Find out which areas I specialize in
Providing Specialized CBT and Exposure Therapy for OCD, Anxiety, and Related Disorders, I also have positive outcomes in a broad range of treatment areas, ranging from Addiction, Depression, and way more. Many of my clients tell me they are glad that I’m very involved and engaged- compared to other experiences in therapy where therapists have been “aloof” or have not shown them how to take home skills practically.
OCD & Anxiety
OCD, Anxiety, and Related Disorders- there are effective outcomes when sticking closely to the Gold Standard treatment of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). In OCD, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) is additionally recommended as the first place to start.
I work successfully with any severity level that is appropriate for outpatient. Whether experiencing mild or severe symptoms, my default clinical goals involve strong assessment, ‘hands-on’ practices together while ensuring clients understand how to implement outside of therapy, and a largely short-term approach for a majority of clients (12-20 sessions), though some spend longer to address higher severity impacts and/or other therapy goals.
If you’re ready to get serious about treatment for OCD and Anxiety and want highly personable care that sees you for the whole person you are, I can’t wait to be of help! I have dedicated my practice to becoming “laser focused” on these domains while also working well with various goals and problems simultaneously. Let’s Get Unstuck.
Also Specialized in
CBT / Exposure Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a mental health psychological treatment, or psychotherapy. The range of problems it treats is broad, from anxiety and depression to substance abuse and relationship problems. It is considered gold standard treatment for a range of problems. Additionally, a subset within CBT is Exposure Therapy (ET or ERP if applied to OCD), a much overlooked, yet well researched and highly effective approach.
Addiction is complex to understand, involving multiple layers of treatment for success. Having strong assessment along with evidence-based practices in a provider who understands the multi-faceted nature of Addiction is crucial.
General Mental Health
The average client seen in the practice has a “comorbid” diagnosis (two or more). With a broad scope of topics successfully addressed, you will get attentive focus on every area of importance where applicable. Nearly 15 years of clinical expertise has developed keen assessment and shorter term therapy for most.
Faith OVER Feelings and Thoughts.
Christian clients who wish to integrate their faith will receive robust integration into the therapy process, where appropriate. This holistic integration encompasses a deeper dive into not only the biological, psychological, and social, but spiritual aspects of a person, as well.
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Research, Practice & Real-Life Application.
You Don’t Get To Know—An Essential Concept in Anxiety & OCD Recovery
In computer terms, Evan* had “crashed.” His eyes have a certain look that loved ones know all too well in his dark moments. If you don’t have OCD, maybe you have experienced a sampling of this feeling when an urgent decision about something important comes up and you don’t know which option to choose. Add […]Read More >
Faith & OCD Conference Recap- Catch the two free conference videos before they’re gone!
If you want to recap or you missed the 3rd Annual OCD and Faith Conference (#FaithCon), here are the two presentations we recorded. They are only available through June 2023. The heart of the conference is to provide a diversity of voices with a unified focus on recovery from OCD. Whatever your beliefs are, if […]Read More >
Scrupulosity FULL Video now on YouTube
I was recently asked in an email: Is it better for me to go with a Christian therapist that specializes in OCD or a non-Christian therapist that is qualified and trained in ERP? I am torn about what is best and don’t want to waste time or money. It’s a simple answer with complex details. […]Read More >
Faith & OCD Conference May 1st- Registration is OPEN!
I’m speaking at the 3rd Annual Faith & OCD Conference! REGISTER NOW! FROM THE IOCDF: Navigating OCD in Diverse Faith-Based Communities The IOCDF is excited to present the third annual virtual Faith and OCD Conference on Monday, May 1, 2023! This unique event began out of the recognition that many people living with OCD initially […]Read More >
Implementing Specific Religious Traditions Into A Treatment Plan—Without Being An Expert
This article is part of a series written for mental health providers treating OCD. It can be found with minor edits on the International OCD Foundation’s Faith & OCD page. Integrating a person’s faith into their therapy isn’t overly complex- it takes intentionality and care, which, if you are a licensed clinician- you hopefully possess […]Read More >
Grasping Religious & Spiritual Traditions Sensitively—Without Being An Expert In That Tradition
This article is part of a series written for mental health providers treating OCD. It can be found with minor edits on the International OCD Foundation’s Faith & OCD page. Acknowledge Your Limits- Your Role & The Role of Assessment Therapy is an application of psychological science; it is not a worldview; therefore, it can […]Read More >
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