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.
Medications in OCD
Medications for OCD are often straightforward. Usually they involve SSRI’s at often double the dosing compared to treating anxiety and depression. No one thing is known to cure OCD. The average adult sees a maximum 40-60% improvement in symptoms (which by the way, is less on average than the therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention, or […]Read More >
Connection- The Importance of Not Walking Alone
Sitting at the Annual International OCD Foundation’s (IOCDF) OCDCon2022, I am struck by the power of connection. The conference is really strange- in a good way. As my family and I reflected on it, we all noted the unique nature of bringing together professionals and researchers with sufferers, family members, siblings, youth, young adults, parents, […]Read More >
Faith & OCD Resource Center
Over a year in the making, the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) launched its Faith & OCD Resource Center. I have had the privilege to serve on the Task Force and to be a regular contributor to this and the Annual OCD & Faith Conference. While many of my readers most certainly know of the specific […]Read More >
FREE Live stream- Scrupulosity: When OCD Gets Tangled in Religious and Moral Matters- June 23rd 12-2 pm CST
Join me for a FREE Live stream with all questions allowed! I will be using the highly respected presentation created and given prior by Dr. Ted Witzig, who has graciously allowed its reproduction. We’ll cover all things OCD, scrupulosity, faith integration with treatment, and 10 differences between Healthy Faith and OCD. Who: Me! Justin K. […]Read More >
Traveling with OCD and Anxiety? 2 Simple Tips
OCD and Anxiety are difficult foes when it comes to change. Part of the problem with these disorders is that those who are not yet in recovery have developed often elaborate systems to prevent and escape from their distress. While this may provide immediate relief momentarily, it serves to reinforce that we might only be […]Read More >
NEW VIDEOS: Understanding Scrupulosity at its Core & ERP Treatment Strategies for Scrupulosity
They’re here! The International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) provided these recordings for two panels at the OCD & Faith Conference from earlier last week. It covers a broad spectrum of faith, moral, spiritual, and religious concerns. I hope it helps you or a loved one who suffers with OCD to better identify what is OCD and […]Read More >
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