Annie Alpers, PhD, PSY 31979, TPPY1873

Alpers Psychotherapy, Inc.

I am a licensed psychologist who treats obsessive-compulsive and related disorders (OCD/OCRDs), misophonia, and anxiety. I also have OCD/OCRDs and misophonia myself. I love helping people experience symptom relief from these conditions and step into the lives they really want.
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OCD/OCRDs, misophonia, and anxiety treatment

People with OCRDs (obsessive-compulsive disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, body-focused repetitive behaviors, illness anxiety), misophonia (sound sensitivity), and anxiety (generalized, social, panic) usually try to fix their symptoms on their own for months to years before turning to a professional. At this point, your symptoms might even be getting in the way of the things that are most important to you in life. Let's change that. In treatment, we will draw from a small set of evidence-based therapies (CBT, ACT, ERP, and ComB; acronyms spelled out at the bottom of the page). Here is what that looks like in practice: we gather information about any compulsions or unhelpful behaviors you are currently engaging in, along with their impact on your life (increased anxiety, lower mood, time loss, disruptions to relationships). Next, we select adaptive replacements for those behaviors that fit your goals and values. We identify situations in which you can practice using your new behaviors and resisting urges to use the old ones. We start with easy situations and work our way up (including putting you in extra challenging situations on purpose when you really feel ready), until you are going without your old behaviors almost all of the time, feel a lot better, and feel confident you can maintain your new behaviors on your own. Sometimes clients ask if they can work on additional goals in therapy as well. If I can be helpful, then certainly! If not, I can assist with referrals to other specialists to help you with any remaining goals. Before scheduling a call, take a second to make sure my policies work for you, as they apply to 100% of incoming clients: I work with adults (18+) located in California or Florida, clients have one 50-minute appointment per week (more-frequent sessions are sometimes available; every-two-weeks/monthly sessions are not), appointments take place between 10am and 6pm on weekdays, appointments are exclusively by video, I do not take insurance (I do provide superbills), and sessions are $275/hour. If my policies feel like a good fit, you can scroll down to the "Request Appointment" button to schedule a free consultation. If not, here are additional therapy options: 1. Calling your insurance company (for in-network providers) 2. OCD specialists list: https://bayareaocd.com/referral-list-2 3. International OCD Foundation: https://iocdf.org/find-help/ 4. NOCD (insurance-based): https://www.treatmyocd.com/ 5. Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/ For Florida clients who are interested, here is more information about out-of-state Florida telehealth providers: https://flhealthsource.gov/telehealth/
Annie Alpers
Psychologist
Services

One-on-one video therapy for adults in California and Florida

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
  • Illness Anxiety Disorder
  • Trichotillomania/skin-picking/BFRBs
  • Anxiety
  • Social Anxiety
  • Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Misophonia
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • LGBTQIA+

Approaches

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Exposure Response Prevention (ERP)
  • Comprehensive Model for Behavioral Treatment (ComB)

Fees

  • 20-minute Phone Consultation: $0
  • 50-minute Video Therapy: $275
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