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About The OCS Clinic

Obsessive-compulsive symptoms are thought to exist upon an obsessive-compulsive spectrum. The OCS Clinic is a private practice based in Fitzroy (VIC, 3065), launched by compassionate psychologists to address the unique treatment needs of different types of OCD on this spectrum, aiming to provide supportive and personalised care to help individuals free themselves from these conditions.

We have experience and training in the gold-standard treatment options for OCD, including CBT and ERP (Exposure and Response Prevention), as well as other evidenced based treatments for OCD, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Metacognitive Therapy. Our therapists are also equipped to work from other therapy frameworks (including EMDR, Emotionally Focussed Therapy, ISTDP, Schema Therapy, and more) to support you with any other issues you might be experiencing, or to address potential barriers to overcoming OCD, such as PTSD or intrusive traumatic memories which may be fuelling the obsessive-compulsive cycle for some. You can see our services, FAQ, & OCD info pages for more information on treatment options, or to learn more about different therapy approaches.

We offer a supportive space free of judgement, where you can speak freely about your most difficult thoughts without fear of repercussion. We value working collaboratively, at the pace you're ready to work at. All are welcome to express interest in finding support.

Meet Our Psychologists

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Caspar Wenn

Director & Principal Psychologist 

Caspar is a Registered Psychologist, with a special interest in OCD. Caspar launched The OCS Clinic upon recognition of the unique treatment requirements of different forms of OCD, having developed expertise in the understanding of mental compulsions in OCD during his involvement in research exploring the treatment difficulties experienced by those suffering with covert compulsions (previously known as Pure-Obsessional OCD or "Pure-O"). Caspar has a gentle, person-centred approach to working with clients, with diverse experience helping adults undergoing a wide range of issues, having worked within crisis support and suicide prevention; supporting individuals to overcome mental health barriers at work; and working within family trauma focussed care. Caspar welcomes all individuals to express interest in finding support, with experience in the treatment and care of depressive and anxiety disorders; OCD; depersonalisation/derealisation and dissociation; ADHD; managing chronic pain and somatic concerns including medically unexplained symptoms; complex grief; personality vulnerabilities and disorders; and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in both its acute and complex forms. Caspar strongly believes in the importance of ongoing, lifelong learning as a Psychologist, and continues to engage in extensive professional development, seeking consult with numerous Psychologists, Psychiatrists, and Social Workers to maintain best practice and develop his therapeutic skillset further, while also providing peer supervision to psychologists and other mental health professionals who would like to learn more about OCD. Caspar enjoys working from various psychotherapy frameworks, including Metacognitive Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT; including Exposure and Response Prevention [ERP]), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotionally Focussed Couples Therapy (EFT), Schema Therapy, Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), as well as Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy. Caspar believes that an integrated approach of therapeutic frameworks in the treatment of OCD is most effective in creating lasting change, aiming to address symptoms at their surface by helping clients to recognise and resist their compulsions, while also reaching through to the root cause. Caspar is a Full Member of the EMDR Association of Australia (EMDRAA), and an Associate Member of the Australian ADHD Professionals Association (AADPA). Caspar is based in Melbourne (Fitzroy), offering online and in person appointments for adult clients.

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Andreas Frangos

Registered Psychologist & Clinical Psychologist Registrar 

Andreas is a Registered Psychologist & Clinical Psychologist Registrar, with a clinical focus and expertise in the treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive and related disorders. Andreas' expertise is founded upon his past involvement in OCD research exploring the relationship between Obsessive-Compulsive symptom dimensions and the COVID-19 pandemic, and has also published research exploring visual perception in virtual reality. Andreas has diverse experience working with clients of all ages, with previous experience working with clients in school settings, in-patient substance use treatment programs, and within two OCD focussed private practice settings. Andreas has experience working from numerous treatment approaches, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT, including Exposure & Response Prevention [ERP]), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), & Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), while also incorporating Psychodynamic and Schema Therapy approaches into his practice where appropriate. By integrating various evidenced based treatments into his therapeutic approach, Andreas aims to address simultaneous issues clients may be experiencing alongside OCD, while also addressing potential clinical barriers in the treatment of OCD. Andreas works with adult clients Australia wide via telehealth, and offers in-person appointments in Varsity Lakes on The Gold Coast, (QLD, 4227). Andreas has upcoming availability for new clients to commence ongoing therapy, and welcomes all individuals seeking support for their mental health.

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Clinical Psychologist 

Jayde is a Clinical Psychologist currently working in both an in-patient mental health hospital and in private practice. She has experience working with adult patients facing a range of difficulties, including trauma related disorders such as PTSD, mood disorders including major depression and bipolar disorder, anxiety, substance dependence, and personality vulnerabilities. Jayde works from the Psychodynamic framework of Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), having completed an additional three-year training program in ISTDP. ISTDP is an attachment-focussed experiential individual therapy that helps patients face the feelings they have learnt to habitually avoid, by regulating their anxiety moment-to-moment and helping them see and turn against the maladaptive defences that function to avoid feelings and anxiety, and to overcome the defences which create barriers to effective treatment and the development of healthy relationships. Through this process, the therapist helps patients observe and develop compassion for their inner life and relinquish habits of self-rejection. Jayde also values integrating specific interventions from other trauma-focussed approaches to meet her patient's needs, including Schema Therapy, and Prolonged Exposure for PTSD, aiming to tailor her approach to suit the unique treatment requirements of the individuals she works with. Jayde has a specific interest in working with individuals who have endured acute traumatic events, and has experience working with current and previous serving Military Personnel, Police and Emergency Services and their families. Jayde works with adult patients, offering in person appointments in East Brisbane, QLD, while also providing online appointments for patients Australia wide.

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