I have been involved in the helping profession since 1996, and in private practice since 2006. In 2013, I began working with a new client who I quickly realized was suffering quite seriously from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. It didn't take long for me to discover that:
OCD is unlike other forms of anxiety
traditional forms of therapy often make OCD symptoms worse
I was so intrigued by OCD that I threw myself into learning more about it, first with a specialist in the field (who I still work closely with) and then reading, studying and taking trainings. I utilize Exposure Response Prevention (EX/RP) combined with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
I enjoy tremendously my work with people with OCD. The therapy helps clients find freedom and choice in their lives again. It's exciting to be a part of people feeling empowered after years of feeling restricted and constrained. Their lives often expand so that they can again have relationships and other opportunities that OCD was preventing.
I am committed to making my services as accessible as possible. As such, I am paneled with a number of insurance panels, including: