Privacy Policy / Cookie Policy


We respect your privacy. We do not share any information you submit to us. We use cookies only to collect general information about site traffic and site interaction (as part of Google Analytics). See below for details on our Privacy Policy

WHO WE ARE is owned and operated by Christine A. Padesky, PhD and Kathleen A. Mooney, PhD. We are located in Huntington Beach, California. If you have any questions or concerns about this website, you can reach us through our Contact Form. respects each individual’s right to personal privacy. We collect and use information through our Web site only in the ways disclosed in this statement. If our policy on information collection or use changes, we will advise you by immediately adding those advisements to this privacy policy. This statement applies solely to information collected at the website.


  • We collect information from you when you subscribe to our newsletter, respond to a survey or fill out a form
  • When ordering or registering on our site, you may be asked to enter your: name or e-mail address. However, you can always visit our site anonymously.

INFORMATION USAGE: Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

  • To improve our website (we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you)
  • To process transactions
  • Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested
  • To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature
  • To send periodic emails: the email address you provide may be used to send you information and/or respond to inquiries
    If you have subscribed to emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email

Protection of Personally Identifying Information: We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information.

If we do offer products for sale, all supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our Payment gateway provider’s database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems and whom are required to keep the information confidential.

We never store credit card information on our servers or computers.

COOKIES and our COOKIE POLICY: Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser – if you allow. The cookies enable the site or service provider’s system to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.

We use cookies (as part of Google Analytics) only to collect general information about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. This also helps us to conduct and improve our business.

Information Disclosure: We do not sell, trade, or in any way provide your personally identifiable information to outside parties. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety. Only non-personally identifiable visitor information is provided to other parties for statistical reporting (e.g. Google Analytics).

Third Party Links: We have many external links on our site that point to articles we believe are of interest and value regarding self-help and cognitive behavioral therapy. The CBT NEWS / BLOG articles in frequently refer to articles on other sites which we believe are valid and responsible sources. However, please be advised we are not responsible for the collection, use or security of information on these external sites. We encourage you to read their privacy policies since their standards may differ from ours.

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance: We have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.

Childrens’ Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance: We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.

Your Consent: By using our site, you consent to the website’s privacy policy which was last updated on the date indicated at the bottom of this Privacy Policy. Your continued use of our site after any changes or revisions to this Privacy Policy shall indicate your agreement with the terms of such revised Privacy Policy.

Contacting Us: If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy please use our Contact Form.

Privacy Policy ChangesAlthough most changes are likely to be minor, may change its Privacy Policy from time to time and in’s sole discretion. We encourages visitors to check the Change Log on this page for any changes to our Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Change Log

things can change
  • 2023-06-27: Updated links to contact form. Identified CBT News as our BLOG page.
  • 2018-07-20: Added the first two paragraphs identifying who we are, where we are, and how to contact us.
  • 2013-07-31:  Updated. Added advisement that we do employ cookies (via Google Analytics) to obtain aggregate visitor information. During our site re-design, the privacy policy was expanded to include the following:  expanded explanation of what information is collected and what it is used for; advise how to opt out; advise how your information is protected; expanded disclosure information; added third party sites, California online privacy, children’s online privacy and consent
  • 1999-09-29: Original privacy policy posted on line

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