About Us

BALA MainEXPERIENCED 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. Dexter is a Diplomate and certified member of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and Board Member of the National Social Anxiety Center. Dr. Dexter is the Director of Training at Behavioral Associates, Los Angeles and has extensive training and experience working with clients with OCD, anxiety, and mood disorders.
  • Dr. Treanor is a licensed clinical psychologist who investigates and specializes in methods for enhancing exposure therapy through selective targeting of associative learning mechanisms.
  • 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.
  • Dr. Marroquín is a licensed clinical psychologist and an assistant professor of psychology at Loyola Marymount University.  His clinical interests include mood and anxiety disorders, relationship difficulties, gay and lesbian issues, and grief and loss.
  • Dr. Yadegar is a licensed clinical psychologist who works with children, adolescents, and adults. She specializes in CBT for anxiety disorders and OCD, as well as parent training for attention and behavioral challenges.

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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Michelle Dexter, Ph.D. — Director of Training

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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Michael Treanor, Ph.D. — Associate

Michael Treanor,Ph.D. is a National Institute of Mental Health post-doctoral fellow in the UCLA Anxiety Disorders Research Center.

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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.

Brett Marroquín, Ph.D. – Associate

Brett Marroquín, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and an assistant professor of psychology at Loyola Marymount University.  He received his B.A. from New York University, M.A. from Hunter College of the City University of New York, and Ph.D. from Yale University.  He completed his predoctoral internship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, and a … Continue reading Brett Marroquín, Ph.D. – Associate

Mina Yadegar, Psy.D. – ASSOCIATE

Dr. Mina Yadegar is a Licensed Psychologist with expertise in evidence-based practices. She specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and exposure and response prevention (ERP) for anxiety and related disorders (including OCD), as well as parent training for attention and behavioral challenges. Dr. Yadegar also has experience in habit reversal training (HRT), social skills training, … Continue reading Mina Yadegar, Psy.D. – ASSOCIATE