Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make an initial appointment?


I personally respond to all inquiries. You may contact me through this form. Information that is helpful for me to know when you reach out is your name, age, reason for seeking treatment, and your availability for appointments. Please also feel free to ask any questions you may have.




What hours are you available?


I typically schedule appointments Monday through Thursday starting in the late morning until the late afternoon.




Do you accept insurance?


I do not accept insurance, I am considered an out-of-network provider. I am happy to provide receipts for sessions that you can submit to your health insurance if you are entitled to any out-of-network benefits. Please contact your heath insurance company for questions related to your benefits.




What ages do you work with?


I work with preschool and elementary school aged children, adolescents, and adults.




What treatment modalities do you use?


I use Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Exposure and Response Prevention to treat anxiety and OCD. I also provide therapy that is more supportive in nature and informed by evidenced-based therapies that are considered types of CBT. These include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT).




Where is your office located?


My office is located in Plymouth Meeting, PA. I also provide video chat/teletherapy sessions and home/community sessions.




What are the benefits of seeing an anxiety/OCD specialist?


1. I'M KNOWLEDGEABLE I went to a Cognitive Behavior Therapy doctoral program that emphasized evidenced-based treatments. After that, I completed a year long post doctoral fellowship where I received advanced training and supervision in treating anxiety & OCD. I use evidenced-based treatment that is supported by science and have been shown to be efficient and effective in treating anxiety & OCD​. 2. I'M EXPERIENCED ​Over 75% of the people I treat have an anxiety disorder or OCD. I spent most of my time helping people just like you. Because I see children, adolescents, and adults, I see the way these conditions show up in all different types of people throughout their lives. I've learned the ins and outs of these conditions. Sometimes in session, people think I'm reading their minds. I promise I'm not a mind reader. I just know a lot about anxiety & OCD! 3. I'M CREATIVE ​Even though most of the people I treat have anxiety & OCD, they all have different needs, preferences, ways of learning, and ways of understanding - this has taught me to be creative, fun, and flexible in implementing treatment approaches to fit your unique needs. 4. I'M PASSIONATE​ ​​I love my job! As a specialist, I am able to focus my time and energy on staying up to date on the most current research and cutting edge treatments for your specific problems to make sure you feel better as quickly as possible. I am a member of the International OCD Foundation, the Anxiety & Depression Association of America, and the Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association.




What forms of payment do you accept?


Checks, cash, or Zelle.




What should I do if I have other questions?


Contact me at ashley@drashleyanxietyocd.com and I'll be happy to answer any additional questions!





3138 Butler Pike, Suite 200

Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

Call or Text:  215-260-7575

© 2020 Ashley Kritzstein, PsyD