Rachael Stracka LCSW, BCD


127 E 3rd Ave, Ste 201
Escondido, California 92025
Narrative of Services:

My practice is 50-75% OCD-related, particularly when counting the number of perinatal clients referred for unresolved anxiety, who end up being diagnosed and treated by me for OCD (having been missed by prior clinicians or IOPs).

Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders:

The treatment areas for co-occurring disorders include generalized anxiety and panic, depression, PTSD, and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. A thorough intake assessment is completed in order to identify any co-occurring disorders, followed by a treatment plan to prioritize treatment with an eye towards safety issues first. Typically psychoeducation and treatment of OCD is indicated as one of, if not the first, priorities in therapy.

Training Description:

I’ve been treating clients with OCD for the past two+ decades with trainings early on from the clinical tracks at several of the what is now the IOCDF conferences. This was prior to the BTTI training becoming available. Other supervision and then consultation were split among three master clinicians in the San Diego area over the course of several years in the late 90s/early 2000’s. They had affiliations with UCSD.

Diversity Statement:

I am bilingual in Spanish with 30-50% of my practice being immigrant clients whose primary language is Spanish. I also frequently work with the LGBTQ+ population.

As part of another specialized panel for which I receive referrals, I am required to take at least four CEU hours annually on cultural competency and therapy with diverse populations.