Michael J. Maher PhD
We realize that it takes great courage to look for help. We offer expert treatment in a compassionate manner that tailors treatment to the needs and goals of each individual we work with. Evidence-based cognitive-behavioral therapy works collaboratively with clients on current problems using proven approaches to help overcome these challenges while connecting with a sense of vitality, meaning and purpose in their lives. At least half of our clients present with OCD and OCD spectrum disorders and we have effectively treated thousands of clients over two decades.
We treat the full range of OCD spectrum disorders including skin picking and hair pulling and tic disorders using evidence-based therapies. We also treat anxiety, trauma, mood, sleep and somatic disorders as well as attentional challenges including ADHD. We use evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapies including exposure therapies and ERP, HRT, and third wave CBT with a focus the alleviation of suffering and engagement in personal meaning and values.
I’m a clinical psychologist and founder and director of The Reeds Center. I’ve worked with and treated people with OCD and anxiety disorders for over 20 years. I have extensive training and experience treating anxiety disorders and OCD since graduate school through my work as a clinical researcher and therapist at the Anxiety Disorders Clinic & OCD Research Program at Columbia University Medical Center. In that work I received advanced training and supervision in ERP from our collaborators at CTSA / University of Pennsylvania. I’ve trained and supervised therapist in clinical research and in clinical practice at our center.
Our center is committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within our practice and the larger field of mental health treatment. We strive to make our center a safe and welcoming space for all, especially people of color and members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
We recognize the traumatic effects of racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism and all forms of systemic and individual discrimination. Through evidence-based practice, we strive to empower all individuals and to foster the mind’s capacity for well-being through psychological flexibility—understanding that psychological rigidity can be both the cause and effect of bias, stigma, and oppression.
I’ve received training since graduate school in cultural competency and have continued to seek out and engage in both in didactic and experiential training in working with diverse populations. Our center conducts ongoing trainings on multicultural competence for current staff that promotes reflection, growth, and development of these competencies. For more information please go to: thereedscenter.com
We currently offer a Support Group for people with OCD who are engaged in or who graduated from ERP.