Debbie Sookman


Director, OCD Clinic, McGill University Health Center

1025 Pine Avenue West
Montreal, Quebec H3A1A1

Narrative of Services:

Since 1987, 100% of Dr. Sookman’s practice has been devoted to specialized treatment of OCD and related disorders through the lifespan. Dr. Sookman has treated over nine thousand patients suffering from OCD, as well as many hundreds of cases suffering from OCD related disorders. Dr. Sookman is President of the Canadian Institute for Obsessive Compulsive Disorders [].

The OCD Clinic at the McGill University Health Centre, Department of Psychology, directed by Dr. Debbie Sookman, offers specialized evidence based treatments for OCD and related disorders. Co-occurring disorders such as anxiety disorders, secondary depression, as well as OCD related interpersonal, skills, and self-esteem issues are also addressed. Individuals who suffer from co-occurring disorders that require additional treatment are referred to be considered for other specialty treatment, sequently or concurrently, as appropriate.

Training Description:

Dr. Sookman is an internationally known expert in specialized treatments for OCD and related disorders. She has directed the OCD Clinic at the McGill University Health Center (MUHC) since 1987. She has treated or supervised the treatment of over nine thousand patients suffering from OCD through the lifespan (children, adolescents, adults). She served as Director of Training by appointment in the Department of Psychology, MUHC, for 14 years. She has supervised over 300 doctoral psychology students and 40 psychiatric residents.

Diversity Statement:

Race/Ethnicity: White, Caucasian, or European American

Dr. Sookman’s specialized OCD Clinic offers specialized treatment to individuals through the lifespan with wide multicultural diversity since 1987.