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The East Bay Behavior Therapy Center is seeking a full-time licensed mental health clinician (with specific training and expertise in East Bay Behavior Therapy Center (EBBTC) to join an expanding group clinical psychology practice in Walnut Creek, CA. The EBBTC specializes in evidence-based treatments for anxiety disorders, OCD, perfectionism, procrastination, and related emotion dysregulation in children, adolescents, and young adults. Individual and group therapy services are provided using evidence-based modalities, with a focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Benefits Include:

  •  Highly competitive salary (private pay practice)
  •  Paid professional liability insurance
  •  Bonus program
  •  Strong referral stream (existing practice waitlist and demand)
  •  Flexible clinician scheduling 
  •   Case consultation meetings
  •  Stipend for training and continuing education opportunities
  •  Supportive, collaborative environment
  •  Potential to engage in future research or publication opportunities


  •  Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology or graduate degree in related mental health field
  •  At least one year of post-graduate clinical experience preferred
  •  Licensed in the state of California (currently or within the next 6 months)
  •  Training in evidence-based treatment with children, adolescents, and adults—e.g., cognitive behavior therapy, exposure and response prevention, dialectical behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, motivational interviewing
  •  Experience using these treatments to address anxiety disorders (social anxiety, GAD, panic disorder, specific phobias), OCD, and related conditions
  •  Experience providing clinical care to children, adolescents, and adults
  •  Enthusiasm for continuing to in-depth learning about various empirical treatment modalities


The East Bay Behavior Therapy Center (EBBTC), a private center located in Walnut Creek, CA is offering a post-doctoral position for 2021-2023, with the possibility of a second or third year.  

Clinical hours
This is a 40-hours position of weekly clinical activities (direct clinical work, face-to-face appointments with clients); a late evening and 5-hours on Saturday are required. 

The post-doc will receive 10% of supervision based on clinical hours by a licensed clinical psychologist plus two additional monthly hours for didactic seminars and a 30-minute monthly administrative meeting. 

This position has an annual salary of raging from $50,000 – $52,000 for the first year. 

Here are the unique qualities of the EBBTC: 

  • We’re a boutique practice (and not a massive center)
  • We provide “exclusively and only” empirically supported treatments for children, teens, and adults struggling with OCD, anxiety, and related conditions.
  • We offer an intensive outpatient program, exclusively based on exposure-response prevention, for children, teens, and adults.
  • We’re a practice of passionate therapists, client-oriented, and committed to our clinical work
  • We are friendly and still have the expertise of a professional
  • We are clinically savvy and still strive to learn
  • We’re open to the development of new programs related to exposure-based treatments.

Here are the qualities we are looking for in a candidate 

  • You have experienced and are interested in developing an expertise in empirically supported treatments including CBT, ERP, and ACT
  • You are client-oriented and interested in making a difference in people’s lives.
  • You are interested in functional assessment and chain analysis of clients’ problematic behaviors (instead of guessing what they’re struggling with)
  • You are interested in presenting at different national and international conferences (instead of spending energy on projects that collect dust)
  • You are organized and interested in being part of a small and fun group of clinicians working in private practice (without the bureaucracy of an agency)
  • You are dedicated to staying on top of the latest research in the field of clinical psychology, continuing skill development and training, and becoming skilled at implementing this knowledge with our clients.
  • You’re committed to 1.5 – 2 years. 

Here are the advantages of working with us 

  • You develop expertise in the assessment and treatment of OCD, anxiety, and emotion regulation problems.
  • You are supported from the beginning to the end of your time at the center.
  • You work with highly motivated clients.

You receive clinical training and supervision from Dr. Zurita Ona on a weekly basis; additional mentoring will be provided when needed.


All applicants need to submit an application letter, resume, 2 letters of recommendation, and answers to the following supplemental questions: 

  • What training/experience do you have in empirically-supported treatments, ERP in particular. If it’s limited, please describe your motivation/willingness to pursue this.
  • How would you work with a person struggling with scrupulous obsessions?

More information
For more information please e-mail us at or call us at 925-956-4636. 



The East Bay Behavior Therapy Center, a private therapy center, is looking for an INTAKE COORDINATOR

You’re a detail-oriented, organized, and experienced VIRTUAL INTAKE COORDINATOR with no problem juggling multiple tasks and responsibilities. Supporting others and doing things with caring is your thing!

You’ll be responsible for making sure our customers have a high-touch, first-hand and professional experience with our practice. 

The VIRTUAL INTAKE COORDINATOR position might be PERFECT for you if you’re a positive, organized self-starter with experience in a similar role.

You’re excited to work in a setting that’s committed to changing the lives of clients.

Our ideal candidate knows how to communicate with warmth and grace. Attention to detail, knowledge of customer service, and interpersonal skills that ensure discretion and confidentiality are essential.

The INTAKE COORDINATOR position will be virtual during the pandemic, but as activities regularize 2-3 hours are required in the office and 5-6 hours can be completed remotely.

You must be available Monday-Friday for a total of 30 hours a month.

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Facilitate and document pre-screenings with potential clients by phone
  • Deliver exceptional service and support to prospective clients
  • Reply calls and emails to clients daily M-F within 24 hours.
  • Effectively answer frequently asked questions regarding treatment options via phone, email, and chat
  • Maintain high-level of caller satisfaction
  • Conduct follow-up with clients that have received treatment recommendations
  • Manage and organize our practice schedule, software
  • Provide feedback to optimize clinical intake process
  • Assist clients in booking their sessions electronically when necessary
  • Reach out to other providers in the area to let them know about our therapy services
  • Monitor client’s payments on a monthly basis
  • Complete weekly and monthly tasks on a regular basis


  • Previous customer service, 1 – 2 years of customer services or other related experience
  • Prior office environment experience, minimum 1-2 years of experience.
  • Must be efficient, organized, detail-oriented, and able to function independently.
  • Ability to communicate effectively via phone, email, and chat
  • Self-starter with initiative to create and add value to an organization while receiving direct feedback
  • Organized at all times and for all projects
  • Having high familiarity with Microsoft office, google suite (docs, sheets, drive), software platforms, google drive in general
  • Familiarity with WordPress
  • Familiarity with social media Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
  • Familiarity with e-mail platforms (Converkit, Mailchimp, a-weber)

If you have experience in the following areas, that’s a PLUS!

  • Experience with OCD, anxiety, or direct work with clients in the mental health field is a plus
  • You have experience using Dropbox, Slack, Zapier, Asana
  • You have experience with outreach, email marketing, digital marketing
  • You have experience with social media
  • You have experience with project management platforms

All applicants need to submit an application letter, resume, 2 letters of recommendation, and answers to the following supplemental questions:

  • What type of therapy does the EBBTC provide?
  • What are your salary requirements?
  • What’s one of the most challenging projects you participated in?

More information:

For more information please e-mail us at or call us at 925-956-4636

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"I am very grateful for finding Dr Zurita. She is responsible for teaching my son skills that have changed his life socially and enabled him to leave home and attend an out-of-state university. This was the dream of a lifetime for him and it would not have been possible without her help. Her guidance has also made it possible for him to live a much richer life, full of experiences he would have never considered, prior to his time meeting with Dr. Zurita.

I encourage parents to start this process much sooner, if they sense their child is having difficulty at a social level. Had I understood what he has been going through all of these years, I would have started the process much earlier, so that his prior social experiences and especially those in school, would have been much fuller ....

"Working with Patricia Zurita Ona has changed and saved my life. I have struggled off and on for years with sever anxiety disorder and OCD . I have been to therapy throughout the years and have found some helpful but nothing really got to the core of the problem. I often felt crazy and that my incredible fear and my phobias would remain with me thorough my life, I would not drive on the freeway, eat certain things and had constant catastrophic thinking, thus creating a lot of depression.

I needed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which I saw advertised on many therapists’ websites. When I would call most of them they said they offered it and specialized with Anxiety Disorder/ OCD which was not the case. I had felt alone, hopeless and frustrated for the past 9 years. Never feeling like I was getting the help I needed. It was not until I started meeting with Patricia that I actually started to feel better and feel as if I had control over my life and started to live again ...

“Patricia and her team have completely changed my life! I cannot express my gratitude enough.

She helped me craft values and goals I wanted to have in my relationships, and walked me through each step of how to get there. Her methods are simple, manageable, and make sense when you are upset. I’ve been to therapists who have told me to take deep breaths, visualize calming colors, rip paper, go for a walk or scream in to a pillow when im angry. But in the moment, when im soooo angry, none of these world work. I would forget to do them, or I would already be so angry, that they were ineffective to help me calm down. Patricia’s methods are not only EXTREMELY effective, but they are easy to do, they make sense in the moment, and they bring about radical change when you apply them ...


“I do not know how it reflects on my credibility should I happen to brag about being a seasoned vet when it comes to therapists and mental wellness pursuits. Regardless, I am. And on top of that, I also happen to be a health care practitioner myself. This means, for the purposes of a review, that when I walk into a new Doctor’s office, there is an additional dimension of critiquing for me to process. I would never willingly put myself under the guidance and care of a Doctor who did not 1) Impress me as a capable and honest caregiver and 2) Impress me as a professional colleague.

– Empathy
– Knowledge
– Professionalism
– Respect

I think that these are the basic bulletpoints that strike me when I consider why I think so highly of Patricia. Dr. Zurita takes NOTHING more seriously than the pursuit of her profession. Except possibly you, the patient.

Some therapists really care.

Other therapists are extremely knowledgeable.

Very few therapists are both. Patricia Zurita Ona is one of those very few.”

"I have referred several of my most challenging patients to Dr. Patricia Zurita-Ona, and been extremely impressed both with her clinical skills and humanity. I recommend her most highly. John Melbourne McGraw, M.D."

“Dr. Patricia Zurita Ona truly cares about her clients. Behavior therapy with her has benefited myself and my husband regarding my obsessive compulsive behavior. She has a gentle and kind approach and I would recommend her to others.”

“I was referred to Patricia Zurita Ona from my son’s psychiatrist for cognitive behavioral therapy treatment of his obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd) and anxiety which rose to a level which was out of control. Dr. Zurita Ona is very skilled at working with teens who suffer from anxiety, especially related to academic success and test anxiety. She helped my son learn coping mechanisms and stress reducing strategies to control his level of anxiety. Dr. Zurita Ona introduced my son to a great stress relieving app which involves deep breathing and meditation. She has an amazing ability to connect with teens and get them to open up about their struggles, create realistic plans of attack and create goals so they can lead joyful lives and not be so burdened with their stress. We saw her weekly for about 1-2 years and my son’s sessions with her were very beneficial to not only him, but our entire family as his stress was causing tension for us all. Dr. Zurita Ona explained to me why my son had certain behaviors and ways to help him learn new strategies to cope with his anxiety. If you have a teen who needs help to learn how to manage and control stress and anxiety, schedule a session with Dr. Zurita Ona! I highly recommend her services!”

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