Mental Compulsions in Focus: ACT for OCD and Anxiety

Michelle-Woidneck2

Utah State University
Boys Town Center for Behavioral Health

Key Points

  1. Dr. Michelle Woidneck specializes in ACT for OCD and has extensive experience in treating anxiety, OCD, and trauma.
  2. The client, “Stacy,” experiences significant OCD symptoms centered around doubting thoughts about her relationship, which occupy a substantial part of her day.
  3. Despite receiving reassurance, Stacy’s anxiety-driven compulsions to gain certainty in her relationship indicate the severity and impact of her OCD symptoms.
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Introduction

Dr. Michelle Woidneck, a licensed psychologist in Omaha, Nebraska, specializes in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), particularly with mental compulsions. She completed her doctoral training at Utah State University under Dr. Mike Twohig and her pre-doctoral internship at the Nebraska Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology at Boys Town, Omaha. After serving as a staff psychologist at Boys Town Behavioral Health Clinic, she transitioned to private practice in 2020. Dr. Woidneck focuses on adults and older adolescents, with specific expertise in anxiety, OCD, and trauma. She is also a recognized peer-reviewed ACT trainer.

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