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The Odd Treating the Id*

OCD Doctors and Clinics

Updated 28-Aug-2014

United States
Other Countries

*Source? The earliest reference I've found is a 1995 USENET rec.humor posting.


NOTE: I have compiled this listing of OCD clinics and mental health professionals on the web, but I can not personally vouch for them or the effectiveness of their treatment programs. Many of the therapy sites I found on my own and many therapists found me and asked to be listed. Of the latter group, all were, as a rule, professional, friendly, and personable in their E-mails. The fact that they have web sites, often with additional supporting information about OCD, perhaps suggests a proactive nature, not a bad thing in a therapist.

There are, of course, many more therapists who do not have web sites. The Internations OCD Foundation has a useful on-line searchable database of OCD health professionals, but, knowing of some excellent doctors in my geographic area who are not listed, I can tell that even the IOCDF's listings are not exhaustive.

Although I don't know them personally, I would be remiss in not mentioning Dr. James Claiborn (Maine) and Dr. Michael Jenike (Massachusetts) because of their long-time involvements in the OCD community. And, based on personal experience, I would highly recommend Dr. Gerald Nestadt, director of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Clinic (Maryland).

One last note: the two primary treatments for OCD are (i) medication and (ii) behavior therapy. (See my Treatments page for more information.) Medications are typically Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs). Behavior therapy is Cognitive Behavioral/Behavioural Therapy (CBT), an umbrella term that covers Exposure and Response Reprevention (ERP) therapy, the latter actually used for OCD. I use the terms, CBT and ERP, interchangeably in my listings, making the choice based simply on what term the web site in question uses.

 

United States

Note: Below you will find my collection of links to medical professionals who treat OCD and who have web sites. The list is not exhaustive and no endorsement is implied, but I've found the sites to be good sources of information on OCD and its treatment.

Medical professionals in adjacent states may also be of interest, either because you live near the border between states or in one of the large metropolitan areas (e.g., New York City and the District of Columbia) that include parts of several states.

On-Line Databases

Alabama

Arizona

California

Colorado

Connecticut

District of Columbia

Florida

Georgia

Are there any cities in Georgia that don't begin with the letter "A"? [Smiley Face]

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kentucky

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Missouri

Montana

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New York

New York City is either the OCD capitol of the world or the therapist capitol of the world. No, this impression is not the result of watching too many Woody Allen movies. I was searching for a lost MSN OCD group, Obsession/Compulsion run by Nyx, so I had Google'd "Nyx OCD", which brought up a lengthy list of New York City-based OCD therapists. I added a few to my list here before realizing that my web page would quickly become as long as the phone book. I will continue adding New York therapists as I come across them randomly, but if you're looking for therapists in New York, plug "New York" and "OCD" into your favorite search engine and go to town, so to speak.

North Carolina

North Dakota

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

Texas

Virginia

Washington

Wisconsin

Wyoming

 

Other Countries

Australia

Canada

China

Estonia

Israel

Italy

South Africa

Sweden

United Kingdom

Miscellaneous


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