Laurah Pastel Shames, LCSW
My practice offers individual and family therapy at the outpatient level. For more severe cases I can sometimes provide sessions more than once per week. My practice is pretty much 100% OCD cases currently.
I worked at McLean Hospital’s OCD Institute residential program in Boston for four years. I then worked at Rogers Behavioral Health for two years in Miami. I started my private practice focusing on OCD/Anxiety one year ago.
I have a lot of experience working with multicultural populations. I have had the opportunity to work with a variety of people from Latin America and the Caribbean. I am also Jewish and particularly knowledgeable about customs and practices and how they can sometimes be impacted by OCD.
While attending my social work graduate program my internship placements provided me with the opportunity to work with diverse populations. I had the opportunity to work with people of all different parts of the world, different SES’s, education levels and a variety of mental health issues that were often impacted by their culture.