Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a chronic and long-lasting anxiety disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions) that he or she feels driven to do repetitively. People with OCD may have symptoms of obsessions, compulsions, or both. Common activities include things like hand washing, counting of things, and checking to see if a door is locked over and over. Obsessive thoughts might center around thinks like an excessive concern about germs or forbidden sexual or religious thoughts. As opposed to people with “bad habits” or “negative thoughts”, symptoms of OCD can’t be controlled for more than a short period of time and typically interfere with school, work and personal relationships. People with OCD typically spend at least an hour a day on obsessive thoughts or behaviors. OCD is a serious condition and is associated with an increased risk of suicide. If you are suffering from OCD (or think you might be), reach out to one of TherapyDen’s OCD specialists today. 

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We treat Perinatal/Postpartum/Maternal OCD, providing moms-to-be and new moms who are suffering with OCD symptoms effective treatment. We treat both maternal themes, such as an intense fear of harming or contaminating your infant, as well as any other subtype of OCD during pregnancy and postpartum. Should any OCD symptoms persist after the perinatal period, we continue to provide care to our clients throughout the entirety of their OCD treatment journey.

— North Shore OCD Women's Treatment Center, Ltd. Kathi Fine Abitbol, PhD, Clinical Psychologist in Deerfield, IL

Living with OCD is tough enough—my aim is to maintain space for kindness and warmth in your recovery. People with OCD can suffer for an average of 17 years before they connect with a skilled OCD therapist. I want you to have access to effective, up-to-date, science-backed treatments. My practice is neurodiversity and queer affirming. So often our unique ways can be pathologized by other and I am committed to making OCD treatment neurodiversity and LGBTQIA+ affirming. Welcome!

— OCD Treatment - Theresa, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Seattle, WA
 

OCD is treatable and it is our goal to get OCD into full remission. We specialize in all subtypes of OCD. We provide you with expert, high-quality and personalized treatment. Sessions will be conducted with a PhD-level psychologist, trained in highly-ranked programs with over 15 years of experience. Dr. Fine will be a speaker at the 2022 International OCD Foundation conference.

— North Shore OCD Women's Treatment Center, Ltd. Kathi Fine Abitbol, PhD, Clinical Psychologist in Deerfield, IL

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can be a very debilitating set of symptoms and is something for which I use a therapy called Exposure and Response Prevention (ExRP or ERP). This therapy is widely considered to be the most effective treatment for OCD available. I will teach you how to approach situations that create obsessive thinking and emotional distress and how to simultaneously resist acting on urges to engage in your compulsive behavior. Clients are often amazed at the results.

— Joe Groninga, Psychologist in St. Paul, MN
 

I am trained in Exposure Response Prevention to assist clients overcome Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

— Steve Maurno, Licensed Professional Counselor in Suffolk, VA

I am a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP). I use Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) to support you in finding strength in recovery from negative anxiety.

— Matt Kirby, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Asheville, NC
 

In working with OCD, I do a deep assessment related to the onset of your obsessive rumination and compulsive behaviors or mental rituals to break the cycle of feeling like you are on a constant hamster wheel you can't exit. I utilize a blend of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Exposure Response Prevention collaborating with you to treat your OCD. You will likely be working on constructing a hierarchy of feared events so we can develop exposure activities to help you overcome your anxiety.

— Tera Lensegrav-Benson, Psychologist in , UT

OCD is one of my favorites to treat as it was debilitating for me and now I have a quiet mind. I have helped 100s overcome this disorder and if you have panic attakcs lets get rid of them. Both are very treatable using exposure and response therapy, CBT, EMDR, Clinical hypnosis and others as well. We will use whatever helps you as every pt is different.

— Adam Pearson, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in MARION, IL
 

OCD is simultaneously one of the most common and most misunderstood mental health disorders. As someone who has personally suffered from the disorder, I am passionate about my clients receiving the effective, gold-standard treatment of Exposure-Response Prevention, as well as other compassionate treatments. I am offering a support group for family members of those with OCD. It is held online and open to all of Washington state and Texas.

— Lauren Spencer, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Gig Harbor, WA

You may have already discovered that there are not many therapists who really know how to treat OCD. Working with OCD is my passion. I have had extensive training through the International OCD Foundation as well as individual supervision and coaching. I use evidence based treatments and have had good results. We will work as a team to beat your OCD both in the therapy office and in your outside life.

— Stephen Grimes, Psychotherapist in New York, NY
 

The “gold standard” for treating obsessive compulsive disorder is called Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). It’s a form of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) built specifically to deal with OCD. The best part about getting this therapy for OCD is that, when you finish therapy, you take the skills with you as you go forward on your journey, so you’re ready to tackle OCD if it shows up in any part of your life.

— Jerrod Denmark, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Denver, CO

OCD is treatable and it is our goal to get OCD into full remission. We provide you with expert, high-quality and personalized treatment. Sessions will be conducted with a PhD-level psychologist, trained in highly-ranked programs with over 15 years of experience. Specializing exclusively in the treatment of OCD in adult women allows us to focus 100% on the latest knowledge and highly-effective techniques that will likely work best for you. We specialize in all subtypes of OCD.

— North Shore OCD Women's Treatment Center, Ltd. Kathi Fine Abitbol, PhD, Clinical Psychologist in Deerfield, IL
 

I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Exposure and Response Prevention. I have over 34 years of treating OCD the correct way. Many therapists will say they treat OCD but will then use the psychodynamic approach. You will not get better using the psychodynamic approach to treat your OCD. Allow me to show you how to feel better from your OCD.

— Laura Bykofsky, LCSW-R, ACSW, SAP, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Estero, FL

I am a part of the IOCDF (International OCD Foundation) and have be trained in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP).

— Andrew McBride, Licensed Professional Counselor in Safford, AZ
 

OCD is the disorder of doubt. Many folx go years without being able to name their intrusive thoughts, compulsions. There's so much shame around it and it's so hard to trust someone to accept us when our intrusive thoughts are shameful. You are not your thoughts! Sometimes brains do weird brain things &that's okay! I have experience in helping clients identify new possibilities in managing their symptoms& finding acceptance within themselves to create safety and improve their self worth.

— Colby Bruner, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Overland Park, KS

I have received additional training in exposure response prevention during practicums and internships. This is the treatment modality to treat OCD. I have treated several individuals struggling with various types of OCD such as harm OCD etc.

— Victor Carrasco, Licensed Professional Counselor in El Paso, TX
 

Using techniques such as exposure and response prevention, I will help you face your fears and conquer OCD once and for all. Don't let it creep in further into your day-to-day life. I am trained in evidence-based protocols to help you escape the prison that is OCD. While many in society see "being OCD" as a joke or a personality trait, it is actually a crippling and debilitating issue that likely developed to protect you. Let's get it under control together.

— Cornelia Seiffert, Clinical Social Worker in Pasadena, CA

OCD is treatable and it is our goal to get OCD into full remission. We specialize exclusively in the treatment of OCD in adult women, and treat all subtypes of OCD. We provide you with expert, high-quality and personalized treatment. Sessions will be conducted with a PhD-level psychologist, trained in highly-ranked programs with over 15 years of experience. Dr. Fine will be a speaker at the 2022 International OCD Foundation conference.

— North Shore OCD Women's Treatment Center, Ltd. Kathi Fine Abitbol, PhD, Clinical Psychologist in Deerfield, IL