Lisa Germeroth PhD
50% of the clients at Mind Body Health, the group practice with which I am involved, struggle with OCD or OC-related disorders and OCD is considered a main specialty area for our clinic. About 50% of my patient caseload consists of individuals seeking treatment for anxiety and about 50% of those are suffering from OCD. Most of my work on treating anxiety disorders and OCD involves use of cognitive behavioral therapy, exposure and response prevention, and acceptance and commitment therapy.
Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders:
I treat co-occurring disorders including eating disorders, anxiety disorders, and depression. Treatment entails targeting underlying contributors and maintaining factors of these comorbid conditions, including experiential avoidance and cognitive rigidity.
I have been treating individuals with anxiety for over 10 years and individuals with OCD for over 1 year. During my first year providing treatment for OCD, I attended weekly individual supervision specifically for OCD, as well as group supervision with other OCD specialists, which I continue to attend weekly. I also regularly attend continuing education events focused on OCD treatment. I received my PhD from the University at Buffalo and completed postdoctoral training at the University of Pittsburgh.