As a therapist, I strive to foster highly supportive, compassionate, and collaborative relationships with clients and to tailor treatment to their individual backgrounds, preferences, and needs. I specialize in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), a structured form of talk therapy which has been demonstrated in well over 1,000 research studies to be an effective treatment for a wide range of psychological issues, psychiatric disorders, medical conditions, and quality of life concerns. I work with clients to identify their strengths, values, and aspirations, accomplish their important goals, and create positive and lasting changes in their thinking, behavior, and mood. I help clients evaluate unhelpful or inaccurate thoughts, overcome barriers to achieving their aspirations, and teach them new skills they can use for the rest of their lives so not only do they get better but they also stay better. In addition to my clinical work, I serve as President of the nonprofit Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy, where I oversee all clinical, training, and outreach activities and I’m Clinical Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. I’ve written the basic textbook in the field: Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Basics and Beyond, which has been translated into more than 20 languages and I give lectures all around the world about various applications of CBT. 

Certified Clinician
Judith S. Beck, PhD
Valid Through December 31, 2029
Areas of Focus
  • Adolescents/Teens 
  • Adults 
  • Couples 
  • Families 
  • Seniors 
  • Agoraphobia 
  • Anxiety 
  • Bipolar Disorder 
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder 
  • Depression 
  • Eating Disorders 
  • Hoarding 
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) 
  • Panic Attacks/Panic Disorder 
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 
  • Specific Phobias 
  • Tinnitus 
  • Trauma 
  • Trichotillomania