D. Luis Ordaz, Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist (PY11324)
Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, Dr. Ordaz is currently seeing patients via telehealth/videoconferencing, or by phone. On the date of your appointment, you can click on the provider link below, type in your name, and you will enter the "virtual waiting room." Dr. Ordaz will admit you to start the session.
Education and Training Postdoctoral Fellowship (2020-2021) Jacob Center for Evidence-Based Treatment
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Clinical Psychology (2020) University of South Florida
Clinical Internship (2019-2020) OCD Program, Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Clinical Psychology (2016) University of South Florida
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology (2012) University of South Florida
Dr. Ordaz is a Licensed Psychologist, who completed his undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of South Florida (USF), and later went on to receive his M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at USF. During his time at USF, he specialized in treating Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) across the lifespan, with an emphasis on treating Anxiety and OCD in the context of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Dr. Ordaz completed his clinical internship at Baylor College of Medicine’s OCD Program in Houston, TX, under the supervision of Dr. Eric Storch. During this time, he gained further specialization in assessing and treating Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive-Related Disorders across the lifespan. He was also recognized as "Most Outstanding Clinical Intern" for his excellence in clinical skill. Dr. Ordaz completed his Postdoctoral fellowship at the Jacob Center for Evidence-Based Treatment, where he further specialized in the assessment and treatment of Anxiety, OCD, Tic Disorders, and Obsessive-Compulsive Related Disorders. He continues to provide such services for the Jacob Center as a Licensed Psychologist,.
Dr. Ordaz brings a background in academic research to his clinical work. While at USF, Dr. Ordaz was part of the Body Image Research Group, conducting research on gynecomastia and sociocultural influences to body image. As he continued to specialize in anxiety, Dr. Ordaz’s research began to emphasize appearance-related anxiety. More specifically, Dr. Ordaz has developed research interests in muscle dysmorphia and appearance-related anxiety in the bodybuilding community, with an emphasis on evidence-based treatment for individuals with appearance-related anxiety in the bodybuilding community.
Dr. Ordaz specializes in OCD, O-C Spectrum Disorders (e.g., Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Muscle Dysmorphia), comorbid Anxiety/OCD and Autism Spectrum Disorder, Eating Disorders, and Appearance-related Anxiety. He conducts Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Habit Reversal Training (HRT), and sees children, adolescents, and adults. He has a warm, empathetic demeanor, with a strong knowledge base, and he looks forward to helping you reach your treatment goals!
Schneider, S. C., Jassi, A., Peile, L., Ordaz, D. L., & Storch, E. A. (2021). Body dysmorphic disorder. In E. A. Storch, D. McKay, & J. S. Abramowitz (Eds.), Complexities in obsessive compulsive and related disorders: Advances in conceptualization & treatment. Oxford University Press.
Yamamiya, Y., Shroff, H., Schaefer, L. M., Thompson, J. K., Shimai, S., & Ordaz, D. L. (2019). An exploration of the psychometric properties of the SATAQ-4 among adolescent boys in Japan. Eating Behaviors, 32, 31-36. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eatbeh.2018.12.001
Ordaz, D. L., Schaefer, M. L., Choquette, E., Schueler, J., Wallace, L., & Thompson, J. K. (2018). Physical appearance pressures in ethnically diverse college women. Body Image, 24, 1-4. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2017.11.004
Choquette, E., Ordaz, D. L., Melioli, T., Delage, B., Chabrol, H., Rodgers, R., & Thompson, J. K. (2018). Food and Alcohol Disturbance (FAD) in the US and France: Nationality and gender effects and relations to drive for thinness and alcohol use. Eating Behaviors, 31, 113-119. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eatbeh.2018.09.002
Ordaz, D. L., Lewin, A. B., McBride, N., & Storch, E. A. (2018). Modular cognitive-behavioral therapy for an early adolescent with autism spectrum disorder and comorbid obsessive compulsive disorder. Clinical Case Studies, 17, 233-248. https://doi.org/10.1177/1534650118782436
Wise, J. M., Cepeda, S. L., Ordaz, D. L., McBride, N. M., Cavitt, M. A., Howie, F. R., Scalli, L., Ehrenreich-May, J., Wood, J. J., Lewin, A. B., Storch, E. A. (2018). Open trial of modular cognitive-behavioral therapy in the treatment of anxiety among late adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10578-018-0817-5
Ordaz, D. L., Lewin, A. B., & Storch, E. A. (2018). Modular cognitive-behavioral therapy for a young adult with autism spectrum disorder and comorbid obsessive-compulsive disorder and social anxiety disorder. Clinical Case Studies, 17, 136-149. https://doi.org/10.1177/1534650118770269
Yamamiya, Y., Shimai, S., Schaefer, L., Thompson, J.K., Shroff, H., Sharma, R., and Ordaz, D.L. (2016). Psychometric properties and validation of the Sociocultural Attitudes Towards Appearance Questionnaire-4 (SATAQ-4) with a sample of Japanese adolescent girls. Body Image, 19, 89-97. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2016.08.006
Thompson, J. K. & Ordaz, D. L. (2016). Chasing the ideal: The role of body image in anabolic steroid misuse. Journal of Adolescent Health, 58, 379. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2016.01.010
Ordaz, D. L. & Thompson, J. K. (2015). Gynecomastia and psychological functioning: A review of the literature. Body Image, 15, 141-148. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2015.08.004
Ordaz. D. L. (2020, November). Understanding Appearance Anxiety in the Fitness Community. Continuing education training presented virtually for the Florida Psychological Association, Palm Chapter, in Boca Raton, FL, USA.
Ordaz, D. L., Storch, E. A., Darkes, J., & Thompson, J. K. (2019, July). Making Gains: A Group Intervention for Male Bodybuilders with Muscle Dysmorphia. Poster presented at the 26th Annual OCD Conference held by the International OCD Foundation in Austin, TX, USA.
Ordaz, D. L., Schaefer, L. M., Choquette, E., Wallace L., Schueler, J., & Thompson, J. K. (2016, September). Sociocultural Pressures to be Thin and Eating Pathology Among Hispanic, Black, and White Women. Poster presented at the National Latina/o Psychological Association’s 2016 Biennial Conference, Orlando, FL, USA.
Ordaz, D. L., Menzel, J., & Thompson, J.K. (2012). Moderators of Disordered Eating Behavior in High Risk Sport Environments. Poster presented at the 2012 International Conference on Eating Disorders, Austin, TX, USA.
Providing Evidence-Based Treatment for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Tourette's Disorder/Tics, Trichotillomania, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Hoarding, Skin Picking/Excoriation Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, and Phobias. Boca Raton office is easily accessible from Palm Beach County & South Florida (Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Lighthouse Point, Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, and Miami).