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Anxiety Disorder & Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Therapist

Talking about myself is uncomfortable, but here goes.

Anxiety makes sense to me. I get it on personal and professional levels. I’ve often joked that I was born anxious, and I blame it on having two Jewish parents from New York. I understand the science behind the treatments, and I practice what I preach. I get it.

I’m drawn to helping those with anxiety and OCD get better.

Cognitive behavior therapy, or CBT, is at the heart of everything I do. Numerous studies prove its benefits. And I do more than simply stay informed — I make it a point to be trained by the best in the field.

I received my undergraduate degree from Cornell University and my graduate degree from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. My CBT certification is from the Cleveland Center for Cognitive Therapy. I completed advanced OCD training with Dr. Edna B. Foa, Ph.D and Dr. Elna Yadin, Ph.D at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at UPenn. I have advanced training in treating adolescents and children with OCD through the Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI). In 2020, I returned to UPenn for training in Prolonged Exposure.

I have advanced training in:

  • Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
  • Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE)
  • Gestalt Professional Certified Coach (GPCC™)

I currently treat adults who have an anxiety disorder or OCD spectrum disorder. When you work with me, you’ll get to know the science behind the disorder and the process for change. I also treat parents of anxious children using Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE).

I also publish regularly on Facebook and Instagram. I want to let people know that long-term relief from anxiety and OCD is absolutely possible — with the right process.

My goal is to send you on your way armed with the skills you need to fulfill your potential. Therapy should be temporary.

I have 3 kids and a doodle named Giggsy. He’s my favorite thing in the world (after my kids, though they’d say he is the favorite).

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As a Licensed Independent Social Worker with Supervision Designation in Ohio, I’m available to supervise social workers who need their LISW supervision hours.

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As an advocate for those who have anxiety disorders or obsessive compulsive disorder, I’m actively looking for opportunities to share my experience.

Media inquiries, please contact todd@whistlepr.com.