Bobby Verdugo, LCSW

Los Angeles Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Bobby Verdugo, LCSW, is a psychotherapist focusing in the treatment of anxiety
and depressive disorders using cognitive behavioral therapy. As program
coordinator of the UCLA Anxiety Disorders Behavioral Research Program, Mr.
Verdugo conducted various clinical research studies on the nature and
treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders and has presented these findings
nationally. In addition to his private practice, Mr. Verdugo is a Behavioral Health
faculty member in the UCLA Department of Medicine-Pediatrics.

Anxiety and depression are common conditions which are present in a large
percentage of the population. The presence of anxiety and depression can have
a significant impact on one’s quality of life, effecting everything from emotional,
physical, social and financial well-being. Common symptoms of anxiety and
depression include:


  • excessive worry
  • fear and avoidance of specific situations
  • racing heart
  • feelings of unreality/dizziness
  • shortness of breath
  • fear of losing control, going crazy


  • feeling sad and or irritable
  • feelings of hopelessness
  • lack of energy and motivation
  • changes in sleep patterns
  • difficulty concentrating
  • lack of interest in pleasurable activities