Sue Sonshine, MSW, RSW
Narrative of Services:
I offer evidence-based treatment for OCD, OC related disorders and Co-occurring disorders such as anxiety, depression an well as interpersonal and self-esteem issues. I offer CBT, CBCT for couples, ERP, ACT and Mindfulness based techniques. The percentage of my practice that is devoted to these issues is approximately 50-75%.
In Oct. 2017 I attended the Advanced Forum BTTI in Boston on treatment of Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Autism-Associated OCD and Hoarding Disorder. In May 2017, I attended the BTTI three-day intensive training in CBT for treating OCD-Related Disorders.
Facilities accessible by clients of all mobility levels: Yes
I have been treating OCD and OCD Spectrum Disorders since 2005. I attended bi-weekly CBT training and supervision from a psychologist, a Diplomate of ACT specializing in the treatment of OCD and Anxiety Disorders for six years. I routinely participate in continuing education on OCD by participating on listserves, attending conferences by The International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy, The Anxiety and Depression Association of American, The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and by the Frederick W Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre.
I am credentialed with the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and credentialed with the CACBT-ACTCC as a founding member.
Race/Ethnicity: White, Caucasian, or European American
My practice is made up of a diverse group of multicultural clients. I strive to provide multiculturally competent conceptualization and interventions. I value the importance of cognitive behavioral therapies with diverse populations. I am aware of race-based stress and diversity related issues.
Some of my clients experience LGBTQ minority distress as well as racial and ethnic related stress.
I have participated in cultural competence training while attending continuing education conferences, participating on Listserves and peer consultation. I have been trained in culturally sensitive intervention methods. I aspire to be multiculturally informed and affirming by maintaining openness to learning about diverse individuals and groups.