Low Fee Cognitive Behavior Therapy in the Bay Area

The following clinics accept insurance (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.

East Bay

The Golden Bear Sleep and Mood Research Clinic at UC Berkeley is often recruiting patients for studies of depression, insomnia, and related problems. 

University of California at Berkeley Psychology Clinic

Wright Institute, CBT Clinic (in Berkeley)

Doctoral-level students at the Wright Institute are supervised by the faculty and by licensed clinical psychologist clinical supervisors.

Bay Area Trauma Recovery Clinic
3220 A Sacramento Street
Berkeley, CA 94702

The clinic provides low-fee, evidence-based therapy to those with PTSD.

Schuman-Liles Clinic (*)
10850 MacArthur Blvd Ste 300
Oakland, CA 94605

San Francisco

California Pacific Medical Center Department of Psychiatry

UCSF Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute (*)

San Francisco State University Psychology Clinic

South Bay/Peninsula

Gronowski Center at Palo Alto University

Finding a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist outside of the Bay Area

The following organizations offer an on-line search engine or a listing sent by mail that provides information on cognitive-behavioral therapists situated in your area.

The Association of Behavior and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)

ABCT (http://abct.org) 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.

To find a cognitive behavior therapist in the United States or Canada, click on the “Find a Therapist” tab and enter the city and any other information that will help you identify a therapist who has the skills to meet your needs.

Find a therapist at: http://www.findcbt.org/xFAT/

The Academy of Cognitive Therapy

The Academy (www.academyofct.org) is a non-profit organization, founded in 1999 by a group of leading clinicians, educators, and researchers in the field of cognitive therapy. As part of its mission, the Academy supports continuing education and research in cognitive therapy, provides a valuable resource in cognitive therapy for professionals and the public at large, and actively works towards the identification and certification of clinicians skilled in cognitive therapy.

Find a therapist at: http://www.academyofct.org/search/custom.asp?id=4410

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

The ADAA (www.adaa.org) 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.

Find a therapist at: http://treatment.adaa.org/

The International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation

The International OCD Foundation (https://iocdf.org/) has more than 10,000 members, and is an international not-for-profit organization composed of people with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders, their families, friends, professionals and other concerned individuals. Founded by a group of individuals with OCD in 1986, 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.

Find a therapist at: https://iocdf.org/find-help/

The Trichotillomania Learning Center

The TLC (http://bfrb.org) is a national non-profit organization established to provide information, support, and referral sources regarding the experience and treatment of trichotillomania (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.

Find a therapist at: https://www.bfrb.org/find-help-support/find-a-therapist