I have been involved in the helping profession for over 18 years, and in private practice since 2006. Three years ago, 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 it to become clear to me 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 are no longer burdened by the symptoms of OCD.
I am committed to making my services as accessible as possible. As such, I am paneled with a number of insurance panels, including: