I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) (he/him) who is creative, caring, and dedicated to the work I do. I specialize in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related disorders, such as Dermatillomania (i.e. skin picking) and Trichotillomania (i.e. hair-pulling). I also have a great deal of experience in providing treatment for Specific Phobias, Social Anxiety Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), and Panic Disorder. Living with these disorders can be crippling.
I have years of experience working with my clients in helping them achieve a well-balanced life. I work with my clients as a team. I use evidence-based approaches- (i.e. CBT & ACT) in the work we do. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) (i.e., Beckian CBT Framework) is the number one treatment for treating OCD and Related Disorders, as well as a vast array of anxiety disorders. I support my clients by helping them identify irrational thought patterns/changing how you think, which enables them to dis-confirm their fears. This is called Cognitive Restructuring.
When working with OCD symptoms, we will use additional interventions, such as Exposure Response Prevention (ERP). In using ERP, I will help you face your fears, which breaks the obsessive-compulsive cycle. When working with Body-focused repetitive disorders such as Excoriation (Skin Picking Disorder) and Trichotillomania (Hair Pulling Disorder), I use a combination of CBT, ACT, and Mindfulness-based tools to help you become aware of when, where, and how you engage in these behaviors. Once you become aware, we will utilize techniques to help you effectively deal with urges and sensations. I will be by your side every step of the way to ensure you have a positive, successful journey!
I have a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling, and I am licensed in the State of Connecticut. I have years of training in cognitive behavioral therapy and OCD and Other Related Disorder training by David Tollen, Ph.D., one of the most well-known experts in the field. I am also trained in providing Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART).
I have dealt with crippling anxiety for a good portion of my life, and I find joy in helping others obtain a sense of contentment.
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