Ted Witzig, Jr, PhD
Clinical Director & Clinical Psychologist
Clinical Specialties:Anxiety and mood disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) with an emphasis on scrupulosity and intrusive thoughts, PTSD and trauma
Populations Served: Primarily adults
Other Services:Care of those in ministry and their families; Consultation to clergy and mental health professionals; psychological testing and assessment
Ted started working at ACCFS in 2000 and currently serves as ACCFS’ Clinical Director. He is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist having received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Fielding Graduate University in 2004. Prior to receiving his doctorate, he received a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Illinois State University in 1997 and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Fielding Graduate University in 2001.
Ted has clinical experience in a variety of settings including outpatient counseling (in a group private practice – The Antioch Group, an employee assistance program, and a university counseling center) and in doing psychological testing and assessment (at The Antioch Group, an ADHD assessment clinic, in a sex offender/domestic violence perpetrator assessment and treatment program, and in a hospital-based acute rehabilitation unit with patients with head injuries, brain tumors, and strokes.). He has received specialized training the treatment of trauma (EMDR) and PTSD.
Ted has had the privilege of working with people with OCD and their families since 1997. His primary specialty is with scrupulosity (OCD entwined in religious and moral matters) and primarily obsessional forms of OCD (violent/sexual obsessions). He has published research on obsessional beliefs, religious beliefs and scrupulosity in Fundamental Protestant Christians. He graduated from the International OCD Foundation’s (IOCDF) Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) in 2007, has attended numerous advanced behavior therapy trainings, and continues to seek and apply the latest findings in OCD research and treatment (CBT/ERP/ACT). He is actively involved in providing training on religiously-sensitive and effective treatment of OCD/scrupulosity by presenting topics on OCD at national conferences, conducting trainings through webinars, and by providing professional consultations to mental health professionals. He seeks to provide care in a way that is both sensitive to his clients’ religious and spiritual beliefs and clinically effective. Through www.scrupulosity.org he hopes to disseminate information on scrupulosity to sufferers, their families, clergy, and mental health professionals.
Ted is a professional member of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS), the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF), the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS), and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Ted and his wife, Donna, have identical twin daughters and are active members of the Apostolic Christian Church of Morton, IL where Ted also serves as a minister. His roles as both psychologist and minister give him a special desire to help individuals whose mental health and spiritual issues become entwined.
Licensure and Certifications
Licensed Clinical Psychologist in IL # 071006946
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in IL # 180004244
Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider (BC-TMH) # 356
National Register of Health Service Psychologists (NRHSP): Registrant ID: 56260