Kristin E Fitch, PhD
Narrative of Services:
Dr. Fitch co-founded Rise Center for OCD and Anxiety in 2021. At Rise, we aim to increase access to effective treatments across Louisiana for OCD and related disorders. We provide in-person and virtual individual therapy and group intensive treatment programs, as well as train clinicians in evidence-based treatments. In her clinical practice, Dr. Fitch specializes in the treatment of OCD, body dysmorphic disorder, hoarding disorder, and illness anxiety disorder using behavioral or exposure-based interventions integrated with mindfulness and acceptance-based approaches. Individuals with OCD or OC spectrum disorders make up approximately 90% of Dr. Fitch’s caseload.
Dr. Fitch completed her doctoral studies in Clinical Psychology in 2015 at Florida State University, where her graduate research focused on OCD and hoarding disorder. She received clinical training on cognitive-behavioral and acceptance-based treatments for OCD, PTSD, anxiety, and OC spectrum disorders during her graduate and postdoctoral training. Since licensure in 2016, she has primarily treated individuals with OCD and related disorders. She continues to seek out training opportunities through the IOCDF and other organizations to keep abreast of advancements related to OCD and related disorders, with a particular focus on exposure and response prevention, and acceptance and commitment therapy.