OCD Related Content

Video: McLean Hospital Puts People First in Mental Health Care

Don’t let mental health stigma stop you from getting the care you need. McLean is here to help. Although around 450 million people around the globe live with depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders, stigma about these illnesses continues to be the greatest barrier to care. As the...

Podcast: Being Me With OCD With Nathaniel Van Kirk

Trevor is joined by Nathaniel Van Kirk, PhD, coordinator of clinical assessment at McLean’s OCD Institute. He talks about his personal journey with obsessive compulsive disorder and how he has used his own experience and recovery path to become one of the top clinicians/advocates in the United...

Podcast: Dr. Jeff Szymanski (IOCDF) on OCD and Hoarding

In this week’s episode, Trevor talks openly about how his problems staying mindful and present have led to some significant changes in his medication regimen and recalls a particularly difficult time in his life when a certain med he was taking led to some serious physical issues and an embarrassing...

Staff Profile: Michaela B. Swee, PhD

Michaela B. Swee, PhD, is a staff psychologist in the Outpatient Trauma Clinic and co-director of Adult Psychology Training at McLean Hospital. She is an instructor in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Her research and clinical interests surround the intersection...

Staff Profile: Daniel I. Gittins Stone, PhD

Daniel I. Gittins Stone, PhD, is a licensed psychologist specializing in the use of cognitive behavior therapy in the treatment of anxiety, mood, and related disorders in children, adolescents, and young adults. He is experienced in providing evidence-based interventions through individual, group...

Staff Profile: Luisa Barreto, PsyD

Luisa Barreto, PsyD, is a post-doctoral fellow who works with children, adolescents, and families at McLean’s Child and Adolescent OCD Institute (OCDI Jr.). She specializes in providing cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy to youth with severe anxiety...

Staff Profile: Heidi Browne, MD

Heidi Browne, MD, is a board-certified general adult psychiatrist who provides both medication management and psychotherapy. She has expertise in obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and trauma-spectrum disorders. Currently, Dr. Browne is the associate medical director of the Hill Center, a clinical...

Staff Profile: Rachel O. Rubin, PhD

Rachel O. Rubin, PhD, is a post-doctoral fellow who works with children, adolescents, and families at the Child and Adolescent OCD Institute (OCDI Jr.). She specializes in providing evidence-based treatments, such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), and...

Staff Profile: Abigail Stark, PhD

Abigail Stark, PhD, is a staff psychologist at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and McLean Hospital and an instructor in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She currently works within Acute Psychiatric Services in the emergency room at MGH and at the McLean...

Staff Profile: Hilary Krause, MSW, LICSW

Hilary Krause, MSW, LICSW, is a clinical social worker at McLean’s Child and Adolescent OCD Institute (OCDI Jr.). She received her MSW from Boston College in 2016 with a concentration in children, youth, and families. Ms. Krause began her career at McLean Hospital working at the McLean-Franciscan...

Staff Profile: Diane Davey, RN, MBA

Ms. Davey has been a member of the McLean community since 1985. After working in inpatient and residential programs using a cognitive-behavioral approach, she was a co-founder of the OCD Institute when it opened in 1997 as the first residential treatment program for OCD in the country. Since that...

Staff Profile: Scott L. Rauch, MD

Scott L. Rauch, MD, is president, psychiatrist in chief, and Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Chair of Psychiatry at McLean Hospital. He is also professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School as well as chair of System Behavioral and Mental Health for Mass General Brigham. Dr. Rauch is past...

Staff Profile: Chun Wing (John) Lee, PA-C

Chun Wing (John) Lee, PA-C, is a board-certified physician assistant (PA) practicing in child and adolescent psychiatry. In addition to his experience treating a broad range of psychiatric disorders across a continuum of intensive levels of care, he has several years of specialized expertise in...

Staff Profile: Jesse M. Crosby, PhD

Jesse M. Crosby, PhD, is an assistant psychologist in the Department of Psychology, a clinical consultant at The Pavilion at McLean Hospital, and an instructor in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He also manages a private practice in clinical and consulting...

Staff Profile: Nathaniel Van Kirk, PhD

Nathaniel Van Kirk, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist, specializing in severe anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and trauma/PTSD. At McLean Hospital, Dr. Van Kirk is the coordinator of inpatient group therapy and the coordinator of clinical assessment at the OCD Institute...