Doreen George-Thomas, LPCC-S
Narrative of Services:
Individuals who have OCD and or OC Related Disorders comprise approximately 30-40% of my total case load. I have treated approximately 40 clients.
Treatment of co-occurring disorders: I treat for 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, PTSD and chemical dependency as a secondary diagnosis.
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, the focus, avoidance and concentration issues of Attentions Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder 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.
I have been treating individuals with OCD for the last nine years and have attended the IOCDF -BTTI training in treatment for Pediatric OCD as well as a number IOCDF conferences which included trainings and workshops.
I have received continuing education in the areas of Preparing for Conversations with LGBTQ Youth and LGBTQ Youth & Young Adults in School, College, Careers.
Diversity Statement: 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 and Transgender.