Dominic C. Moceri PhD
Dr. Dominic C. Moceri sees children, adolescents, and adults for outpatient psychotherapy. He specializes in using cognitive behavior therapy (CBT): Exposure and response prevention (ERP) for OCD, exposure therapy for anxiety disorders, and habit reversal training (HRT) for tic disorders. Dr. Moceri works collaboratively with his clients and their families to create a stepwise plan that brings them closer to their individual and cultural values. Approximately 50% of his clients have OCD, about 25% have an anxiety disorder (e.g., social anxiety disorder, GAD), and about 10% have a tic disorder (e.g., Tourette’s Syndrome). About 40%-50% also have depression and/or ADHD.
Dr. Moceri has been treating OCD with ERP since 2011. He received three years of in-depth training and supervision during graduate school: (1) Two years at the Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders Clinic at Rutgers University; (2) a “summer camp” at the New York University Child Study Center; and (3) a year at the University of Florida OCD Program. He graduated from Rutgers in 2015 with a PhD in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Moceri completed the 2019 Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) of the IOCDF.
Dr. Moceri works with a wide variety of diverse clients. While most of his patients are of European ancestry due to local demographics, he frequently works with patients who are African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Asian American (including Indian and Japanese). A small portion are of Arabic ethnicity. Most of his patients identify as Christian (Protestant and Catholic), Jewish (including Modern Orthodox and cultural Judaism), spiritual, atheist, or agnostic; but some identify as Hindu, Buddhist, or Muslim. Several patients identify as a gender and sexual minorities, including gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender. A variety of socioeconomic status (SES) communities are represented.
Dr. Moceri has attended a variety of trainings on the topics of diversity and multiculturalism. These include a multitude of classes and seminars during his doctoral and internship training, continuing education units (CEUs) since obtaining his state licensure, and attending local community organizations. These trainings and seminars have emphasized the complexity of race/ethnicity, religion/spirituality, socioeconomic status (SES), and gender and sexual minority identities. They also stressed the importance of intersectionality of multiple identities and recognizing one’s own diverse backgrounds and potential internal biases.