Kimberly Glazier Leonte, PhD
Narrative of Services:
The vast majority of clients I work with are engaged in therapy due to OCD. Other common treatment areas also include perfectionism, social anxiety, health anxiety, generalized anxiety, hoarding, and depression. I also lead a weekly OCD Support Group and a weekly Social Anxiety Group.
Exposure and ritual prevention is an integral aspect of my therapy approach. My prior work experiences instilled the importance of doing exposures at the different locations where the OCD shows up for each person. Therefore, conducting public exposures (e.g., exposures outside of the therapy office) with clients, when helpful, is part of my treatment approach. While I am not on insurance panels, most insurances provide out-of-network reimbursement. This means that upon providing receipts for the sessions, your insurance will mail you a check that covers a percentage of each therapy session. Additionally, Healthcare Flexible Spending Accounts can also be used for payments.
My OCD specialization started in 2007 when I was a counselor at McLean Hospital’s residential OCD-Institute. Since then I also worked at Rogers Memorial Hospital’s residential OCD center, partial hospitalization OCD program, and intensive outpatient OCD program.
In addition, my research has focused on increasing awareness regarding common types of OCD symptoms (e.g., sexual obsessions, violent obsessions, etc.) which are often misdiagnosed by professionals. My passion for OCD education has led me to conduct full-day continuing education workshops, for mental health professionals, on identifying and treating OCD.