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Zurita Ona

Patricia E. Zurita Ona, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist in California. Her clinical work started first as a school psychologist, and then as a clinical psychologist. She has significant experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), trauma, anxiety, and emotion dysregulation problems. Known as “Dr. Z,” she is founder of the East Bay Behavior Therapy Center, a boutique therapy practice where she runs an intensive outpatient program integrating acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and exposure and response prevention (ERP) to support clients getting stuck from obsessions to start living a better life based on their values.

Zurita Ona attends local, national, and international conferences on a regular basis in order to keep up with current clinical research and deliver up-to-date therapy services to her clients. In addition to her doctoral training, she was nominated as a fellow of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS). She is also a graduate of the International OCD Foundation Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) for the treatment of pediatric OCD and adult OCD. She is coauthor of Mind and Emotions, a universal protocol for emotional disorders that has received a “Self-Help Seal of Merit” from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT).

Books by Patricia E. Zurita Ona

Parenting a Troubled Teen
Patricia E. Zurita Ona
Foreword by Kirk D. Strosahl
Afterword by Matthew McKay
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Raising a teen is tough—especially when your teen has trouble regulating their emotions and lashes out. This groundbreaking book will give you the tools you need to stop unwittingly reinforcing your... Read More
Mind and Emotions
Matthew McKay, Patrick Fanning and Patricia E. Zurita Ona
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We all have our own ways of handling stressful situations without letting emotions get the best of us, but some ways of coping work better than others. Short-term fixes that help us avoid or numb our... Read More
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder
Patricia E. Zurita Ona
Foreword by Russ Harris
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Motivate your BPD clients with values-based treatment! This 16-week ACT protocol will help you get started today. As you know, clients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and emotion... Read More
Introduction to ACT
Matthew McKay and Patricia E. Zurita Ona
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The evidence-based acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) model is a powerful treatment for clients struggling with depression, anxiety, chronic anger, eating disorders, chronic pain, and other... Read More
Advanced Training in ACT
Matthew McKay and Patricia E. Zurita Ona
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If you are a mental health professional who is already familiar with the acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) model, you may be looking for advanced strategies and exercises to improve the... Read More