Anna Cross, LPC
Narrative of Services:
Primarily provides therapy for adult clients with the diagnosis of OCD, Anxiety Disorder, Depressive Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Current percentage of practice with OCD is 55%. Experience with working different subtypes of OCD, some examples but not limited to pOCD, ROCD, contamination, religious, aggressive, and “hit and run” OCD.
Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders:
The most common co-occurring disorders I treat with OCD include anxiety disorders, depressive disorders and post traumatic stress disorder. The treatment approach would be to develop a treatment strategy (CBT, ERP, etc) to address symptoms relating to each disorder.
Experience working with OCD patients in an in-patient and private practice setting since 2005.
Trained in Exposure Response Prevention, a form of CBT through Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI).
Regularly attend OCD training/workshops with International OCD Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital.
Completed training for Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.
The city of Houston is known for its melting pot of cultures, races, religions and ethnicities. So as a therapist serving this population, I understand the importance of cultural competency and working with diverse populations.
My graduate program stressed the ability of a clinician to be able to differentiate between behaviors that is consistent with group norms versus behavior that is excessive and psychopathological in nature. I continue my education in this area as a licensed therapist with attending trainings and consulting with other authoritative sources.