Denise Nelson, PhD
Narrative of Services:
I specialize in the treatment of anxiety disorders throughout the life span- children, adolescents, and adults. I firmly believe that education is the key to successful treatment. In my experience, clients have more confidence in treatment and improve faster when they understand how different techniques work. In addition, this knowledge enables them to apply and modify these strategies in the future if new symptoms emerge or chronic symptoms exacerbate. Finally, my work with clients is very collaborative and supportive, as I do my utmost to give my clients a safe environment in which to face their fears.
I have been treating OCD for over 17 years. I received my PhD in Clinical Psychology from UCLA, which is consistently ranked as the top program in the nation for Clinical Psychology. For several years, I also worked as a therapist in the UCLA OCD Intensive Treatment Program and in the UCLA Childhood OCD, Anxiety, and Tourette’s Disorder Program. I am also on the clinical faculty at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine.