Through a warm, compassionate and direct style, I help my clients gain greater self-awareness by identifying the barriers keeping them stuck
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Brooklyn, NY
We often engage in behaviors that help us avoid/escape uncomfortable internal experiences. This becomes a problem when the avoidant behavior gets in the way of living the life we want. A key component of ACT is increasing ‘psychological flexibility,’ or the ability to remain mindful of our internal experiences while choosing to act in alignment with our values. It’s the ability to recognize that even in the midst of difficult emotions/sensations, there are multiple behavioral options open to us.
Exposure and Response/Ritual Prevention (ERP), a type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, is largely considered to be the gold standard for OCD treatment. ERP involves deliberate exposure to feared/distressing stimuli and prevention of ritualized behaviors. Research also supports the use of traditional CBT and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy which can both supplement ERP treatment.