Treatment Team

Welcome to our Center

Bay Area OCD and Anxiety offers several levels of treatment intensity. Clients with mild to moderate symptoms receive individual weekly treatment from a CBT therapist with expertise in OCD and anxiety disorders.

Clients with severe symptoms often need more intensive treatment to meet their goals of returning to school or work. The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) provides children and adults with severe OCD and anxiety disorders daily treatment provided by a team.

The team members include a Psychologist who is responsible for assessment, treatment planning, and treatment monitoring and a Behavior Analyst who works closely with the client and their family to carry out the treatment plan.


Our Treatment Team

Dr. Amy Jenks, Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Jenks specializes in CBT for OCD and anxiety disorders.

Amy Jenks, Psy.D., Director

Dr. Jenks is the director of the Bay Area OCD and Anxiety Center. She provides individual therapy to children, adolescents and adults with OCD and anxiety disorders and acts as the Team Lead for the Intensive Outpatient Program.

Ben Tucker, Behavior Analyst

Ben Tucker, Behavior Analyst

Benjamin Tucker, M.S., BCBA, Professional Clinical Counselor Registered Intern (PCCI2660)

Ben Tucker is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and a Professional Clinical Counselor Intern. He provides behavioral interventions to children and adults with severe OCD. He received his MS in Clinical Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, during which time he conducted and published research in Obsessive-Compulsive spectrum disorders.



What is a Behavior Analyst?

A behavior analyst uses the scientific principles and methods of applied behavior analysis (ABA) to help bring meaningful change to people’s lives. This involves the behavior analyst identifying with the client the aspects of the client’s environment that maintain unwanted behavior as well as helping make environmental changes to strengthen wanted behaviors. A Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) has fulfilled national educational and experiential training requirements as set by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (

How can a Behavior Analyst help me or my child?

Applied behavior analysis has been investigated and shown to produce large and lasting behavior change for a wide variety of childhood behavior problems. A behavior analyst will work with you and your child to identify what is naturally motivating to him or her in order to devise strategies.  Whenever feasible a behavior analyst treats the behavior in the context that it occurs (e.g., home, school, etc.). The practice of ABA is very hands on and is likely to feel like coaching to your child. Behavioral Parent Training is integral to an effective ABA program so that parents can also learn to be an effective behavior coach for their child.