Sheila Josephs Ph.D.

601 Ewing Street
Suite C9
Princeton, New Jersey 08540
ADA Accessible
Narrative of Services:

I gently teach clients how to systematically engage in Exposure/Response prevention (ErP) – the key treatment for OCD. My work also integrates Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness techniques. I work with all ages and treat all types of OCD (contamination fears, scrupulosity, intrusive thoughts about harm, perfectionism, etc…). I am certified to treat body-focused repetitive behaviors. When working with families I teach parents how to manage anxious behaviors at home and at school. I have extensive experience treating social anxiety, generalized anxiety, panic disorder and phobias using cognitive-behavioral techniques. I’ve been in practice for 29 years.

Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders:

I have significant expertise in treating anxiety disorders including Social Anxiety, Phobias (including vomit phobia), Generalized Anxiety and Panic Disorder. Treatment is individualized however these disorders are often treated with a combination of addressing maladaptive thoughts, exposure/response prevention (ErP), mindfulness and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). My book Helping Your Anxious teen has chapters covering social anxiety, general anxiety and panic.

Training Description:

As an OCD and anxiety specialist, I have almost exclusively treated OCD and anxiety disorders since 2008. By choice 75% of my clients have OCD as their primary problem. In 2012 and 2013 I completed intensive trainings by IOCDF board members in both adult and pediatric OCD. In 2017 I authored “Helping Your Anxious Teen” a parenting manual on cognitive-behavioral techniques for anxiety and OCD (including a chapter on exposure and response prevention). This book has been endorsed by several leaders in the field of OCD and anxiety treatment. My practice includes in person and teletherapy options.