Ruth Morelli, PhD
Narrative of Services:
I have successfully helped patients overcome their fear of harming others, scrupulosity, hoarding, perfectionism, and BDD. I often include family members which imrpoves outcome. When appropriate, I will make house calls to see how patients' symptoms present in the real environment. My post-doctoral training has included workshops on OCD and consultations with senior OCD clinicians. I use CBT to help patients identify, test, and correct their distorted thoughts, which enhances treatment outcome.
My training in CBT includes supervision at the Institute for Rational Living (1975-1979), and at the Center for Cognitive Therapy (1979-1985). I am a Diplomate in Behavioral Psychology (AABT) and have been treating OCD since 1980 utilizing both CBT and ERP.