Blogging

Welcome readers! In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, the CBT California staff is blogging and working hard to continue delivering high-quality therapeutic services. We want to stay connected to our clients and their families. Our hope is that we are able to provide...

Coronavirus Anxiety

It is important to take a balanced approach to this health threat—recognizing that there is a real threat of a pandemic that is likely to affect many people worldwide while at the same time avoiding unnecessary panic. If you want to read more about how to handle...

Marsha Linehan Publishes Her Memoir!

Marsha Linehan, the developer of DBT, has finally published an account of the troubled past which led her to develop the most effective treatment for BPD ever. So many lives saved. Have you read it yet? What did you think? Learn more by clicking...

DBT Bulletin November 2019

Please click the link below to download the Second Volume of DBT Bulletin! The DBT Bulletin, November 2019 issue focuses on a call for using DBT principles over protocol, a student’s perspective on phone coaching, tips on how to use irreverence, and a research article...

Listen To Cognitive Processing Therapy

Cognitive Processing Therapy: “What if someone told you about a type of therapy that could help you work through unhealed trauma in just ten sessions? Some people knock through it in two weeks. Jaime Lowe tried the therapy—and recorded it.” An unprecedented look at...

CBT For Romantic Jealousy

“I think of jealousy as ‘angry, agitated worry,’ and as such we can use a wide range of CBT techniques to cope with these intrusive thoughts. Drawing on the work by Adrian Wells—Metacognitive Therapy—we can think of intrusive thoughts as ‘just...

Kids ask for DBT in schools

” ‘Something that I really think could help with kids in schools is DBT…it teaches kids about coping skills and how they can deal with their emotions…it could also help teachers deal with their [students] depending on how the [students] are...

Cannabis and Sleep: Helpful or Harmful?

There are reports all over the internet professing that cannabis can help you get a good night’s rest. Not only do these reports state that cannabis can help users fall asleep, but that they will sleep for longer, and will have better sleep. However, most...

Professional Resources

COGNITIVE THERAPY (CBT) Academy of Cognitive Therapy American Institute for Cognitive Therapy Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies A.T. Beck Institute for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapy of Rome DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOR THERAPY (DBT) Behavioral Tech DBT...