MA, MFT, ATR
Danielle is the Director 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 founded the 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 Trichotillomania Learning Center (TLC) and the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF). She has also given presentations on Children and Adolescents with OCD and Anxiety.
MS, LPC, ATR-BC
Erin is a licensed Professional Counselor and Board Certified art therapist. Erin received her Master's degree in Art Therapy and Counseling from Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Before joining the Portland OCD and Anxiety Center, Erin was a member of the treatment team at Rogers Memorial Hospital in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, a national leader in the treatment of OCD. During her five years at Rogers, Erin was fortunate to work exclusively with teens and adults in the highly-specialized residential programs for the treatment of OCD, OC spectrum disorders, body focused repetitive disorders and eating disorders. As a result, Erin has extensive training and experience in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), habit reversal training (HRT) and exposure and response prevention (ERP), the treatment methods of choice for OCD and related disorders.
Erin has also collaborated with the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF), providing therapeutic art experiences for children and teens at the annual IOCDF conference. Erin holds professional membership with IOCDF and with the TLC Foundation for body focused receptive disorders.
Erin also has previous experience working with military veterans at a VA Hospital, adults with special needs at a Goodwill Industries day program, and bereaved families at a non-profit grief support center.