Michael D. Soderstrom, LPC-S

Counselor
9432 Katy Fwy
Suite 400
Houston, Texas 77055-6367

Narrative of Services:

Michael treats common OCD subtypes such as perfectionism, scrupulosity, sexual orientation OCD, harm OCD, pedophile OCD, contamination, relationship OCD, hyperawareness OCD, just-right OCD, and other anxiety disorders such as Panic Disorder, Social Phobia, Hypochondriasis (Health Anxiety), Skin-Picking, Hair-Pulling, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and other common phobias. Michael works with all ages of clients including children, adolescents, and adults. 95% of Michael’s practice is OCD and OCD Spectrum Disorders and 5% is anxiety disorders. I have treated over a thousand clients suffering with OCD, OCD Spectrum Disorders, and anxiety disorders.

While working over 20 years in the city of Houston, Texas , which is now listed as the most diverse city in the United States of America, I have learned to successfully work with clients from about every country in the world. I have developed very open, trustworthy, respectful, and professional relationships with all of my clients born in this country or from any other country in the world. I have been blessed to work with all races and religious backgrounds. My focus is always on the science of evidence-based treatment for OCD and OCD Spectrum Disorders.

Training Description:

Completed 8 years of annual introductory and advanced workshops which are taught and supervised by the most esteemed and respected OCD therapists and researchers in the world. Attended the Behavior Therapy Training Institute’s three day workshop created and instructed by McLean Hospital, an affiliated teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, where he learned the most effective treatments for OCD. Michael has been successfully treating clients with OCD and anxiety disorders with evidence-based treatment for over 20 years. Michael has published two research articles addressing the treatment of anxiety in the Journal of Behavioral Medicine and The Journal of Psychology.

Diversity Statement:

I have taken multiple courses in graduate school and continued education over the years in multicultural counseling with diverse populations. My experience of counseling clients of all ethnic groups and nationalities in the 4th largest city in the United States, Houston, has helped me understand the common humanity of all of my clients.