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INDIVIDUAL THERAPY

INDIVIDUAL THERAPY FOR OCD & ANXIETY

Personalized, Evidence-Based Care
In individual therapy sessions at our practice, you'll receive personalized, evidence-based treatment tailored to your specific needs and goals. Our therapists utilize proven approaches like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help you develop practical coping strategies.
What to Expect in Individual Therapy:

45-50-minute sessions,
scheduled weekly
or bi-weekly

Evidence-based interventions

Adjustments to your treatment plan as needed

In-person or virtual sessions

Skills-training and practical techniques

Collaborative process to identify treatment goals

Practicing new skills/strategies between sessions

CONDITIONS WE TREAT

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition characterized by repeated and unwanted intrusive thoughts, images, or urges that provoke anxiety or concern (obsessions) and are followed by repetitive behaviors or mental rituals (compulsions) to alleviate the anxiety or avoid perceived negative outcomes.

Purely Obsessional OCD" is a subtype of OCD where individuals experience primarily mental compulsions or rituals, such as mental reviewing, counting, or reassurance-seeking without outwardly visible compulsive behavior. Common Pure-O obsessions are violent obsessions, relationship obsessions, and sexual obsessions.

GAD is an overwhelming and persistent worry that is challenging to manage, accompanied by a variety of anxiety symptoms. This intense concern and anxiety can substantially disrupt both social interactions and professional responsibilities.

OCPD is a personality style that is characterized by psychological rigidity and perfectionism. Individuals with OCPD have strict standards for oneself and others and strongly believe that their way of seeing things is the “right” way. This type of dysfunctional thinking can produce anxiety and frustration and cause impairment to productivity and relationships.

GAD is an overwhelming and persistent worry that is challenging to manage, accompanied by a variety of anxiety symptoms. This intense concern and anxiety can substantially disrupt both social interactions and professional responsibilities.

BDD is preoccupation with one of more perceived imperfections in physical appearance that are usually either unnoticeable or seem insignificant to others. Individuals with BDD often fear that they are unattractive and worry about being socially rejected.

Perfectionism is a personality trait characterized by self-criticism and by setting exceptionally high standards for oneself. Individuals will constantly evaluate their own performance and outcomes against their high standards while rigidly adhering to rules.

Social Anxiety is the excessive fear of one or more social situations (e.g., public performances, social gatherings, meeting new people, eating in public). Individuals with social anxiety fear that they are being negatively evaluated by others and humiliated in public. The social situations are either avoided or faced with intense fear or anxiety.

Health Anxiety is characterized by excessive worry about having or catching an illness and performing rituals to avoid the feared consequences. Common rituals are excessive researching, checking body for signs of illness, reassurance seeking from others, reassurance seeking (or avoidance) of medical doctors and hospitals.

Phobias are a focused fear or anxiety of a specific object or situation that spikes immediate anxiety and is often avoided either directly or indirectly. Common phobias are fear of heights, flying, certain animals, needles, and throwing up. The feared objects or situations are either avoided or faced with intense fear or anxiety.

Panic Disorder is characterized by recurrent and unexpected panic attacks and persistent fear of having panic attacks and its consequences. Panic attacks are described by sudden spikes of intense anxiety or rapid escalation of existing anxiety, accompanied by both physical sensations and cognitive symptoms. 

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Types of Treatment
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT helps individuals identify and challenge unhelpful thinking patterns developed early in life through empirically supported interventions. They learn new coping strategies, such as identifying distorted thinking, modifying beliefs, relating to others differently, and changing behaviors. Clients often maintain their improvement after therapy by using these self-help skills. Studies show CBT is as effective as medication for depression, anxiety, obsessions, and other fears, providing patients with lifelong skills.

Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)

ERP approach entails individuals willingly confronting the very triggers and thoughts (images) that provoke anxiety without engaging in rituals. Through consistent practice of exposure exercises, individuals will learn how to interact with their inner experiences and find new ways to cope with uncertainties. The goal is to help individuals live a fulfilling, values-based life while embracing uncertainty.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

ACT focuses on cultivating psychological flexibility. It helps individuals develop a different relationship with difficult thoughts, make room for unpleasant feelings, and learn new ways to interact with them. Our ACT-trained therapists will assist individuals in identifying their values in romantic relationships and learning how to make values-based choices, moving towards more fulfilling relationships.

Mindfulness Practices

Practicing mindfulness can help individuals develop a different relationship with their mind and learn how to observe their thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations without getting caught up in ideas and opinions. Being mindful means observing our inner experience non-judgmentally while staying present with what we have chosen to focus on.

"I highly recommend Kulliki. As a therapist and a mother, she is empathetic and warm, which helped me connect right away with her and share my story. When we met her, I had unresolved anger and grief at becoming a mother and losing my independence that were impacting my relationship with my husband. Kulliki helped me express these emotions while realizing I was judging myself too harshly and provided me with tools and strategies for the times when I felt falling down in a rabbit's hole of self-judgement. I was able to reconnect with my husband and regained confidence and acceptance as a woman, a mom and a professional."

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