Gabriella Miano LCSW
I received specialized training in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), the gold standard of treatment for OCD, and have experience working with a wide range of OCD themes. In my practice, I strive to comprehensively assess OCD symptoms, and will work with you to tailor our treatment plan. I approach my work with an empathic and nonjudgmental stance, to help foster skill building and movement towards values in the face of the fear and shame that often comes alongside the OCD cycle. I deliver ERP in 50 minute weekly sessions, and offer more intensive options as applicable.
I also treat other conditions that occur separately or co-occur with OCD, such as body-focused repetitive behaviors, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, difficulty regulating intense emotions, and trauma. I utilize exposure and other evidence-based practices, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Habit Reversal Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and more. My hope is to help my clients learn skills to be able to flexibly and effectively respond to painful thoughts and feelings.
I completed my bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Virginia, and my master’s degree in social work at Columbia University, with a specialization in clinical practice and concentration in health, mental health, and disabilities. At Columbia, I received intensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), as an intern with the DBT Training Program and Lab, and interned at Northwell Health’s Zucker Hillside Hospital. I received specialized training in treating OCD, trauma, and anxiety at The Reeds Center, a training and treatment center in Manhattan, and became a senior clinician and supervisor during my five years of work there.
I welcome clients with diverse racial, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds. My practice is LGBTQIA+ friendly, and I am committed to working with clients with any sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.