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Welcome to

Brighter Outlook Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, LLC

"With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts." Eleanor Roosevelt

Evidence-Based and Personalized Care



Brighter Outlook CBT is an evidence-based treatment clinic dedicated to providing high quality, specialized care for children, teens, and adults. We offer research supported, results oriented treatment in the context of a warm and supportive therapeutic relationship. We often collaborate with other treating professionals, offering training and support where needed in order to make a system-wide impact.

What is CBT?

CBT is an evidence-based approach that guides the client to make life and behavior changes through active exploration of the connection between thoughts, feeling and behaviors. It is present focused and goal oriented, offering practical strategies and problem solving to address specific life situations and build resilience. We often integrate CBT with other evidence-based treatments, including mindfulness, exposure and response prevention, acceptance and commitment therapy, family systems, and interpersonal problem solving. 

In The Washington Post

Exposure Therapy for Insect Phobias

Interview with Dr. Raggi and other experts on how to help both kids and adults manage fears of cicadas and other insects. As a parent, model curiosity and explore. Set small approach-related goals, make it fun, offer rewards, and examine your own fears. 

In Psychology Today

Getting Past Obstacles to an IEP: What Parents and Professionals Need to Know

Effective advocacy of your child or client requires identifying the educational impact on the child. Educational impact is defined by the law more broadly than many schools and parents realize. 

Exposure Therapy for Treating Anxiety in Children and Adolescents: A Comprehensive Guide


This book teaches professionals to apply exposure, behavioral and cognitive techniques to address anxiety in youth

Cool, Confident and Courageous Kids Camp at Alvord, Baker and Associates, LLC 

Intensive Summer Experience for Children with Selective Mutism

The CCC Kids Camp is a day camp experience designed to provide intensive behavioral treatment for children between the ages of four and ten who are diagnosed with selective mutism (SM) or severe social anxiety. The goal is to support the building of the child’s confidence and success in speaking directly prior to the child’s return to school. Dr. Raggi co-developed and co-directs the camp which is run through Alvord, Baker & Associates, LLC. Please visit: https://www.alvordbaker.com/ccc-kids-camp/ for more details.