Finding a sliding-scale or low fee provider in the Bay Area
Unfortunately, the Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Science Center does not offer low-fee treatment or accept insurance. However, if you are covered by a PPO insurance provider, we are happy to provide a statement that can be submitted to your insurance for possible reimbursement.
Listed below are a few Bay Area clinics that accept direct payment by insurance companies (indicated with an *) or offer low-fee treatment. Several of the clinics offer treatment that is provided by graduate students or medical residents who are supervised by licensed clinicians. These clinics may provide a variety of treatments; be sure to specify if you are seeking cognitive behavior therapy.
- The Wright Institute, CBT Clinic (in Berkeley)
- Bay Area Trauma Recovery Clinic
- Schuman-Liles Clinic (*)
510-569-9334 (Oakland) and 510-505-9141 (Fremont)
- UCSF Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute (*)
- San Francisco State University Psychology Clinic
- Gronowski Center at Palo Alto University
Finding a CBT provider outside the Bay Area
The following organizations provide an on-line search engine or a listing sent by mail that provides information on cognitive-behavior therapists around the world.
- Association of Behavior and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) is a non-profit professional, interdisciplinary organization that is concerned with the application of behavioral and cognitive sciences to understanding human behavior, developing interventions to enhance the human condition, and promoting the appropriate utilization of these interventions.
- Academy of Cognitive Therapy is a non-profit organization founded in 1999. It supports continuing education and research in cognitive therapy, provides a valuable resource in cognitive therapy for professionals and the public at large, and works to identify and certify clinicians who are skilled in cognitive therapy.
- Anxiety Disorders Association of America is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the prevention, treatment and cure of anxiety disorders and to improve the lives of all people who suffer from them. Click on “Getting Help” and then on “Find a Therapist” to get names of therapists with expertise in treating anxiety disorders around the world.
- Obsessive Compulsive Foundation is an international nonprofit organization composed of people with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders, their families, friends, professionals and other concerned individuals. The mission of the OCF is to educate the public and professional communities about OCD and related disorders; to provide assistance to individuals with OCD and related disorders, their family and friends; and to support research into the causes and effective treatments of OCD and related disorders. Click on the “Find Help” tab to access a list of providers around the world.
- Trichotillomania Learning Center is a national non-profit organization established to provide information, support, and referral sources regarding the experience and treatment of trichotillomania (TTM; compulsive hair pulling). TLC’s educational resources are available to people with TTM, their family members and friends, therapeutic professionals, educators, and anyone with an interest in the subject. TLC’s mission is to raise public awareness, to maintain a support network and treatment referral base, and to raise funds for research to find a cure for trichotillomania.