Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Therapists in Mississauga, ON

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Magdalena Koziar
Registered Psychotherapist, CRPO, OSRP
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5G
Waitlist for new clients
I am a registered psychotherapist, with almost 15 years of clinical experience, specifically in areas of Depression, OCD, PTSD, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Phobias, and anger. However, you don’t need to suffer from a psychological disorder in order to benefit from psychotherapy. At my private practice, iMind Psychotherapy, I also work individuals facing a wide range of challenges, such as employment stress; academic pressure; relationship and communication difficulties; sleep-related issues; self-esteem; excessive worry; as well as personal and work-related injuries.
I am a registered psychotherapist, with almost 15 years of clinical experience, specifically in areas of Depression, OCD, PTSD, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Phobias, and anger. However, you don’t need to suffer from a psychological disorder in order to benefit from psychotherapy. At my private practice, iMind Psychotherapy, I also work individuals facing a wide range of challenges, such as employment stress; academic pressure; relationship and communication difficulties; sleep-related issues; self-esteem; excessive worry; as well as personal and work-related injuries.
(289) 805-6198 View (289) 805-6198
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Rylie Foerster
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5R
Are you caught in a cycle of negative thoughts, overthinking and anxiety? Do you find it hard to enjoy things like you used to? Are your relationships being affected by how you're feeling? What you're feeling is not uncommon, but there are effective ways to manage it. My focus is on helping individuals dealing with anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder behavior or tendencies. I provide a plan that meets your unique goals and needs, no matter the thought or compulsion. Exploring these thoughts may seem daunting, but with me, no topic is off-limits.
Are you caught in a cycle of negative thoughts, overthinking and anxiety? Do you find it hard to enjoy things like you used to? Are your relationships being affected by how you're feeling? What you're feeling is not uncommon, but there are effective ways to manage it. My focus is on helping individuals dealing with anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder behavior or tendencies. I provide a plan that meets your unique goals and needs, no matter the thought or compulsion. Exploring these thoughts may seem daunting, but with me, no topic is off-limits.
(289) 805-6151 View (289) 805-6151
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Tara Leigh Smith
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5J
I have extensive experience in treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Trichotillomania (i.
I am a registered Psychologist who has over 15 years of experience working in hospitals, schools, and private practice settings. I currently work in private practice providing both assessment and treatment services to children and adolescents presenting with a wide range of mental health concerns, including mood and anxiety disorders, selective mutism, tic disorders, emotional dysregulation, adjustment difficulties, perfectionism, stress management, and self-esteem difficulties. I also offer support to caregivers to develop effective strategies to address their concerns related to their child and help foster positive relationships.
I have extensive experience in treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Trichotillomania (i.
I am a registered Psychologist who has over 15 years of experience working in hospitals, schools, and private practice settings. I currently work in private practice providing both assessment and treatment services to children and adolescents presenting with a wide range of mental health concerns, including mood and anxiety disorders, selective mutism, tic disorders, emotional dysregulation, adjustment difficulties, perfectionism, stress management, and self-esteem difficulties. I also offer support to caregivers to develop effective strategies to address their concerns related to their child and help foster positive relationships.
(289) 903-1170 View (289) 903-1170
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Laiba Imran
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5B
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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Neena Malhotra
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5M
I also specialize in OCD, utilizing ERP and trauma/PTSD, utilizing CPT, prolonged exposure & IFS .
I am passionate about my role as a therapist. With Psychotherapy, I help clients understand and explore how their unhelpful thoughts, moods and behaviours keep them stuck. I help clients identify patterns of thinking and behaviours that are unhealthy and that keep them experiencing distress in their lives. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which is highly effective in dealing with depression and the broad spectrum of anxiety disorders. Anxiety is usually about future worries often associated with physical symptoms and depression is usually about some past events/regrets & feelings of hopeless and helplessness.
I also specialize in OCD, utilizing ERP and trauma/PTSD, utilizing CPT, prolonged exposure & IFS .
I am passionate about my role as a therapist. With Psychotherapy, I help clients understand and explore how their unhelpful thoughts, moods and behaviours keep them stuck. I help clients identify patterns of thinking and behaviours that are unhealthy and that keep them experiencing distress in their lives. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which is highly effective in dealing with depression and the broad spectrum of anxiety disorders. Anxiety is usually about future worries often associated with physical symptoms and depression is usually about some past events/regrets & feelings of hopeless and helplessness.
(647) 496-5747 View (647) 496-5747
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Flowing Mind Therapy
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5N
I provide treatment for Depression, Anxiety, Borderline Personality, OCD, Relationship Difficulties (seeking, dating, marital), and lack of motivation/goal setting.
I work in partnership with my clients to understand their struggles and circumstances from their perspective. I employ an empathetic, non-judgmental approach while fostering a safe atmosphere for clients to tell their story. Clinically, my practice is evidence based and tailored to client’s strengths and needs. My goal is to empower clients to seize control of their own lives by teaching them the skills to steer it in line with their own values and build resiliency to face life’s hardships. I approach this with practical tools and skills to foster this meaningful growth.
I provide treatment for Depression, Anxiety, Borderline Personality, OCD, Relationship Difficulties (seeking, dating, marital), and lack of motivation/goal setting.
I work in partnership with my clients to understand their struggles and circumstances from their perspective. I employ an empathetic, non-judgmental approach while fostering a safe atmosphere for clients to tell their story. Clinically, my practice is evidence based and tailored to client’s strengths and needs. My goal is to empower clients to seize control of their own lives by teaching them the skills to steer it in line with their own values and build resiliency to face life’s hardships. I approach this with practical tools and skills to foster this meaningful growth.
(289) 207-6499 View (289) 207-6499
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Ambita Sen
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, MSc, CAMC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5M
My core areas of work are Trauma (PTSD, Complex PTSD, Dissociative PTSD, Acute Stress Disorder), grief and loss, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Attachment wounding.
Feeling sad and unable to figure out why? Constantly worrying about what will happen next? I can work with you to help you deal with the different pressures and stressors in your life. I meet you where you are and walk alongside you to help you reach your full potential. My focus puts you first and builds a strong therapeutic relationship between us through respect, empathy, authenticity, and unconditional positive regard.
My core areas of work are Trauma (PTSD, Complex PTSD, Dissociative PTSD, Acute Stress Disorder), grief and loss, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Attachment wounding.
Feeling sad and unable to figure out why? Constantly worrying about what will happen next? I can work with you to help you deal with the different pressures and stressors in your life. I meet you where you are and walk alongside you to help you reach your full potential. My focus puts you first and builds a strong therapeutic relationship between us through respect, empathy, authenticity, and unconditional positive regard.
(289) 216-6936 View (289) 216-6936
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Eunice Chau
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L4Z
As an EMDR trained trauma therapist my area of proficiency is in providing exceptional support to individuals dealing with trauma and PTSD, grief, anxiety, depression, phobias, OCD, stress management, abuse, and relationship issues.
Assisting individuals in discovering their inner strengths and providing them with the tools to achieve their life objectives is a passion of mine. My compassionate nature allows me to create a supportive and empathetic environment for those seeking personal growth and healing.
As an EMDR trained trauma therapist my area of proficiency is in providing exceptional support to individuals dealing with trauma and PTSD, grief, anxiety, depression, phobias, OCD, stress management, abuse, and relationship issues.
Assisting individuals in discovering their inner strengths and providing them with the tools to achieve their life objectives is a passion of mine. My compassionate nature allows me to create a supportive and empathetic environment for those seeking personal growth and healing.
(289) 812-5505 View (289) 812-5505
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Village Centre CBT • Joanna Szczeskiewicz
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L4Z
We can also work using specialized CBT protocols to target panic disorder, worry, OCD, PTSD and depression.
Things happen. It is easy to get overwhelmed. Panic attacks, flashbacks, sadness and feelings of uncomfortable tension might become a part of everyday existence. Our attempts at coping help at first, then end up by compounding the pain. Worry, procrastination, excessive defensiveness, addictions or even perfectionism, are all examples of initially helpful coping strategies that backfire over time. We might worry about our problems daily, and yet remain unable to face them. Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) can help make sense of things.
We can also work using specialized CBT protocols to target panic disorder, worry, OCD, PTSD and depression.
Things happen. It is easy to get overwhelmed. Panic attacks, flashbacks, sadness and feelings of uncomfortable tension might become a part of everyday existence. Our attempts at coping help at first, then end up by compounding the pain. Worry, procrastination, excessive defensiveness, addictions or even perfectionism, are all examples of initially helpful coping strategies that backfire over time. We might worry about our problems daily, and yet remain unable to face them. Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) can help make sense of things.
(647) 360-6223 View (647) 360-6223
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Toronto West Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L4T
I have been working in mental health for over 20 years, specifically in the areas of depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, and eating disorders. I have published research and provided workshops and lectures in these areas. Recently I wrote the book Pivot Self-Talk. Stop Asking All The Wrong Questions as well as designed the Pivot Self-Talk app. In my role as Director and Clinical Psychologist of Toronto West Psychology I provide individual and group therapy to children, adolescents and adults, supervision to clinicians interested in registering with the College of Psychologists, and workshops for the community.
I have been working in mental health for over 20 years, specifically in the areas of depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, and eating disorders. I have published research and provided workshops and lectures in these areas. Recently I wrote the book Pivot Self-Talk. Stop Asking All The Wrong Questions as well as designed the Pivot Self-Talk app. In my role as Director and Clinical Psychologist of Toronto West Psychology I provide individual and group therapy to children, adolescents and adults, supervision to clinicians interested in registering with the College of Psychologists, and workshops for the community.
(289) 301-8039 View (289) 301-8039
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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Ontario Trauma Therapy - Alyssa
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L4W
Particularly, I often treat clients facing anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, self-esteem issues, and/or substance use.
I am passionate about working with clients who appreciate the importance of mental health and are aspiring to make changes on the course of becoming their best self. I believe that each client is unique and therapy should align with their personal goals and identity. I aim to create comfortable sessions free of judgement and oriented toward the client's intentions and needs.
Particularly, I often treat clients facing anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, self-esteem issues, and/or substance use.
I am passionate about working with clients who appreciate the importance of mental health and are aspiring to make changes on the course of becoming their best self. I believe that each client is unique and therapy should align with their personal goals and identity. I aim to create comfortable sessions free of judgement and oriented toward the client's intentions and needs.
(226) 212-7376 View (226) 212-7376
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Dr. Amri Sabharwal
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5M
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I have experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds, and offer short- and long-term psychotherapy for individuals coping with anxiety, OCD, trauma, interpersonal problems, depression, and many other issues. My PhD in Clinical Psychology from Stony Brook University, New York, has well prepared me to offer evidence-based treatments for a wide range of mental health concerns. Prior to coming to Toronto, I worked as a Clinical Psychologist in New York where I continue to hold licensure.
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I have experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds, and offer short- and long-term psychotherapy for individuals coping with anxiety, OCD, trauma, interpersonal problems, depression, and many other issues. My PhD in Clinical Psychology from Stony Brook University, New York, has well prepared me to offer evidence-based treatments for a wide range of mental health concerns. Prior to coming to Toronto, I worked as a Clinical Psychologist in New York where I continue to hold licensure.
(647) 559-3460 View (647) 559-3460
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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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Jasdeep Kaur Nijjar
Registered Social Worker, RSW, CBT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5L  (Online Only)
Hi there! Have you ever faced mental health challenges like depression, anxiety disorders (including social anxiety, phobias, panic, and OCD), or even PTSD? These struggles can show up as persistent negative thoughts, overpowering emotions, and behaviors that disrupt your daily life, making it harder to achieve your goals.
Hi there! Have you ever faced mental health challenges like depression, anxiety disorders (including social anxiety, phobias, panic, and OCD), or even PTSD? These struggles can show up as persistent negative thoughts, overpowering emotions, and behaviors that disrupt your daily life, making it harder to achieve your goals.
(647) 952-9612 View (647) 952-9612
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Devina Daya
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L4V
My areas of expertise include the treatment of depression, anxiety (e.g social anxiety, panic, agoraphobia, health anxiety, phobias), obsessive-compulsive disorder and related disorders (e.g. body dysmorphia, trichotillomania), bipolar disorder, trauma, interpersonal and relationship difficulties, grief and loss, acculturation stress and difficult life transitions. I work towards helping you cope with difficult thoughts, intense emotions and unhelpful behaviours, along with strengthening your interpersonal functioning. My approaches include cognitive, behavioural, mindfulness, interpersonal and attachment-focused therapies.
My areas of expertise include the treatment of depression, anxiety (e.g social anxiety, panic, agoraphobia, health anxiety, phobias), obsessive-compulsive disorder and related disorders (e.g. body dysmorphia, trichotillomania), bipolar disorder, trauma, interpersonal and relationship difficulties, grief and loss, acculturation stress and difficult life transitions. I work towards helping you cope with difficult thoughts, intense emotions and unhelpful behaviours, along with strengthening your interpersonal functioning. My approaches include cognitive, behavioural, mindfulness, interpersonal and attachment-focused therapies.
(437) 747-8713 View (437) 747-8713
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Madison Mansueto
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5N  (Online Only)
Madison completed her clinical training with B&C Health and uses empirically supported methods to treat adults who experience a range of psychological concerns including but not limited to, anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, OCD, perfectionism, relational difficulties, and interpersonal problems.
Madison is a Registered Psychotherapist who earned her Masters of Education in Counseling and Psychotherapy from the University of Toronto, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and Honours Bachelor of Science, majoring in Psychology from the University of Toronto. Using client-centred and strength-based treatments Madison works alongside her clients from an integrative approach, with her primary theoretical orientation being cognitive behavioural therapy, she also incorporates aspects of emotion-focused therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, and cognitive processing therapy.
Madison completed her clinical training with B&C Health and uses empirically supported methods to treat adults who experience a range of psychological concerns including but not limited to, anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, OCD, perfectionism, relational difficulties, and interpersonal problems.
Madison is a Registered Psychotherapist who earned her Masters of Education in Counseling and Psychotherapy from the University of Toronto, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and Honours Bachelor of Science, majoring in Psychology from the University of Toronto. Using client-centred and strength-based treatments Madison works alongside her clients from an integrative approach, with her primary theoretical orientation being cognitive behavioural therapy, she also incorporates aspects of emotion-focused therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, and cognitive processing therapy.
(289) 216-6870 View (289) 216-6870
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Helping to Reconnect Counselling Services
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5M
We work with a number of mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety, ADHD, OCD, relationship concerns, anger management, addictions, eating disorders low self-esteem, relationship concerns, communication/emotional difficulties, self-discovery/growth and more.
***ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS*** Our practice’s approach is to be with you through every step of your journey. We aim to help you grow from your struggles, make sense of your experiences, and take your life in the direction you wish. We achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan. Our goal as a practice is to provide a neutral ground in which individuals, families, and couples can safely heal, energize and become aware of their inner strength. Thus, we ensure that a therapist is able to see you within 48 hours of reaching out.
We work with a number of mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety, ADHD, OCD, relationship concerns, anger management, addictions, eating disorders low self-esteem, relationship concerns, communication/emotional difficulties, self-discovery/growth and more.
***ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS*** Our practice’s approach is to be with you through every step of your journey. We aim to help you grow from your struggles, make sense of your experiences, and take your life in the direction you wish. We achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan. Our goal as a practice is to provide a neutral ground in which individuals, families, and couples can safely heal, energize and become aware of their inner strength. Thus, we ensure that a therapist is able to see you within 48 hours of reaching out.
(365) 654-0639 View (365) 654-0639
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Sarah Ann Tomaszewski
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5M
Accepting NEW Clients In-Person& Online! Embarking on the journey of therapy is a courageous step, and I am honored that you are considering me as your partner in this transformative process. My commitment to fostering a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship is at the heart of my practice. I offer both individual and couples therapy for teens and adults treating a variety of issues and mental health problems including but not limited to, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, ADHD, PTSD, C-PTSD, BPD, OCD, Low Self-esteem, and Relationship/Family Conflicts. I'm a practicum student completing my supervised internship with H2R.
Accepting NEW Clients In-Person& Online! Embarking on the journey of therapy is a courageous step, and I am honored that you are considering me as your partner in this transformative process. My commitment to fostering a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship is at the heart of my practice. I offer both individual and couples therapy for teens and adults treating a variety of issues and mental health problems including but not limited to, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, ADHD, PTSD, C-PTSD, BPD, OCD, Low Self-esteem, and Relationship/Family Conflicts. I'm a practicum student completing my supervised internship with H2R.
(289) 804-8259 View (289) 804-8259
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Om Family Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA(Psy), RP, RMFT-SQ
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5N
I have well-developed competencies in using a systemic approach to therapy and I have been trained in Cognitive Behavioral therapy and biofeedback based mindfulness therapy approaches to treat GAD, ADHD, OCD, Autism and other anxiety related conditions.
As a relationship therapist, I focus on parent child relationships, couple relationships and relationships at the work place.
I have well-developed competencies in using a systemic approach to therapy and I have been trained in Cognitive Behavioral therapy and biofeedback based mindfulness therapy approaches to treat GAD, ADHD, OCD, Autism and other anxiety related conditions.
As a relationship therapist, I focus on parent child relationships, couple relationships and relationships at the work place.
(289) 271-0721 View (289) 271-0721

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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.