OCD Kansas exists to raise awareness about obsessive-compulsive disorder; help those who struggle with OCD to cope and find evidence-based treatment; and support the families, friends, and communities who support these brave individuals. We have IRS 501(c)3 status as a recognized non-profit organization.
President: Amy Jacobsen
Vice President: William Oakley
Treasurer: Katie Kriegshauser
8400 W. 110th Street, Suite 610
Overland Park, Kansas
OCD Kansas Board Member Bios:
Dr. Amy Jacobsen received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2005 from The University of Georgia, with specific emphases in child psychology and the study and treatment of anxiety disorders. She completed her internship in Clinical Psychology at SUNY Upstate Medical University and a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Child Psychology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She has served as an Assistant Professor in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at Hoglund Brain Imaging Center/University of Kansas Medical Center, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. In 2007, Dr. Jacobsen joined the Kansas City Center for Anxiety Treatment (KCCAT). Over 7 years with KCCAT, she provided specialty services across all age groups, including intensive Exposure/Response Prevention (ERP) protocols for severe anxiety disorders, as well as core CBT services for anxiety, obsessive compulsive spectrum conditions, and related problems, such as depression and child behavioral issues. In 2015, she started her private practice with InSight Counseling, LLC where she continues her core emphasis on the treatment of anxiety and obsessive compulsive spectrum conditions. Dr. Jacobsen has published several research articles and regularly presents at state and national organizations.
Dr. Bill Oakley received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Midwestern University in Illinois, where he worked with the Center for Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders at Alexian Brothers Hospital as part of his training. He completed an APA–accredited pre–doctoral internship at the Carson Center for Adults and Families in Westfield, MA, and conducted research at Brown University’s Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, serving as a trainer in Motivational Interviewing (MI) and an intervention specialist on a federally–funded study. Dr. Oakley completed a year of Post-doctoral Fellowship with Cognitive & Behavioral Consultants of New York, focused on individual and group CBT and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), then completed an Advanced Postdoctoral year here at KCCAT specializing in CBT/ERP. He is a member of and regular presenter at national organizations including the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF), The TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors, and the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, for which he was honored as part of the 2014 class of its Career Development Leadership Program. Dr. Oakley holds an appointment as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Dr. Katie Kriegshauser received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Saint Louis University, with an emphasis in anxiety disorders and a specialty concentration in teaching skills. She completed an APA-accredited internship in Clinical and Health Psychology at Charleston Area Medical Center/West Virginia University School of Medicine and a two-year clinical research specialty fellowship at KCCAT. Dr. Kriegshauser’s clinical interests have focused on evidence-based treatments for anxiety, OCD, and associated health conditions in early adolescence through adults—including the treatment of eating disorders, insomnia, and broader executive functioning challenges. In addition to her clinical work and oversight of center operations, Dr. Kriegshauser holds an appointment as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and coordinates KCCAT’s research activities and training programs for psychology students and visiting trainees from other disciplines. Her research interests and publications have included experimental psychopathology paradigms for anxiety, examination of factors contributing to effective treatment delivery and outcomes, and the impact of novel technologies in healthcare. She is a member of and regular presenter at national organizations including the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, for which she was honored as part of the 2015 class of its Career Development Leadership Program.