About Jonathan Barkin, PsyD

Jonathan Barkin, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY 25516), partner at the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy, and Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, Berkeley. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley. He received his master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the University of Denver. 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. To schedule an appointment, call 510.652.4455 ext. 6. To learn more about Dr. Barkin, visit his profile here.
8 03, 2018

One Reason Why Your Workbooks Aren’t Working

By | 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.

23 02, 2018

Three Videos To Address Teen Stress

By | February 23rd, 2018|Partner Perspectives, Teen Topics|

There are endless videos available on anxiety, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and various topics for teens. Here are three that can get you started.

16 02, 2018

Collaboratively Talking With Your Teen About Anxiety

By | 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.

8 04, 2016

Applying Lessons from Exposure Therapy to Daily Life

By | April 8th, 2016|From OCD to Anxiety, Partner Perspectives|

Exposure therapy is often a primary treatment component when working on anxiety. Whether an individual is coming to treatment for a specific fear, social anxiety, OCD, or another type of anxiety presentation, exposure can be a critical aid in reducing distress. It can also significantly change our relationship with anxiety and the role it plays […]