Tejal Jakatdar, PhD

Psychologist

Founder & Director/Psychologist

431 Monterey Avenue
Suite 7
Los Gatos, California 95030

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 85% of the clients are OCD sufferers. We provide supervision, consultation, trainings, and workshops.

We provide comprehensive evaluation and therapy services for OCD and related disorders. We have expertise in exposure and response prevention (ERP). About 85% 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

Training Description:

I have 13 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.

Diversity Statement:

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.