Dr. Emel Stroup

Beckian Cognitive Therapy 

Areas of specialty

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)


Social Phobia

Panic Disorder

Anxiety Disorders


 Why telepsychology?

According to the American Psychology Association, teletherapy offers "increased access to therapy for individuals with physical, medical and/or mobility disabilities." It, the APA goes on, also provides more flexible scheduling, as well as access to therapy in native languages. As we all know, the practice as been thoroughly tested during the pandemic lockdowns of 2020 and 2021, and has thoroughly demonstrated both its convenience and effectiveness.  

What is Cognitive Therapy?

Cognitive Therapy is a psychotherapeutic approach used in the treatment of a variety of psychological and psychiatric disorders. It was discovered and developed in 1960 by Dr. Aaron T. Beck, and is applied by therapists around the world. In recent years it has been successfully applied in an increasing range of psychological and medical problems.

Since 1977, many studies and research efforts have affirmed the validity and efficacy of Cognitive Therapy. Research findings by international and American researchers support the effectiveness of the therapy's application in the treatment of a wide variety of psychiatric and psychological illnesses. Furthermore, it has been found to be helpful and effective as well in the treatment of numerous medical conditions.

Cognitive Therapy is based on the patient's own needs and problems - the therapist's values and biases are not at issue in the therapy. As a result, its freedom from culture-bias must be counted as among the most important of Cognitive Therapy's many advantages.

To learn more about Beckian Cognitive Therapy, please visit the links in the navigation bar, above. 

To inquire about obtaining teletherapy with Dr. Stroup, contact us at info@cbtforchange.com

or call ‪(916) 426-6341‬

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Dr. Emel Stroup,


Dr. Emel Stroup is licensed to practice in the State of California in the United States (27114), is board certified in clinical psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology, and is a Beck Institute CBT Certified Master Clinician as well as a member of the faculty of The Beck Institute. She obtained her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University.

In addition to her active practice, she offers supervision, training, and consultation in Beckian Cognitive Therapy.