Doreen George-Thomas LPCC-S
Individuals who have OCD and or OC Related Disorders comprise approximately 60% to 70% of my total caseload. I have treated approximately 110 clients over the last 12 years.
I treat holistically addressing not just OCD, but the co-morbid disorders that can often accompany and can complicate the treatment of OCD: ADHD, Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors and PTSD.
Treatment structure is predicated on the primary diagnosis of OCD, however, a primary diagnosis can become secondary to elevated issues of Major Depressive Disorder, Self-Injury, Suicidal ideation/intent, difficulty with focus, avoidance and concentration issues of Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, PTSD and increases in substance/alcohol abuse. In those instances treatment for OCD is stopped until the client is either stabilized and/or treated for the co-morbid.
Training has included attendance at the IOCDF -BTTI training for treatment in Pediatric OCD as well as a number IOCDF conferences which included additional trainings and workshops.
I work for an agency that serves an extremely diverse population in an economically depressed area with few resources. Those coming to our agency include individuals who self-identify as: Caucasian, African American, Middle Eastern, Native American, Hispanic, Bi-Racial and Asian/Pacific Islander. Clients self-identify their sexual orientations as: Heterosexual, Gay/Lesbian, Bisexual and Unsure/Questioning and Genders as: Female, Male, Gender-Neutral/Non-binary, Pan-sexual and Transgender.
I have received continuing education in the areas of Preparing for Conversations with LGBTQ Youth and LGBTQ Youth & Young Adults in School, College, and Careers.