Kristin Fitch, PhD
Narrative of Services:
Individuals with OCD or OC spectrum disorders (hoarding disorder, BDD, trichotillomania, and skin picking) make up approximately 70% of my caseload. I also work with individuals with PTSD and other anxiety disorders. I hold a cognitive-behavioral theoretical orientation and most often utilize behavioral or exposure-based interventions integrated with mindfulness and acceptance-based approaches. Although most clients are seen in the office on an outpatient basis, home visits, teletherapy, and intensive sessions are also available.
Facilities accessible by clients of all mobility levels: Yes
I joined the OCD Institute of Greater New Orleans in 2015 as a postdoctoral fellow and transitioned into a staff psychologist position upon receiving my license in 2016. I completed my doctoral studies in Clinical Psychology in 2015 from Florida State University. My clinical training focused on anxiety and mood disorders, particularly OCD, hoarding disorder, and PTSD. My research focus prior to and during graduate school was in the areas of OCD and hoarding disorder, including my dissertation research evaluating an exposure-based treatment for feelings of incompleteness (“not just right” experiences) that often motivate ritualistic behavior in OCD.