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) 470-9994