My Story 

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). 

She received her BA in Psychology and Spanish from Trinity University in San Antonio and her MA in Clinical Psychology from the University of Houston – Clear Lake. She completed her graduate internship at The Women’s Home where she focused on the treatment of substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, and depression.

Before transitioning into private practice, she worked as the residential manager/therapist at the McLean OCD Institute//Houston. As residential manager, Bianca assisted with hiring, training, and performance reviews, supervision of the RCs on staff; overseeing the provision of care to clients in both the Intensive Outpatient Program and the Residential Support Program. In addition to working with OCD and other anxiety related disorders, Bianca has clinical experience working with diverse populations, college counseling, and crisis interventions. Bianca also created the monthly McLean OCD Institute // Houston alumni support group.

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My Specialties

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (all subtypes)

  • Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder 

  • Other Anxiety Related Disorders

    • Illness Anxiety Disorder (Health Anxiety)

    • Socialized Anxiety Disorder

    • Specific Phobias (i.e. driving, bugs, animals, etc.)

    • Panic Disorder

    • Generalized Anxiety Disorder 

    • Agoraphobia

    • Perfectionism 

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs)

    • Hair Pulling 

    • Skin Picking

 

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Meet Adaeze!

My name is Adaeze Alozie and I have worked in the mental health field for over 4 years now. The bulk of my clinical experience comes from my time spent as a residential counselor at McLean OCD Institute at Houston (formally Houston OCD Program). 

 

During my time as  a residential counselor, I learned how to support adults and adolescents who struggled with severe OCD and other anxiety related disorders by utilizing evidence-based treatments. I became well versed in learning how to use Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and Acceptance and Commitment Treatment (ACT) to help support patients through their treatment journey. My goal is to help them utilize the skills they learn in their own life so they can hopefully become their own ERP coach. 

In 2020, I was promoted to Lead Residential Counselor and a year later I moved up to Milieu manager of the program, where I learned how to help manage a team of residential counselors and the residential program as a whole. I currently serve as the practice manager at Bianca Simmons, LLC. On top of my managerial duties, I also offer services as an ERP coach for OCD and anxiety related disorders at a sliding scale rate.

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Like wildflowers; you must allow yourself to grow in all the places people never thought you would.
-E.V.