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.
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.