Tamara Hartl, PhD

18809 Cox Avenue
Suite 290
Saratoga, California 95070

Narrative of Services:

I conduct exposure and response prevention sessions with my client as the primary therapeutic intervention. I accompany my clients into the community, into their homes, or wherever the feared stimuli may be so that they can conquer their OCD.

“Overcoming OCD” Education and E/RP Classes
A new 8 week class for Overcoming OCD for adults 18 and over.

Participants will learn about:

  • the neurobiology of OCD
  • over-importance of thoughts
  • living with uncertainty
  • understanding the motivations to avoid and compulse

Skill-building will focus on:

  • the practice of mindfulness to combat over-importance of thoughts
  • urge-surfing for distress tolerance
  • embracing uncertainty by way of individual and group exposure exercises

For more information, contact Tam Hartl, PhD, at tam@pacificanxietygroup.com or call (408) 603-9857. Classes will be on Monday mornings in Menlo Park.

Training Description:

I have specialized in the treatment of OCD and hoarding disorder for over 20 years and have conducted research on anxiety disorders and hoarding. I received training at several anxiety and OCD specialty clinics (e.g., the OCD clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital).