UF OCD, Anxiety, & Related Disorders Treatment Program  For information or to schedule evaluations please call 352.265.HELP(4357)

The University of Florida Obsessive -Compulsive Disorder (UF OCD) Program is a leading clinical program for the evaluation and treatment in the southeastern United States.
We specialize in treating severe or treatment-resistant OCD, offering comprehensive evaluations, expert consultations, novel biological treatments, cognitive-behavioral therapy (daily intensive and weekly), and research studies.

We treat adults, adolescents, and children with OCD, hoarding disorders, body focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs), body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), anxiety disorders, and other related disorders in our Gainesville, Florida location. Being located in the heart of a major medical center, we can also perform or collaborate with other UF Health providers to perform comprehensive diagnostic tests as appropriate.

Target Diagnoses

Diagnoses/Presenting problems that can be treated with the above therapies include:

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Perinatal OCD
  • Hoarding
  • Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors
  • Trichotillomania (Hair Pulling)
  • Excoriation (Skin Picking)
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder
  • Specific Phobia
  • Social Anxiety
  • Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia
  • Misophonia
  • Mild Tics/Tourette’s Syndrome

Treatments Provided

We offer a variety of special programs and treatment tracks for children, adolescents and young adults.

  • Complete Diagnostic Assessment
  • Individual Therapy
    • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
    • Exposure with Response Prevention (E/RP)
    • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
    • Parent Management Training for OCD and Anxiety Disorders (PMT)
    • Habit Reversal Training (HRT)
    • Comprehensive Behavioral Treatment of Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (ComB)
  • Group Therapy
  • Medication Management
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
  • Therapeutic Trials

Providers

The UF OCD Program is housed across three divisions of the Department of Psychiatry. All psychotherapy services are managed by the OCD, Anxiety, and Related Disorders Psychotherapy Clinic, which is part of the Division of Psychology. Medication management for adults with OCRDs is managed by the Adult OCD Psychiatry Clinic, which is part of the Adult Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic. Medication management of children and adolescents with OCRDs is managed by the Child and Adolescent OCD Psychiatry Clinic, which is part of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic.

While these clinics collaborate on care, they all have their own separate schedules. Therefore, it may not always be possible to have intake evaluation and treatment by psychology and psychiatry services at the same time, though concurrent scheduling will be offered when available and is more likely when scheduled in advance.

Faculty

Carol Mathews

Department:

MD-PSYCHIATRY

Carol Mathews M.D.

Psychiatry Chair & Professor

Matthew L Daley

Department:

MD-PSYCHIATRY

Matthew L Daley Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Joseph P H McNamara

Department:

MD-PSYCHIATRY

Joseph P H McNamara Ph.D.

Associate Professor & Division Chief

Andrea D Guastello

Department:

MD-PSYCHIATRY

Andrea D Guastello Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Megan A Barthle-Herrera

Department:

MD-PSYCHIATRY

Megan A Barthle-Herrera Ph.D., PMH-C

Assistant Professor

Melissa S Munson

Department:

MD-PSYCHIATRY

Melissa S Munson Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Lauren Schmidt

Department:

MD-PSYCHIATRY

Lauren Schmidt M.D.

Assistant Professor

Takahiro Soda

Department:

MD-PSYCHIATRY

Takahiro Soda M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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