Norah Wallace PhD
I specialize in the treatment of OCD including purely obsessional subtypes, body focused repetitive behaviors, and perfectionism. The majority of my clinical work is focused on working with individuals impacted by OCD. This includes adults, children, and adolescents. I primarily use CBT/ERP and incorporate mindfulness and acceptance based interventions from ACT into my practice. I additionally work with parents of children who are struggling with OCD using evidence-based approaches such as SPACE. I believe the therapeutic relationship is of the utmost importance and strive to provide a trusting and empowering environment for the clients that I work with.
In addition to working with all forms of OCD, I also work with individuals struggling with a variety of co-occurring disorders. I am an eating disorder specialist trained by a leader in the eating disorder field, and have experience and expertise in treating co-occurring trauma, depression, generalized anxiety, panic, social anxiety, and phobias across all ages.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist. I completed my PhD at Fairleigh Dickinson University and my predoctoral internship at Rutgers University Behavioral Health in the child and adolescent track. I received postdoctoral training in OCD at The Reeds Center, a practice that specializes in the evidence-based treatment of OCD spectrum and anxiety disorders. I currently work at another practice that specializes in OCD and other evidence-based treatments. I have been trained and supervised by experts in the OCD field.
I have been lucky to train and work in highly diverse urban areas such as Newark, New Jersey and all across New York City. I consider it a privilege to work with individuals of diverse racial, ethnic, gender, religious, and sexual backgrounds. My value of and respect for diversity of all forms is an inextricable part of my clinical practice. I particularly enjoy working with gender-diverse folks and find this to be an extremely important area of advocacy especially for the children and adolescents I work with.