Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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Are you looking for a therapist who uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & fast-acting techniques to help with:

  • Anxiety, Worry
  • OCD
  • Low Self-esteem
  • Depression
  • Phobias or Panic Attacks
  • Relationship Problems

CBT for Anxiety Relief

At Palo Alto Therapy, we specialize in helping you overcome all types of anxiety problems. We are knowledgeable, warm, and patient, creating tangible results with techniques that are based on evidence & research. Your relief can be achieved without long-term counseling.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: A Therapy That Works

Ernest Schmidt, LCSW

Do you struggle from the “common colds” of mental health— depression, anxiety, worry, sadness, or unexplained fatigue? Have you tried traditional counseling or therapy, but did not improve to your satisfaction? If so, consider using cognitive behavioral therapy, a form of therapy that is proven to help these problems quickly and without the side effects of medication.

What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an evidenced-based psychotherapy often used to treat depression and anxiety. In brief, CBT is a proven type of talk therapy that focuses on helping you change your behavior and thoughts to positively affect your mental health. CBT is not like the traditional form of psychotherapy, which tends to be free flowing and can lead to endless talking with no action. Instead, CBT is focused, structured, goal oriented, and requires you to put forth effort, all in a supportive environment. This form of therapy uses therapy homework, teaching and practicing of skills, and measuring/monitoring of symptoms.

Who Can Benefit from CBT?

CBT is considered the treatment of choice for anyone who struggles with anxiety and/or depression, but without the side effects of medications. Anxiety in particular is especially treatable with CBT. Social nervousness, panic attacks, general day-to-day worry, and even obsessive compulsive disorder all respond exceptionally well with this specialized form of therapy.

What Are the Benefits of CBT?

It works quickly: With its practical emphasis on actions and exercises you can do right now, CBT brings relief much faster than traditional psychotherapy. Without proper therapy, you can struggle for years with no relief.

It is effective: In treating anxiety and depression, CBT is as effective or in many cases more effective than medication, considering therapy’s lower relapse rates and absence of side effects. Once you try it you will likely wish you had known about it sooner.

It offers empathy, support, and empowerment: Very often when you struggle with symptoms of anxiety or depression you are overcome with guilt, shame, and other difficult emotions. You need time with a professional who will listen to you and address your concerns. Experienced and qualified CBT therapists balance their meetings to provide the right amount of personal support, teaching, and implementation of skills. CBT empowers you by teaching skills you can use to support yourself even when relapses occur. You learn that there is a way out and your emotional struggles can be overcome.

Locate a Qualified Therapist and Find Hope

You may not realize there are effective methods for depression, anxiety, and worry in addition to or as an alternative to medication. Perhaps you feel hopeless because you’ve been told that your mental health problem is a chronic condition and you’ll just have to manage the symptoms. But relief is possible with the right therapy—CBT. By working with a CBT therapist, you will be paving the way to overcome your emotional struggles, and finding hope. See for yourself by meeting with a qualified cognitive behavioral therapist in your area.

Feel Better. The Time Has Come.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is recognized in the psychological community for its proven effectiveness in treating anxiety. (CBT Works) CBT can substantially reduce your anxiety –

  • Proven effectiveness in hundreds of clinical trials
  • Substantially improve your peace of mind
  • Feel better sooner than other therapy approaches

When used with our personable and down-to-earth approach, it can produce amazing rewards that change lives.

Quality Training for Your Benefit. Meet Our Team of CBT Therapists to Serve You.

All of our therapists are trained in TEAM therapy and CBT. We consider training a life-long pursuit and we continue to grow our skills to provide the best therapy possible for our clients. Call us (650) 461-9026 or Text us (650) 461-9026 today to get started and request a free phone consultation, or book an appointment online – Video Teletherapy available!

– Evening & Saturday Appointments Available –

At Palo Alto Therapy, we specialize in helping you overcome all types of anxiety problems. We are knowledgeable, warm, and patient, creating tangible results with techniques that are based on evidence & research. Your relief can be achieved without long-term counseling.

Recognizing Good Therapy

Evidence-Based

Specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, we provide effective & caring counseling. Our therapists are passionate in delivering high-quality therapy & enhance their skills through the latest trainings.

Strong Relationships

Our relationship with you is valued & of highest importance. We are compassionate, respectful, & honest. Our professional counseling includes working side by side with you towards YOUR goals.

Short-Term & Focused

Our active therapists use tailored homework exercises to help you find relief in a timely manner. By keeping our meetings on track & targeting specific concerns we help you enjoy life again, usually in a matter of months not years.

Client Convenience

Appointments after 5pm & Saturdays, friendly administrative staff & two locations: Palo Alto & San Jose. We help children, teens & adults, couples, & families and offer classes & therapy groups. Video therapy available!

Meet Our Team of CBT Therapists in Palo Alto, San Jose & Virtual

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Amanda_Bautista
Amanda Bautista, AMFT
Associate Therapist, Under Licensed Supervision
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Location: Palo Alto, Video Therapy
Ages: 15-40
Type of Therapy: Individual
Bella Stitt, LMFT, Therapist at Palo Alto Therapy
Bella Stitt, LMFT
Cognitive Behavioral Therapist
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Location: Palo Alto, Video Therapy
Ages: 12+
Type of Therapy: Individual, Couples, Family
Nicole Brunn
Nicole Brunn, LMFT, APCC
Licensed Marriage Family Therapist & Associate Professional Clinical Counselor
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Location: Palo Alto, San Jose, Video Therapy
Ages: 6+
Type of Therapy: Individual, Family, Teen Counseling
Cathryn "Katy" Gaty-Delia
Cathryn “Katy” Gaty-Delia, LCSW
Cognitive Behavioral Therapist
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Location: San Jose, Video Therapy
Ages: 18+
Type of Therapy: Individual
Deborah Coblentz, LMFT, Therapist at Palo Alto Therapy
Deborah Coblentz, LMFT
Cognitive Behavioral Therapist
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Location: Palo Alto, San Jose, Video Therapy
Ages: 4+
Type of Therapy: Individual, Family
Ernest Schmidt, LCSW, Therapist at Palo Alto Therapy
Ernest Schmidt, LCSW
Cognitive Behavioral Therapist
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Location: Palo Alto, Video Therapy
Ages: 18+
Type of Therapy: Individual
Florina Petcu, LMFT, Therapist at Palo Alto Therapy
Florina Petcu, LMFT
Cognitive Behavioral Therapist
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Location: Palo Alto, San Jose, Video Therapy
Ages: 4+
Type of Therapy: Individual, Couples, Family
Bridget Haerr, LPCC
Cognitive Behavioral Therapist
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Location: Palo Alto, Video Therapy
Ages: 12+
Type of Therapy: Individual
Jacqui Lewis, LMFT, ATR-BC, CCTP, Therapist at Palo Alto Therapy
Jacqui Lewis, LMFT, ATR-BC, CCTP
Cognitive Behavioral Therapist
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Location: Palo Alto, Video Therapy
Ages: 14+
Type of Therapy: Individual, Couples, Family
JoAnn Kukulus, LMFT, Therapist at Palo Alto Therapy
JoAnn Kukulus, LMFT
Cognitive Behavioral Therapist
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Location: Palo Alto, Video Therapy
Ages: 13+
Type of Therapy: Individual, Couples, Family
Kitte_Anderson
Kitte Anderson, AMFT
Associate Marriage Family Therapist, Under Licensed Supervision
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Location: San Jose, Video Therapy
Ages: 15+
Type of Therapy: Individual
Lisa Macedo, LMFT, Therapist at Palo Alto Therapy
Lisa Macedo, LMFT
Cognitive Behavioral Therapist
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Location: Palo Alto, San Jose, Video Therapy
Ages: 12+
Type of Therapy: Individual
Megan Taylor, LMFT, Therapist at Palo Alto Therapy
Megan Taylor, LMFT
Cognitive Behavioral Therapist
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Location: Palo Alto, Video Therapy
Ages: 15+
Type of Therapy: Individual
Monica Burford, LMFT, Therapist at Palo Alto Therapy
Monica Burford, LMFT
Cognitive Behavioral Therapist
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Location: Video Therapy
Ages: 18+
Type of Therapy: Individual, Couples
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Hoi Yan “Nadia” Lau, LMFT
Cognitive Behavioral Therapist
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Location: Palo Alto, San Jose, Video Therapy
Ages: 6+
Type of Therapy: Individual
Sarah_Newman
Sarah Newman, AMFT, APCC
Associate Therapist, Under Licensed Supervision
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Location: Palo Alto, Video Therapy
Ages: 6+
Type of Therapy: Individual, Family
Manasi_Shankar
Manasi Shankar, AMFT
Associate Therapist, Under Licensed Supervision
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Location: Palo Alto, San Jose, Video Therapy
Ages: 13+
Type of Therapy: Individual, Couples, Family, Teen Counseling
Victoria Tognozzi, LMFT
Cognitive Behavioral Therapist
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Location: Video Therapy
Ages: 13+
Type of Therapy: Individual, Couples, Family