About Monique Thompson, PsyD

Monique Thompson (PSY 25685) is a licensed clinical psychologist. Dr. Thompson received a master’s degree from University of Pennsylvania and a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from California School of Professional Psychology. She is a certified cognitive therapist and Diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Dr. Thompson is trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), an empirically supported treatment for insomnia and other sleep disorders. Dr. Thompson 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. To schedule an appointment, call 510.652.4455 ext. 1. To learn more about Dr. Thompson, visit her profile here.
24 10, 2018

Three Videos About Sleep Every Parent Should Watch with Their Teens

By | October 24th, 2018|Sleep Sense, Teen Topics|

Talking to your teen about sleep often leads to arguments and frustration on both sides, but these three videos are great ways to introduce the topic.

10 10, 2018

September Reset: Getting Teen’s Sleep Back on a School Schedule

By | October 10th, 2018|Sleep Sense, Teen Topics|

The new school year is here, and it’s time to help your teen reset from sleeping late to getting up early for school. Here are five easy tips to help.

13 09, 2018

National Epidemic of Underslept Teenagers, & What Parents Can Do about It

By | September 13th, 2018|Sleep Sense, Teen Topics|

Lack of sleep makes our teenagers not only drowsy, grumpy, and inattentive but also risks their well-being, health, and lives. Here are some of the best strategies for parents to help their teens get some sleep.

4 06, 2018

The Problem with Perfectionism

By | June 4th, 2018|Mood Matters|

We're encouraged from childhood to be the "best," but unrealistic expectations can lead to depression, anxiety and negative self-image. Here are videos and other resources to help you understand and manage the problem of perfectionism.

4 08, 2017

Sleep Hack

By | August 4th, 2017|Sleep Sense|

We hear a lot about “life hacks,” simple things that we can do to improve our lives. Research shows that the #1 life hack is better sleep. Better sleep improves your health, mood, performance at work or school, even your social life. Did you know that you look more attractive to others when you have had a good night sleep?

22 02, 2016

National Epidemic of Underslept Teenagers, and What Parents Can Do about It

By | February 22nd, 2016|Sleep Sense, Teen Topics|

A growing body of research shows that we are raising a generation of teens who are over-stressed and under-slept (see SFBACCT partner Daniela Owen’s blog post on the recent Atlantic article on teen suicide HERE). A 2014 report published by the American Academy of Pediatrics called the issue of tired teens a […]

2 10, 2015

Alternative Thoughts: Beyond the Thought Record

By | October 2nd, 2015|Partner Perspectives|

“Cognitive restructuring” is one of the cornerstone skills of Cognitive Therapy. It involves identifying thoughts that are impacting our mood and considering alternatives that may be more helpful or accurate. Practicing this simple skill allows us to recognize that our thoughts are flexible and adaptable, and that they have a big impact on how we […]