The East Bay Behavior Therapy Center is dedicated to the “practice, improvement, and dissemination” of empirically-supported therapy treatments in the community.
Our clinical work is based on the following principles:
(a) Understanding “why” or “how” a problem has become a problem is not enough, “doing something about it” makes a difference.”
A unique characteristic of our clinical work is the emphasis on behavioral-change processes while integrating different evidence-based interventions derived from Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
(b) Behavior change is effective when a client and therapist work together as a “team.”
Because of this principle, we really do the best we can to develop a collaborative, flexible, and transparent relationship with each client we work with.
(c) Behavior change is long lasting when it’s based on clients’ values.
Doing something about a problem because it fundamentally matters to clients is a driving principle in our work from the beginning and throughout the therapy process.