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Consultations for Clinicians Treating OCD

Neurodiversity affirming

Trans&Queer affirming

Trauma competent


Individual clinical consultation

  • General OCD information​

  • Case conceptualization/support

    • OCD

    • Trauma

    • Identities such as Autistic/ADHD/polyennic

    • BDD

    • PANS

    • Disgust sensitivity

    • GAD, Panic, and Phobias

  • Treatment application and/or key concepts of the following: 

    • ERP

    • I-CBT

    • ACT

    • MCT (for rumination)

    • RF-ERP

    • SPACE

    • CBT​

    • EMDR (for trauma/grief)

30 minutes $100

60 minutes $150

Individual consultations can be booked directly on my scheduler. Once you schedule your consultation, you will receive an email stating the appointment is approved. You will also receive a form that invites you to share more about what you'd like to discover during the individual consultation (optional).     

Group clinical consultation

  • ​Up to 3 clinicians total​

  • Peer style engagement ("non-hierarchical")

My current groups are full but if you would like to create a group for consultation, please feel free to call or email me so that we can discuss options and logistics.   ​​ 

"Mentorship" or other creative collaborations


If you'd like to work together to build something meaningful, let's talk! :) 


Phone: 360-565-6216

Inference-based CBT Workshop: Appraisal and Inference Models for Treating OCD

Brief videos on I-CBT and ERP

Inference-based CBT (I-CBT)

Inference-based CBT targets what is called "inferential confusion." Inferential confusion is the main reasoning process that's responsible for OCD, according to this theory. This is a reasoning process someone has when they suffer from OCD and is when a person distrust their senses, including their common sense and their sense of self, while also getting absorbed in their imagination and a story.  The I-CBT treatment program aims to bring resolution of the obsessional doubts through a unique and stepped treatment program.


Exposure with Response Prevention (ERP)

​Exposure with Response Prevention (ERP) is grounded in the Behavioral Therapy theories of fear and avoidance. Behavioral Therapy views psychological disorders as learned or conditioned behaviors that can be unlearned and changed through behavioral modification. Due to its conception as a behavioral approach, ERP targets behaviors in treatment. ERP aims to teach individuals that they can handle the scary responses, do nothing about them, and learn that they can be OK. This helps the person learn that they are safe, even if OCD says they might not be.  ​​ 

The Future of OCD Treatment Must Be Neurodiversity Affirming

Theresa Chiu, MSSW, LICSW

Theresa (she/they) is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with over 12 years’ experience in providing evidence-based treatment to individuals and families. ​She began her career in behavioral health and worked in community mental health facilities, a transitional housing program, crisis services, an Assertive Community Treatment team, and a hospital inpatient and emergency department.

​In 2021, she entered private practice and founded Olympic OCD Services. With this new endeavor, she channeled her lived experience and clinical expertise into helping people suffering from OCD find relief and experience recovery from OCD’s torment.

She played an important role in the dissemination of I-CBT in the United States by creating one of the first weekly I-CBT group consultations for professionals, which still continues to meet weekly. She has introduced I-CBT to dozens of clinicians, and her lived experience and recovery from OCD offer a valued perspective on effective treatment. 

Theresa brings her expertise, energy, and enthusiasm to support clinicians treating OCD through I-CBT (and ERP) training and consultation. She recognizes and advocates for the importance of intersectionality and identity in clinical practice. Her approach is neurodiversity affirming, trauma informed, collaborative, engaging, and compassionate. She enjoys laughing and integrating humor in the recovery process.


  • MS in Clinical Social Work, Columbia University

  • BA in Psychology, University of Arizona

Professional Memberships

  • International OCD Foundation (IOCDF)

  • Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA)

  • Postpartum Support International (PSI)

  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)


  • ERP, Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI)

  • CBT, Beck Institute

  • I-CBT, Fred Aardema, co-creator of I-CBT

  • EX/RP, Cognitive Behavioral Institute

  • Rumination-Focused ERP, OCD Associates 

  • ERP, New England Center for OCD and Anxiety

  • ERP, 

  • Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE)

  • SPACE Expanded: Applications of SPACE​

  • Prolonged Exposure, Cognitive Behavioral Institute

  • Cognitive Processing Therapy, Center for Deployment Psychology

  • Neurodivergent-Informed Clinician, specialization program

  • EMDR, EMDRIA approved training provider

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