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OCD Texas Board of Directors includes seasoned psychologists and fervent advocates, focused on education, support, and advocacy.

They embody the spirit of compassion and expertise, ensuring effective assistance and understanding for those navigating OCD.

Our Dedicated Team.

Melissa Fasteau, PsyD, a Licensed Psychologist, specializes in treating OCD, anxiety, BFRBs, and depression. She holds a PsyD from Yeshiva University and completed postdoctoral training at McLean OCD Institute, Houston. Currently, she serves as President of OCD Texas.

Melissa Fasteau, Psy.D.


Ivy Ruths, Ph.D., a Licensed Psychologist, owns Houston Anxiety and Wellness Center. She specializes in treating OCD, Trichotillomania, and anxiety and depressive disorders in various age groups. Dr. Ruths is Vice President of OCD Texas and Past-President of the Houston Psychological Association.

Ivy Ruths, Ph.D.

Vice President

Andrea M. Alvarez, M.Ed., LPC-S, NCC, heads AMA Behavioral Therapy, PLLC. She graduated in Psychology from the University of Houston, has over 11 years of licensure, and is affiliated with the International OCD Foundation and TLC Foundation. She's the Treasurer of OCD Texas.

Andrea Alvarez, LPC-S


Saharah Shrout, MA, LPC-S, owns OATH Therapy, focusing on OCD, anxiety, and related disorders. She earned her BA in Psychology and Sociology and an MA in Christian Counseling from Houston Baptist University. With experience since 2003, Saharah trained at The Menninger Clinic OCD Program and was Program Manager at Houston OCD Program. She's currently Secretary of OCD Texas.

Saharah Shrout, LPC


Ginny Fullerton, Ph.D., a Licensed Psychologist, directs Capital OCD & Anxiety Practice in Austin, TX. Specializing in OCD and anxiety treatments, she works with various age groups. Dr. Fullerton earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Houston in 2007, with specialized experience from The Menninger Clinic and the Houston OCD Program. She's a certified SPACE provider, clinical faculty at the University of Texas at Austin, and Education Director at OCD Texas.

Ginny Fullerton, Ph.D.

Education Director

Katy Rothfelder, LPC, RBT, is a mental health clinician at the Anxiety Treatment Center of Austin, focusing on OCD and related disorders. She has a special interest in the neurodivergent community. Katy earned her BA in Communication Studies from Southwestern University, emphasizing mental illness, and an MA in Counseling from St. Edward’s University. She currently serves as the Volunteer Chair with OCD Texas.

Katy Rothfelder, LPC

Volunteer Chair

Mikayla has been a vital advocate for the OCD community since 2020, managing OCD Texas's social media with dedication. She consistently shares valuable resources, building community connectivity. Additionally, Mikayla has contributed as a content creator for Not Alone Notes, offering kindness and support to those with OCD.

Mikayla Leech

Social Media Manager

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