Depression & Mood Disorder
Therapy In Orange County and
Long Beach

Evidence-Based Therapy for Mood Disorders & Depression

Depression and mood disorders represent some of the most common manifestations of suffering and can greatly interfere with one’s emotional, cognitive, physiological, behavioral, and social functioning. 

Fortunately, evidence has shown CBT to be one of the most effective treatments to overcome these symptoms and regain a life of purpose and well-being.

What is CBT for Depression?

CBT for Depression is an active and structured form of therapy that involves learning to understand and ultimately change how patterns of thoughts/beliefs, feelings, and behaviors interact with one another. 

For example, research has shown that people who experience depression spend a significant amount of time and attention focused on their shortcomings. 

Learning to recognize an underlying process such as negative ruminations and implementing strategic responses in its place is a core component of CBT for Depression. 

The most common additional interventions for Depression include:


  • Behavioral Activation

  • Cognitive Restructuring

  • Mindfulness-Based Strategies

  • Compassion-Focused Training

What To Expect with Cognitive behavioral therapy


Many outcome studies have demonstrated CBT to be the most effective form of therapy for a variety of issues. 

You will learn the core skills shown to be the most effective for your individualized treatment plan. 

Using these skills and an active, structured approach, we will work together to experiment with new cognitive and behavioral responses to achieve your goals of therapy.

Dr. Yeilding is equipped with the skills needed to guide you through CBT therapy in Orange County and Long Beach, CA.

How CBT Can help People With Depression and Mood Disorders

You will learn to identify and create a new understanding of old and unhelpful beliefs and behavioral responses to triggering events. Further, you will practice implementing adaptive skills to change components of thought, attention, mood, physiology, and behavior to break free from depressive cycles. 

Learning these new skills and interventions will help you shift your relationship to old thought patterns and connect your focus and action to values that move you toward a fulfilling life.

Frequently Asked Questions

CBT is one of the most evidence-based psychological interventions for the treatment of several psychological challenges including anxiety, depression, and substance use disorder.

Therapy is widely understood to support healing, elucidating meaning in one’s life, guiding transformation, and bringing us closer to our goals and the lives we want to lead.

I work in an approachable and practical way with clients to collaboratively determine treatment goals.

With your overall goals in mind, we work to address each session in a structured and intentional way to troubleshoot the difficulties you’re facing and to help you move forward. 

Please book a free phone consultation for more information about YCBT Services or how Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy might be helpful for you. Treatment begins with an initial consultation to help clarify your needs and goals, evaluate the issues you are looking to get help with, and to be sure we are the best fit for you.


Individual therapy fee is $225. Sessions last between 45 and 50 minutes.

Group therapy fee is $75 per group session, plus $150 for an individual intake screening. Group sessions last 90 minutes.

YCBT Services is an out-of -network provider and collects payment at the time of service. If you have a plan with out-of-network benefits, YCBT Services is happy to provide you with the necessary paperwork to submit to your insurance plan for reimbursement.

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