OCDIGNO Staff

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Suzanne A Chabaud, PhD

Director

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.

Phone: 504.915.9590
Email: schabaud@msn.com

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Tim Kershenstine, PhD, ACC

Senior Staff

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.

Phone: 504.914.6209

Email: dr.kershenstine@gmail.com