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News: Laura Johnson is now the Director of the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center of Silicon Valley in San Jose. Please visit our new CBT Center website at www.CognitiveBehaviorTherapyCenter.com.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in San Jose

Laura L.C. Johnson, MBA, MA, LMFT with Bay Area CBT provides cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and eating disorders. My therapy office for CBT is located at 1475 Saratoga Avenue on the border of San Jose and Saratoga and close to Los Gatos, Campbell, Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Los Altos, Mountain View and Santa Clara.

CBT is Evidence-Based

I practices CBT as an evidence-based therapy. This means I keep up-to-date on the scientific research on what works for the various types of anxiety disorders and integrate evidence-based principles with the individual needs of the client. To provide my clients with compassionate and professional care, I participate in extensive CBT training with expert CBT therapists at the Beck Institute in Philadelphia and at a weekly training seminar at Stanford.

CBT Works

CBT has been studied in hundreds of research studies and is the gold standard for my focus areas. My belief in CBT is based not only on science but also on my personal experience. Many years ago when I needed help, the person I found was a highly trained cognitive behavior therapist. I experienced first-hand the power of CBT in making positive changes in my own life. Unfortunately, there is a lack of cognitive behavioral therapists in San Jose and the Silicon Valley. Many therapists integrate CBT techniques into an eclectic style but very few actually practice CBT as an evidence-based therapy.

CBT and the Silicon Valley

Cognitive behavior therapy is an excellent fit with the results-oriented culture of Silicon Valley because CBT is a practical, goal-oriented and problem-solving type of therapy. Cognitive behavioral therapy can help you learn skills to build positive emotions, optimism and resilience while decreasing unhelpful thinking, behaviors and emotions. Read more about cognitive behavioral therapy at the What is CBT? page.

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