Ellis McCauley, MS, LMFT
Narrative of Services:
Over half of my practice is people with OCD/Anxiety. It is a priority, passion and honor for me to offer my services to this population that is so gravely misunderstood and under-served.
I offer Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP) in collaboration with an MD. This approach offers unique tools in alleviating the suffering of OCD and helping clients to live more fully. Results often come faster than traditional talk therapy. See my website for more information about my training and approach using this method.
I can meet at my office in San Rafael, outdoor tent-office in Richmond or virtually throughout CA.
I have been treating OCD/spectrum disorders and severe anxiety for 10+ years. I’m trained in Exposure-Response Prevention (ERP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Emotion Efficacy Therapy (EET), a new transdiagnostic approach that incorporates ACT, DBT and ERP and is quite effective for OCD. I have attended multiple OCD conferences and I am always training to learn new and effective skills. I am also trained in the ComB model for working with Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors.
I have quite a bit of training in multicultural/diversity awareness. I strive to provide a safe and supportive environment where my clients can be themselves and feel welcome to broach difficult subjects. In addition to professional skills, I bring a life-long commitment to understanding the impact of living in a system that is inherently unequal, rendering many to feel alienated, experienced as “other” or otherwise disempowered. I’m also aware that the therapy relationship can feel unequal and that it’s important to have a 2-way collaboration so that instead of you feeling pressure to follow, I can support your needs.