Paulina Stephens

Paulina Stephens

Licensed Therapist, LCPC • (She/Her/Hers)

Education:
California Southern University

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My experience with treating OCD:

I'm an OCD specialized therapist, and I began my career as a licensed clinical professional counselor. I have received training in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy under the guidance of Dr. Patrick McGranth, the head of clinical services at NOCD. Working with a research-based treatment like ERP is rewarding because it allows me to see people break free from the hold that OCD has over them.

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About Me

It’s important that you know what’s going on with your OCD while you work to overcome it. Information is empowering. Learning why intrusive thoughts occur and why you practice compulsions (for example) is just as important as learning how to respond to your thoughts in a healthy way. You must understand why the tools you’re being taught are so useful. It can also help you explain yourself to others, which can be a challenge in itself. Members describe me as empathetic and easy-going. I enjoy helping people learn how to challenge themselves while having fun along the way because you need to be positive throughout a process that can be quite difficult to go through. Together, we’ll walk on a path that leads you to feel more like your real self.

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What our members say about
Paulina Stephens

D.R.

Mar 16, 2021

Paulina is always a good mixture of direct and compassionate. She gives me solid actionable steps I can take and celebrates my growth.

E.P.

May 18, 2021

Feeling really good about meeting my daughter’s therapist and looking forward to getting started

K.A.

May 25, 2021

Great Therapist!

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