Providing diagnostic assessment and specialized therapy for the treatment of OCD & anxiety spectrum disorders as well as cognitive rehabilitation therapy for adults and seniors with thinking difficulties.
Dr. Neal’s treatment approach is guided by evidence-based principles of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Therapy is a supportive and collaborative process that involves exploring the critical interaction between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Treatment is typically structured and brief (lasting between 8-16 sessions).
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Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
Anxiety is a natural reaction to life's stresses and strains. However, when it begins to take on a life of its own and makes you feel as if a potential disaster lurks around every corner, it is important to seek help before anxiety overwhelms your life and interferes with work and personal relationships.
Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) is considered the ”gold-standard treatment” for OCD and related anxiety disorders. This is because empirical evidence demonstrates that it is highly effective when delivered correctly. ERP therapy is based on the premise that anxiety results in the avoidance of situations that might trigger fear. It is comprised of two components: exposure to the anxiety-producing thoughts or situations and prevention of the typical avoidance response. In ERP therapy, the patient and therapist work together to identify the patient's feared outcome, then devise a careful plan of graduated exposure.
**For more information and/or resources on OCD and anxiety, please click HERE to visit and explore the international OCD Foundation webpage.
Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy (CRT)
Cognitive Rehabilitation is a cognitive skills-based therapy system designed for the rehabilitation of individuals who have experienced cognitive impairment as a result of traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke, neurodegenerative disease such as dementia, and severe mental illness such as schizophrenia. The purpose of cognitive rehabilitation therapy is to help an individual acquire the highest level of cognitive functioning and functional independence as possible. This is best accomplished through the use of enhancing compensatory skills. The patient is supported in making environmental modifications to incorporate the skills learned into their educational/vocational and functional goals.
CRT is designed to strengthen cognitive functions in the following domains:
Problem Solving Skills