You may be looking at this website because you, or someone you care about, is considering psychological treatment. Our hope is that this website provides information about anxiety, depression, mood problems and cognitive behavioral therapy - information that will enable you to make an informed decision about where to seek treatment and about whether we are the right facility for you.
The Anxiety & Depression Center specializes in providing compassionate, individualized, cognitive behavioral psychotherapy (cbt) for adults, adolescents and children with mood, behavioral and relationship problems. Cognitive behavior therapy is an active, structured, direct form of psychological treatment that has been shown to be highly effective with a variety of psychological problems, often in a limited period of time. In the context of a warm, collaborative and trusting therapy relationship cbt helps you develop new skills and strategies that are practical, powerful and proven and can help you feel better and make changes that are meaningful to you. Cbt is the most studied form of psychotherapy and research has shown that the treatment often produces lasting results in a limited period of time.
The Anxiety and Depression Center prides itself on the experience, training, competence and reputation of our clinicians. Every therapist in our center has advanced and specialized training in cbt. Most of our clinicians are Diplomates or Members of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. The Academy of Cognitive Therapy is an international organization that is considered the gold standard in certifying the competence of cognitive therapists. Our therapists are active in teaching and several of our staff are on the faculty at the University of California , Irvine , School of Medicine , Department of Psychiatry. We have been recognized as one of the premier outpatient treatment centers in the United States. We understand that the decision to seek psychological treatment is not an easy one and we hope that the information in this website helps you make an informed decision.
"A person is but the product of their thoughts - what they think they become” - Gandhi
Our highly trained team of psychologists and psychotherapists specialize in treating anxiety and depressive disorders. The Anxiety and Depression Center specializes in providing cognitive behavioral psychotherapy (cbt) for people with anxiety, depression mood and behavior problems. Learn more about our center.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is an active, structured, direct form of psychological treatment that has been shown to be highly effective with anxiety and depressive disorders. CBT is based on the recognition that certain thoughts and behaviors accompany depression and anxiety.
Our therapists are active in teaching graduate students and psychiatric residents. We often teach continuing education programs for other clinicians that want to learn how to do CBT. Several of our staff are on the faculty at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. We are active in teaching, writing and community education.
Mind Over Mood was written to help people suffering from mood disorders including depression, anxiety, anger, guilt and shame. It is a clear, concise guide that shows readers how the proven and powerful principles of cognitive therapy can improve their lives. The book is often recommended by psychotherapists to their clients and can serve as a guide to treatment for those involved in cognitive therapy. Mind Over Mood was chosen for inclusion in the United Kingdom’s National Health Service’s Books On Prescription program. The Books On Prescription program is a selective list of self help books that primary care physicians and mental health specialists in Great Britain can “prescribe” for patients with mood disorders. Mind Over Mood was awarded the “Most Influential Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Book” by the prestigious British Association of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies. Mind Over Mood is one of the best selling books on cognitive therapy. Over 1,000,000 copies have been sold in English and in the 19 other languages it has been translated into.
"There is nothing good or bad but thinking makes it so. - William Shakespeare (Hamlet)"