My specialty, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), for anxiety disorders in San Diego benefits from my 30+ years helping hundreds of people who experience:
Panic Attacks, Phobias, Social Anxiety (SAD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Generalized Anxiety (GAD), Adult Separation Anxiety, and Anxiety with Depression and Stress Management.
I review new, evidence-based anxiety disorders' research to help you finally overcome your anxiety and panic attack problems. Compassion, warmth, and skill in individualizing treatment aids recovery..."Shirley Babior helped me feel very open and comfortable when we first met. She really listens and was knowledgeable about how to help me with my anxiety at work."
I now offer online video counseling through computer or phone so you don't have to come into my office in person. I think tele-counseling is as effective as in-office sessions, and much more convenient, My licenses offer you help wherever you live in California.
My past fear of flying (a specific phobia) gives me a personal understanding of anxiety and panic attacks. I know that recovery is possible! I now fly free of anxiety.
My credentials for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) treatment of anxiety and related disorders (such as OCD) include:
Associate on the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Unit at Boston's McLean Hospital, a Harvard Medical School affiliate;Co-author of papers with the UCSD Department of Psychiatry on social anxiety; Appointment as a Member of the Board of the Society of Behavioral Medicine; Consultation on CBT anxiety disorders' treatment for managed care staff; Provision of on-site critical incident debriefing (CISD) and PTSD therapy; Publication of a self-help and therapist's manual for anxiety disorders (listed below); Member of Professional Webinar, Public Education Committees and Peer Reviewer of Conference presentations for ADAA.org (the leading organization devoted to help with anxiety and depression).
I provide enough time on a phone or e-mail consulation to answer your questions and concerns. If we agree to meet in person, an appointment the same or next day can be arranged. Weekend therapy appointments are available when needed. My approach combines state-of-the art Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (MCBT), Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT), Exposure Response Prevention (ERP for OCD) Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), and Acceptance-Based Behavioral Therapy (ABBT).
My self-help book, co-authored with Carol Goldman, LICSW, Overcoming Panic, Anxiety & Phobias, Calm Down Anxiety & Stress Management tape and CBT Anxiety Recovery Program provide between-session resources. Therapists benefit from my group manual, Working With Groups To Overcome Panic Anxiety & Phobias.
Overcoming Panic, Anxiety & Phobias: New Strategies to Free Yourself from Worry and Fear - Babior and Goldman, Whole Person Press.
"Shirley Babior and Carol Goldman have written a terrific handbook to help the many millions of people who suffer from panic and other anxiety disorders. Their approach is sound and effective." - C. Barr Taylor, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Former Director of Anxiety Disorders Clinic, Stanford University Medical Center
"Deciding to meet with Shirley Babior was one of the best decisions of my life...I've read self-help books on cognitive therapy for social anxiety for years and they've helped, but sometimes you need a voice outside of your head to help you and encourage you to grow....Before starting therapy even when speaking in small groups my heart would pound and throat close. Now I can speak in front of a group of 60 people without fear of anxiety or a panic attack."
Call or text 619-542-0536 for a free phone consultation-- any time including weekends
PPO Insurance and credit cards accepted
CA LCSW License #11230 CA LMFT License #20760