Therese Wyatt, MS, LAPC, NCC
Are you looking for OCD treatment that is research based yet tailored to meet you specific needs? I offer an individualized program of Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy in a caring and safe environment. With a customized four-phase OCD treatment program, I can help you win your life back from OCD.
v Assessment: The Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (Y-BOCS-II) and other assessments are used to assess and monitor OCD symptoms and severity.
v Preparation: Preparation for ERP using education and cognitive therapy, supported with a variety of worksheets and activities including:
Ø The game of OCD: changing the rules to make it easier for you to win!
Ø The three “legs of the stool”: creating a new relationship with your anxiety
Ø I can handle that!: learning the power of content substitution
Ø “What if it means something this time?!?”: preparing for what your OCD might say when you start ERP
v ERP: Working on exposure and response prevention exercises with you in the office or outside of the office in the “real world”
Ø ERP practice cards: tracking and rewarding yourself for between-session practice
Ø How am I doing?: monitoring your progress with charts and graphs as you work on items in your hierarchy
Ø All in the family: working with your family to help them help you.
Ø When “life happens:” planning your response prevention strategy Avoiding ERP pitfalls: tweaking your ERP skills
v Maintaining Progress: Developing a follow-up plan for relapse prevention.
Ø The continuum: moving from provoking to permitting
Ø Giving yourself a boost: scheduling ERP booster sessions
Ø What now?: incorporating fun back into your life
Adapted from program developed by Shala Nicely, MS, LAPC, NCC