Nina Rifkind, LCSW
Narrative of Services:
As past Coordinator of the Anxiety Treatment Center at St. Clare’s Behavioral Health in Northern NJ, I’ve received extensive experience helping people regain the lives they want to live by effectively managing their OCD.
Having been in full time private practice since 2014, I have become increasingly involved in the treatment of local children and adults struggling with OCD, but predominantly, with the adolescent population, the age at which the disorder can become most distressing. Children and adolescents with OCD currently make up 20% of my practice, with that number continually growing.
Over the past 18 years, through specialized workshops and training, I’ve acquired state of the art techniques from leading OCD experts in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), for the treatment of OCD. I have trained other clinicians to properly treat OCD, and helped educate the community, serving on the OCD Special Interest Group of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA).
I enjoy helping my clients gain the tools to manage their symptoms and see that they can overcome obsessive thoughts, compulsions and rituals utilizing evidence-based Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), tailored to their specific needs.