Welcome to AustinOCD

Conditions and Ages I Treat and Don't Treat

I do treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), which is closely related to OCD; in my opinion, BDD is a variant of OCD: It's OCD about how you look. Other subtypes of OCD that I treat are scrupulosity (OCD about religious or moral concerns), “HOCD” (about being or becoming gay), “POCD” (about being or becoming a child molester), and what used to be called “Pure O” for purely obsessional, with no compulsions, and is often now called “Primarily O” because mental compulsions are in fact common. The most common forms of OCD are contamination (dirt, germs, washing) and checking (that doors are locked, etc.), but there are almost infinite variations. After twenty-five years of treating OCD, I still frequently see symptoms I've never seen before. (See also Quick OCD Screening Test.)

I don't treat individuals with body-focused repetitive disorders (BFRDs) such as skinpicking or hairpulling (trichotillomania), hoarding, Asperger's, Tourette's, ADD/ADHD, personality disorders (including the poorly-named obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD), or substance abuse disorders.

I also don't treat individuals under the age of 18, but I can recommend these two psychologists in the Austin area who do:

Misti Nicholson, PsyD
Austin Anxiety and Behavioral Health Services
3000 Joe Dimaggio Blvd, Suite 66
Round Rock, TX 78665
(512) 246-7225
(Dr Nicholson also has an office on Bee Cave Road in Austin)

and

Ginny Fullerton, PhD
8500 Shoal Creek Blvd, Bldg 4, Suite 201A
Austin, TX 78757
(512) 646-1227