• OCD • ANXIETY • TICS • PTSD • SPECIALIZED VIRTUAL TREATMENT
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OCD is in the name of this practice due to the epidemic of individuals with OCD struggling to find proper diagnosis and treatment; however, Dr. Curiel treats many other types of compulsive and anxiety conditions as well (see Conditions tab). Patients include pediatric and adult individuals whose primary complaint is frequent discomfort or anxiety manifesting as long-term, stable traits rather than fleeting, temporary states that arise on occasion. There are typically symptoms in the following categories that impact emotional, social, and occupational wellbeing:
Neurological - intrusive thoughts, images, urges
Physiological - sensations, markers of emotions
Cognitive - finding intrusions significant, misperceiving threat, underestimating tolerance
Behavioral - feeling compelled by the intrusion to act via particular mental or physical actions and/or avoidance
Individual Teletherapy (online video therapy)
Virtual therapy provides the greatest opportunity for patients to practice skills in real-life settings, while simultaneously being professionally guided in the implementation of skills and behavioral practice. As opposed to mostly in-office session practice because of travel time and commute distance. Logistically, teletherapy has proven much easier to utilize visuals, collaborate on therapeutic exercises, and if needed including a family member in session. It is also convenient for integrating sessions into busy schedules, avoiding traffic, and obtaining childcare.
One-time Skills Consultation - Typically reserved for those in rural settings where access to care is limited and a home visit is beneficial (e.g. hoarding). This service is NOT psychotherapy.
Professional Presentations & Consultations - please inquire by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The therapy approaches utilized are supported by research as the gold-standards of care, most are Cognitive-Behavior Therapy approaches. Supplemental interventions and skills are also implemented from Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Treatment is structured, thorough, tailored, educational, skills-based, and action-oriented. It is the goal to teach you to be your own "therapist" and feel equipped with how to manage anxiety going forward.