Special Note As the current health crisis unfolds we hope you, your families, friends, coworkers, colleagues and neighbors are healthy and adjusting to the many unprecedented changes of the past few weeks. CTOC is maintaining Monday to Friday clinical operations with some changes. For the immediate time being we will be offering in office appointments on a restricted basis, which varies from clinician to clincian. Some clinicians will only be available for telephone or video conferencing. Others may schedule in office appointments, telephone or video conferencing. Please contact CTOC at 714 437 1686 for additional information. CTOC is committed to providing excellent CBT services regardless of method of contact. We appreciate your flexibility, understanding and patience. Sincerely, Erik J. Abell, Ph.D. - CTOC Founder and Clinical Director
Welcome Thank you for visiting our website to learn about how we may be of help to you or someone you care about. Sadness, anxiety and frustration can leave us feeling alone and isolated. Often, we don't feel it is appropriate to confide in others for fear of burdening them or appearing helpless. This in turn can lead to long periods or even years of unnecessary suffering. Our practice is founded on the belief that many of us suffer in isolation for far too long before seeking help. We also believe the profession of psychology has much to offer in the promotion of happiness and well-being. After reading about our services and clinician biographies we hope you will find Cognitive Therapy Orange County to be a good match for you or your loved one's needs. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Cognitive therapy (also known as cognitive-behavior therapy or CBT) is designed to be a compassionate and warm collaboration between you and your clinician. It has been developed over many decades by exceptionally skilled clinician-researchers to treat a wide variety of immediate and long standing life problems. These problems include mild to moderate depression, anxiety, panic attacks, mild to moderate obsessive-compulsive disorder, trauma, moodiness, relationship and family problems. At Cognitive Therapy Orange County, in addition to teaching how to resolve and manage problems, we focus on improving overall quality of life by increasing happiness, meaningfulness and fulfillment. This additional emphasis on enhancing quality of life develops your resilience when future life challenges occur. The cognitive-behavioral therapy treatments we offer are designed with you to overcome difficulties and improve your life by teaching you how your emotions influence your thinking and behavior. We work to accomplish this together through collaborative, goal oriented and supportive effort. We are consistently inspired by the enduring and long standing improvements many of our patients achieve. Licensed Clinicians All licensed clinicians at Cognitive Therapy Orange County are Members, Diplomates or Fellows of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. The Academy of Cognitive Therapy is a non-profit organization established in 1996 to provide certification to mental health professionals who have demonstrated an advanced expertise in cognitive therapy. The certification process is rigorous, thorough and objective. There are nearly 1000 Academy of Cognitive Therapy members worldwide. We hope after reading about our practice you are feeling encouraged about the likelihood of your current problems having a positive resolution. We firmly believe this is possible regardless of how complex or long term they are. Services Cognitive Therapy Orange County offers services for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families in and around greater southern California. We provide individual, couples, family, and group therapy. Our current group is a social anxiety group. Location Our office is located in Costa Mesa, California. Contact Information We sincerely appreciate your interest in learning about us. If you are interested in any of our services, please telephone our office 714 437-1686. We are pleased to speak with you and discuss how we may be of help to you or someone you care about.
Office and mailing address: 151 Kalmus Drive Suite B-220 Costa Mesa, CA 92626