Melanie Hudson, PsyD
Narrative of Services:
I currently work in my own private practice, Westside CBT, and as an independent consultant and for Spectrum CBT. I offer consultation, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, & Exposure-based Therapy (ERP) for the treatment of OCD and related Anxiety Spectrum disorders. I believe in a collaborative approach to facilitate motivation and to target change that moves beyond symptom reduction. Additionally, as a member of the Spectrum team, I am afforded the opportunity to work with the Director of the UCLA OCD Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program and collaborate with a team of trained CBT specialists implementing evidence based treatment for OCD and anxiety.
I have been treating individuals with OCD and Anxiety Spectrum disorders since my pre-doctoral Internship in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSF/SFGH Hospital Psychosocial Medicine clinic in 2003. I have received subsequent training as a post-doc at the San Francisco Bay Area Center for CBT (SFBACCT), the UCLA Anxiety Disorders clinic, UCLA OCD Intensive Outpatient Program and am finalizing my certification in the IOCDF- Behavior Therapy Training Institute in the treatment of OCD. My training and experience have grown over the years to include the additional approaches of ACT and DBT, Mindfulness based CBT approaches.