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houstonocd-7969Dr. Zwecker is a licensed psychologist in California (#28363) and Texas (#36219), with considerable experience treating depression and anxiety disorders, particularly OCD.

She founded the OCD & Anxiety Program of Southern California alongside Dr. Throstur Bjorgvinsson, PhD, ABPP, because together, they recognized the ongoing need in Southern California for the delivery of specialized treatment for moderate to severe anxiety disorders in a compassionate environment.  She brings with her years of experience from working at the Houston OCD Program where she worked with patients at all levels of care- outpatient, intensive outpatient, and residential.

She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine and her BA in Human Development from the University of Chicago. Dr. Zwecker did her pre-doctoral internship at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center and her postdoctoral fellowship at the Houston OCD Program.  Over the years, she has worked with diverse populations in a variety of treatment settings including a community mental health center, a VA, a student-counseling center, a hospital setting, and with post-Hurricane Katrina families in New Orleans focusing on evidence based treatments, specifically cognitive behavioral therapy and exposure therapy. She has presented findings from her research and practice at several national conferences.

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  • Gabriel, Arizona
    The Houston OCD Program was invaluable to me in my recovery.  I had been dealing with anxiety and OCD for over a decade, and been to numerous therapists and psychiatrists.  The program was definitely one of the most useful treatments I have received.  My whole view on my illness has changed.  I have gone from […]