Tina L. Mayes, PhD
Narrative of Services:
My private practice primarily consists of HD and OCD (75%) in addition to treating other anxiety disorders, PTSD, and gender dysphoria/gender affirming (25%). I meet people where they are at, work from a strength-based framework, and primarily use a cognitive-behavioral/exposure-based approach on an individual basis. Services are provided either in-person (including home visits) and via telehealth. I have treated well over 125 people with HD or OCD and have supervised or consulted approximately 100 cases over the years with different clinicians.
Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders:
When clients identify substance use as an issue, I work from a harm reduction approach in addition to targeting the primary mental health issue such as OCD, Hoarding Disorder, Anxiety, or PTSD.
I have been treating patients with Hoarding Disorder (HD) and OCD for more than 11 years. I have participated in multiple trainings and was supervised during graduate school by one of the most experienced clinician in treating Hoarding Disorder at the San Diego VA Healthcare System. I have also co-authored more than a dozen publications and presented over 25 seminars on Hoarding Disorder. I continue to be involved in clinical research on treatment outcomes for HD as a co-investigator. I often provide training and supervision for new clinicians wanting to learn how to treat OCD and HD.
I am passionate about working with the LGBTQIA+ community, particularly people who have multiple mental health issues and other complications. Additionally, I have education, training, and experience working with older adults and Veterans.
I completed an APA internship at the VA in rural Alabama that provided I attended Alliant International University which is well-known for their emphasis on culture and diversity training in their programs. In addition, I continue to complete continuing education that addresses cultural diversity and are Veteran specific. I supervise fellows who are in a LGBTQIA+ diversity postdoctoral program.