Hi, I'm Adam. I am a husband, father, and clinical social worker who lives life joyfully with OCD. I was never diagnosed with OCD as a child or young adult. In fact, I believe that certain abilities that I possess, as a part of my OCD, have helped me to be successful. In early 2000, I experienced increased stress in my life and began to have intrusive doubts about turning the coffee pot and stove off. This led me to repeated trips back home to check. Fortunately, I realized what was happening and I was able to stop returning home each time I was uncertain whether I left an appliance on. After returning to graduate school in 2006, I learned about OCD and realized my calling was to help others who struggle with OCD.
I am a licensed clinical social worker specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy. Since 2009, I have worked with children, teens, and adults with anxiety, school phobia, and depression. I am a professional member of the International OCD Foundation, the Body Dysmorphic Disorder Foundation, and the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. I have provided therapy at UCSF for an Intensive Outpatient Program for children and adolescents with OCD.