I worked part time as a Staff Therapist in the Intensive Outpatient Program at The Anxiety Treatment Center of Sacramento from May 2014-September 2015. I have specialized training and knowledge in the treatment of Anxiety Disorders such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder (with or without Agoraphobia), Social Anxiety/Social Phobia, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Specific Phobias. I continue to treat anxiety through exposure in my private practice setting.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) using Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) is supported by research as the most effective treatment for OCD and other debilitating Anxiety Disorders. CBT helps us take a look at ways in which our automatic thought processes affect the way we feel and consequently the way we behave and vice versa. ERP helps people faced with thoughts/fears triggered by an Anxiety Disorder to resist compulsive and avoidant behaviors which often become crippling and may have detrimental affects on all areas of a person's life.