About Us

Behavioral Associates Los Angeles. CBT Specialists in Behavioral Change and Emotional Processing.

EXPERIENCED CLINICIANS, SUPERVISORS, AND TEACHERS OF THE COGNITIVE APPROACH.

Our therapists are trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention, and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy.

  • Dr. Maidenberg has been teaching and supervising clinicians and psychiatry residents for over 25 years.
  • Dr. Craske is a recognized authority on Anxiety Disorders and translational research utilizing science in developing effective treatments for phobias.
  • Dr. Lock specializes in evidence-based interventions for anxiety and mood disorders, including CBT, ACT and mindfulness-based interventions.
  • Dr. Treanor investigates and specializes in methods for enhancing exposure therapy through selective targeting of associative learning mechanisms.
  • Dr. Schleicher is a licensed staff psychologist and clinical supervisor at UCLA’s Counseling and Psychological Services.
  • Dr. Dexter is a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive training and experience working with clients with trauma, anxiety, and mood disorders.
  • Dr. LeBeau is a licensed clinical psychologist and researcher in the Anxiety and Depression Research Center at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with clinical interests in evidence-based interventions for anxiety disorders.

Together, we have the knowledge and experience necessary to offer the most effective practice and teaching of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

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Emanuel Maidenberg, Ph.D. — Founder, Director

Emanuel Maidenberg, Ph.D. is the Founder and Director of Behavioral Associates Los Angeles. He is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and the Director of the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Clinic at Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Michelle Craske, Ph.D. — Director

Michelle Craske, Ph.D. is Co-Director at Behavioral Associates Los Angeles. She is also a Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and the Director of the Anxiety Disorders Research Center at the University of California, Los Angeles. She has published extensively in the area of fear and anxiety disorders.

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Anna L. Lock, Psy.D. — Director of Training

Anna Lock, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and the Director of Training at Behavioral Associates Los Angeles. She is a Diplomate and certified therapist with the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.

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Deborah Schleicher, Psy.D — Associate

Deborah Schleicher, Psy.D. is a licensed staff psychologist and clinical supervisor at UCLA’s Counseling and Psychological Services. Her clinical interests include issues related to emerging adulthood, transitional and adjustment issues, relational issues, family therapy, and complex trauma.

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Michelle Dexter, Ph.D. — Associate

Dr. Dexter is a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive training and experience effectively working with clients with trauma, anxiety, and mood disorders.

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Richard LeBeau, Ph.D. — Associate

Dr. LeBeau is a licensed clinical psychologist and researcher in the Anxiety and Depression Research Center at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with clinical interests in evidence-based interventions for anxiety disorders.