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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Ventura CA

Cognitive-behavioral therapy can be helpful in treating many different mental health disorders, including anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and eating disorders. Cognitive-behavioral therapy addresses patients' unhealthy thought patterns and their unhealthy behavior. Distraction techniques are often employed. Read on for more advice and content on CBT principles and how to find a good cognitive-behavioral therapist.

Katherine J. Emerick
(805) 655-5021
1280 S. Victoria Ave.
Ventura, CA
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Forensic Evaluation (e.g., mental competency evaluation), Personality Disorder (e.g., borderline, antisocial), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Ohio U
Credentialed Since: 1986-09-08

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Denise Castro
(805) 881-2001
316 San Diego Avenue
Ventura, CA
Services
Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Individual Psychotherapy, Group Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Argosy University - Atlanta
Credentialed Since: 2009-03-23

Data Provided By:
John S. Scranton
(805) 640-9414
405 W Matilija St
Ojai, CA
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Family Psychotherapy, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: U Portland
Credentialed Since: 1980-05-08

Data Provided By:
Mrs. Laura Crutchfield
(805) 467-7121
260 Maple Court
Ventura, CA
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Infertility, Psychosis
Qualification
School: California State University of Northridge
Year of Graduation: 1994
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$150+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Nancy Paul
(805) 253-3976
4474 Market St
Ventura, CA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Trauma and PTSD, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Santa Monica
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 9 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Mr. Alan Doyle
Al
(805) 642-8064
260 Maple Ct. Ste. 130
Ventura, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in California
26 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Men's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Linda Lipscomb
Linda K. Lipscomb, LCSW
(805) 421-4511
1300 W Gonzales Rd Suite 101
Oxnard, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in California
16 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Adoption/Foster Care, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development
Populations Served
Military/Veterans, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
John L. Grahm
(805) 654-5671
360 Mobil Ave, Suite 211D
Camarillo, CA
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Family Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: U Wash
Credentialed Since: 1986-02-18

Data Provided By:
Dr. Denise Castro
(805) 285-2988
260 Maple Court
Ventura, CA
Specialties
Depression, Eating Disorders, Trauma and PTSD, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Argosy University
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Average Cost
$130 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Out of Network

Dr. Janice Basch
(805) 246-7834
Ventura, CA
Specialties
Addiction, Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Thinking Disorders
Qualification
School: UC Santa Barbara
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 9 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$100+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Medicare

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Therapist Competence Matters if You Have More Complex Depression

While it might seem obvious, researchers have now proved that a therapist’s competence—particularly those practicing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)—affects the degree to which a person with depression will have a reduction in symptoms, according to a study published in the June issue of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.

Numerous studies have shown that CBT is an effective treatment for depression. CBT focuses on changing negative thinking and behavior patterns in order to improve a person’s mood and other symptoms of depression. However, recovery rates with CBT are not perfect. No studies thus far have fully explored how a therapist’s competence affects a depressed client’s recovery.

To test therapist competence, Daniel Strunk, PhD, and his colleagues videotaped (with the participants’ permission) four therapy sessions with 60 adult participants who were diagnosed with depression. Other therapists viewed the videotapes and rated how well the therapists adhered to CBT principles.

Strunk found that a therapist’s competence did substantially influence recovery from depression in participants with more complex depression.

“People with depression who don’t have complicating issues like anxiety are fairly likely to show benefit even if they don’t see the most highly rated therapists,” Strunk said. “But people who have substantial anxiety or a history of depression that began a...

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