MA, MFT, ATR
Danielle, the Director and Owner of the Portland OCD and Anxiety Center, is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Oregon. She received her Master’s Degree in Marriage Family Counseling (w/Art Therapy) in 2000 from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California.
Danielle has been working exclusively with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related Anxiety-Based disorders since 2002. In 2007, Danielle put her training and passion to help those with OCD and BFRBs into founding her specialized private practice, Portland OCD and Anxiety Center. Prior to this, she worked and trained for 5 years at the nationally recognized OCD Center of Los Angeles, a highly focused outpatient psychotherapy program. Here she worked as a therapist treating adults, adolescents, and children suffering from OCD and related Anxiety-Based conditions. In addition, Danielle led ongoing therapy/support groups. These groups included the treatment of Trichotillomania, Skin Picking Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, OCD, Generalized Anxiety, Social Anxiety, and Hypochondria.
Before focusing on OCD, Danielle worked as a therapist at the Help Group in Culver City and Sherman Oaks, California. There she provided counseling in non-public schools for children and adolescents with Anxiety, Phobias, Asperger’s, Autism, and Learning Disabilities. Danielle also co-founded, the Social Circle, a therapy group which provided social skills training to children with Asperger’s and Autism. Previous experience also includes work as a therapist at the Child and Family Guidance Center in Northridge, CA and Hathaway Child and Family Center in Sylmar, CA.
Danielle is a long-standing professional member of The TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (TLCBFRB), the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF), and a board member of OCD Oregon (local affiliate of IOCDF). She has given presentations on Child/Adolescent OCD and Anxiety, as well as Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors.
Dr. Erin Headley
LPC, LCAT, ATCS
Dr. Headley is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Board Certified Art Therapist, supervisor, researcher, and educator who has dedicated her career to the treatment of OCD and related disorders. Erin received her Doctorate and Master's degrees in Art Therapy and Counseling from Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Before joining the Portland OCD and Anxiety Center, Erin worked at the residential OCD treatment centers for adults and teens at Rogers Memorial Hospital in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, a national leader in the treatment of OCD. Erin has over ten years of experience treating OCD in residential and outpatient settings, and has received extensive training in evidence-based treatments such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure and response prevention (ERP), and habit reversal training (HRT). She has additional experience treating co-occurring OCD and eating disorders with an Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size (HAES) framework.
Outside of her work with clients, Erin is actively engaged in the OCD community and is particularly passionate about raising awareness of OCD. Most people with OCD wait over a decade between symptom onset and receiving evidence-based treatment. Erin is committed to reducing this unacceptable gap in treatment and challenging stereotypes associated with OCD through her research on OCD and advocacy, presentations at national conferences, and collaborations with the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF). She also holds professional memberships with IOCDF and the TLC Foundation for body-focused repetitive disorders.
Prior to specializing in OCD, Erin worked with military veterans at the VA Hospital, adults with special needs at a Goodwill Industries day program, and bereaved families at a non-profit grief support center.
MA, Registered LPC Associate
Aislinn received her master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado, and is currently a Registered LPC Associate (R6481) with the state of Oregon. Before joining the Portland OCD and Anxiety Center, Aislinn completed two counseling internships in Bozeman, Montana.
As an intern at Montana State University’s (MSU’s) Counseling and Psychological Services, Aislinn provided individual counseling to MSU’s diverse student population and frequently worked with client concerns related to Generalized Anxiety, Social Anxiety, and Panic Disorder. Aislinn also interned at HAVEN, a nonprofit serving survivors of domestic violence, where she co-facilitated a support group and co-developed an education-group curriculum that addressed relationship patterns and the impact of chronic trauma on the nervous system.
Aislinn relocated to Portland to advance her training in exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy and further specialize in OCD, OC spectrum, and anxiety-based disorders, her main areas of clinical focus. She is passionate about OCD education and believes that greater public awareness will help dispel some of the common misperceptions that lead to the under-diagnosis and misdiagnosis of this highly treatable disorder.
A member of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) since 2017, Aislinn has attended multiple IOCDF conferences in an effort to stay informed about the latest research and evidence-based practices for OCD and related disorders, including Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors and Body Dysmorphic Disorder.