Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is now considered the “gold standard” for treatment of OCD and Anxiety Disorders in children, adolescents, and adults. CBT is an effective, short-term therapy that is  based on the latest scientific evidence.  



Exposure Therapy is a type of CBT that asks people to gradually confront their fears. With repeated practice people learn that their fears are unlikely to come true and that have the ability to cope. Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for OCD teaches people to stand up to their OCD and confront their fears without using rituals, compulsions and avoidance.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

ACT is a newer evidence-based treatment that is often used alongside CBT. ACT is used to help increase motivation, identify your values, get “distance” from thoughts, increase mindfulness, and go after what matters to you most (despite fear). ACT teaches you the strategies to stand up to OCD and live a full, meaningful life.

Dr. Jenks is dedicated to staying on top of the latest research and offering the most effective treatments available.

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