Lawrence D. Needleman Ph.D., ABPP
Emeritus Associate Professor, OSU Dept of Psychiatry
Treated more than 1000 OCD patients over 25+ years; currently, 90% practice with OCD. Combine the latest proven methods that enhance and motivate ERP/CBT work with empathic, collaborative and respectful style. Build individualized treatments based on clients’ strengths. Focus on enhancing motivation to make rapid progress (12-session protocol usually). Seek not just symptom reduction but also quality-of-life improvement and long-term maintenance. Expertise in RTM, a very brief effective treatment of PTSD, often associated with OCD.
Currently, telehealth only for new patients. Authorized in most states via PsyPact.
Skin picking, hairpulling, OCPD, anxiety disorders of all kinds, including PTSD. Extensively trained and certified in a new highly-effective research-based treatment called the Reconsolidation of Traumatic Memories protocol. See
25+ years treating OCD. Predoctoral internship at CWRU/UHC and in postdoctoral fellowship (University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Cognitive Therapy), I was training extensively in the treatment of OCD. I assisted in an intensive 2-day treatment program for people with severe OCD led by a national OCD expert (Reid Wilson, PhD). In my highly acclaimed book, “Cognitive Case Conceptualization,” OCD was a major focus. In addition, I was the former Director of CBT Training in Dept of Psychiatry at OSU, where I trained advanced students in OCD treatment. I also have extensive training in treating PTSD/trauma.
I have worked extensively with diverse patients (African American, Appalachian, senior citizens, LGBTQ & range of socio-economic contexts) My mission is to empower individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds to achieve their goals of reduced suffering from OCD and anxiety disorders. I am dedicated to creating an environment where multicultural clients feel respected, cared for, and understood, enabling all people to maximize their responses to evidence-based treatment.