I’m passionate about helping adolescents and adults reclaim their lives from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders (body dysmorphic disorder and hoarding disorder), anxiety disorders (social anxiety, panic disorder, phobias, and generalized anxiety disorder), and depression. For a shorter version of my credentials, please see my official bio.
I’m a cognitive behavioral (CBT) therapist and have specialized training in exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy, a type of CBT that’s the research-based treatment for OCD and a research-based treatment for anxiety.
I’m the author of Is Fred in the Refrigerator? Taming OCD and Reclaiming My Life (Foreword by Jeff Bell and Afterword by Reid Wilson, PhD). I’m also the coauthor with Jon Hershfield, MFT, of Everyday Mindfulness for OCD: Tips, Tricks, and Skills for Living Joyfully. I also blog for Psychology Today, offering an inside perspective on life with OCD and the lessons of uncertainty, and publish the Shoulders Back! Tips & Resources for Taming OCD newsletter.
Along with working with people who have OCD, anxiety, and related disorders, I do advocacy work to help raise awareness of OCD and its appropriate treatment, including speaking at national conferences around the country (see below). I was the co-founder and Past President of OCD Georgia, the official Georgia affiliate of the International OCD Foundation. Prior to my counseling career I spent more than 15 years in sales and marketing, and you can learn more about my past business career in my LinkedIn profile.
To receive OCD-taming tips & resources delivered every month to your inbox, sign up for my Shoulders Back! newsletter. All new subscribers will receive my Top Five Tips for Taming OCD.