Michelle Feder PsyD
I offer exposure and response prevention (ERP) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) for OCD and OCD-related disorders, including OCPD, body dysmorphic disorder, hair pulling, skin picking, and unhelpful perfectionism. The majority of my practice is for OCD and OCD-related disorders.
OCD commonly co-occurs with anxiety disorders, such as generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and panic disorder, as well as ADHD, depression, and hypomania. I recognize that OCD does not occur in a vacuum and it can be invaluable to address these other disorders or struggles at some point in therapy. I collaborate with individuals to determine whether it would be more beneficial to first treat OCD and then the co-occurring condition/s or vice versa. I approach treatment to these conditions using cognitive-behavioral therapies, including traditional CBT, ACT, and DBT-informed skills.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with a PsyD from Yeshiva University. I was initially trained in treating OCD with ERP by a member of the IOCDF scientific advisory board at the Northwell Health OCD Center. I also completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at a private practice that specializes in the evidence-based treatment of OCD, OCPD, and OCD spectrum disorders using ERP and ACT. My doctoral research focused on evaluating the impact of a values articulation exercise on willingness to try ERP among individuals with OCD who did not have prior experience with ERP.