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.
“Anchor Events”: Why 2021 Felt Like a Time Warp and What That Means for Anxiety
Recent research by the British Psychological Society found that higher stress with less novelty contributes to a sense of “time warp.” For those who can’t remember a lot of 2021, you’re not alone. If we lack certain “anchor events” (like celebrations and going to the movies with a friend), time feels more distorted. The more […]Read More >
Deconstructing Faith Beliefs [Guest Article by Erika McCoy]
Erika McCoy is a courageous advocate for OCD recovery and faith concerns. We began to run in similar advocacy circles, and I had the privilege of meeting her this year in San Francisco at the annual #OCDCon. This article showcases one of vulnerability, courage, and recovery. Along with personal growth comes evaluation of what we […]Read More >
Leaning Into The Moment–A Real Example of Acceptance Scripting
“Maybe I’m a failure as a … mother, wife, Christ follower etc.” “Maybe having this thought or that emotion makes me a terrible person …” “Maybe I’m not committed to God enough…” An OCD sufferer passed along their bold, victorious acceptance script. It’s one of the many tools we use to treat OCD through CBT […]Read More >
Christians Seeking Help for OCD–1 Hour FREE Consultation
“Help! I’m stuck!” If you or a loved one has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and you’re also seeking how to navigate it from a Christian perspective, you may have felt very alone. People tell me they’re stuck between two worlds. One world is in finding competent, accessible help for OCD that’s not minimized or misdiagnosed. The […]Read More >
God Doesn’t Require Me To Separate Body, Mind, and Spirit
Father, I am seeking: I am hesitant and uncertain, but will you, O God, watch over each step of mine and guide me. ~St. Augustine of Hippo “Is this true, or is this OCD?” The strain on Paul’s* face told me the pain under the surface. Clients often ask any variation of the following: “What […]Read More >
SPACE Treatment–An Excellent Option to Help Your Child
Have you heard about SPACE treatment (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions)? It helps children suffering from: Anxiety Disorders Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Separation anxiety Social anxiety (SAD) Generalized anxiety (GAD) Fears and phobias Panic disorder Agoraphobia Selective mutism It uniquely can be delivered only through parents and extends to adult children. Parents learn changes […]Read More >
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