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Anxiety/OCD

Anxiety can show up in our lives in many different ways. From persistent worry to fear of social settings or fear and avoidance of specific things, anxiety has many different forms. Regardless of the specific presentation, anxiety can be debilitating and keep us from engaging in our lives. At Green Leaf we know that anxiety doesn't get better by avoiding it or making ourselves feel safe. We teach our clients how to be brave and tolerate feeling anxious or afraid so they can do the things that they find valuable and meaningful in their lives. Often we use exposure and response prevention (ERP) strategies to build bravery. This strategy helps our clients build a list of challenges and, step-by-step, we overcome fears!


It's important to understand that in many ways, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is different from other anxiety disorders. The clinicians at Green Leaf that treat OCD understand the nuances of this distinction and are well-trained in cutting-edge, evidence-based interventions. We use a combination of ERP and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) strategies to treat OCD, interventions that have both been shown, through research, to be effective.

Sandra Concannon

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Orinda

Jack Lindquist

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Orinda

Melissa Weik

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Lafayette

Kiani Alba

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Orinda

Becky Toft

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Orinda

Charlie Crockett

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Lafayette

Merrielle Chevalblanc

Associate Social Worker

Lafayette

Robin Criner

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Virtual Only

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