Potentially harmful and ineffective treatments for OCD

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OCD is a difficult and sometimes debilitating mental health problem. But with proper treatment, there is hope for people who are suffering. The most effective treatment is exposure and response prevention (ERP). Dr. Calbeck received specific training through the behavior therapy training institute (BTTI) to learn the specific techniques that have empirical support in treating and helping people with obsessive-compulsive disorder.

However, some treatments can be potentially harmful while others are just ineffective. Potentially harmful treatments for obsessive-compulsive disorder include: thought stopping, cognitive therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and interpersonal psychotherapy. Ineffective treatments for obsessive-compulsive disorder include: relaxation therapy, energy therapies, hypnosis, life coaching. Dr. Calbeck offers only the empirically supported treatment of exposure and response prevention for treating OCD in her office.

If you are finding that your intrusive thoughts are becoming overwhelming and you would like help in dealing with those, call Dr. Calbeck for an appointment today.

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Dr. Kaia Calbeck

Dr. Kaia Calbeck underwent her doctoral training at the University of Miami’s Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program, which is accredited by the American Psychological Association. Her dissertation received a prestigious Award of Academic Merit. She began her graduate studies at the University of Kentucky, where she earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology.

Dr. Calbeck started her academic career at the University of Florida, where she graduated Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She majored in Psychology, with a minor in Anthropology, and an outside concentration in Dance Performance.

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