Jayson L. Mystkowski, Ph.D.
aSSOCIATE CLINICAL DIRECTOR
Dr. Jayson L. Mystkowski received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from UCLA and his B.A. in Psychology from Northwestern University. At UCLA, where he is currently an Associate Clinical Professor, Dr. Mystkowski acquired a strong foundation in the application of behavior theories to the understanding and treatment of anxiety disorders, and has published several papers on this topic. His clinical training is diverse, with time spent on anxiety treatment studies at UCLA, practicum and post-doctoral training at the West LA VA, an internship at UCLA Student Psychological Services, and a Psychological Assistant under Dr. Joel Becker, before becoming Associate Clinical Director of Cognitive Behavior Associates in December, 2005.
While trained as a generalist, Dr. Mystkowski mainly practices within a cognitive-behavioral (CBT) framework, including mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), compassion-focused therapy (CFT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), specializing in the treatment of adults with anxiety (e.g., panic, worry, phobias, OCD, and PTSD) and mood disorders (e.g., depression), relational problems, and phase of life transitions. In addition, he has training in the psychological treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), insomnia, and bipolar disorder, as well as an extensive background working with LGBT clients. Dr. Mystkowski currently has openings for adult individual therapy clients and has flexible hours (including evenings). Dr. Mystkowski is a Diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, certified as a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist.
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