Social Anxiety: only when secondary to one of the conditions above
In light of the continued safety concerns presented by COVID-19, sessions are primarily offered via video to clients in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Starting March, 2022, masked, in-office sessions will be available to selected clients. Outside of Massachusetts and New Hampshire, teletherapy sessions are only available to residents of certain states, owing to legal and licensing obstacles.
Internationally, there are no legal limitations on video therapy. This service is available in following regions or countries:
I work with teens starting at age 16, seeking treatment for OCD. I am very cautious when accepting teens. It is essential that the person have the maturity and motivation to commit to therapy. I do not work with teen who are being forced (or court mandated) into treatment by a parent or school. Teens must also be substance free.
Anxiety can be a roadblock during the transition from adolescence to independent adulthood. Not uncommonly, obsessive compulsive symptoms worsen with the challenges of college or starting a career. Consequently, this is a phase of life when therapy can have enormous impact.
I work with adults seeking treatment for one or more of the anxiety disorders I treat. Onset of anxiety usually predates adulthood. However, obsessions and/or anxiety can start in the postpartum. If retired, I do require that the person be engaged in community activities
I conduct a brief telephone screening prior to setting up an initial appointment in order to review the symptoms for which treatment is being sought. The screening is also intended to rule out conditions and circumstances I do not treat. I do ask that that all prospective clients read through this site, particularly my approach and the conditions I treat prior to contacting me.