Tejal Jakatdar, PhD
Founder & Director, Willow Anxiety & OCD
Narrative of Services:
We provide comprehensive evaluation and therapy services for OCD and related disorders. We have expertise in exposure and response prevention (ERP). About 75% of the clients are OCD sufferers. We provide supervision, consultation, trainings, and workshops.
I have expertise in treating OCD, worry, social anxiety, panic disorder, specific phobias, perfectionism, depression, postpartum issues, skin picking, hair pulling, and issues related to infertility. I use treatment strategies that fall under the umbrella of cognitive behavioral therapy. I can help you live a meaningful life by learning to cope with OCD and co-occuring problems effectively.
Facilities accessible by clients of all mobility levels: Yes
I have 8 years of experience in treating OCD and related disorders. I completed internships and externships at Anxiety Disorders Clinic at Columbia University and Anxiety and Agoraphobia Treatment Center with a specific emphasis on OCD and spectrum disorders. I completed my post-doctoral training at Anxiety and OCD Treatment Center of Philadelphia. I joined the practice as a partner. Our center in San Jose specializes in treating OCD and related disorders. My mentor is on the Scientific Advisory Board of IOCDF. I have supervised practicum and post-doctoral students on OCD cases and continue to do consultations for clinicians.
As an immigrant from India, I am keenly aware of how culture and family values shape a person. Having lived in 2 very different cultures, I have learned to understand cases from both the complexity of the diagnosis and the cultural implications. I am well aware of the impact that family pressures, high expectations, challenges with independence, and language and cultural adaptations can have on mood and anxiety. As such, I am sensitive to cultural issues when devising treatment interventions with clients of different ethnicities.