Jeffrey Sapyta, PhD
Narrative of Services:
Our clinic offers both traditional outpatient and intensive outpatient services. My approach is primarily CBT with E/RP, but depending on the specific needs of the child or family, may include elements of parent training, HRT/CBIT, and acceptance and commitment therapy. Generally, more than 75% of my patients have the presence of OCD, Tourette Syndrome, skin picking disorder, hair pulling disorder, or a combination of at least two of these.
Since I began working at Duke in 2006, I have participated in clinical trials for pediatric OCD research with colleagues at Duke, Penn, and Brown Universities – including being a CBT research therapist. I have had an ongoing private practice clinic during this time, as well as have published on OCD treatment.