My name is Kimberley Quinlan. I am proud to say that I am the founder of CBT School.
Let me first tell you a little about my training.
During my training and education, I dedicated much of my research to the study of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for the treatment of Anxiety Disorders, Eating Disorders, and Depression. My training also heavily emphasized the practice of Mindfulness for the management of anxiety, depression, and stress.
After licensure, I went on to become the Clinical Director of the OCD Center of Los Angeles where we provided weekly outpatient, intensive outpatient and group services in addition to 2-day Mindfulness Workshops for those with OCD and OCD Spectrum Disorders. In 2016, I opened my own private practice in Calabasas, CA. I now have three associates who help me with my amazing and courageous clients.
I have been practicing meditation and mindfulness for many years and have a special interest in the integration of mindfulness principles with CBT for OCD, anxiety disorders, and eating disorders.
Now, let me tell you a little story, which will explain my vision for CBT School.
Each year, I do my best to attend several conferences for OCD, Anxiety, Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRB’s) and Depression. I have had the privilege of presenting at many of these conferences over the years and I often return home in a state of joy, empowerment and determination to help those who struggle with these debilitating disorders. I love learning all about the evidence-based treatment modalities for OCD, Anxiety Disorders and Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors such as Trichotillomania and Skin Picking and using the skills to increase recovery outcomes and improve self-esteem and self-care.
However, last year, I left one of the conferences quite sad. I was sad for those sufferers who attended the conferences and then had to return home to their hometown, with very little support and no evidence-based services but licensed mental health professionals. So few therapists know how to treat OCD, BFRB’s and Anxiety Disorders using the treatment modalities that are so successful and appropriate.
From this frustration, I decided to create an online psycho-education platform where I can offer support and educational products to those who cannot access correct care.
I am so FREAKING passionate about CBT School. My hope is to provide resources to those who desperately need support and help and inspiration.