Suzanne A Chabaud, PhD
Doctorate in Clinical and Developmental Psychology, 1987, Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN
After receiving my PhD, I began clinical work in New Orleans. For several years I have focused exclusively on OCD and enjoyed treating hundreds of people released from its trappings. Since 2009, I became increasingly involved in treating Hoarding Disorder and appeared in several episodes of the TV series Hoarders. In 2010, I founded the OCD Institute of Greater New Orleans. My primary focus is providing a full range of care for OCD. I also provide treatment, support and education for Hoarding Disorder. I use traditional cognitive-behavioral techniques and mindfulness-based therapy that incorporate unique developmental history and resources of each client. I guide clients to discover internal resources to face life challenges with increased resilience, competence, empowerment and hopefulness. My work with Hoarding Disorder emerged into a pursuits outlined below.
Tim Kershenstine, PhD, ACC
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, 2009, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Palo Alto, CA
Associate Certified Coach, International Coach Federation
Since I was a teenager it has been my purpose in life to help people overcome challenges and enjoy living their life to the fullest. I joined the OCD Institute of Greater New Orleans in 2010. Since then I have developed a passion and expertise in helping people who suffer with OCD and Anxiety. I offer an alternative to disorder-focused psychotherapy, and instead, I utilize a coaching and consulting approach that focuses on educating and empowering individuals to adapt and overcome their challenges using their inner strengths and wisdom. I draw on Buddhist philosophy and practice of mindfulness meditation as well as the philosophies of Existentialism and Taoism to help my clients see themselves in a new light and develop a new approach to living. While my specialty is in working with OCD and Anxiety, I work with people dealing with a broad range of life challenges. I believe each of us has the power to create a new way of living with freedom and empowerment, despite the challenges we face.