Welcome to the SFBACCT

The San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy

 The Center has been committed to providing empirically-supported, ethical, and compassionate care to the Bay Area community for the past 20 years.  We also serve as a source of high-quality professional training for clinicians, and disseminate information about CBT and other related evidence-based treatments to both consumers and professionals.



Center Clinicians


Michael A. Tompkins Ph.D., ABPP


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Joan Davidson Ph.D.


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Daniela Owen Ph.D.

Assistant Director

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Jonathan Barkin Psy.D.


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Monique Thompson Ph.D.


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Emily Berner, MFT


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Problems We Treat

  • Agoraphobia
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Elimination Disorders (Enuresis and Encopresis)
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Insomnia
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • School Refusal
  • Selective Mutism
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Specific Phobia
  • Social Anxiety
  • Trichotillomania (Hair pulling) and Skin-Picking
  • Tourette’s Disorder and Tic Disorders
  • Others
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Cognitive Therapy Blog

Cognitive Currents

Emerging news and perspectives on CBT theory and practice

Don’t miss Partner Perspectives, From OCD to Anxiety, Mood Matters, Teen Topics, Kid Korner, Sleep Sense


Collaboratively Talking With Your Teen About Anxiety

February 16th, 2018|Partner Perspectives, Teen Topics|

Trying to have collaborative discussions with your teen can be difficult. Talking about anxiety, which can bring on stress just by mentioning it, can be especially challenging.

Six Tips for Assigning Therapy Homework with Teens

February 16th, 2018|Partner Perspectives, Teen Topics|

"The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens: CBT Skills to Help You Deal with Worry and Anxiety" includes many activities that will help your teen clients feel more relaxed and worry free.

Recognizing Ambivalence When Treating Hoarding Disorder

January 6th, 2018|From OCD to Anxiety, Partner Perspectives|

Ambivalence – and a great deal of it – is a typical feature of hoarding disorder. Even clients who seek treatment for this debilitating condition bring considerable ambivalence to the goals and tasks of the treatment.


Welcome to Cognitive Currents, our blog of news and newsworthy advances relevant to CBT! Cognitive Currents reports on current advances and emerging perspectives in the arena of cognitive theory and practice. Since the Center was established in 1995, we have been committed to providing compassionate care that utilizes the most current, relevant, and rigorously researched treatments for the problems that we treat. We realized that we have an opportunity to share what we know and emerging information available on cognitive behavioral treatments, including current news, research findings, and applications of concepts related to CBT.

Cognitive Currents will feature monthly updates and specific features written by individual partners based on their areas of expertise. Come here to find current news, exciting research developments, alternative perspectives, or just a little inspiration.

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