R Brett Hammond LCSW
Approximately 30-40 percent of my daily clinical practice involves individuals experiencing OCD and OCD-spectrum disorders. I currently work at an outpatient therapy clinic with connections to more intensive resources, including psychiatric hospitals and a local specialized clinic for OCD. I have some experience treating hair-pulling and skin-picking disorders as well as body dysmorphic disorder. Throughout the years of my practice I’ve worked with dozens of individuals experiencing OCD-spectrum disorders in a variety of environments, including intensive outpatient programs, outpatient therapy, and residential treatment.
I offer outpatient therapy for minor and moderate substance use disorder(s) that co-occur with mental health conditions. In those cases, I highly recommend the use of self-help groups, like SMART Recovery and/or 12-Step. I treat other co-occurring problems, including perfectionism, depression, other anxiety disorders, shame and self-criticism, and personality disorders (including borderline personality disorder).
I’ve worked with individuals experiencing OCD symptoms for over 5 years using modalities including CBT, ICBT, ERP, and ACT. I’ve finished an intensive training in ICBT through the OCD Training School. I’ve completed the IOCDF’s BTTI training program in ERP and have attended multiple workshops covering specific OCD presentations, such as scrupulosity, contamination, and sexual/violent intrusive thoughts. I’ve been supervised by a senior member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and other individuals deeply involved with the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science.
I gladly work with individuals from all cultures and backgrounds and am happy to learn as much about one’s background as I can. Furthermore, I am available for spiritually-informed psychotherapy services only if a client is interested in it, including precepts from Buddhism and Abrahamic faith traditions. I’m experienced working with individuals from a variety of cultures, including Black, Hispanic, the Indian subcontinent, and Arab. I have personal and professional interests working with individuals from mixed race backgrounds.
I have knowledge about how neurodiversity can impact mental health in general, including OCD and related disorders. Specifically, I have personal and professional interests in learning disabilities, developmental coordination disorder (dyspraxia), and childhood-onset fluency disorder (stuttering). I’m continuing to gain knowledge and experience working with the complexities of autism spectrum disorder. I’ve consulted with and have been supervised by members of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science in how neurodiverse contexts relate with therapies like Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy, and Functional Analytic Psychotherapy.