Samantha Griffitts specializes in the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and has training in Exposure and Response Prevention through NOCD. In addition to evidence-based treatment of OCD, Griffitts focuses on the treatment of anxiety disorders, including Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Separation Anxiety, Specific Phobias, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. She is particularly suited to treat OCD and anxiety related to health issues and/or medical conditions, and was featured on Louisville, Kentucky's NBC affiliate, WAVE3 News, for her work in treating anxiety related to anaphylactic food allergies and Celiac Disease.

Although Samantha treats a wide variety of OCD subtypes and types of anxiety, she is particularly passionate about treating OCD and anxiety related to medical diagnoses, as medical concerns (such as anaphylactic food allergies, for example) often become the focus of obsessions in OCD and clinical anxiety.

Post Licensure Training

Training in Exposure & Response Prevention (ERP), through NOCD

Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) is the gold standard of treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).  ERP is an evidence based therapy unlike traditional talk therapy. For more information on ERP, click here.

Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional Certification, through PESI

Training in applied neuroscience for treating anxiety, panic, and worry.

CBT For Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors, Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Academy

Training in the application of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and neuroscience to the treatment body focused repetitive behaviors.

Clean, Count, and Check: A Family Based Approach to OCD, through the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy

Family accommodation and symptomatology in OCD, as well as application of family systems theory to Exposure and Response Prevention.

You, Me, and OCD, through the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy

Positive Family Interaction Therapy, Partner Assisted Exposure and Response Prevention, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for OCD, including perinatal OCD, relationship OCD, and scrupulosity.

Understanding Perinatal Mood Disorders, through the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy

Symptoms, risk factors, therapeutic models of perinatal mood disorders, as well as attachment and trauma.

MFTs and Pediatric Oncology, American through the Association for Marriage & Family Therapy

Specific interventions for patients in a pediatric oncology setting, and collaboration with medical providers across disciplines.

Family Adaptations to Traumatic Brain Injury, through the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy

Interventions for individuals with traumatic brain injury and/or PTSD, the unique challenges of traumatic brain injury, and beneficial intervention strategies.

Cultural Neuroscience: Child and Adolescent Brain Development, through the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy

The interaction between culture and brain development, and how to use this information when working with individuals and families.

Education

Centre College 

Areas of Study: Psychology and Psychobiology

May, 2009

Centre College is a top 50 national liberal arts college, founded in 1819.  For more about Centre College, click here.

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Area of Study: Christian Psychology, Theology

May, 2013

Extensive study in the area of Christian psychology, medical ethics, human development, and the theology of personhood.  

Therapy Services

Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)

Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) is the gold standard of treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).  ERP is an evidence based therapy unlike traditional talk therapy. For more information on ERP, click here.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is an evidence based form of psychotherapy that focuses on the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.  The total length of treatment is relatively brief compared to many other forms of psychotherapy. For more information on CBT, click here.

Therapy for Partners and Families of People with Anxiety and/or OCD

In conjunction with ERP and CBT, which usually take place in sessions with individuals, therapy support is also available for partners and families of those who struggle with anxiety and OCD.  For more information on OCD and family interactions, click here.

Therapy for Spiritual/Religious Struggles

Whether you are seeking counsel for spiritual struggles alone, or your spiritual life is affected by anxiety and/or OCD, therapy for spiritual/religious struggles is available.  For more information on the interaction between OCD and spirituality/religion, click here.

Professional Associations

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