Counselor / Therapist
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John Montopoli, LMFT, LPCC
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety and Depression
Mood, and Relationship Difficulties
1801 Bush Street, Suite 206   
San FranciscoCA 94109
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Practice Information:
John Montopoli, LMFT, is a licensed psychotherapist and certified cognitive therapist specializing in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for the treatment of Anxiety Disorders located in the Noe Valley area of San Francisco. He also provides services as an associate of Palo Alto Therapy on Sherman Avenue in Palo Alto. John is dedicated to providing high-quality therapy to adults struggling with Social Anxiety Disorder (extreme shyness), Phobias, Health Anxiety, Panic Disorders, Generalized Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Depression.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a practical form of psychotherapy that has been shown in numerous research studies to be effective in treating anxiety and mood disorders. The therapist helps clients overcome symptoms and improve overall functioning by developing skills to cope with the thoughts and behaviors that maintain their problems.

Compared to other forms of psychotherapy, CBT tends to be goal-oriented, present-focused, and collaborative. Typically, the client and therapist collaborate on forming specific goals to be addressed in the therapy. Given its focus on symptom reduction and goal achievement, it tends to be a shorter term form of psychotherapy.
John is a licensed psychotherapist with over 12 years experience helping teens, adults, and couples. He has been licensed to independently practice psychotherapy in California as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (CA License # MFC 39800) since July, 2003. John has maintained a private practice in San Francisco since November, 2004. He is also a certified cognitive therapist as a Diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.

Formal Education:

• M.A. Counseling Psychology, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA - 1997
• B.S. Psychology, Fordham University, New York, NY - 1986
Advanced CBT Training:

•Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research, Philadephia, PA: Intensive extramural training directed by Dr. Aaron Beck and Dr. Judith Beck.
•San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy, Oakland, CA: Ongoing case consultation with Dr. Jacqueline Persons and Dr. Michael Tompkins.
Professional Associations:
•Academy of Cognitive Therapy, Diplomate (Certified Cognitive Therapist)
•California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Member since 1997
Member since 1995
•Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
Member since 2007
Practice Areas:
 Counseling / Therapy
 Anger Management
 Anxiety and Panic
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
 Body Image Issues
 Caregiver Issues
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues
 Chronic Illness
 Couples Therapy
 Eating Disorders
 Gay or Lesbian Issues
 Grief and Loss
 Group Therapy
 Life Transitions
 Marriage & Family Therapy
 Marriage Counseling
 Men's Issues
 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Relationship Issues
 Self Esteem Issues
 Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Sexual Dysfunction
 Stress Management
 Trauma and PTSD
 Work and Career Issues
 Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
 Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)
Payments Accepted:
cash, check, credit cards. not in-network with any insurance. however, willing to submit electronic claims as out of network provider.
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