Leah Farrell-Carnahan, PhD

Psychologist
312 Granite Avenue
Suite 3
Richmond, Virginia 23226

Narrative of Services:

More than 60% of my current patients are in some stage of recovery from OCD or OCD-related disorders.

I offer cognitive behavioral therapy with exposure and response prevention (CBT/ERP) infused with mindfulness training and motivational interviewing.

I am an out-of-network provider so my practice is not limited to the boundaries imposed by insurance companies. I work with my clients to co-create appropriate treatment plans considering their goals, needs, availability, and resources. This could include meeting once per week or less or more than once and up to five times per week for intensive CBT/ERP.

OCD often co-occurs with depression, anxiety disorders, and or insomnia. It may also co-occur with body-focused repetitive behaviors (e.g., skin picking or hair pulling), substance use disorder. I approach these problems through a cognitive behavioral lens integrating motivational interviewing to aid clients in determining their priorities for treatment sequencing and or integration.

Facilities accessible by clients of all mobility levels: Yes

Training Description:

I am a licensed clinical psychologist also with a masters degree in health education. I earned my PhD from Virginia Tech, a leading cognitive behavioral training program. As part of my training, I completed a clinical internship at the McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in Richmond, Virginia and a post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of Virginia Center for Addiction Research and Technology in Charlottesville, Virginia. I have been working in private practice helping people with OCD and OCD-related disorders since 2009. I have published peer-reviewed research articles, written self-help books, and co-created web-based treatments.

More about me: https://behaviorworksvirginia.com/about/

Diversity Statement:

I welcome people of all races, ethnicities, national identifies, creeds, religions, genders, sex, and sexual orientation into my practice. To the extent these factors are relevant to recovery from OCD, we integrate discussion as appropriate.