Mrs. Theresa C., MS SW, LICSW, OCD Specialty Provider


About Me

Theresa offers scientifically backed treatments for OCD: Inference-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (I-CBT), Exposure with Response Prevention (ERP), and Metacognitive Therapy (MCT). She is excited to offer I-CBT to her clients – it has been described as profound and a “game-changer.” Although this compassionate and effective psychotherapy is offered only by a very limited number of OCD experts in the US, and even fewer in Washington state, it has helped people recover from OCD for over 20 years in Canada and Europe. Finally, science-backed options that target what so many others miss! Exposures aren’t necessary… but they are optional. Theresa brings her expertise, energy, and enthusiasm to support people suffering from OCD. She recognizes and advocates for the importance of intersectionality and identity in clinical practice. Her approach is neurodiversity affirming, trauma competent, collaborative, engaging, and compassionate. She enjoys laughing and integrating humor in the recovery process.

Education & Experience

In addition to her advanced clinical practice coursework and training while attending Columbia University, Theresa has provided high intensity, evidence-based interventions to individuals since 2011 and has had eleven years of clinical supervision. She has completed the following trainings to further her knowledge: CBT with Beck Institute, I-CBT with Fred Aardema co-creator, ERP with BTTI, EX/RP with CBI, Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE), and SPACE Expanded. She created one of the first I-CBT consultation groups in the US and offers consultations to other professionals. Her lived experience and recovery from OCD offer a valued perspective.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations


Specialty Area

  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


  • Does Not Accept Insurance

Superbills for out-of-network; $225 per session