Social justice-oriented therapist specializing in Eating Disorders, OCD, Anxiety Disorders, and BFRBs.
Therapist in Frederick, MD
I am trained in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and part of a grassroots movement disseminating Inference-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (I-CBT) to clinicians in the United States. I use both ERP and I-CBT depending on the client's needs and preferences. When working with children, I use Supporting Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE) to help parents reduce accommodation for avoidant behaviors.
I have worked in Residential, Partial Hospitalization, and Intensive Outpatient settings for eating disorders, and have been extensively trained in the Unified Treatment (UT), Enhanced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT-E), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Family Based Treatment (FBT). I prioritize a Health at Every Size (HAES) philosophy, advocate for weight inclusivity, and encourage the practice of intuitive eating.
I offer Inference-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (I-CBT), which will show you how OCD tricks you into doubting yourself. With I-CBT, you'll learn how to reconnect with the present moment and place trust in your senses instead of getting absorbed by your imagination. I also use ACT-informed Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE) depending on your needs.
I received training in the Comprehensive Model for Behavioral Treatment (ComB) at TLC Foundation's Professional Training Institute. I will conduct a thorough functional analysis, investigating the five domains that are known to play a role in promoting and sustaining these behaviors. Together, we will work collaboratively to create a personalized intervention plan that directly targets your triggers with some troubleshooting along the way.