What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a short term, specialized therapy that helps those
suffering from anxiety, depression, and other related conditions.  The goal in CBT is for the
client to overcome their condition and see significant improvement in how they feel and in their
overall life, not just to help them cope and endure.  

CBT is an “evidence-based” form of therapy, with many research studies supporting its
effectiveness.  It focuses, in part, on changing negative thought patterns and overcoming fear
through exposure, response prevention, and other behavioral strategies.  

Dr. Plotkin and his associates specialize in cognitive-behavioral therapy for a variety of anxiety
and depressive conditions.

Dr. Plotkin is a UCLA-trained clinical psychologist and a Clinical Instructor at the UCLA Semel
Institute and Hospital.  He and his associates are dedicated to providing effective CBT to the
West Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley communities.
For more information or to make an initial appointment,
please call our main office at (310) 285-8355
David Plotkin, PhD and Associates

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