Bob Safion, M.Ed.

Counselor
6 Harris Street
Newburyport, Massachusetts 01950
Phone: 978.462.1519

Narrative of Services:

Over the past 15 years, my private practice is exclusively dedicated to the treatment of OCD, Panic, Phobias, and Fear of Flying. Presently 70% of my clientele have a primary diagnosis of OCD. I would guestimate that I have treated over 500 clients with primary OCD. Presently, I am prioritizing older teens and young adults with tormenting harm and sexual obsessions. C-IBT represents a significant advance in the treatment of this and other subtypes of OCD. C-IBT deconstructs obsessional self-fears to build a new reality-based narrative foundation that guides tolerable and rational behavioral change

Training Description:

I trained privately for 18 months with a nationally recognized researcher of Cognitive Therapy for OCD, at Boston University. Additionally, I trained privately for 3 years with a researcher, at the University of Montreal who developed the Inferential Based Approach, an innovative, new generation of Cognitive Therapy method for the treatment of OCD. Over the past 15 years, I have continued to collaborate with this Montreal-based team in the dissemination and application of Cognitive, Inferential Based Treatment (C-IBT)

Diversity Statement:

I am a fluent speaker of Spanish as a second language and worked for 7 years at a community mental health center, serving Latinx clients.

I studied Spanish and lived in Latin America for 2 years, and subsequently lived and worked in Europe for 5 years.