Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder in which people have recurring, unwanted thoughts, ideas or sensations that make them feel driven to compulsions. People with OCD may seem distracted or unable to focus, and are often sensitive to touch and sound. Repetitive behaviors are often seen in OCD and behaviors such as hand washing, cleaning and or double checking things can significantly interfere with a person’s daily life and social interactions. Seeing a mental health professional can help individuals with OCD better understand and manage their symptoms, leading them to a healthier more fulfilling life.
Local Experts in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Child Therapy, Individual Therapy
I attend the yearly IOCDF conferences to stay updated on the latest research backed treatment for OCD. I have also completed the general BTTI for more intensive OCD training. I have also completed more intensive training for Pediatric OCD at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Child Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy
I work from an integrated approach of CBT, psychoeducation, and internal family systems. Obsessions can feel like your mind has been hijacked and compulsions create a false sense of control. Our work will be to target disruptive behaviors and lessen the hold that the symptoms of OCD have on your quality of life.
Individual Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Couples Therapy, Group Therapy
We are specialized in the treatment of OCD and OCD Spectrum Disorders. We are trained in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
I utilize Exposure- Response Prevention in my work with folks with OCD. This approach is the gold standard intervention for OCD and has significant research support. I have received advanced training an supervision related to this treatment approach with folks with a range of OCD presentations.