Applying Lessons from Exposure Therapy to Daily Life

By

Jonathan Barkin, Psy.D.

Partner, San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy

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 […]

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

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

By

Monique Thompson, Ph.D.

Partner, San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy

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). […]

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

The Real Cost of High Achievement… Life or Death Decisions

By

Daniela Owen, Ph.D.

Partner, San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy

In the December 2015 issue of the The Atlantic, Hanna Rosin wrote a thoughtful and haunting piece entitled “The Silicon Valley Suicides: Why are so many kids with bright prospects killing themselves in Palo Alto?” […]

November 23rd, 2015|Teen Topics|

Does your child have a hard time calming down? Belly Breathing can help

By

Daniela Owen, Ph.D.

Partner, San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy

Does your child have a hard time calming down when she gets angry? Does you child get really worked up when he’s scared? Does your child seem unable to cope with big emotions? Perhaps one of the […]

November 8th, 2015|Kid Korner|

Uncertainty

By

Joan Davidson, Ph.D.

Co-Director of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy

Uncertainty can feel uncomfortable, very uncomfortable. It can feel frightening and even dangerous.  We can’t avoid it, although we often try. Yet, when we learn to work with it and even embrace it, (yes, embrace […]

October 7th, 2015|From OCD to Anxiety|

Alternative Thoughts: Beyond the Thought Record

By

Monique Thompson, Ph.D.

Partner, San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy

“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 […]

October 2nd, 2015|Partner Perspectives|