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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a type of therapeutic treatment that helps patients understand the thoughts and feelings that influence behaviors. It is commonly used to treat a wide range of disorders including phobias, addiction, depression and anxiety.

Accepted to the Portfolio:

  • June 2012 - Petaluma People Services Center
  • October 2015 - Mother's Care

This is an Evidence-Based Practice! Learn more

Target Outcomes

Short Term Outcomes

  • Distinguish between thoughts and feelings
  • Become aware of how thoughts influence feelings in ways that are not helpful
  • Evaluate critically the veracity of automatic thoughts and assumptions
  • Develop the skills to notice, interrupt, and intervene at the level of automatic thoughts
  • Use behavioral techniques to identify situations that trigger distress and sadness
  • Use behavioral activation to become more attuned with meaningful reinforcement in life 
  • Develop active problem-solving skills

Long Term Outcomes

  • Improved community health

Target Population


  • Kindergarten  - 12th Grade
  • Transitional Age Youth (16 - 24)
  • Adult (25 - 60)
  • Older Adult (60+)

Service Area

  • Southeast (District 1)
  • Southwest (District 2)