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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Specialist Modesto CA

Obsessive-compulsive disorder specialists help sufferers of OCD decrease their obsessive and uncontrollable thoughts and not let them lead to compulsive behaviors. Treatment may involve cognitive therapy or exposure and response prevention therapy that is sometimes used along with antidepressants. See below to learn more and to gain access to licensed anxiety disorder specialists in Modesto, CA who provide treatment for OCD.

Mr. Leroy Egenberger
(209) 522-5035
1101 Standiford Ave. Suite B-2
Modesto, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LMFT
Licensed in California
22 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress
Populations Served
Offenders/Perpetrators
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

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Sylvia A. Tufenkjian-Mirabella
(209) 537-2344
2542 Turner Rd
Ceres, CA
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Alliant International University - San Francisco Bay
Credentialed Since: 1975-03-05

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Ms. Lisa Galeazzi
(209) 213-1300
1724 G Street
Modesto, CA
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, ADHD
Qualification
School: John F Kennedy University
Year of Graduation: 1992
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Jennifer Carlsen
(209) 720-4387
1311 E Street
Modesto, CA
Specialties
Gay Lesbian Issues, Parenting, Anxiety or Fears
Qualification
School: CSU, Stanislaus
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Dr. Lin S Myers
(209) 645-7406
2111 Geer Rd., Ste. 603
Turlock, CA
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Trauma and PTSD, Sex Therapy, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: USUHS
Year of Graduation: 1985
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$90 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Cynthia Chapa
Cynthia S. Chapa, LCSW
(209) 614-8547
1015 12th Street
Modesto, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, BCD,DCSW
Licensed in California
33 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Cheryl M. Fink
(209) 676-8559
1604 Ford Avenue
Modesto, CA
Specialties
Loss or Grief, Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: California State University Stanislaus
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Any PPO who covers out of network provid

Ms. Annette I Campo
(209) 541-5969
Annette Campo, MFT1604 Ford Avenue
Modesto, CA
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: Antioch University Los Angeles
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Ms. Miranda Palmer
(209) 800-1319
Miranda Palmer, MFT1311 E Street
Modesto, CA
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Domestic Abuse, Trauma and PTSD, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: California State University, Stanislaus
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$110 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Dr. Joshua R. Purga
(714) 584-4959
The Purga Group430 Crane Avenue
Turlock, CA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Azusa Pacific University
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Treatment of OCD

Disorders - Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Written by iSyke .   

Clinical and animal research sponsored by NIMH and other scientific organizations has provided information leading to both pharmacologic and behavioral treatments that can benefit the person with OCD. One patient may benefit significantly from behavior therapy, while another will benefit from pharmacotherapy. Some others may use both medication and behavior therapy. Others may begin with medication to gain control over their symptoms and then continue with behavior therapy. Which therapy to use should be decided by the individual patient in consultation with his or her therapist.

Pharmacotherapy

Clinical trials in recent years have shown that drugs that affect the neurotransmitter serotonin can significantly decrease the symptoms of OCD. The first of these serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SRIs) specifically approved for the use in the treatment of OCD was the tricyclic antidepressant clomipramine (AnafranilR). It was followed by other SRIs that are called "selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors" (SSRIs). Those that have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of OCD are flouxetine (ProzacR), fluvoxamine (LuvoxR), and paroxetine (PaxilR). Another that has been studied in controlled clinical trials is sertraline (ZoloftR). Large studies have shown that more than three-quarters of patients are helped by these medications at least a little. And in more than half of patients, medications relieve symptoms of OCD by diminishing the frequency and intensity of the obsessions and compulsions. Improvement usually takes at least three weeks or longer. If a patient does not respond well to one of these medications, or has unacceptable side effects, another SRI may give a better response. For patients who are only partially responsive to these medications, research is being conducted on the use of an SRI as the primary medication and one of a variety of medications as an additional drug (an augmenter). Medications are of help in controlling the symptoms of OCD, but often, if the medication is discontinued, relapse will follow. Indeed, even after symptoms have subsided, most people will need to continue with medication indefinitely, perhaps with a lowered dosage.

Behavior Therapy

Traditional psychotherapy, aimed at helping the patient develop insight into his or her problem, is generally not helpful for OCD. However, a specific behavior therapy approach called "exposure and response prevention" is effective for many people with OCD. In this approach, the patient deliberately and voluntarily confronts the feared object or idea, either directly or by imagination. At the same time the patient is strongly encouraged to refrain from ritualizing, with support and structure provided by the therapist, and possibly by others whom the patient recruits for assistance. For example, a compulsive hand washer may...

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