Lisa A Conway PhD, ABPP
At any given time, approximately 1/2-3/4 of my caseload is clients with primary presenting issues of OCD/BFRBs. I work with individual adult clients in an outpatient setting, and value coordination of care with other local resources (e.g., OCD groups, clinicians concurrently treating other presenting concerns, psychiatrists, intensive treatment programs at Rogers or AMITA). I also participate in, and coordinate, multiple OCD/BFRB/exposure consultation groups to remain active in training and collaboration with colleagues and our local, and national, treatment community.
The core of my clinical training is in CBT and evidence-based practices for anxiety, OCD and trauma. I have done this work for over 10 years, and begun specializing in OCD and BFRBs in recent years. Additional training in ACT and mindfulness-based therapies help with creating a more accepting, flexible and engaging approach to this work. I greatly enjoy working with my OCD and BFRB clients, and find that telepsychology makes treatment even more accessible and effective, and appreciate the creativity it brings into our work together.
I strongly value ongoing consultation and training regarding diversity and equity, and appreciate learning about adaptations to improve the therapeutic experience for clients from a range of backgrounds. I seek out continuing education experiences that highlight diversity, including race, sexuality and age, in order to further the work clients and I can do together. I feel comfortable talking to clients about their unique backgrounds and lived experiences, and discussing adaptations to treatment that can maximize effectiveness for them.