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The Cognitive Therapy Institute of San Diego

The Cognitive Therapy Institute of San Diego

The Cognitive Therapy Institute of San DiegoThe Cognitive Therapy Institute of San DiegoThe Cognitive Therapy Institute of San Diego

Individual, Couples, Family, Group Therapy,
Consultation, and Training


Our goal is to assist you in reaching your personal or professional goals, to experience liberation from excess anxiety, depression, compulsive behaviors, conflicts, or other problems that may be preventing you from experiencing a full, meaningful, and enjoyable life.

At the Cognitive Therapy Institute (CTI) we strive to offer the highest quality of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to our clients, using established, empirically supported treatment (EST) plans that have proven effective for depression, panic attacks, phobias, PTSD, OCD, social anxiety and other anxiety conditions.  Our primary goals are to ensure that you feel cared for and supported while also providing focused guidance as you work toward recovery, growth, and achieving your goals.  Our therapists have expertise in CBT, receiving weekly consultation and guidance from Dr. Shenk, a Founding Fellow certified by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.  We also have extensive training in related treatment strategies such as Mindfulness (MBSR), Acceptance and Commitment 

Therapy (ACT), Exposure Therapy and Assertiveness Training that are integrated in our treatment to ensure that you develop a range of skills that will support optimal health and resiliency.  We recognize that each individual or family comes with their own unique background, needs and preferences, thus we attempt to work together with you in a supportive and flexible way to reach your particular goals.  We offer individual and couples therapy, both in person and online (anywhere in California).  We also provide group therapies and other reduced fee options, and under some circumstances a sliding scale fee may be available.

The Cognitive Therapy Institute also offers training and consultations with mental health professionals and supervision of interns regarding the practice of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).  The training is provided by a certified member of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.  We also offer classes and consultation to businesses, organizations, and to the general public regarding the personal and professional benefits of CBT.

Cognitive Therapy Institute is also proud to be the San Diego Regional Clinic of the National Social Anxiety Center (NSAC).  NSAC is a national organization dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of cutting-edge treatment for social anxiety.  Please click here to learn more. 



Consultation & Training For Professionals

Consultation & Training For Professionals

Consultation & Training For Professionals

CTI offers a variety of training and consultation options for mental health professionals who want to advance their skills and competency in CBT.   Psychiatrists, psychologists, LMFT's, and others have come to the Institute to consult on using CBT with their own patients.


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Consultation & Training For Professionals

Consultation & Training For Professionals

CBT has emerged as the leading form of psychotherapy for panic, anxiety, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, stress, and many other conditions. 


Therapy Groups

Consultation & Training For Professionals

Therapy Groups

At CTI we offer a variety of group therapies that provide structured and proven treatment programs for panic, social anxiety & shyness, depression, and other conditions. For many people group therapy is a very effective format for treatment 

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The Cognitive Therapy Institute, APC

3262 Holiday Court, La Jolla, California 92037, United States

(858) 450-1101



09:00 am – 06:00 pm


09:00 am – 06:00 pm


09:00 am – 06:00 pm


09:00 am – 06:00 pm


09:00 am – 05:00 pm


By Appointment



By Appointment Only

Mon-Fri: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed Sunday