My name is Derrick Javan Hoard and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in brief-oriented cognitive behavioral therapy and adjustment disorders.
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OCD obsessions are repeated, persistent and unwanted thoughts, urges or images that are intrusive and cause distress or anxiety. You might try to ignore them or get rid of them by performing a compulsive behavior or ritual. These obsessions typically intrude when you're trying to think of or do other things.
OCD compulsions are repetitive behaviors that you feel driven to perform. These repetitive behaviors or mental acts are meant to prevent or reduce anxiety related to your obsessions or prevent something bad from happening. However, engaging in the compulsions brings no pleasure and may offer only a temporary relief from anxiety.
You may make up rules or rituals to follow that help control your anxiety when you're having obsessive thoughts. These compulsions are excessive and often are not realistically related to the problem they're intended to fix.
The conventional treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder is exposure-response-prevention therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. In my practice, I utilize a technique based on these theories and modified with information from successes in my private practice. Situational therapy interventions are specifically tailored to your unique expression of OCD. We identify the Situations in which you experience OCD symptoms and I provide you with specific actions to take to desensitize yourself to the Situation. I also have referrals to medication providers that I trust to assist you if necessary.
I offer financial scholarships where I will subsidize up to 70% of the cost of therapy for those in financially difficult situations. To qualify you must attend an initial consultation and verbally request a scholarship My hourly rate is $200 per hour. I do not submit claims on your behalf, but I will take care of the paperwork for you to submit your own insurance claims.