Michael Parker, LCSW

Pittsburgh Therapist OCD and AnxietyI am a therapist in the Pittsburgh area, specializing in the treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, anxiety, and OC Spectrum Disorders. I have received extensive training in ERP and CBT treatment through attending the GeneralPediatric, and Advanced BTTI trainings offered by the International OCD Foundation. These trainings provide cutting edge instruction on the treatment of OCD and OC Spectrum Disorders by some of the most established experts in the field. I received my Bachelor’s Degree from Penn State University and my Master’s Degree from Portland State University in Portland, Oregon.  I have over 20 years of experience in various mental health settings, including the Pediatric OCD Intensive Outpatient Program in Pittsburgh, The Portland State University Counseling Center, the mobile mental health crisis team of Portland, Oregon, an intensive parent training program in Brooklyn, NY, and my private practice. I am a member of the International OCD Foundation and the National Association of Social Workers. I am also a board member for OCD PA. I first started the Center for OCD and Anxiety in order to help meet demand for quality OCD treatment in Pittsburgh. It is my hope that those struggling with OCD can realize that they don’t have to suffer, and that help is available.

ERP and CBT Therapist

The research is clear. The single best treatment for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is a form of CBT called Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). More recently, a therapy called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is also being added to the treatment protocal. As an OCD therapist, I specialize in both of these approaches. However, treating individuals is more than just administering a prescribed therapy. I work hard to listen closely to my clients’ stories and develop plans that recognize their particular situations, including their unique symptoms, their family and home circumstances, and their work/school situations. At the same time, I utilize my expertise and experience to provide my clients with clear instruction and guidance when needed. I also try to keep things relaxed and fun as much as possible, especially when working with children.

More About Me

When I’m not helping people to overcome their anxiety, I spend as much time as I can exploring the Pittsburgh area with my wife and 2 sons. I enjoy reading, writing, and hiking.