Suzanne A. Chabaud, PhD
Director of Services and Research
Narrative of Services:
After treating hundreds of clients with OCD, in February 2010, I founded the OCD Institute of Greater New Orleans to expand services to clients with OCD. Recently, the staff has also treated clients and their families who suffer from hoarding. We have two ongoing support/educational groups in Hoarding. OCDIGNO will cater treatment to the clinical needs at the client. Many insurances are accepted but most insurance will not pay for intensive (several hours per day) treatment. Many clients improve with hourly sessions. Several clients travel in from other cities for treatment, so the staff will see them for a few consecutive days each time they travel here. Therapy integrates cognitive behavioral and behavioral, primarily ERP, and mindfulness techniques. I am willing to schedule telephone and SKYPE sessions if necessary.
Facilities accessible by clients of all mobility levels: Yes
I received a dual degree in Clinical Psychology and Development from Vanderbilt University in 1987. Licensed in Louisiana in Clinical Psychology in 1989, I entered private practice and began treating a full range of disorders. Over the years, I turned my full attention to OCD and have treated hundreds of clients with OCD. Over the past three years, and my over 30 appearances in the TV series Hoarders, I started seeing clients affected by hoarding, both people who hoard and their families. I also conduct research on the effects of hoarding on people who were raised in hoarded homes. OCD remains my primary practice focus.