Sarah Tippit, LMFT
Narrative of Services:
I worked for four years treating OCD and related disorders under the clinical supervision of respected OCD specialist, Lori Riddle-Walker and have spent a total of seven years in private practice. I have also received additional training in CBT, DBT, group therapy and Motivational Interviewing through the Community Research Foundation in San Diego, CA. I have also completed training in TF-CBT and in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) parts I and II. I received a Master’s Degree in MFT/clinical Art Therapy from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. My clinical experience includes hospitals, crisis centers, hospices and private practice.
When people come to me for OCD treatment I work with that first. However, many people also have co-occurring issues. In those cases I would collaborate with a client on a personalized treatment plan. For personality disorders I often employ DBT; for anxiety disorders including social anxiety, generalized anxiety, I use CBT and ACT; for PTSD and trauma, I employ EMDR, IFS, TF-CBT, and a psychodynamic perspective. For OCD I always employ treatment involving Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Exposure and Response Therapy and Mindfulness techniques.
Facilities accessible by clients of all mobility levels: Yes
Currently only seeing California residents via teletherapy.
The bulk of my practice involves the treatment of OCD and related disorders including generalized anxiety, social anxiety, body dysmorphic disorder, scrupulosity, intrusive thoughts of a taboo or violent nature, phobias including emetophobia, body focused repetitive behaviors including skin picking, hair pulling, and tics. I also work with people who have experienced psychological or emotional trauma, abuse or bullying, grief, loss. I have treated several hundred OCD sufferers over the last seven years. I have recently moved to Florida from California but at this time I am offering telehealth services to California residents only.
Diversity Statement: I have experience working with international orphans, domestic adoptees and immigrants from a variety of regions including Europe, Eastern Europe, Mexico, Central America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. I read and speak Russian on a limited basis.