Kate Fitzgerald, MD
Clinical Lecturer, University of Michigan Child Anxiety Program
Narrative of Services:
The University of Michigan Pediatric Anxiety and Tic Disorders Program provides diagnosis and treatment services for youth with OCD and related disorders (tics, Trichotillomania, and other forms of pediatric anxiety that commonly occur with OCD). Our specialists provide exposure and response prevention therapy for OCD, CBT for other forms of anxiety, habit reversal therapy for tics and Trichotillomania, and medication management when indicated. In addition to clinical care, our Program seeks to train more clinicians to deliver evidence based treatments for pediatric OCD, and to conduct brain imaging and genetic research to understand its biological causes.
Dr. Fitzgerald specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of childhood OCD and anxiety disorders. She received her medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine, and completed her adult psychiatry residency and child fellowship at the University of Michigan, training with experts in ERP, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and medication management for OCD. Her clinical practice focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of young patients with OCD, and is completemented by her research which seeks to understand the brain basis for OCD in youth.