Anxiety and OCD therapy • Saratoga/San Jose Counseling

Laura L.C. Johnson, MBA, MA, LMFT, LPCC, Certified Cognitive Therapist • (408) 384-8404
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Therapy and Counseling in Saratoga/San Jose for Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD)

Specializing in CBT for Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD)

Serving San Jose, Saratoga, Mountain View, Los Gatos, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Los Altos, Cupertino, Campbell, CA


Laura L.C. Johnson, MBA, MA, LMFT, is a Certified Cognitive Therapist and Director of the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center of Silicon Valley. Laura specializes in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD) with adults and children. Using CBT, Laura can help you learn to better manage anxiety, stress and worry in your work, school or everyday life. I offer a practical, goal-oriented form of therapy called cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT can help you increase positive emotions, optimism and resilience while letting go of unhelpful thoughts, emotions and behaviors related to anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD)My counseling style is compassionate and supportive while helping you find new ways of handling life's challenges and solving your problems.

The Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center of Silicon Valley is just a 1/2 mile (2 minute drive) from Highway 85 and Saratoga Avenue on the border of San Jose and Saratoga. From this central location, it's a short drive from many Silicon Valley communities including San Jose, Saratoga, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Mountain View, Los Gatos, Los Altos, Cupertino and Campbell.

Why CBT for Anxiety and OCD?


In hundreds of research studies, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has been shown to be effective for adults, children and teenagers in the treatment of anxiety disorders and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) may be for you if:
  • You are looking for a practical, goal-oriented type of therapy focused on helping you solve your current problems.
  • You want to get better and are willing to invest time and effort in practicing skills in between sessions.
  • You are willing to examine your thinking and actions to see if you can make changes that will help you feel better.
  • You like the idea of an evidence-based approach that has been validated in hundreds of research studies.
As a certified cognitive therapist specializing in anxiety and OCD, I have in-depth knowledge and advanced training in CBT for all the many specific forms of anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorders for adults and children. Read about my background and training in CBT for anxiety and OCD

Effective Therapy in San Jose for Anxiety and OCD

While cognitive behavioral therapy can help with many different problems, I tend to focus on the areas listed below in order to provide high quality therapy based on in-depth knowledge and advanced training.

Anxiety Therapy Find a greater sense of peace to manage personal and work stress, worry, fear, panic, perfectionism and other anxiety-related problems. You may be interested in cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety if you'd like help with:
  • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) - Reduce excessive worry, stress and anxiety about everyday problems such as health, work, school, finances, relationships and family.
  • Depression Therapy - Learn skills to become more optimistic and resilient and to engage in life to find more joy and meaning. Find your inner compass to be less reactive to other people and external situations.
  • Social anxiety / social phobia - Increase your confidence in social situations and reduce social anxiety and self-consciousness about being judged, rejected or embarrassed in social situations.
  • Selective mutism - Help your child overcome a fear of speaking at school and in other social situations.
  • Insomnia and sleep anxiety - Anxiety can lead to worrying at night. Once you have had a few sleepless nights, you may start to worry about whether you will be able to fall asleep again in the future. This perpetuates a cycle of anxiety and worry about sleeping.
  • Panic attacks / panic disorder - Stop having panic attacks and avoiding situations that might trigger one.
  • Phobias - Overcome an excessive fear of specific objects or situations such as animals, spiders, heights, airplanes, driving or others.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Therapy - Break free from obsessive thinking and compulsive behaviors. Learn to tolerate uncertainty and anxiety without engaging in your rituals.

Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Disorders Treatment - Learn cognitive and behavioral skills to manage body focused repetitive behavioral disorders.
  • Trichotillomania - Reduce anxiety and increase coping skills to deal with hair pulling.
  • Hypochondriasis / health anxiety - Reduce excessive health anxiety and develop realistic interpretation of your health worries.
  • Body dysmorphic disorderDevelop a realistic body image free from distortions.
Child Anxiety - Help your child manage anxiety more effectively including anxiety, worry, OCD, panic attacks, social anxiety, shyness, selective mutism, trichotillomania/hair pulling and other anxiety-related problems. Click on these links to learn more about our Child Anxiety Therapy Program and Teen Anxiety Therapy Program.




Laura L.C. Johnson, MBA, M
A, LMFT
Certified Cognitive Therapist by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy
Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center of Silicon Valley, 
Adult & Child Counseling, Inc.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPC-47
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, MFC48807
12961 Village Drive, Suite C, Saratoga, CA 95070
(408) 384-8404

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