Jon Hershfield, MFT
The OCD and Anxiety Center of Greater Baltimore
Narrative of Services:
My approach is to combine traditional CBT tools, including exposure w/ response prevention (ERP), and cognitive restructuring, with mindfulness skill development. My client base is roughly 99% OCD, BDD, Health Anxiety, Phobias, Social Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Trichotillomania, or Compulsive Skin Picking. I believe that recognizing the role of mental rituals is an essential part of treating these disorders. I typically treat children, adolescents and adults in my office weekly, but also engage in more frequent sessions, home visits and field sessions where ERP warrants it. I see clients in my Hunt Valley office and online throughout Maryland, Virginia and California.
Adult OCD Support/Treatment Group
Address: See above
Venue: The OCD and Anxiety Center of Greater Baltimore
Open To: Adults with OCD
Meeting Time/Frequency: Every Monday at 6:30pm
Fee: $50/week paid monthly ($200 preliminary assessment session required)
Area of Focus: OCD, Scrupulosity, Violent/Sexual Obsessions
Group Information: What: Weekly CBT therapy for OCD and peer support in a group setting, led by Jon Hershfield, MFT. Ideal as an addendum to individual treatment, relapse prevention post-treatment, or low-fee alternative to individual treatment (when clinically advisable).
When: Every Monday at 6:30. Starts February 5th, 2018.
Format: 90 minutes
Size: Maximum 8 members at a time.
Commitment: Per month. Group is ongoing. Members who take a month off may return only if space remains available or go to waitlist.
Requirements: New members must have a 90-minute assessment at the reduced rate of $200 before joining the group. Assessment is not a guarantee of admission.
Cost: $200 90-minute assessment and $50/session, paid monthly ($200-$250/month depending on 4 or 5 Mondays in that month).
What to expect?
Each group starts with 20-30 minutes of psychoeducation on a treatment concept. Next each member reports in on the work they are doing on their specific OCD symptoms and receive feedback from therapist as well as peers. ERP is done in session when feasible and new homework is assigned. Any remaining time is used for group discussion/support.
I received my Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University LA and have been treating OCD and related disorders since 2009. Previous to entering full-time private practice, I was associate director of the UCLA Pediatric OCD Intensive Outpatient Program and a clinician at the OCD Center of Los Angeles (2009-2012). I am a frequent presenter at the IOCDF and ADAA annual conferences and a professional contributor to multiple online support groups. I am co-author of The Mindfulness Workbook for OCD and Everyday Mindfulness for OCD and author of When a Family Member Has OCD.