The mission of the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center of Silicon Valley and Sacramento Valley is to offer compassionate and scientifically-based therapy tailored to its clients’ individual needs. The Center specializes in Anxiety, OCD and related problems such as eating and sleep disorders and provides therapy for adults, children, teenagers and their families. We are unique in many ways and we stand out for our passion for cognitive and behavioral therapies, our understanding and caring for our clients, and our continued pursuit of advanced training and knowledge to deliver more effective therapy to our clients.

The Center’s primary focus is on the evidence-based treatment of anxiety and related disorders because there are subtle differences in how each anxiety disorder should be treated. While many therapists work with anxiety, the cognitive and behavioral approaches used at the Center require extensive continuing education in the specific conceptualization for each person and evidence-based strategies for each disorder.

We use a variety of cognitive and behavioral strategies depending on what the research indicates might be most effective for a particular problem. These interventions might include cognitive therapy, behavior therapy, exposure therapy, exposure and response prevention, dialectical behavior therapy skills for emotion regulation, mindfulness and acceptance-based therapies, and positive psychology.


Laura L.C. Johnson, MBA, MA, LMFT, started her cognitive behavior therapy private practice in 2010 and incorporated as the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center, Adult & Child Counseling Inc. (dba Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center of Silicon Valley) in 2012. In 2015, Laura expanded the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center to include the Sacramento Valley with a branch office in Roseville, CA. Laura started the CBT Center because there’s a lack of therapists in the Silicon Valley and Sacramento Valley who are certified and trained to deliver evidence-based cognitive-behavioral treatments for anxiety, OCD and related problems.

Our Therapists

Currently, we have several therapists at the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center. Laura L.C. Johnson, MBA, LMFT, LPCC, is the Center Director and a Certified Cognitive Therapist. All therapists at the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center are employees of the Center and receive extensive training in CBT and other evidence-based therapies. This ensures that you will receive high quality CBT no matter which therapist you see at our Center. Learn more about our staff of cognitive behavior therapists at the Our Therapists page.