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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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The 22nd Annual OCD Conference Recap

The OCD & Anxiety Program of Southern California team was present at the 22nd Annual OCD Conference hosted by the International OCD Foundation in Boston, from July 31- August 2. This year’s OCD Conference was very successful and broke an all time attendance record with almost 1,700 people attending or present. read more

Childhood Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Most people experience fears and worries throughout one’s childhood. Children commonly develop first fears as infants after being startled by a loud noise, while a fear of strangers commonly appears around six to eight months. read more

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