Tatyana Mestechkina, PhD
My aim is to establish a collaborative partnership to empower people to live more satisfying, values-driven lives and to obtain freedom from OCD and anxiety. My approach is active and nonjudgmental. I value establishing a trusting environment and encourage open communication to strengthen the therapeutic alliance. I specialize in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), including purely obsessional subtypes (Pure-O), hair-pulling (trichotillomania), skin-picking (excoriation), perfectionism, anxiety (e.g., generalized anxiety, social anxiety, phobias, panic), and mood disorders. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and integrate mindfulness and acceptance-based interventions from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
I am a licensed clinical psychologist. I earned my Ph.D. and M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Hofstra University. I received extensive training by a world-renowned OCD and Pure-O expert, and member of IOCDF’s Scientific Advisory Board. I completed my clinical internship and post-doctoral fellowship at the Center for Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy, a practice that specializes in the evidence-based treatment of OCD spectrum and anxiety disorders. I currently have a private practice where I provide evidence-based treatment to patients, as well as supervision and training to clinicians.