Behavioral Activation


Behavioral Activation (BA) is a core part of Cognitive Behavioral approach to the treatment of Depression. When people are depressed, they tend to feel that even day to day tasks are too tough to face. As a result, they may lose their motivation or interest in the things that they once loved. Over time, they become less active in their lives, and more and more driven by the desire to avoid discomfort. This often leads them to feel less capable and results in more avoidance.   

In BA, people gradually take on tasks that they once valued. By engaging in meaningful activities, people can begin to find a renewed sense of purpose, even if they still feel depressed. What’s more, these valued actions often lead to moments of joy. Over time, these moments improve mood and provide hope for the future.

Through BA, people may also learn that they have been overestimating how hard it will be to take action and underestimating the level of reward they will feel in the aftermath. This can be a motivating factor, supporting people in continuing to take steps to support their mental health. 

You can read more about behavioral activation here.


Are you or a loved one struggling with depression and looking for help? Therapists at The Center for the Obsessive Mind use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to support Individuals with mental health concerns. You can learn more about the treatments and services we provide here.


The Center for the Obsessive Mind offers

therapy in several states and internationally.

Learn more about where the staff practices, below.

Pastel skies and a pristine beach in Northern California, one of the areas where The Center for the Obsessive Mind helps people with depression.


The Center for the Obsessive Mind’s staff therapists offer online treatment for depression throughout California. Our Clients span from San Francisco down to Southern Orange County and San Diego. Whether you’re in Silicon Valley, Santa Barbara, Beverly Hills or Dana Point, the Center’s staff can support you in your recovery.

The red rock spires of Bryce Canyon in Utah, one of the states where The Center for the Obsessive Mind offers counseling for depression.


Staff members at the Center for the Obsessive Mind offer treatment for depression in the state of Utah. Since we provide teletherapy, we works with people who live in different areas of the Beehive State – from Salt Lake City and its suburbs, like West Jordan, Syracuse, Highland and Riverton, to Park City and St. George.

Clear turquoise waters in the Keys, one of the places where The Center for the Obsessive Mind uses Behavioral Activation therapy in Florida.


Therapists at the Center for the Obsessive Mind also offer treatment for depression online in Florida. We see people from all corners of the Sunshine state. Whether you’re from Naples, Orlando, Miami, or Boca Raton, we can provide specialized counseling remotely in your area.

The placid, clear waters of Sand Harbor in Lake Tahoe, one part of Nevada where The Center for the Obsessive Mind offers treatment online.


Therapists at the Center for the Obsessive Mind also practice teletherapy in Nevada. So if you’re seeking help in Glenbrook, Incline Village, Reno or Las Vegas, we offer specialized therapy for depression online across the Grand Canyon State.


In addition to all of the locations previously listed, the staff at the Center for the Obsessive Mind offer teletherapy for depression to a number of countries internationally.

Cozy couch and computer: all you need for teletherapy and what your treatment with Lauren could look like.


Online therapy isn’t right for everyone. An assessment must be done to determine if online therapy is appropriate for your needs. You can reach out here to learn more.


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Disclaimer: The information contained on this website is intended for informational and education purposes only and is not meant to be a replacement for therapy. If you are interested in treatment, you can email us and we will happily provide you with more information.