Deborah S Cole PsyD
I have treated over 100 people with OCD and related disorders. This includes children down to 4 years of age and adolescents.
Co-occurring disorders include ADHD, Depression, and Anxiety. Treatment is cognitive behavioral and acceptance-oriented, with psychodynamic and trauma-informed therapy integrated. EMDR used for traumas as needed.
I attended BTTIs for OCD (2002) including one for Child and Adolescents with OCD (2019) and one for Hoarding (Atlanta, approximately 2005). I attended an intensive BTTI for Trichotillomania and Skin-Picking (BFRBs) through the Trichotillomania Association (Trich.org). In 2017 I attended an intensive BTTI in Canada through the Tourette Association on treating tics and Tourettes.
I worked for over 15 years primarily with African Americans and Hispanic populations in Maryland and California.
I have annual continuing education on work with diverse populations and cultural competency.