OCD Specialists

Become an expert on your OCD

If you are visiting this site, you or someone you love is likely struggling with intrusive and unwanted thoughts, feelings, and physiological sensations that lead to anxiety, guilt, and distress. These unwanted internal experiences often result in repetitive, time-consuming, and painful ritualistic behaviors. They interfere with relationships, work, school and overall quality of life. These are the symptoms of OCD, a treatable, well-researched disorder, and help is available.

Common OCD-Related Concerns We See In Therapy:

  • Contamination Fears / Washing Compulsions
  • Hyper-Responsibility OCD / Checking (fear of making a mistake or causing a tragedy)
  • Symmetry / ‘Just Right’ Obsessions
  • Hypochondria / Health Anxiety (fear of having / getting illnesses)
  • Harm OCD (violent obsessions, hit-and-run OCD, fear of causing harm)
  • Sexual Orientation OCD (fear of being in denial about sexual orientation)
  • Pedophile Obsessions (fear of inappropriate sexual thoughts about children)
  • Relationship OCD (obsessions about love and fidelity)
  • Religious or Moral Obsessions (Scrupulosity)
  • Sensorimotor OCD (fear of consciousness of blinking, swallowing, breathing, etc.)
  • Perfectionism
  • Body Dsymorphic Disorder (BDD / appearance-related obsessions)
  • Social Anxiety
  • Phobias (fear of animals, flying, vomiting, leaving home, freeways etc.)
  • Panic Disorder (fear of panic attacks)

Clinical Staff

Stacey Wochner, LCSW, LPCC
Stacey Wochner, LCSW, LPCCYour Content Goes Here
Director of OCD Specialists, treating adolescents and adults with OCD and related disorders.
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Tal Kempler, ASW
Tal Kempler, ASWYour Content Goes Here
Cognitive behavioral therapist specializing in the treatment of OCD, depression, and other anxiety and OC-related disorders.
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Lacey Bookspan, AMFT, APCC
Lacey Bookspan, AMFT, APCCYour Content Goes Here
Cognitive Behavioral therapist specializing in the treatment of OCD, anxiety disorders, and other related disorders.
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How We Treat OCD using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT):

Exposure with Response Prevention

ERP is a type of behavioral therapy used to gradually confront and conquer your fears. It is an evidence-based technique that is highly effective for OCD. It works because exposure leads to habituation, a process by which your fear response is reduced over time. Through a willingness to experience discomfort and uncertainty, you can weaken the grip your OCD has over you.

Cognitive Therapy

Cognitive therapy involves identifying and challenging faulty thinking patterns that commonly occur with OCD. You will learn a technique called Cognitive Restructuring that will assist in noticing and rationally responding to the distorted OCD language. By challenging the rationale behind doing rituals, you can make healthier non-compulsive choices.

Mindfulness Skill Development

In mindfulness-based therapy, you will learn how to adjust your perspective to thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations. Mindfulness is a skill that can be developed that will encourage you to lower resistance to your OCD symtoms through non-judgmental acceptance. Resistance intensifies OCD. Learn to use acceptance to create room for your thoughts and feelings.

We’re Here To Help You Learn the Right Strategies to Set Yourself Free.

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