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Do you feel overwhelmed by intrusive thoughts/images or unrelenting anxiety? Are you constantly seeking reassurance or performing rituals to feel better? You may be experiencing OCD or an Anxiety disorder. These disorders operate on what we call the Vicious Cycle: 1) encounter trigger or obsessive thought/image 2) experience distress 3) engage in compulsions or safety behaviors, which leads to 4) relief. The frustrating part about this cycle is that the relief is short-lived. Before you know it, the intrusive thoughts/images and compulsions are back, taking up more time and mental resources to cope.
In addition to OCD and Anxiety related disorders, I also have extensive experience working with Major Depressive Disorder. Depression can rob you of positive moments, make the simplest of chores feel overwhelming, and change the way you view yourself and your life. My aim is to help you get back to the things you love, improve your outlook on life and help you feel better about yourself.
I utilize gold-standard treatments including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I provide individual treatment for all ages in person and via telehealth (locally and throughout the state of CA).
I have been in practice for 5 years and I love helping people navigate through their tough emotions and choices. I understand that therapy is a process and I am excited to go on that journey with you!
If I sound like a good fit then feel free to reach out for a complimentary consultation. I look forward to hearing from you!
Dr. Ryan Silverman