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.
Protestant Christianity and OCD
This article (with a few grammatical edits updated here) is published on the International OCD Foundation’s (IOCDF) Faith & OCD Resource center. You can go there to find multiple other articles, video, and content on the same, including several other contributions I have had the privilege of being a part. Protestant Christians who present with […]Read More >
Principles of Effective And Religiously-Sensitive Exposures
By Ted Witzig, Jr., PhD, Updated for Clinicians by Justin K. Hughes, MA, LPC This edited article is updated for mental health clinicians to consider implementing effective and sensitive exposures for any client of faith. The original article (found here) was written for Christian individuals with OCD. Hopefully this document can guide you in developing […]Read More >
TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) for OCD
Are you confused about what treatment to pursue for OCD? You’re not alone. On the consumer side, it can seem perplexing. Fortunately, it’s all more manageable with a little guidance of those in the know! If you’re looking for a specialist in your area, go HERE. While I am a strong proponent of the gold […]Read More >
“I Don’t Want to Do This”—The Starting Point for Exposure, Discipline, and Conquering Fear
An enduring reality of life: we all have to do things we don’t want or like. An enduring principle of life: discipline builds strength and character. A curious paradox of life: doing disciplined things we don’t like often leads to greater contentment. An enduring joy of life: experiencing discipline and seeing it pay dividends brings […]Read More >
Being in a Relationship with Religious Scrupulosity- FREE Livestream
Faith & OCD Roundtable October 18 at 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EDT Topic: Being in a Relationship with Religious Scrupulosity Join Lead Advocate Rev. Katie O’Dunne and clinicians Dr. Caitlin Clagget Woods & Justin K. Hughes, LPC, along with Carolyn Ringenberg of the Faith & OCD Task Force to discuss the topic of being […]Read More >
The IOCDF and its Advocates invite you to celebrate OCD Awareness Week, October 9–15, 2022! “#OCDWeek began in 2009 to share knowledge and reduce stigma around OCD and related disorders. Each year in October, individuals, community groups, service organizations, and clinics around the world celebrate with OCD-inspired educational talks, youth events, grassroots fundraisers, yoga, creative […]Read More >
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