Increasing Awareness Of OCD: Part I – What Is OCD?

Misti Nicholson, PsyD What is OCD? OCD stands for¬†Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, which is a neurobiological condition that affects an estimated 1 in 100 children and 1 in 40 adults across the United States. OCD causes unwanted, intrusive thoughts (obsessions) that often lead to repetitive behaviors, routines or rituals (compulsions) that are performed in an effort … Read more

October Is Selective Mutism Awareness Month: Help Rid The Silence

Misti Nicholson, PsyD Imagine walking into school, the grocery store, the mall, or church. As soon as you walk in, you are suddenly paralyzed with anxiety, unable to speak to anyone. You are unable to ask questions or get help with your basic needs. You struggle to make eye contact. For many children with selective … Read more