Cognitive behavioral therapy is one of the most common and most effective types of psychotherapy—but it can still be tricky for younger clients. Seth Gillihan, PhD, talks you through how to adapt this popular modality for successful, kid-friendly sessions.


Seth J. Gillihan, PhD, is a licensed psychologist, podcast host, and creator of the Think Act Be online school. He specializes in evidence-based mindful cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for depression, anxiety, OCD, insomnia, and related conditions.

Seth is the best-selling author of several books, including Mindful Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; The CBT Deck for Kids and Teens (co-authored with his daughter Ada); The CBT Deck; The CBT Deck for Anxiety, Rumination, and Worry; The CBT Flip Chart; A Mindful Year (co-author); Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple; and Retrain Your Brain.

Seth served on the faculty in the psychiatry department at the University of Pennsylvania and taught full-time in the psychology department at Haverford College. He has co-authored over forty book chapters and peer-reviewed articles and has presented his research nationally and internationally. He lives near Philadelphia with his wife and three kids.