Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Therapists in Bolton, ON

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Charissa Yavtucovich
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, CPQC
Verified Verified
Bolton, ON L7E
I specialize in modalities such as DBT, CBT, and Brief Therapies, to bring healing in the areas of anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, relational issues, phobias and more.
Do you struggle with feeling disconnected from yourself and others? Does your hopes and dreams seem so far from being able to be achieved? Perhaps just getting through the day has been a challenge for you lately. More than ever, people feel anxious, overwhelmed and uncertain about their tomorrow. As we go through life, we experience breakups, hardships, sickness, failure, and loneliness. My journey started with being born and raised in Australia where everything is said to be, “She’ll be right mate!”. We all know this is not the case.
I specialize in modalities such as DBT, CBT, and Brief Therapies, to bring healing in the areas of anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, relational issues, phobias and more.
Do you struggle with feeling disconnected from yourself and others? Does your hopes and dreams seem so far from being able to be achieved? Perhaps just getting through the day has been a challenge for you lately. More than ever, people feel anxious, overwhelmed and uncertain about their tomorrow. As we go through life, we experience breakups, hardships, sickness, failure, and loneliness. My journey started with being born and raised in Australia where everything is said to be, “She’ll be right mate!”. We all know this is not the case.
(289) 301-7840 View (289) 301-7840
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Erica Tari
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bolton, ON L7E
I have extensive experience working with those who seek to reduce anxiety, depression, and symptoms of OCD, and those who no longer want to use self-harm to cope.
Experiencing and facing mental health difficulties can make us feel alone and overwhelmed. That’s why I’m here to listen, to provide support, and to teach you strategies and skills towards taking control of your own mental health and well-being. Your hopes and goals will always be the central focus of our work together, and I aim to preserve an empathetic and safe space where you can feel open and free to work through difficult topics.
I have extensive experience working with those who seek to reduce anxiety, depression, and symptoms of OCD, and those who no longer want to use self-harm to cope.
Experiencing and facing mental health difficulties can make us feel alone and overwhelmed. That’s why I’m here to listen, to provide support, and to teach you strategies and skills towards taking control of your own mental health and well-being. Your hopes and goals will always be the central focus of our work together, and I aim to preserve an empathetic and safe space where you can feel open and free to work through difficult topics.
(289) 302-5842 View (289) 302-5842
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Theresa Faubert
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MEd, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bolton, ON L7E
As a mental health professional, I work with individuals and families facing challenges related to mental health across various life stages—from perinatal to childhood, adolescence, and through adulthood. I employ a range of evidence-based techniques including cognitive and dialectical behavioural therapeutic approaches to assist people in overcoming negative thought patterns and fostering positive behaviour changes. In-person sessions are offered in Bolton, Ontario conveniently located just north of Toronto, Ontario Canada. Virtual sessions also available for anyone throughout Ontario.
As a mental health professional, I work with individuals and families facing challenges related to mental health across various life stages—from perinatal to childhood, adolescence, and through adulthood. I employ a range of evidence-based techniques including cognitive and dialectical behavioural therapeutic approaches to assist people in overcoming negative thought patterns and fostering positive behaviour changes. In-person sessions are offered in Bolton, Ontario conveniently located just north of Toronto, Ontario Canada. Virtual sessions also available for anyone throughout Ontario.
(647) 494-4550 View (647) 494-4550
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Joe Gentile
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bolton, ON L7E
Experiencing feelings of sadness, stress and/or anxiety? Overwhelmed by thoughts about the past or worries about the future? Looking to improve your current life situation, mood and/or relationships? Counselling can lead to increased satisfaction in life and relationships. I provide individual, couples, and family counselling to children, youth and adults seeking to enhance social, emotional and overall well-being. Adopting a client-focused, strength based approach, I support clients in building self-awareness, self-esteem, and coping skills to facilitate desired change.
Experiencing feelings of sadness, stress and/or anxiety? Overwhelmed by thoughts about the past or worries about the future? Looking to improve your current life situation, mood and/or relationships? Counselling can lead to increased satisfaction in life and relationships. I provide individual, couples, and family counselling to children, youth and adults seeking to enhance social, emotional and overall well-being. Adopting a client-focused, strength based approach, I support clients in building self-awareness, self-esteem, and coping skills to facilitate desired change.
(647) 313-2706 View (647) 313-2706
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Lauren Perri
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bolton, ON L7E
My approach to therapy is rooted in empathy, authenticity, and collaboration, aiming to create a safe and supportive space where clients can explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences openly and without judgment. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief or another challenge, I am here to provide compassionate support and evidence-based interventions tailored to your unique needs and preferences. Together, we will work collaboratively to explore your strengths, identify areas for growth, and cultivate greater self-awareness and insight.
My approach to therapy is rooted in empathy, authenticity, and collaboration, aiming to create a safe and supportive space where clients can explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences openly and without judgment. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief or another challenge, I am here to provide compassionate support and evidence-based interventions tailored to your unique needs and preferences. Together, we will work collaboratively to explore your strengths, identify areas for growth, and cultivate greater self-awareness and insight.
(289) 272-5421 View (289) 272-5421
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Summit Counselling & Wellness
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Bolton, ON L7E
We provide counselling for children, teens and adults. We understand that life can be layered and complicated, and sometimes it's helpful to have some guidance and support along the way. Mental health issues can have an impact at work, home, school, or in social settings, and can cause stress in even the most resilient individuals and families. We work with clients and families to understand and overcome challenges, using effective counselling interventions to achieve lasting and meaningful change.
We provide counselling for children, teens and adults. We understand that life can be layered and complicated, and sometimes it's helpful to have some guidance and support along the way. Mental health issues can have an impact at work, home, school, or in social settings, and can cause stress in even the most resilient individuals and families. We work with clients and families to understand and overcome challenges, using effective counselling interventions to achieve lasting and meaningful change.
(647) 503-5163 View (647) 503-5163
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Nigar Yunus
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP , CRPO
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bolton, ON L7E
Intuitive, empathic, and understanding, I am a Registered Psychotherapist. I truly believe a good therapist is curious, loves to hear stories, compassionate and a problem solver. My aim is to help individuals, couples and families find comfort from emotional distress, and help them with the building blocks to construct the lives they want. Since I co-founded FeelBetterNow Psychotherapy & Counselling, my team and I have provided support to people from different religions, cultures and lifestyles struggling with a variety of mental health issues.
Intuitive, empathic, and understanding, I am a Registered Psychotherapist. I truly believe a good therapist is curious, loves to hear stories, compassionate and a problem solver. My aim is to help individuals, couples and families find comfort from emotional distress, and help them with the building blocks to construct the lives they want. Since I co-founded FeelBetterNow Psychotherapy & Counselling, my team and I have provided support to people from different religions, cultures and lifestyles struggling with a variety of mental health issues.
(289) 274-3790 View (289) 274-3790
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Tracey Hand-Breckenridge
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Bolton, ON L7E  (Online Only)
Does it feel like there is 'something' missing in your life? Is an important relationship troubled? Has depression or anxiety become a huge weight for you? These things, PTSD/trauma due to COVID-19 or other reasons, chronic or palliative illness can all have an enormous impact on your life and those around you--and there are approaches that will help you manage. Whether your needs are emotional, psychological or social in nature, or are seeking care that is spiritually integrated or faith based, I will help you address them in the way that is best for you. Peace, purpose, wellness are found in the balance of mind, body and soul.
Does it feel like there is 'something' missing in your life? Is an important relationship troubled? Has depression or anxiety become a huge weight for you? These things, PTSD/trauma due to COVID-19 or other reasons, chronic or palliative illness can all have an enormous impact on your life and those around you--and there are approaches that will help you manage. Whether your needs are emotional, psychological or social in nature, or are seeking care that is spiritually integrated or faith based, I will help you address them in the way that is best for you. Peace, purpose, wellness are found in the balance of mind, body and soul.
(519) 940-4357 View (519) 940-4357
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Jordan Smith
Registered Social Worker, BaSc, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bolton, ON L7C
Jordan's personal involvement with the mental health system in Canada has helped her to understand the overwhelming feelings and stigma that can so often lead someone to shy away from seeking support. Jordan also knows as the expert of their own lives, clients already have an abundance of resiliency and coping strategies when they come into the office. Working through therapy, clients are able to redefine, reclaim, and reconnect to their strength and abilities to heal.
Jordan's personal involvement with the mental health system in Canada has helped her to understand the overwhelming feelings and stigma that can so often lead someone to shy away from seeking support. Jordan also knows as the expert of their own lives, clients already have an abundance of resiliency and coping strategies when they come into the office. Working through therapy, clients are able to redefine, reclaim, and reconnect to their strength and abilities to heal.
(226) 917-9434 View (226) 917-9434
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Svitlana Chechel Trauma Relationship Issues Depression
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bolton, ON L7E
Welcome! I understand the complexity of mind-body connections in healing. With collaborative efforts, we tackle accumulated trauma and various mental health challenges using somatic, behavioural, and cognitive techniques. In addition, I prioritize equipping individuals with diverse tools to deal with everyday/daily challenges. If you aim to tackle underlying issues rather than merely treating symptoms, then you're in the right place.
Welcome! I understand the complexity of mind-body connections in healing. With collaborative efforts, we tackle accumulated trauma and various mental health challenges using somatic, behavioural, and cognitive techniques. In addition, I prioritize equipping individuals with diverse tools to deal with everyday/daily challenges. If you aim to tackle underlying issues rather than merely treating symptoms, then you're in the right place.
(289) 271-0653 View (289) 271-0653
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Tamar Spilberg, Individual, Family Therapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Bolton, ON L7C
I'm a therapist based in Vaughan and Maple, Ontario - with 20 years experience in individual, child, family and couple therapy. As a strong believer in inner peace and acceptance, I work extensively every day to help people overcome suffrage from mental illnesses and other personal struggles. The mind is our most powerful tool, and a healthy mind helps us achieve inner peace and balance that promotes a happy and successful life. Many people experience a mental illness or a life struggle that challenges them every day, and impacts not only their lives, but also the lives of their loved ones. Therapy is a means to finding balance
I'm a therapist based in Vaughan and Maple, Ontario - with 20 years experience in individual, child, family and couple therapy. As a strong believer in inner peace and acceptance, I work extensively every day to help people overcome suffrage from mental illnesses and other personal struggles. The mind is our most powerful tool, and a healthy mind helps us achieve inner peace and balance that promotes a happy and successful life. Many people experience a mental illness or a life struggle that challenges them every day, and impacts not only their lives, but also the lives of their loved ones. Therapy is a means to finding balance
(289) 514-0060 View (289) 514-0060
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Brad Teeter Healing In Headwaters Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, DipPsyc, RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Bolton, ON L7C
Sometimes life can be challenging. I am here to help. Psychodynamic Psychotherapy is treatment for the mind in motion. With over 25 years experience, my psychotherapy practice focuses on you and your goals. I welcome being part of your journey as we build our therapeutic relationship together. I invite you into a judgment-free, inclusive, empathetic, confidential therapeutic environment allowing for self-exploration and growth. My approach is multidisciplinary, collaborative and supportive with a Psychodynamic Therapeutic lens based on client needs. Please feel free to contact me to set up a free initial consultation.
Sometimes life can be challenging. I am here to help. Psychodynamic Psychotherapy is treatment for the mind in motion. With over 25 years experience, my psychotherapy practice focuses on you and your goals. I welcome being part of your journey as we build our therapeutic relationship together. I invite you into a judgment-free, inclusive, empathetic, confidential therapeutic environment allowing for self-exploration and growth. My approach is multidisciplinary, collaborative and supportive with a Psychodynamic Therapeutic lens based on client needs. Please feel free to contact me to set up a free initial consultation.
(548) 488-3381 View (548) 488-3381
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Holly Robinson
Registered Psychotherapist, CIMHP, CCTP-II, CGCS, CCFP, CHyp
Verified Verified
13 Endorsed
Bolton, ON L7C  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
It is my passion to help individuals liberate their energy from the pain of the past, become more resourceful in the present, and move towards their most fulfilling vision for the future. I specialize in treating adults with trauma, PTSD, C-PTSD, compassion fatigue, stress, burnout, grief, shame, and anxiety. I offer a holistic approach to psychotherapy integrating EMDR, SE, IFS, NLP, TIME, EFT, RTT, HeartMath, Reiki, Hypnotherapy, Spiritual Psychotherapy, and more. I have extensive training in evidence-based and cutting-edge approaches that allow me to create a customized therapeutic experience for you to awaken the healer within.
It is my passion to help individuals liberate their energy from the pain of the past, become more resourceful in the present, and move towards their most fulfilling vision for the future. I specialize in treating adults with trauma, PTSD, C-PTSD, compassion fatigue, stress, burnout, grief, shame, and anxiety. I offer a holistic approach to psychotherapy integrating EMDR, SE, IFS, NLP, TIME, EFT, RTT, HeartMath, Reiki, Hypnotherapy, Spiritual Psychotherapy, and more. I have extensive training in evidence-based and cutting-edge approaches that allow me to create a customized therapeutic experience for you to awaken the healer within.
(289) 206-8704 View (289) 206-8704
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Carley Rawes Centre
MDiv, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bolton, ON L7E  (Online Only)
Feeling like something isn't right in your life? Are you, or is someone you love in crisis? Are you consumed by worry, overwhelmed, unable to cope, exhausted, struggling at school, work or a relationship? Depression, anxiety anger or addictions rob you of joy, make you feel numb, isolated and that life is darker and far more challenging than it should be? We help people and families just like you to find hope. Internal Family Systems, EMDR and cognitive behavioural therapy are some of our approaches. Carley was my young, talented, vibrant, beautiful cousin, and it is in her memory that this centre was founded; that's her picture.
Feeling like something isn't right in your life? Are you, or is someone you love in crisis? Are you consumed by worry, overwhelmed, unable to cope, exhausted, struggling at school, work or a relationship? Depression, anxiety anger or addictions rob you of joy, make you feel numb, isolated and that life is darker and far more challenging than it should be? We help people and families just like you to find hope. Internal Family Systems, EMDR and cognitive behavioural therapy are some of our approaches. Carley was my young, talented, vibrant, beautiful cousin, and it is in her memory that this centre was founded; that's her picture.
(226) 641-6805 View (226) 641-6805

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Somia Aslam Registered Psychotherapist
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, PMH-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4T  (Online Only)
Additionally,I have specialized training to treat individuals struggling with pregnancy and postpartum anxiety, depression, OCD and bipolar disorder.
Are you experiencing anxious thoughts, depressed mood, or finding it hard to adjust to major life transitions? Do unwanted and intrusive thoughts and feelings hinder your ability to fully engage in a meaningful life? Are you finding it challenging to cope with uncertainty in your life? Are you currently facing emotional challenges related to pregnancy or postpartum experience? We'll take time to discover your strengths and work towards your journey.
Additionally,I have specialized training to treat individuals struggling with pregnancy and postpartum anxiety, depression, OCD and bipolar disorder.
Are you experiencing anxious thoughts, depressed mood, or finding it hard to adjust to major life transitions? Do unwanted and intrusive thoughts and feelings hinder your ability to fully engage in a meaningful life? Are you finding it challenging to cope with uncertainty in your life? Are you currently facing emotional challenges related to pregnancy or postpartum experience? We'll take time to discover your strengths and work towards your journey.
(289) 236-1280 View (289) 236-1280
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Flowing Mind Therapy
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L4T
With experience in both hospital and community settings, I offer treatment for a range of issues such as depression, anxiety, borderline personality, OCD, relationship challenges (whether you're seeking, da.
I collaborate closely with my clients to truly understand their challenges and unique situations. By adopting a compassionate and non-judgmental stance, I create a safe space where they can openly share their stories. My clinical practice is rooted in evidence-based methods and personalized to fit each client’s strengths and needs. My mission is to empower clients to take charge of their lives, equipping them with the skills to align their actions with their values and build resilience against life’s challenges. Through practical tools and techniques, I guide them on a path of meaningful growth and lasting change.
With experience in both hospital and community settings, I offer treatment for a range of issues such as depression, anxiety, borderline personality, OCD, relationship challenges (whether you're seeking, da.
I collaborate closely with my clients to truly understand their challenges and unique situations. By adopting a compassionate and non-judgmental stance, I create a safe space where they can openly share their stories. My clinical practice is rooted in evidence-based methods and personalized to fit each client’s strengths and needs. My mission is to empower clients to take charge of their lives, equipping them with the skills to align their actions with their values and build resilience against life’s challenges. Through practical tools and techniques, I guide them on a path of meaningful growth and lasting change.
(289) 207-6499 View (289) 207-6499
Lance Hawley
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L4T  (Online Only)
Thank you for your interest. I am a registered clinical psychologist who provides Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) to individuals who experience mood and anxiety issues (i.e. depression, panic, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder) as well as "OCD spectrum" disorders (e.g., hair pulling, skin picking). I value your time, and so my approach involves using evidence-based psychological treatments that have been found to be effective in the treatment of mood and anxiety. All sessions are online (not in person), for individuals living in Ontario, Canada.
Thank you for your interest. I am a registered clinical psychologist who provides Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) to individuals who experience mood and anxiety issues (i.e. depression, panic, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder) as well as "OCD spectrum" disorders (e.g., hair pulling, skin picking). I value your time, and so my approach involves using evidence-based psychological treatments that have been found to be effective in the treatment of mood and anxiety. All sessions are online (not in person), for individuals living in Ontario, Canada.
(437) 747-7240 View (437) 747-7240
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Moonsun Jang
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4H
You have anxiety, sticky thoughts, or compulsions that you can't resist doing. Perhaps you've experienced a trauma that has deeply impacted your life. Many people describe feeling restless, jumpy, or on edge. You may dread getting up each day. I am passionate about working with people who are living with anxiety, OCD, and trauma. I also have experience supporting individuals with substance use, eating disorders, relationship issues, and borderline personality disorder. Together, we can help you feel lighter at more at ease.
You have anxiety, sticky thoughts, or compulsions that you can't resist doing. Perhaps you've experienced a trauma that has deeply impacted your life. Many people describe feeling restless, jumpy, or on edge. You may dread getting up each day. I am passionate about working with people who are living with anxiety, OCD, and trauma. I also have experience supporting individuals with substance use, eating disorders, relationship issues, and borderline personality disorder. Together, we can help you feel lighter at more at ease.
(289) 401-7615 View (289) 401-7615
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OCD and Anxiety Clinic of Ontario
Psychologist, CPsych, MEd, IOCDF, ERPcrt
Verified Verified
Vaughan, ON L4L
My name is Robert, Psychologist at the Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Disorder and Anxiety Clinic of Ontario. I walk alongside individuals who struggle with anxiety and OCD as they journey through healing and recovery. I work exclusively with patients with anxiety and obsessive-compulsive (OCD) disorder and I dedicate my time away from patients to researching and studying these conditions. I work with my patients on taking that knowledge and putting it into practice by teaching them how to control their anxious or disturbing thoughts, compulsive behaviors, and unsettled mind.
My name is Robert, Psychologist at the Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Disorder and Anxiety Clinic of Ontario. I walk alongside individuals who struggle with anxiety and OCD as they journey through healing and recovery. I work exclusively with patients with anxiety and obsessive-compulsive (OCD) disorder and I dedicate my time away from patients to researching and studying these conditions. I work with my patients on taking that knowledge and putting it into practice by teaching them how to control their anxious or disturbing thoughts, compulsive behaviors, and unsettled mind.
(647) 360-7759 View (647) 360-7759
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Laiba Imran
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L6P
I specialize in working with individuals who struggle with Depression, Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive, Bipolar, Borderline Personality Disorder and Addiction.
I am a passionate Psychotherapist registered with College of Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario. I obtained my Masters Degree in Psychotherapy after completing an undergrad at the University of Toronto and have been actively counselling clients from diverse backgrounds ever since. I am fluent in both English and Urdu which allows me to effectively work with a broad population. Coming from a South Asian background and having been raised in Canada, I am culturally aware of western and eastern values, beliefs, and ideologies. I remain unbiased and culturally sensitive to clients of diverse backgrounds.
I specialize in working with individuals who struggle with Depression, Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive, Bipolar, Borderline Personality Disorder and Addiction.
I am a passionate Psychotherapist registered with College of Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario. I obtained my Masters Degree in Psychotherapy after completing an undergrad at the University of Toronto and have been actively counselling clients from diverse backgrounds ever since. I am fluent in both English and Urdu which allows me to effectively work with a broad population. Coming from a South Asian background and having been raised in Canada, I am culturally aware of western and eastern values, beliefs, and ideologies. I remain unbiased and culturally sensitive to clients of diverse backgrounds.
(289) 207-7495 View (289) 207-7495

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Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Counsellors

How long does OCD treatment take?

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is often treated on a weekly or twice-weekly schedule, depending on symptom severity and the client’s preferences. Some clients may start to see a noticeable improvement in symptoms in as little as six weeks, but it’s also possible, especially in more severe cases, for treatment to take several months to a year before significant progress is made.

What happens if OCD is not treated?

Some people with OCD, especially those with mild symptoms, may find that they are able to adapt reasonably well to life with the condition, even if their symptoms never resolve completely. However, many people, particularly those whose symptoms are severe at the outset, find that their obsessions and compulsions grow more intrusive with time, making it harder to maintain relationships, hold down a job, or navigate the world successfully.

Are there medications for OCD?

Medication can be used to treat OCD. The class of drugs most often prescribed are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs, which include fluvoxamine, fluoxetine, and sertraline, among others. In cases of treatment-resistant OCD, other classes of medication, such as tricyclic antidepressants or atypical antipsychotics, may be prescribed. Medication is frequently used in conjunction with therapy.

Can OCD come back after treatment?

Yes. Major life transitions, periods of stress, or other factors can cause symptoms to return or, if they were never fully eradicated, to ramp back up in intensity. For some, these relapses are brief and do not require additional treatment; identifying specific triggers and practicing the skills learned in therapy can help speed their course. For others, returning to therapy for a brief period can help address the underlying stress and strengthen coping mechanisms.