Kimberley Quinlan is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) specializing in OCD and related disorders, eating disorders and body focused repetitive disorders. Quinlan brings a background in CBT research and mindfulness to her work with clients battling addiction and mental health challenges. Her private practice is located in the upscale Los Angeles suburb of Calabasas, California. In her practice, Quinlan works along several other counselors to help children, teens, adults and families lead more successful and balanced lives.
Quinlan is originally from Australia and did her undergrad in Exercise Science and Nutrition at Southern Cross University, then got her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Antioch University in Los Angeles. She went on to earn a Certificate in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders from University of Oxford. During her training and education, Quinlan dedicated much of her research to the study of CBT for the treatment of anxiety, eating disorders and depression. Her training also emphasized the practice of meditation and mindfulness for the management of mental health issues and stress. After getting her license, Quinlan went on to become the Clinical Director of the OCD Center of Los Angeles. In 2015, she opened her private practice and began seeing clients on an outpatient basis in Calabasas. She works with two associates, Charity Wabuke LMFT and Will Owens, LMFT.
Quinlan and her partners see a wide variety of clients, including children, adolescents and adults addressing OCD and related anxiety disorders, eating disorders, body focused repetitive behaviors, like Trichotillomania (hair pulling) and Excoriation Disorder (skin picking), along with depression, trauma and substance abuse. Depending on the client, they provide coordinated care with clients’ psychiatrists and case managers. The team maintains relationships with several outpatient and inpatient programs in southern California, including the OCD Center of LA and Phoenix House LA and provides referrals when a higher level of care is required.
Quinlan’s clients receive an individualized treatment plan developed specifically for them. There are several options for care, including a customized program of individual therapy or an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). IOP entails about 18 to 24 hours of therapy that’s offered in several variations: the weekend intensive program, which is over two or three days; the week-long intensive program, which lasts five to seven days and the extensive program, which lasts two to six weeks.
Quinlan and her team specialize in several variations of CBT, including Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (MBCBT) and CBT-E for Eating Disorders. Quinlan is available to meet for therapy in her office in Calabasas and provides teletherapy via phone or video chat, using special software. When necessary, she is also available for home-sessions or field-sessions.
Treatment and Recommendations
Each client is evaluated and given treatment recommendations geared to meet their specific needs for recovery, with schedules developed around school, social and family obligations. Clients are also encouraged to participate in peer support activities like 12-step outside of treatment, when applicable. Quinlan also has a prolific blog and podcast, offering free help and insight for those struggling with OCD and related issues.
Overall, Quinlan and her associates believe in the importance of a team approach to treatment and works closely with the clients other treating physicians, psychiatrists and case workers, as well as incorporating parents and other family members into the therapeutic process. This is a good choice for those seeking a private practice OCD specialist.
23801 Calabasas Rd #2036
Calabasas, CA 91302
Kimberley Quinlan Cost: Depends on services. Reach Kimberley Quinlan by phone at (818) 452-3510 or by email at [email protected].
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