The Bay Area Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Center




We Specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Schema Therapy. We help you identify and overcome the obstacles that prevent you from living the life you desire and creating the relationships you long for.



Anxiety & Chronic Worry

Bipolar Disorder

 Body Image Issues

Career & Life


Dr. Avigal Lev

Dr. Avigail Lev (Abby) is a licensed clinical psychologist in California (PSY 25464) and a certified mediator. She utilizes evidence-based practices, including cognitive behavioral therapy and acceptance-based treatments, to treat both couples and individuals struggling with relationship problems, anxiety, trauma, depression, emotional dysregulation, trichotillomania, OCD, and mood disorders.

She specializes in integrating acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and schema therapy to address interpersonal problems and unhelpful patterns in relationships. Dr. Lev has provided supervision, workshops, and didactic trainings at The Berkeley Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies Clinic, Haight Ashbury Psychological Services, Argosy University, and at Palo Alto University. She has presented her research at regional and international conferences.

Dr. Molly Kierein

Dr. Molly Kierein (PSY 29895) is a licensed clinical psychologist with a doctorate in clinical psychology from The American School of Professional Psychology. She works with individuals from diverse backgrounds to help navigate challenges in order to live a more fulfilling life. She is passionate about helping individuals identify personal values and develop the skills necessary to live a values-consistent life.

Dr. Kierein specializes in treating issues related to trauma, depression, performance anxiety, life transitions, shyness, low self-esteem, perfectionism, and self-criticism. Her area of expertise is in helping individuals and couples overcome a variety of relationship concerns including infidelity, internet addiction, dating difficulties, commitment issues, co-dependence, and other barriers to having effective relationships.

Dr. Emily Patton 

Dr. Emily Patton is a licensed clinical psychologist in California (PSY 29765). She utilizes evidence-based treatments, including cognitive behavioral therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy, to treat both couples and individuals struggling with emotions, relationships, trauma, anxiety, depression, and life transitions.

Dr. Patton specializes in helping people feel unstuck by integrating techniques that focus on thoughts, emotions, motivation, and breaking unhelpful patterns in our lives and in relationships. She has facilitated workshops and trainings that help build effective coping behaviors and authentic relationships.

Dr. Patton also has research interests in the brain’s response to emotional experiences, as well as mindfulness techniques that cultivate emotional intelligence and behavioral flexibility.



At the Bay Area CBT Center (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), we dedicate ourselves to integrating an interpersonal approach to a wide variety of evidence-based treatments. We can help you find a path through the often-bewildering maze of interpersonal relationships and life’s challenges by developing healthier and more effective ways of relating—not only to others but to yourself as well.

We are a group practice of behavioral psychologists located in San Francisco and Oakland and specializing in CBT. We specialize in a number of empirically-supported treatments including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), compassion-focused therapy (CFT), mindfulness-based therapies, and schema therapy. We apply behavioral principles while emphasizing an attachment and relational frame that considers the whole person.

Our California licensed clinical psychologists base treatment and therapy on the notion that psychological symptoms occur within an interpersonal context. That could be your relationship with your partner, your boss, your family, your coworkers, or your therapist. The way we interact with others around us maintains and reinforces anxiety, depression, trauma, OCD, chronic pain, and other conditions. And just as our relationships impact our moods, our moods also impact our relationships.

To understand your relationships and how they work (or don’t work) and how they impact your life, we explore not only how you feel but also what you think and how you behave. Our goal is to provide you with effective, collaborative, and active therapy that is specifically tailored to you and your situation—in short, to help you learn the skills you need to live the kind of life your desire.

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45 Franklin Street 
Suite 300 
San Francisco , CA 94102
4283 Piedmont Avenue 
Suite A2 
Oakland, CA 

 The Bay Area CBT Center

bayareacbtcenter.com | 415-941-5373 | [email protected] 


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