Leslie Higgins, PsyD
Narrative of Services:
Patients struggling with OCD are a regular cohort in my practice. I offer assessment and intervention in a private outpatient setting. Patients can expect to be asked to do in office exposures as well as follow-up exposures at home. Between session support can be available as needed through, phone, email, and telehealth contact. Close collaboration with other members of the treatment team such as psychiatrists, pediatricians, and reachers is a routine aspect of treatment.
I work with individuals with co-occurring Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Generalized Anxiety and Panic Disorder, and Depression. Each case warrants a different emphasis and approach, but techniques are rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and ERP. In working with young people, parents are actively involved in the treatment sessions and interventions both in and out of the office.
My initial training in working with anxiety and OCD came from attending live workshops with John March 25 years ago. I continued to work in an outpatient setting, often treating individuals with anxiety and OCD. Recognizing a need to update my skills, I completed the IOCDF Brief Therapy Training Institute for both pediatric and adult populations. Supervision for both populations was helpful in refining my skills as is continued training through IOCDF advanced workshops and conference attendance.