Rebecca Billerio-Riff, LMSW, is a therapist and intake specialist at Sheppard Pratt’s Center for OCD and Anxiety, specializing in the treatment of OCD and related anxiety disorders. She employs cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) in her work with clients.
Rebecca earned her Master of Social Work from The University of Central Florida. Before her career in mental health she spent six years working in the music industry in Los Angeles, choosing and licensing music for a TV production company. She integrates the creativity of her past career with the empathy and knowledge required for the mental health field.
Prior to joining The Center for OCD and Anxiety, Rebecca gained experience at CBT Baltimore, Away Of Change Counseling, Bea Gaddy Family Centers, and The Grayson LA Treatment Center for Anxiety & OCD. She is an active member of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) and has presented at several IOCDF conferences.
Rebecca believes that getting better at managing OCD and anxiety takes practice, patience, and learning to accept the uncertainties that we usually attempt to chase away.
The thought of forgetting memories or details can create a great deal of anxiety for OCD sufferers.
When you combine OCD with drastic hormonal and physical changes, new health and safety considerations, and family dynamic shifts, it is the perfect storm.