Cindi Gayle, PhD
Narrative of Services:
Dr. Gayle has treated or supervised hundreds of indviduals who have been diagnosed with an OCD and/or OC related disorder. Dr. Gayle uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, including Exposure and Response Prevention as well as mindfulness based approaches. Currently, she approximately 50% of her caseload includes those with an OCD and/or OC Related Disorder. She has experience treating those across the life-span.
Dr. Gayle began her specialty in the area of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and related disorders while a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Florida in 2012. One year later, she was hired as an Assistant Professor where she co-directed the OCD program and directed the Perinatal/Postpartum OCD (pOCD) program. She also provided supervision to trainees in the area of assessment and intervention for obsessive and compulsive spectrum disorders. She regularly attends and presents at the IOCDF Conference. After several years of working for the University of Florida, Dr. Gayle is now focusing her efforts on private practice.
Due to the nature of the University of Florida’s OCD program, Dr. Gayle has experience treating those all over the world. Dr. Gayle has basic conversational proficiency in Spanish which has allowed her to treat those from diverse linguistic backgrounds. Additionally, she uses cultural humility in her practice and appreciates diversity in all of its forms.
Dr. Gayle has a specialty in working with culturally and linguistically diverse populations. She also has extensive experience working with the LGBTQI+ population. She currently serves on the IOCDF Diversity Council due to her passion for working with diverse populations.