Anxiety Disorder, Hoarding
I specialize in the treatment of the following concerns, using exposure and response prevention therapy:
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
Social anxiety disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Specific phobias (e.g., fear of mice, heights, spiders)
Illness anxiety disorder (formerly known as hypochondria)
Body-focused repetitive behaviors (e.g., nail-biting, hair-pulling)
Throughout my career in the mental health field working in various locations (i.e., counseling center, social services agency, regional crisis center, and the Minnesota Security Hospital), I have spent a great deal of time helping clients struggling with symptoms of ongoing anxiety, OCD, PTSD, and hoarding disorder. My graduate education at the University of St. Thomas increased my interest in working exclusively with these clients and becoming well versed in the most effective treatment options available. I rely heavily on the use of exposure and response prevention therapy, which is based on well-founded principals of neuroscience and is one of the most empirically-validated means for treating these disorders. With active client participation, this frontline treatment can lead to marked improvement in even the most difficult cases, oftentimes very quickly. In my practice, I aspire to challenge people to step outside their comfort zones in the short-term in order to improve their lives greatly in the long-term.
Our office is located at the main clinic site for Psychotherapy and Healing Associates (www.phawellness.com) in Golden Valley. Free off-street parking is available.
8085 Wayzata Blvd.
Golden Valley, MN 55426
For referrals, to make or change an appointment, or for general inquiries, please contact our main office at (612) 296-3800
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