OCD At Work

Services I Provide

Hi! I’m Dr. Sarah Chorley and I am a Certified Career Services Provider who works with adults with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). My goal as a researcher and practitioner is to help people with OCD find, keep, and enjoy work. Because OCD affects so many aspects of life, it can be difficult to stay employed, much less achieve a career that you’ve always dreamed of! I’m here to help you with work and employment, from figuring out what kind of occupation or career you think you might be interested in to how to talk to your boss about accommodations associated with your specific OCD symptoms. 

I am located in Denver, CO, and offer career services sessions in person, but also online through Microsoft Teams. I am a Certified Career Services Provider with a PhD in organizational communication and my research is all about OCD and work. Book a free consultation appointment with me via email at schorley@msudenver.edu. 

Participate in a Survey

You can be a participant if:

  • You are 18 or older
  • You have been formally diagnosed with OCD (it doesn’t have to be your primary diagnosis)
  • You have ever been in intensive treatment for OCD, which includes intensive outpatient, a partial hospitalization program, residential care, or any combination of those three.
  • You have been out of intensive treatment for at least 90 days
  • You DO NOT need to have an employment history or even be currently employed – we still want to hear from you!

Does this sound like you?

 

You can choose to take the survey anonymously (this is the default) or you can enter your email in at the end if you are willing to do a follow-up interview with me (Sarah Chorley, the researcher) about your experiences with work.

Current Research

I am currently researching the effectiveness of career coaching for adults with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). If you are an adult with diagnosed OCD, you can participate in this research to receive free career coaching from me, a Certified Career Services Provider with a PhD in organizational communication. We’ll look at how targeted career coaching influences your job satisfaction, work-related tension, and career satisfaction. Send me an email to see if you qualify to participate: schorley@msudenver.edu. 

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About Me

Assistant Professor, Metropolitan State University of Denver,
Department of Communication Studies
schorley@msudenver.edu

Sarah K. Chorley, Ph.D., C.C.S.P.

Assistant Professor, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Department of Communication Studies schorley@msudenver.edu

 

Sarah K. Chorley (Ph.D., University of Colorado) is an Assistant Professor at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Dr. Chorley researches organizational communication; specifically, the intersections among obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and organizing. Dr. Chorley’s current research examines the communicative construction and negotiation of OCD and identity in the workplace in order to create a communication-based vocational rehabilitation intervention for adults in intensive OCD treatment. Her other research interests include organizational power, organizational discourse, decision-making, feminist standpoint theory, and applied communication research.