• 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 presenting problems are Obsessive-Compulsive, Tic, Anxiety, or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders. These conditions appear more like anxious (long-term, stable) traits that are a primary focus every day, rather than anxious (short-term, temporary) states that arise on occasion. The individual's neurological, cognitive, and behavioral symptoms often impair psychological, occupational, and/or social functioning.
Individual Teletherapy (online video therapy)
Virtual therapy provides the greatest opportunity for the professionally guided implementation of skills and behavioral practice in patients’ real-life settings (rather than travel time and distance constraints requiring mostly in-office session practice). Logistically, utilizing visuals, collaborating on worksheets, and when needed including a family member are much easier. It is also convenient for integrating sessions into busy schedules, avoiding traffic and commute time, and for those whom would otherwise require 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 for OCD, as well as the therapies for Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders (e.g. BFRBs), Tic Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, and PTSD, entail Cognitive-Behavioral and Exposure Therapy approaches supported by research as the gold-standards of care. 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.