NSAC Silicon Valley, also known as Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center of Silicon Valley , is located in the San Jose region in Los Gatos. Our mission is to provide compassionate, science-based therapy for adults, children and teenagers with social anxiety, selective mutism, obsessive compulsive disorders and other anxiety-related issues. Our therapy style is practical, goal-oriented, client-focused and strength-based so we can help you and your loved ones make positive changes in your lives.
We stand out for our:
• Passion for helping our clients with evidence-based treatments to overcome problems related to anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorders.
• Understanding of our clients’ problems and our genuine caring for our clients’ welfare.
• Relentless pursuit of scientific knowledge to remain on the cutting edge of Social Anxiety, Selective Mutism, OCD and other anxiety treatments so we can help you and your loved ones transform your lives.
The therapists at NSAC Silicon Valley are empathic, understanding and committed to providing high quality, evidence-based therapy for our clients. All of our therapists are employees of the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center, Adult & Child Counseling, Inc., and receive ongoing training in CBT for social anxiety, selective mutism, obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD) and other anxiety disorders to ensure we are all delivering high quality, evidence-based treatments for your problems. This ensures you will receive “real” cognitive behavior therapy based on the best practices in the field no matter which therapist you see.
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CLINIC REPRESENTATIVE TO NSAC:
Laura L.C. Johnson, MA, MBA, LMFT #48807, LPCC #47 is the Founder and Director of the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center, Adult & Child Counseling, Inc., with offices in the Silicon Valley (San Jose / Los Gatos). Laura has a passion for her work as a cognitive behavior therapist and helping her clients make lasting changes in their lives. Laura is a Certified Cognitive Therapist by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and an Advanced Certified Schema Therapist by the International Society of Schema Therapy. She is a graduate of the year long extramural program at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy, intensively trained in dialectical behavior therapy and completed three certificate programs in OCD treatment through the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at the University of Pennsylvania and the OCD Foundation’s Behavior Therapy Training Institute. She has two master’s degrees from Santa Clara University and Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami. In addition, Laura has a unique background as a psychotherapist with a Columbia MBA and hands-on management experience in the corporate world.
Caitlyn Oscarson, MS, LMFT #51585, works with adults, children, teenagers and families struggling with social anxiety, OCD, eating disorders and other anxiety-related disorders. Caitlyn’s approach to psychotherapy is client-centered and strength based, with an emphasis on cognitive behavioral interventions and other evidence-based practices. Caitlyn has completed training in CBT for Anxiety Disorders at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy. She completed the Behavior Therapy Training Institute through the OCD Foundation. Along with seeing a full caseload of clients, Caitlyn is also the Intern Program Manager and Intern Supervisor at the CBT Center. Caitlyn has a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from San Jose State University and a bachelor’s in Psychology and Child Development from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.
Erica Russell, MA, LPCC #897, LMFT #83982, provides cognitive behavior therapy for adults and teens with social anxiety, OCD and other anxiety-related problems. One of Erica’s strengths is providing cognitive behavior therapy in a compassionate, client-centered manner while closely adhering to CBT’s core principles. Erica is a certified practitioner of the David Burns’ TEAM model of CBT, having received a year of intensive training in this CBT model at Foothill College. She has completed training in CBT for Depression at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy. She also completed intensive OCD training at the Behavior Therapy Training Institute. Erica has a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Social Behavior from University of California, Irvine, where she graduated magna cum laude.
Melissa Gould, MS, EdS, LPCC #368, LMFT #83982, has been providing counseling, assessment and treatment planning services since 2006. She provides cognitive behavior therapy for children, teenagers and families with a variety of clinical issues including social anxiety, shyness, generalized anxiety, OCD, ADHD, behavior problems, family conflict, low self-esteem, poor body image and substance abuse. Melissa has worked in a variety of settings including private practice, in-home services, and at a residential treatment facility for severely emotionally and behaviorally disturbed children. Previous responsibilities included individual, family, and group therapy, parent assessment and training and substance abuse assessment and education. Melissa is a graduate of Florida State University, where she earned a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling, a specialist degree in Education and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Melissa is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in both California and Georgia.
Saryna Konczey, MS, LMFT #96193, works from a client-centered and strengths-based perspective with children, teens and adults with social anxiety, generalized anxiety, OCD, depression and other anxiety-related problems. She has a passion for helping her clients make effective changes to reduce suffering and increase psychological flexibility using cognitive behavioral therapies. Saryna has completed several advanced intensive trainings in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) led by experts in the field, and utilizes acceptance strategies to help her clients change their relationship to psychological discomfort while living life to the fullest. Saryna has provided psychotherapy services at the YWCA of Silicon Valley’s clinic and school-based programs. Saryna has a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and two bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Behavioral Science from San Jose State University.
Kimberly Thorner, MS, believes therapy is most helpful when the client feels empowered. She is compassionate and finds great joy in watching her clients grow and gain relief from unnecessary pain and struggles. Kimberly has worked with a variety of clients in a variety of setting including middle school students at Cupertino Union School District and adults, students and families through the Community Health Awareness Council. Kimberly has an MA in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University, an MA in Educational Policy from George Washington University and a BA in History and Middle School Education from Gordon College. Kimberly is a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern #79433 working under the supervision of Caitlyn Oscarson, LMFT #51585.
The National Social Anxiety Center (NSAC) exists solely to promote
evidence-based treatment for social anxiety, and education about social anxiety.
NSAC is not a group psychotherapy practice, and does not provide any psychotherapy services.
NSAC assumes no liability for it’s regional clinics’ work or practices.