Bianca Simmons is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in treating OCD and other anxiety related disorders using Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy (ERP). She also has extensive training in Cognitive-Behavioral therapy (CBT),Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT), and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) to assist in treating PTSD, Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs).
Before transitioning into private practice, she worked as the residential manager/therapist at the McLean OCD Institute//Houston for several years. In total she has about 7 years of experience working with adults and adolescents diagnosed with moderate to severe OCD and other anxiety disorders. Many of Bianca's clients diagnosed with OCD fall within the moderate to severe range and are in the process of transitioning into or out of residential treatment when 1 session per week is not quite enough support. One of her main goals in her professional career is to increase mental health accessibility for underrepresented minority populations while simultaneously decreasing the stigma in those same populations.
Message From Bianca:
Despite my training, YOU are the boss of your treatment. I am here to help you get to where you want to be. Of course, I will make my professional recommendations and you will make the final decision as to how you want to move forward. You will learn how to identify your values in life and live according to them instead of your anxiety so when you look back you will have no regrets.