Sandra Magliacani Shern LMHC
I utilize CBT/ERP and ACT for OCD; with a focus on the mental forms of OCD termed as “Pure O.” My approach to exposure therapy is personalized by integrating therapies to fit each individual. Identifying the core fear, working on mental compulsions and living a purposeful life, are the key components of treatment.
I work with many individuals who have OCD or anxiety along with other symptoms. Understanding how these symptoms interact helps to identify a holistic approach. Greater than 90% of my practice is comprised of OCD, OCD related disorders and anxiety disorders.
Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders:
General Anxiety Disorder
Social Anxiety Disorder
Using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, ERP & Behavioral Activation
I have been in private practice for 15 years treating anxiety, OCD and OCD related disorders. Previous to private practice, I worked in a community mental health center treating a wide variety of symptoms and disorders. I have attended numerous trainings on OCD and OCD related disorders including the Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) through the International OCD Foundation.
I have had the opportunity to work with individuals from a wide range of cultural, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds.