Gail Pesses, MSW, LCSW
Narrative of Services:
In my practice, I see adults, adolescents and children for OCD as well as most of the OC related disorders. Approximately 60-75% of my patients at any given time have OCD. My primary treatment method is ERP. When appropriate, I may add features of mindfulness training, ACT, relaxation techniques and mood regulation. I have several excellent psychiatrists who I refer patients to should medication be needed.
I have been involved with OCD treatment for the past 18 years and completed the IOCDF’s Behavior Therapy Training Institute in 2007. I have been treating OCD patients of all ages for over 10 years. In order to keep up with the most current research and information, I have attended the IOCDF’s Annual Conference most years since 1999. I have presented workshops on OCD at LA-NASW conferences, local social service agencies as well for graduate social work students at Tulane University and Our Lady of Holy Cross College. In addition, I co-moderated an online support group for parents of children with OCD.