Shanda Curiel, PsyD
Narrative of Services:
Many individuals with OCD attempt to achieve perfect thoughts/behaviors to prevent harm, wrongdoing, or discomfort with unhelpful coping, only for perpetual doubt or discomfort to return. Sometimes a baby’s arrival can prompt mothers and fathers to experience excessive safety fears. ERP helps allay symptoms. Let’s replace the confinements of certainty with the freedom of uncertainty so you can welcome life’s quiet moments again.
My current private practice is 100% devoted to OCD, similar to my former private practice in Missouri. Treatment entails a thorough assessment, psychoeducation, exposures, and learning more adaptive responses. Sessions occur in office & in natural settings.
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist originally trained as a generalist treating the entire lifespan in a variety of settings since 2004; however, in 2011 narrowed my scope of practice to Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders. My professional training consists of certifications from IOCDF’s Behavior Therapy Training Institute and UPENN’s Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety. I also received additional training for Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Trichotillomania, and Excoriation Disorder. I often give presentations to medical and psychiatric professionals and members of the community to raise awareness of the etiology, symptoms, and maintenance of perinatal and traditional onset OCD.
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic or Latino/a
I have lived and practiced in a variety of communities (urban, suburban, rural) in states across the US. I have worked with individuals with various ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds and am LGBTQ* friendly.