Katia Moritz, Ph.D. started her work in OCD as a licensed psychologist in her native country, Brazil. She moved to New York in 1991 in order to advance her studies in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at the Albert Ellis Institute and at the Institute for Bio-Behavioral Therapy and Research. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical and School Psychology from Hofstra University in New York. Dr. Moritz’s next move was to Florida, where she established the anxiety disorders program at the Miami Children’s Hospital, Dan Marino Center. She also founded the first pediatric OCD support group in South Florida. A licensed psychologist in Florida and Clinical Director of the Neurobehavioral Institute, Dr. Moritz dedicates her efforts to the development of intensive behavioral treatments protocols and helping those affected by OCD and other neurobiological conditions.
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