Lisa M Locke-Downer PhD
I treat patients with a wide range of anxiety and impulse control disorders, including Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Phobia, Separation Anxiety, OCD, and Trichotillomania. I have worked with patients with PANDAS/PANS-related OCD. I also treat patients with co-occurring disorders, such as ADHD, depression, and ASD. Given the variety of my practice, patients with OCD comprise 10-20% of my caseload at any given time.
I have worked with patients who have other disorders in addition to anxiety/OCD, such as ADHD, ASD, developmental disabilities, and depression. After an intake assessment I help the patient set goals regarding their treatment priorities, then we develop a treatment plan based in cognitive-behavioral interventions. My work is collaborative and I consult with other disciplines (psychiatry, primary care) as needed.
I completed my postdoctoral training at A.I. duPont Hospital for Children in 2002-03, with a pediatric psychology and cognitive-behavioral training focus. I have treated patients with OCD for the past 15 years, first through my work at the University of Virginia, and then in private practice at ACES. I have attended continuing education workshops over the years through the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. I joined IOCDF in July 2018 to meet more clinicians in my field and to further my training.
Our practice has resources for treating patients with hearing or visual impairments. We have clinicians who are deaf as well as hearing providers who are fluent in ASL.
I have attended continuing education workshops about cultural competency and working with diverse populations. Working in a group practice that provides services to clients with hearing and visual impairments has also improved my cultural competency.