Sonia Greaven, PhD
Narrative of Services:
In addition work in the office, I treat clients in the community and in their homes as needed to provide CBT with ERP. I offer intensive treatment (eg 4-day, 5 hour per day).
In my private practice, approximately 30-50% of my clients are diagnosed with OCD or related disorders at any one time. I estimate that I have treated at least 100 individuals with OCD and OC Related Disorders.
Facilities accessible by clients of all mobility levels: Yes
I obtained my Ph.D. from a clinical psychology program with very strong emphasis on research-based treatments and CBT; after obtaining a doctorate, I worked in group private practice owned by psychologist affiliated with UCLA and specializing in ERP for anxiety disorders for 12 years; in my own private practice I specialize in CBT with ERP. I attend the IOCDF conference and did a presentation about OCD and sex in 2018.
I am an immigrant to the United States and work extensively with individuals who are struggling with acculturation issues in addition to OCD. I am comfortable working in Spanish and in French. I am sex positive and am comfortable talking about any aspect of sexuality and intrusive sexual thoughts.
I welcome the opportunity to work with diverse populations, including formal trainings on, and direct clinical experience with: foster children; LGBTQ; Asian populations; Latino populations; African Americans; survivors of domestic violence; survivors of human trafficking; and survivors of childhood sexual abuse. In addition, I have worked with immigrants from Europe, Middle East and Canada, and have experience with clients of various religious denominations: Jewish (including Orthodox Jews), Muslim, and Christian (including Catholic and Evangelical).