Michelle Soares

Michelle Soares

Licensed Therapist, LPCC • (She/Her)

Rhode Island College

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My experience with treating OCD:

I’ve worked in the mental health field for 8 years, treating people in a residential environment with some partial hospitalization work. I specialize in OCD, with a background in bipolar disorders and schizophrenia. I have years of experience using Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy, considered the gold standard of OCD treatment. OCD likes to make us think that intrusive thoughts will last forever, but once you learn to trust the ERP process, you’ll see noticeable results.


About Me

I’ve always wanted to be the person that helps people overcome challenges. When I was younger, I was the person people turned to for advice. I’m big on educating about your OCD during treatment, and even though I will challenge you, I’ll ensure that we go at a pace that you find comfortable. The biggest reward for me is always when a member leaves treatment successfully in order to live the life they want. I also know how tough and scary OCD is, which has convinced you to trust your use of compulsions. I’m a perfect balance of compassion and directness and can help you feel better and progress from session to session. During our time, we’re partners - you’re the expert on your life and I'm the guide, working together towards the same goal that sees you recovering from OCD.

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