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

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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, Teen Topics, Mood MattersKid Korner, Sleep Sense


Six Tips for Parenting an Anxious Teen

March 8th, 2018|Teen Topics|

Caring for an anxious teen is challenging and stressful, so here are six tips to make it easier and take care of yourself.

One Reason Why Your Workbooks Aren’t Working

March 8th, 2018|Partner Perspectives|

A major challenge to using a mental health workbook is that we tend to make quick conclusions about how helpful a given exercise or tool will be.

Six Tips to Help Your Teen Procrastinate Less

March 8th, 2018|Teen Topics|

Every teen puts off a task, but some are big-time procrastinators. If your teen is one of them, here are six things you can do to help.


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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