Patricia Dearman, PhD, LCSW
Dr. Dearman specializes in OCD, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and phobias. She also treats ADHD and Tourette Syndrome, which often accompany OCD. Dr. Dearman employs cognitive behavioral therapy and exposure and response prevention as well as other evidence-based therapies to reduce the anxiety caused by intrusive thoughts and unwanted behaviors. When OCD is treated successfully, individuals are no longer held hostage to the thoughts and behaviors that are so disruptive to their lives. When appropriate, Dr. Dearman also works with family members to help them better understand, support and positively facilitate the therapeutic process.