Licensed Therapist, LCPC • (She/Her/Hers)
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I began my career as a licensed clinical professional counselor and eventually worked directly with Dr. Patrick McGranth, the head of clinical services at NOCD. I received training in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy under his guidance, and for the past 8 years, I have been honing my craft as a specialized OCD therapist. 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.
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.