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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Women-tal Health: Tips to strengthen women’s health and combat illness!
Women’s mental health is getting more attention now than maybe ever before, which I think is awesome. Acknowledging the beauty and uniqueness of strengths and struggles helps women to be more successful in their lives. Here are some key considerations in mental health for women. In the U.S., women are twice as likely to be […]Read More >
Video: How To Write an OCD Exposure Script- With Nathan Peterson!!
Two OCD Specialist colleagues (and friends) just having fun on how to write exposure scripts in OCD. Exposure Therapy, in a phrase, is the systematic and intentional triggering of fear while minimizing- and ideally eliminating- all pathological responses. Imaginal Exposure accomplishes this with thoughts and ideas. It is done in the context of addressing unhelpful/pathological responses […]Read More >
Is Anxiety Sin? When The Faithful Are Fearful (Part 3/3)
Being the last installment (here’s Part 1 and Part 2) on this important topic, we have explored fear/anxiety as a warning system, how godly characters in the Bible experienced it without being a problem, and how spending the time to address fear and anxiety properly can bring about more freedom. This last article will briefly […]Read More >
3 Ways I Got Unstuck From Anxiety & Depression
Check out my featured article as part of the Mental Health Grace Alliance. This is my most vulnerable personal writing yet on my journey with mental health. I hope you’ll be encouraged. 3 Ways I Got Unstuck From Anxiety & Depression Not familiar with MHGA yet? They are a strong voice for mental health recovery in […]Read More >
Faith Leaders PSA (International OCD Foundation)
As part of the IOCDF‘s campaign to help bridge the gap between faith leaders and clinicians, they offered a PSA (public service announcement). You can see the full comments I shared below (some were cut for time). Hope it encourages you that faith and mental health treatment can go together. My full Script: Hi, my […]Read More >
Is Anxiety Sin? When The Faithful Are Fearful (Part 2/3)
In the first part of this series, fear and anxiety was presented as a warning system that can operate properly or erroneously. We examined how saints throughout history (in the Bible, specifically) directly were fearful, afraid, or anxious, and this was not necessarily linked with sin. Let’s jump into why and how spending the time […]Read More >
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