BiographyDr. Zurita Ona, Dr. Z, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in California. Her clinical work started first as a school psychologist and then as a clinical psychologist. She has significant experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with OCD, trauma, anxiety, and emotional regulation problems. Dr. Z is the founder of the East Bay Behavior Therapy Center, a boutique therapy practice, where she runs an intensive outpatient program integrating Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) to support clients getting stuck from obsessions, figure out what they care about, and do stuff that matters to them.
Dr. Z attends local, national, and international conferences on a regular basis in order to keep up with current clinical research and deliver up-to-date therapy services to her clients. In addition to her doctoral training, Dr. Z has nominated as a Fellow of the Association of Contextual Behavioral Science; she's a graduate of the International OCD foundation Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) for the treatment of pediatric OCD and adult OCD; her clinical work is primarily based on Exposure and Response Prevention, the recognized front-line treatment for OCD, anxiety and related condition disorders. Dr. Z is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Over the last 10 years, Dr. Z has been learning, practicing, and teaching Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Dr. Z is a behavioral therapist with a passion for evidence-based practices including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Her clinical work is dedicated to helping all her clients to get “unstuck” and live the life they want to live.
Dr. Z is the author of the following books:
ACT beyond OCD: An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy workbook for adults
The ACT Workbook for Teens with OCD: Unhook Yourself and Live Life to the Full, is dedicated to all the teens she worked with and were struggling with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
Parenting a troubled teen: using acceptance and commitment therapy, written for parents or caregivers raising teens struggling with “feeling too much, too quick, and acting too soon.”
Escaping the emotional roller coaster: ACT for the emotionally sensitive, a self-help book for adults struggling with having an emotional switch that goes on and off, anytime, anywhere.
Dr. Z is the co-author of the book Mind and emotions: a universal protocol for emotional disorders” that has received a “Self-help seal of merit” from the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapists (ABCT).”
For more information visit:
Online class: www.actbeyondocd.com
Personal website: www.thisisdoctorz.com
Therapy website: www.eastbaybehaviortherapycenter.com