Narrative of Services:
My practice focuses on providing evidence-based treatment to adults with anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders, and eating disorders. Approximately thirty percent of those actively receiving my services meet full criteria for OCD, I am a Cognitive Behavior Therapist, and I routinely use treatment protocols including Exposure and Response Prevention. I help facilitate exposure in office, in the community, and at home as appropriate.
It’s not uncommon for individuals with OCD to have additional challenges. I work with those with AD/HD, depression, Bipolar Disorder, Panic Disorder, eating disorders, and personality disorders. I collaborate with clients to determine which behaviors to prioritize in order to receive full benefit from therapy.
In my experience, increasing behavioral interventions are helpful when addressing the above co-occuring disorders. Help with organization, distress tolerance skills for emotion dysregulation, exposure, Behavioral Activation, and Social Rhythm Therapy are some examples of methods that help clients accomplish their treatment goals.
Facilities accessible by clients of all mobility levels: No
I am a master’s level Licensed Professional Counselor and have been practicing for two years. During my internship, I had some exposure with people with OCD; however I primarily treated anxiety disorders during this time. I have worked with individuals with OCD in private practice and within a community mental health agency for one and a half years. I have completed three Cognitive Behavior Therapy Beck Institute trainings, as well as multiple OCD workshops at the July 2016 IOCDF conference.
Race/Ethnicity: White, Caucasian, or European American
Multicultural issues are center to counselor education. My graduate program included teaching the impact of white privilege on counseling relationships, as well as in our culture, in every class.
Having worked in a community mental health agency has given me opportunity to work with a diverse populations of different races, ethnic groups, LGBTQA, and socioeconomic statuses. I happily welcome clients of racial, ethnic, and sexual minorities to my practice.