THE CENTER FOR THE OBSESSIVE MIND’S STAFF THERAPISTS OFFER CBT, ACT AND MINDFULNESS BASED THERAPY FOR OCD, ANXIETY AND EATING DISORDERS IN CALIFORNIA, FLORIDA, UTAH, ARIZONA AND INTERNATIONALLY. LEARN MORE ABOUT THESE BELOW, OR BROWSE THE TREATMENTS & SERVICES MENU ABOVE.
COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY & EXPOSURE THERAPY
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is at the core of our practice. What is CBT? CBT involves two approaches. First, Cognitive Therapy (CT) helps people to note and challenge faulty thinking patterns and beliefs. Instead of taking all thoughts as truths, CT suggests that it is wise not to believe everything you think. In addition, CBT involves Behavioral Therapy (BT), which is focused on changing one’s actions.
The BT used in treatment varies from one disorder to the next. For instance, with OCD, Anxiety Disorders, and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) is the BT of choice. For Depression, on the other hand, Behavioral Activation is the focus.
There are a number of distinct subtypes of CBT. For Eating Disorders, treatments include Enhanced CBT (CBT-E) and the CBT-influenced Intuitive Eating. Cognitive-Behavioral approaches to BFRBs include The Comprehensive Behavioral Model of Treatment (ComB) & Habit Reversal Training (HRT). Prolonged Exposure (PE) is another type of CBT approach used to treat trauma. What’s more, research shows that all of these subtypes of CBT are effective in helping people to overcome their disorders.
MINDFULNESS & ACCEPTANCE & COMMITMENT THERAPY
Mindfulness and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) are part of the most recent third wave of CBT. Research has found both to support the treatment of a wide range of disorders. Therapists at the Center for the Obsessive Mind use mindfulness and meditation in her work with Clients. We also use ACT and its focus on values to support Clients in their quest for recovery and their creation of a fulfilling life.
The Center for the Obsessive Mind is committed to basing our work on researched treatments in order to best support those we work with. The approaches we use include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and more. That said, you are a person, not a diagnosis. Each of us is unique and thus tailoring the treatment to your needs is crucial. Given this, our therapists use an integrative approach drawing from many treatments in serving those we work with.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Psychotherapy is a joint effort between two people. Indeed, in the course of treatment the Therapist and Client form a team whose mission is to help the Client to live a fuller life. Our philosophy embodies the spirit of collaboration, respect, and appreciation that make for a strong partnership.
In this team, the mental health professional is the expert on recovery and the person seeking treatment is the expert on themselves. You might think of it like this: The Therapist has the roadmap. They have helped many people navigate down a similar road and have studied the geography of similar landscapes for years. The Client is behind the steering wheel, and has driven this neighborhood before. A lot. The Client just doesn’t know the car’s mechanics, its capacity and what the landscape looks like beyond a certain point. Perhaps there are areas that they don’t know exist or that they thought were off-limits. Through therapy, the Therapist and Client use each of their knowledge bases to support the Client in finding their way through their lives.
We create plans with each of our clients that are informed by training and knowledge as well as the person’s goals and values. Want to learn more about our approach? You can check out videos, podcasts and writing from the Center’s Founder and Director here.
Our therapists provide psychotherapy on an outpatient basis. While most people begin with once weekly sessions, we also offer intensive work and meet with some on a less frequent basis. Interested to learn more? Feel free to contact us here.
Our therapists work with Clients online through a platform called Simple Practice that is similar to FaceTime, Zoom and Skype but is secure and HIPAA compliant.
Online therapy is a useful alternative to in-person counseling. In fact, research has shown online treatment to be as effective as in person treatment. Our Director, Lauren Rosen, LMFT, contributed to an article in Psychology Today on this topic that you can find here along with some of her other articles.
We provide therapy for OCD, Anxiety & Eating Disorders to people online in California, Florida, Utah, Arizona, in some other states and abroad.
Florida law requires out-of-state psychotherapists providing teletherapy services to Florida residents to provide a link to the State of Florida Department of Health: http://www.flhealthsource.gov/telehealth/
CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
Our therapists work with youth under the age of 18, from elementary school aged children to pre-teens and adolescents. We also work with the loved ones of adults and children with mental health struggles in order to help partners and parents to provide support and support themselves. For a list of some of our favorite Child and Family books (as well as other books) on OCD and Anxiety, click here.
LOOKING FOR THERAPY ?
Are you or a loved one looking for help? Therapists at the Center for the Obsessive Mind use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Intuitive Eating to provide specialized treatment for OCD, Anxiety and Eating Disorders in California as well as a number of other states and countries. You can learn more about the treatments and services we provide here.
The Center for the Obsessive Mind offers
therapy in several states and internationally.
Learn more about where the staff practices, below.
The Center for the Obsessive Mind’s staff therapists offer therapy for OCD, Anxiety and Eating Disorders throughout California. Our Clients span from San Francisco down to South Orange County and San Diego. Whether you’re in Silicon Valley, Santa Barbara, Beverly Hills or Dana Point, the Center’s staff can support you in your recovery.
Staff members at the Center for the Obsessive Mind offer therapy for OCD, Anxiety and Eating Disorders in the state of Utah. Since we offer online treatment, we work with people who live all across the Beehive State – from Salt Lake City and its suburbs, like West Jordan, Highland and Riverton, to Park City and St. George.
Therapists at the Center for the Obsessive Mind also offer treatment for OCD, Anxiety and Eating Disorders online in Florida. We see people from all corners of the Sunshine state. Whether you’re from Naples, Miami, or Boca Raton, we can provide counseling remotely in your area.
Therapists at the Center for the Obsessive Mind also practice therapy in Arizona. If you’re seeking help in Phoenix, Sedona, Scottsdale or Tucson, we offer specialized treatment for OCD, Anxiety and Eating Disorders online across the Grand Canyon State.
In addition to all of the locations previously listed, the staff at the Center for the Obsessive Mind offer online treatment for to a number of countries across the globe.
Online treatment isn’t the right choice for all people. An assessment must be done to determine if online therapy will meet your needs. You can reach out here to learn more.
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Disclaimer: The information contained on this website is intended for informational and education purposes only and is not meant to be a replacement for therapy. If you are interested in treatment, you can email us and we will happily provide you with more information.