New 14 week multi-dimensional psychotherapy group for the treatment of OCD
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder involves persistent, unwanted thoughts (obsessions) that produce distress and extreme anxiety often resulting in repetitive behaviors (compulsions) aimed at reducing this distress. Symptoms of OCD can include excessive washing, cleaning, checking and/or preoccupation with sexual, violent, religious or other upsetting thoughts such as fears you could harm someone you love, even your child. Compulsions can also be performed mentally by using “positive thoughts” or other mental strategies in an effort to decrease these negative thoughts.
A group environment offers the opportunity to learn that others share your experiences and fears and a chance to overcome them together and in connection with one another.
This group is divided into two phases. In the first phase, participants will learn a variety of innovative and effective tools (drawn from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, somatic, relational and mindfulness approaches) for living more flexibly, spontaneously and OCD free. This phase will introduce new strategies for breaking up old patterns and tolerating feelings and will also serve as preparation for the second phase which offers Exposure and Response Prevention treatment (ERP). ERP is an evidence based cognitive behavioral treatment and the treatment of choice for OCD. Click here to read more about ERP: http://www.ocfoundation.org/
Dates: Begins Tuesday April 2nd, 2013
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Upper West Side (address to be announced)
Cost: $80/ session: due in two installments at the beginning of group and then at the 7th session.
*Interested group members are required to have a pre-screen consultation and will receive referrals, resources and recommendations for a continued treatment plan if group does not seem like the most appropriate fit.
Stacey Klein, LCSW has been practicing psychotherapy for over 17 years. Most recently, she worked at Mount Sinai Medical Center for 11 years as a senior clinician in numerous mental health programs (including the OCD program), and as a supervisor and instructor of medical students. She was trained in the practice of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) by some of the nation’s leading experts. Stacey has expertise in addiction, trauma, anxiety disorders, relationship difficulties as well as OCD and OC related issues. She offers a highly specialized holistic integration of multiple psychotherapeutic approaches, including somatic, gestalt, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness and psychodynamic therapies, She maintains a full time private practice in Manhattan.