About Us

The San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy

Our mission is to provide empirically-supported, ethical, and compassionate care to our patients, to offer high-quality professional training for clinicians, and to disseminate information about CBT to both consumers and professionals.

Center Clinicians


Michael A. Tompkins Ph.D.

510.652.4455 ext. 3

Dr. Tompkins treats adults, adolescents, and children with anxiety disorders (panic, worry, phobias, social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, health anxiety), stress, insomnia, body-focused repetitive behaviors (trichotillomania, skin picking, nail biting), elimination disorders (enuresis and encopresis), and Tourette’s and tic disorders.

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Joan Davidson Ph.D.

510.652.4455 ext. 2

For over twenty years Dr. Davidson has worked as a cognitive-behavioral clinician specializing in treating adults with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety disorders (panic disorder and agoraphobia, phobias, social anxiety, generalized anxiety and worry), mood disorders, and problems with body focused repetitive behaviors such as trichotillomania (hair pulling) and skin picking.

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Daniela Owen Ph.D.

510.652.4455 ext. 4

Dr. Owen treats attention/concentration problems, oppositional behavior, social skills deficits, anxiety disorders (phobias, panic, social anxiety, obsessions and compulsions), mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder), adjustment to life transitions (including parent divorce), stress management, enuresis, and eating disorders. She also specializes in couples’ and parenting strategies.

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Jonathan Barkin Psy.D.

510.652.4455 ext. 6

Dr. Barkin treats children, teens, and adults. With children and teens, he treats anxiety disorders, mood disorders, attention/concentration problems, oppositional behavior, social skills deficits, body-focused repetitive behaviors, and adjustment struggles. With adults, Dr. Barkin has particular expertise treating anxiety disorders (including OCD, panic, and PTSD), mood disorders, and adjustment to transitions.

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Monique Thompson Ph.D.

510.652.4455 ext. 1

Dr. Thompson is a certified cognitive therapist and Diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. She has extensive experience providing individualized cognitive therapy to adults and teens. She treats depression, anxiety disorders (social anxiety, panic, phobias), sleep disorders, attention/concentration problems, executive functioning deficits, and challenging life transitions.

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Emily Berner, MFT

510.652.4455 ext. 5

Emily Berner, MFT, is a licensed marriage and family therapist (MFT81533) and partner at the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy. Emily specializes in treating anxiety disorders and behavioral concerns in children, adolescents, and adults, and she believes in clinical practice that is client-centered, effective, and empirically supported.

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