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Lauren Merclean MA, LCSW


I am a therapist in the Philadelphia area specializing in the behavioral treatment of mood and anxiety disorders. I have a particular interest in treatment OCD and OC related disorders. Prior to the moving to the Philadelphia area, I worked at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC) of UPMC in Pittsburgh. At WPIC, I worked in several intensive outpatient programs targeting reduction of mood, anxiety and OCD symptoms. I also have experience working with children with behavioral difficulties as well as adult with substance use disorders. I completed the Behavior Therapy Training Institute, (BTTI) an intensive training program for the treatment of OCD and OCD related disorders. I have also completed the intensive Prolonged Exposure (PE) for PTSD treatment through the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at the University of Pennsylvania. I am also trained in SPACE, a treatment program to address childhood anxiety through parent training.

My B.A. is from Gettysburg College, I have a M.A. in Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a MSW from The University of Pittsburgh. I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in the state of Pennsylvania. I am a member of the International OCD foundation (IOCDF), and board member for the Pennsylvania affiliate of the IOCDF, OCD Pennsylvania.


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