CBT California

Where Science Meets Compassion

State Of The Art Scientifically Sound Treatments

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 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...

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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...

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Gratitude can flow from sadness

Gratitude can flow from sadness

by Marget Thomas, PsyD 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...

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    (800) 624-1475

    Los Angeles/Beverly Hills

    6404 Wilshire Blvd.
    Suite 1020
    Los Angeles, CA 90048

    Orange County/Newport Beach

    3700 Campus Dr.
    Suite 208
    Newport Beach, CA 92660

    South Bay/Torrance

    21151 S. Western Ave.
    Suite 271
    Torrance, CA 90501

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    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.

    Now offering in-person and telehealth services to residents in California

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