R. Hatton Therapy

My Mission

My mission is to diagnose and treat individuals with OCD and related issues and to provide the friends and family members of those individuals with the education they will need to better understand OCD and support those they care about struggling with OCD.

Please call or email today, and I will be glad to answer your questions. My phone number is 
858-703-7620 or you can contact me here.

   About Me

Further Information & Announcements

Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month (every year in June, July, August, November, and December we meet the 2nd Friday ONLY7-8:30pm a FREE support group is offered to individuals struggling with OCD and other related disorders, family members of those listed above, as well as any interested professionals. Located at Mesa Vista Hospital's Day Treatment Lounge, (858.278.4110) 7850 Vista Hill Ave. Kearny Mesa, CA.

The 24th annual conference is in San Francisco, CA. Plan to join us on July 6- July 9, 2017. We are looking forward to another great time to meet people and learn more about OCD and those impacted by it. Go to the OCFoundation Website for further information.

I am a cognitive behavioral therapist with an emphasis in treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Hoarding, and Impulse Control Disorders. (See related disorders for additional information about each of these disorders.) As a therapist, my goal is to provide a safe place where people can explore their fears and begin fighting back. To do this, I use a combination of cognitive and behavioral therapies both in my office and on site.

Rachael Hatton As a therapist, I provide a safe and supportive environment in        which individuals, couples and families all can grow and develop the  necessary skills to have a more  fulfilling and satisfying life. I have  helped individuals, couples, families, and  therapeutic groups with  a wide range of issues. These include issues that are more serious  in nature, such as mood disorders, anxiety disorders, depression,  and psychotic disorders, as well as issues that we find people  struggling  with everyday, such as communication or child-parent  interactions.

 When providing therapy to an individual, I believe it is important to  take a “systems approach,” which means taking into consideration  both the individual(s) sitting in my office with me as well as the  context (relationships, school, work) that they present with  outside  my office.

In addition to my training and experience with individuals and families struggling with OCD, I am also experienced in working with: 

  • children with behavioral issues, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and inattention and/or hyperactivity 
  • couples who are looking to enhance their relationship
  • couples who experience “high conflict” in their relationship (especially around raising mutual children while separated)
  • adults who struggle with “co-occuring disorders,” which means they have an addiction to alcohol and/or drugs in addition to a mental health disorder (i.e. depression, anxiety, bipolar, personality)
I have found that my experiences mentioned above have only aided in my ability to treat those with OCD, as many individuals who struggle with OCD often have other problems they are dealing with in addition to the OCD.

I received my masters in Human Development and Family Studies with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Connecticut. I also have a bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of California San Diego. It was then that I developed my love for San Diego, and my passion for helping those who struggle with OCD, hoarding, and other related disorders.

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