Our Center

The Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Science Center aims to provide high quality cognitive-behavior therapy to adults who have mood and anxiety and related problems, to provide training and consultation in cognitive behavior therapy to professionals and trainees, and to conduct research. We are all involved in training and supervision of graduate students at the University of California, Berkeley, and Dr. Persons is teaching a seminar at UC Berkeley this fall. Our Center is unique in its commitment to conducting research in a private practice setting.

We strive to provide compassionate, individualized, evidence-based, and effective treatment. We work with each patient to identify his or her goals for treatment, and to monitor progress toward the goals in every session. We use the progress monitoring data both to guide the clinical work and to contribute to knowledge about anxiety, depression, stress, and the process of change in therapy.

Dr. Persons is our Center Director. She has an international reputation as an outstanding clinician, writer, and teacher. Dr. Persons is also:
— Clinical Professor, Department of Psychology, University of California at Berkeley
— Past President, Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
— Past President, Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology
— Distinguished Founding Fellow, Academy of Cognitive Therapy
— Recipient of the Outstanding Clinician award, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
— Recipient of the Distinguished Contributions to Applied Research and Practice in Psychology award, American Association of Applied and Preventive Psychology
— Author of 3 books, 6 DVDs, and more than 70 articles and chapters
— Provider of training workshops in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and Hong Kong