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Building Resilience
Inspirational Quotes
New Office
Caitlyn is Back
Erica is an LPCC
Social Media
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Spring 2014

You haven't heard from me in awhile because we've have been busy renovating and moving to our new office in Saratoga. It's finally done and our therapists and clients have used words such as "beautiful," "comfortable," "convenient" and "homey" to describe our new office.

The theme for this quarter is "Resilience." Resilience means being able to bounce back when bad things happens. It is a set of skills that can be developed no matter what your age or circumstances. 

We have a few staff announcements. Caitlyn is back from maternity leave and Erica has gotten licensed. In addition, the CBT Center is now on Facebook and Twitter.

Read more about these topics below. 

If you have feedback about the topics in the newsletter or want to suggest subjects for future articles, feel free to email me at

Laura Johnson
Director, Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center


Building Resilience
What is Resilience and How Can I Get It?

Resilience is the ability to become strong, healthy, or successful again after something bad happens. When you are resilient, you are able to bounce back from difficult experiences. Being resilient does not mean you do not experience difficult emotions like sadness, depression or anxiety nor does it mean you put on a "happy" face and go on with your life immediately. Resilience is a process of adapting to adversity, stress and trauma. The good news is that there are skills you can learn and use in your life to help you become more resilient.


Inspirational Quotes
On Being Resilient 
Our New Office
We Moved and Expanded!

Due to growing demand for our CBT services, we have moved to a larger office space in Saratoga. Our new office is just a half mile from Hwy 85 and the Saratoga Avenue exit and only one and a half miles down the road from our old office in San Jose.


If you haven't seen us in awhile, now might be a good time for a booster session to review your strategies and ensure you are maintaining your progress. Our door is always open...except when we're out :-).


Click here to get our address and directions to our new office.

Caitlyn is Back
Caitlyn Oscarson is Seeing Clients Again

Caitlyn Oscarson, LMFT, returned from maternity leave in mid-January and is seeing clients on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Caitlyn has a compassionate and goal-oriented style and works with clients in both short-term and long-term relationships. Caitlyn provides therapy for anxiety-related disorders with all age groups and has a particular fondness for teens and young adults as well as new moms (being a new mom herself).
Caitlyn reports that her seven-month old son, Ellis, is growing rapidly. Ellis is in the 99th percentile for weight and learning to scoot around on his belly. Please join me in welcoming Caitlyn back!
Erica is Licensed
Erica Russell is now an LPCC

After many years of working in a variety of agencies, schools and our very own CBT Center to gain her 3,000 hours of counseling experience, Erica Russell is now a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). Erica is already a skilled CBT therapist, having trained in CBT at Foothill College in the methods of Dr. David Burns before joining the CBT Center a year ago. Erica passed the last of her three exams to become an LPCC in mid-January. Erica will also be taking the exams to get dual-licensed as a Marriage & Family Therapist. Erica has accepted a position here at the CBT Center as a Licensed Staff Therapist and is seeing clients from Tuesday through Friday. Please join me in congratulating Erica on this huge accomplishment!

CBT Center and Social Media
Connect with Us on Facebook and Twitter

The Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center has finally joined the 21st century with pages on Facebook and Twitter. We don't have a lot of content up yet but we will be periodically posting interesting stuff about psychology such as news on the latest research and innovations and inspirational messages and articles as well as updates about the CBT Center. If you are interested, then I invite you to connect with us by clicking on one or more of the following links:

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Follow us on Twitter

I hope you enjoyed this newsletter and found at least one idea that will help you make some positive changes in your life. Feel free to forward this newsletter to others who may benefit. 


Warm regards,


Laura L.C. Johnson, MBA, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Director, Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center of Silicon Valley
Certified Cognitive Therapist and Diplomate, Academy of Cognitive Therapy

Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center of Silicon Valley provides evidence-based therapy for adults, children and teenagers with anxiety, OCD and related problems.