Licensed Therapist, LCSW
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I’ve been a licensed practicing therapist for over 40 years. I have worked in E.R. crisis intervention for about 15 years and have worked with OCD patients since 2014, seeing patients of all ages. I’ve also had family members with OCD who were misdiagnosed, so I’ve seen how OCD can be misunderstood. Education and proper treatment with Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy is the key to bringing people suffering from OCD back to the lives they once knew.
You’re taking a huge step sitting with me in treatment, and I respect and applaud you for doing so. Even though OCD stigmatized, I want to help you realize that you have nothing to be ashamed of, and that you're among a lot of people that suffer from this issue. Getting rid of intrusive thoughts is not easy. They appear faster and more intense and play into a sufferer's biggest fears. I'm here to address those fears and thoughts. People say I have a calming presence, and they learn quickly that they can trust me. I want you to know that that hope is not lost, and together, we will work to teach you how to manage your OCD with great confidence.
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Therapy has always been a passion of mine. I am particularly passionate about OCD and I know how it can be misunderstood. I want to empower the members I work with so they can go on to live happy lives.
Feb 24, 2021
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