Alec Pollard PhD


Founding Director, Center for OCD & Anxiety-Related Disorders and Professor Emeritus, Saint Louis University

Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute
1129 Macklind Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110
ADA Accessible
Narrative of Services:

The Center for OCD & Anxiety-Related Disorders (COARD) offers services for a wide range of OCD- and anxiety-related disorders. Our clinical approach is evidence-based and integrates elements of ERP, CBT, ACT, MI, family intervention, and other psychological strategies, along with pharmacotherapy. We offer individual, group, and family options. Modes of delivery include in-person, telehealth, home-visit, and IOP and PHP levels of care.

Training Description:

I have been treating OCD and related disorders for over 40 years. My initial training in OCD was as a postdoctoral fellow at the Behavior Therapy Unit at Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. I am a member of the IOCDF Scientific Advisory Board and Chair of the Foundation’s Training Committee.

Diversity Statement:

Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute is dedicated to providing an inclusive and welcoming therapeutic environment for all of its patients.

I have attended at least 15 presentations, workshops, or seminars related to the topics diversity and inclusion.