Lois Sharp, PhD
Narrative of Services:
In my practice I see people from adolescent to older adult for a variety of disorders including, but not limited to, anxiety (including OCD), depression, addicitions, and trauma. I see people mainly for individual work. I strive to provide as much therapy as needed without keeping people in treatment indefinitely. I enjoy taking people who are depressed, anxious, or have some other burden weighing them down, working with them for a relatively short period of time, and watching them become energized and passionate about their lives.
I began treating people with OCD duirng my early practice, especially one at an inner city community center (Alum Rock Counseling Center). I received more formal training during my internship at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health where I did a rotation on an Anxiety Unit. At that point, I gained experience in the treatment of OCD both through group and individual therapy. Treatment there focused on the use of Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) along with Cognitive Therapy. Since then, I have continued to learn about this and now teach a unit on the treatment of CBT through a course I offer on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) through Palo Alto University. I have received my certification in Cognitive Therapy through the Academy of Cognitive Therapy (AcademyofCT.org)