Michael Greenberg, PhD

Psychologist
Falls Church, Virginia 22046

Narrative of Services:

I specialize in CBT/ERP (Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy/Exposure with Response Prevention) for OCD; I sub-specialize in mental forms of OCD, often referred to as ‘Pure O.’ I see many patients who have already completed some exposure but are still suffering from intrusive thoughts, obsessive doubt, and compulsive rumination. My approach to exposure therapy involves identifying the core fear behind the symptoms and untangling the OCD thought process as we do exposures.

I work with many individuals who have OCD or anxiety that is commingled with other issues, such as ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, mood disorder, and personality issues or disorder. Such cases require an understanding of how these issues relate to and interact with each other, and how they make sense together as aspects of a whole person.

Facilities accessible by clients of all mobility levels: Yes

Training Description:

I hold a PhD in clinical psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University, where I trained in both Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and psychodynamic psychotherapy. I completed specialized training in CBT for anxiety disorders and OCD at Mount Sinai Hospital, and in the treatment of personality disorders and serious mental illness at Nassau University Medical Center. I completed post-doctoral training at Terrap, one of the oldest and best established CBT centers on Long Island. I am licensed in New York, California, and Virginia.

Diversity Statement:

I am affirming of LGBTQ identities, and remain aware of how these identities, and fear of these identities, can lead to and interact with OCD and anxiety.

I have had the opportunity to work with individuals from a wide range of cultural, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds.