Promoting positive change
Promoting positive change

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

CBT helps patients become more aware of how their thoughts and not the events affect how they feel and act. Changing the way we automatically respond to our life affords us the opportunity to improve our overall functioning in a very profound way. 

We specialize in treating a range of mental health conditions including depression, anxiety, OCD, post traumatic stress, and grief/bereavement.

Our number one priority is to improve the well-being of our patients by helping them find a more complimentary approach to their daily life. We want to help you break free from old habits, developing healthy coping skills and finding new ways to respond to life's challenging situations. We provide
individual psychotherapy, relationship counseling, group therapy and other services.

For additional treatment services not mentioned here, please feel free to
contact us.

Individual Therapy

Individuals join a trained therapist for one-on-one consultations in a safe and open setting. Weekly individual therapy sessions generally last 50 minutes.  Session frequency and the length of treatment are discussed at the begin of treatment.  As progress is made, session frequency reduces to strengthen your progress and work towards finishing.

 

  • Each session consists of setting an agenda to insure your needs are being addressed and to keep the focus on making progress.
  • Your therapist will guide the session in collaboration with you to clarify the issues, uncover the obstacles, and develop a plan to apply between session.
  • Follow-up contacts between sessions will be discussed to help insure things are on the right track, as to make the best use of the time before your next session.
  • An evaluation at the end each session is conducted to insure clarity, helpfulness, and to improve the next session.

Therapy should not be a passive experience.  Rather, it should be an interactive experience which provides a clear approach, based on current empirical evidence, that makes sense and is tailored to you.  What you learn and practice in therapy  will be integrated into your daily life without the need for a therapist. You will become your own therapist.

Relationship Counseling


For couples who have run into emotional trouble or just want to make sure their relationship gets off to a healthy start, relationship counseling is highly valuable.

 

Each person will be assessed seperately and confidentially to determine their individual needs and their needs in their couple's work. 

 

Treatment goals will be discussed as a couple.  Similar to individual sessions, noted above, the same structure is applied.  

 

Each person in the relationship comes with their own ways of viewing themselves, relationships, and life.  In CBT, understanding these aspects of ourselves and our partner will provide insight and enable couples a more effective way to apply skills introduced in session.

Group Therapy


Therapist-led group therapy is useful both as a supplement and an alternative to individual therapy. It provides real-life feedback and interaction among the patients.

 

Our groups provide a structured,  goal driven experience designed to create change.  This is accomplished by keeping our groups small and by using materials considered the gold standard in the field.   We provide "closed groups" such that groups begin and end with the same members.   

 

The process involves:

  • Meeting individually with the therapist for an assessment and goal setting.
  • Orienting the group for the first few sessions to insure all members become aware of how each group will be structured.
  • Agenda setting at the beginning of every session, including a discussion of the activities members tried during the week, and brief feedback about the previous group experience.

No matter if you are working with a therapist in a group or individually, therapy should not be more stressful, or an additional source of concern.  All experiences negative, and positive are helpful sources of information to use throughout your treatment process.  Your therapist is here to support you for success in reaching your goals.

Where to Find Us

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Services
Suite 302
2111 S. El Camino Real
Oceanside , CA 92054
Phone: 760-730-0521 760-730-0521
Fax: 760-730-0581
E-mail Address:

Office Hours

Monday-Friday

8:00 am - 6:30 pm

Saturday Appointments Available

Patient Forms

New patient? Save time and reduce the amount of paperwork you have to fill out at your first visit. We provide several patient forms as PDF downloads on our site.

 

 

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