Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Therapists in Ottawa, ON

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Jennifer Rogers Therapy Group
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd , RP
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K4M
I address issues related to relationships, family of origin wounds, obsessive compulsive disorder and intrusive thoughts, depression, anxiety and lifestyle changes.
Have you decided that something needs to be improved, different or changed in your life? As an experienced, knowledgeable and supportive professional in your corner, I can help you make those changes. I know the challenges of asking for help, and the idea of going to a therapist for support can be difficult or scary. Knowing this, I take special care to create a safe and comfortable environment for you. My clients would describe me as a genuine, down to earth person with a good sense of humour. My practice has associates and interns at a reduced rate. Clinical interns are supervised by Jennifer Rogers and can bill under her name.
I address issues related to relationships, family of origin wounds, obsessive compulsive disorder and intrusive thoughts, depression, anxiety and lifestyle changes.
Have you decided that something needs to be improved, different or changed in your life? As an experienced, knowledgeable and supportive professional in your corner, I can help you make those changes. I know the challenges of asking for help, and the idea of going to a therapist for support can be difficult or scary. Knowing this, I take special care to create a safe and comfortable environment for you. My clients would describe me as a genuine, down to earth person with a good sense of humour. My practice has associates and interns at a reduced rate. Clinical interns are supervised by Jennifer Rogers and can bill under her name.
(343) 655-1815 View (343) 655-1815
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Levi Riven
Psychologist, PhD, C Psyc
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2P
My practice is centred on the assessment and treatment of OCD, PTSD, fear and anxiety disorders, depression, and ADHD.
We all confront difficult challenges in life. We all go through times when our deepest fears and insecurities surface and wield control over our thoughts and actions, while our strengths and values fade out of focus and out of reach. We may be flooded with unwanted and worrisome thoughts; experience intense negative emotions; feel lonely and isolated from others, become increasingly unmotivated and unproductive; and develop difficulties sleeping, concentrating, and finding fulfillment in life. If you are going through a period of suffering, this is part of what makes you human.
My practice is centred on the assessment and treatment of OCD, PTSD, fear and anxiety disorders, depression, and ADHD.
We all confront difficult challenges in life. We all go through times when our deepest fears and insecurities surface and wield control over our thoughts and actions, while our strengths and values fade out of focus and out of reach. We may be flooded with unwanted and worrisome thoughts; experience intense negative emotions; feel lonely and isolated from others, become increasingly unmotivated and unproductive; and develop difficulties sleeping, concentrating, and finding fulfillment in life. If you are going through a period of suffering, this is part of what makes you human.
(613) 699-9060 View (613) 699-9060
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Dr. Andrew Jacobs
Psychologist, PsyD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2G  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients - Knowing when to reach for help can be difficult, and finding the right help can be even harder. I'm here to assist you on this path. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with nearly two decades of experience providing tailored, evidence-based therapies for OCD, anxiety, trauma-related difficulties, depression, and other challenges. My approach to therapy is down-to-earth and collaborative, where we each contribute our expertise. By exploring the strengths, experiences, and goals you bring to our sessions, we can work together to identify the most effective strategies to assist you on your path forward.
Accepting New Clients - Knowing when to reach for help can be difficult, and finding the right help can be even harder. I'm here to assist you on this path. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with nearly two decades of experience providing tailored, evidence-based therapies for OCD, anxiety, trauma-related difficulties, depression, and other challenges. My approach to therapy is down-to-earth and collaborative, where we each contribute our expertise. By exploring the strengths, experiences, and goals you bring to our sessions, we can work together to identify the most effective strategies to assist you on your path forward.
(343) 429-6301 View (343) 429-6301
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Cheryl Elizabeth O'Neill
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1N
Do you constantly worry or obsess? I have a passion for helping clients overcome symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), anxiety disorders, and representations of trauma. I continually ensure that I am coming from a knowledgeable place when working with clients, not only by practicing evidence-based therapeutic interventions, but also by recognizing the complexities and nuance of commonly misunderstood mental health issues. I believe that psychotherapy is most effective when the client feels supported and the work is collaborative.
Do you constantly worry or obsess? I have a passion for helping clients overcome symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), anxiety disorders, and representations of trauma. I continually ensure that I am coming from a knowledgeable place when working with clients, not only by practicing evidence-based therapeutic interventions, but also by recognizing the complexities and nuance of commonly misunderstood mental health issues. I believe that psychotherapy is most effective when the client feels supported and the work is collaborative.
(343) 321-0372 View (343) 321-0372
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Virtual CBT Psychotherapy
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1A  (Online Only)
Don't let OCD or anxiety define you any longer – our team of experts will help you overcome the vicious cycle of anxiety so that you connect with what's important in life. OCD and anxiety can get worse over the years so it's important to find a therapist who understands the cycle of intrusive thoughts, behaviours and rituals. We will help you to break the anxiety or OCD pattern because we know how challenging it is to do it alone. We work with a wide range of anxiety problems including phobias (e.g. emetophobia, driving phobia), OCD, health anxiety, etc.
Don't let OCD or anxiety define you any longer – our team of experts will help you overcome the vicious cycle of anxiety so that you connect with what's important in life. OCD and anxiety can get worse over the years so it's important to find a therapist who understands the cycle of intrusive thoughts, behaviours and rituals. We will help you to break the anxiety or OCD pattern because we know how challenging it is to do it alone. We work with a wide range of anxiety problems including phobias (e.g. emetophobia, driving phobia), OCD, health anxiety, etc.
(343) 800-0224 View (343) 800-0224
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Corinna Elliott
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2M  (Online Only)
Dr. Elliott is a licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in cognitive behavioural treatments for anxiety, insomnia, PTSD and obsessive-compulsive and related disorders. She completed her Pre-doctoral Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship training at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Elliott is a licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in cognitive behavioural treatments for anxiety, insomnia, PTSD and obsessive-compulsive and related disorders. She completed her Pre-doctoral Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship training at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School.
(343) 308-0316 View (343) 308-0316
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Dr. Brian Gunther
Psychologist, PhD, C Psyc
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1K
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in working with adults experiencing symptoms of OCD, anxiety, and ADHD, but also work with individuals to address a broad range of difficulties.
My personal therapy style is structured, goal-oriented, solution-focused, collaborative, flexible, empathetic, and patient. I will work closely with you to develop a treatment plan tailored to your needs and strive to create an environment where you can discuss difficult topics while feeling safe, understood, and cared for. By establishing a non-judgmental, person-focused atmosphere, one that is based on a concrete and flexible treatment plan, my primary goal is to help you develop insight and create lasting, meaningful change in your life.
I specialize in working with adults experiencing symptoms of OCD, anxiety, and ADHD, but also work with individuals to address a broad range of difficulties.
My personal therapy style is structured, goal-oriented, solution-focused, collaborative, flexible, empathetic, and patient. I will work closely with you to develop a treatment plan tailored to your needs and strive to create an environment where you can discuss difficult topics while feeling safe, understood, and cared for. By establishing a non-judgmental, person-focused atmosphere, one that is based on a concrete and flexible treatment plan, my primary goal is to help you develop insight and create lasting, meaningful change in your life.
(613) 801-0485 View (613) 801-0485
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Julia Sage
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2E
Waitlist for new clients
You deeply desire to break free from the anxiety that has become the centre of your life. My practice is here to support you if you struggle with panic attacks, OCD and/or health-related anxiety. If this is you, read on! You might be overwhelmed with worry that something is seriously wrong with your health. Despite visits to health care professionals and endless searching you continue to worry. Likewise, you might feel unable to live your day-to-day life freely for fear that you may get caught in an panic attack. You dream of living at ease in your body again. Anxiety has left you feeling like a shell of the person you once were.
You deeply desire to break free from the anxiety that has become the centre of your life. My practice is here to support you if you struggle with panic attacks, OCD and/or health-related anxiety. If this is you, read on! You might be overwhelmed with worry that something is seriously wrong with your health. Despite visits to health care professionals and endless searching you continue to worry. Likewise, you might feel unable to live your day-to-day life freely for fear that you may get caught in an panic attack. You dream of living at ease in your body again. Anxiety has left you feeling like a shell of the person you once were.
(343) 453-0154 View (343) 453-0154
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Robyn Bruyea
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2P  (Online Only)
Is your child (age 10-17) struggling with ADHD, OCD or anxiety? I have worked as a behavioural therapist for the past 10 years and I specialize in providing support and guidance to children and adolescents seeking relief from the impact of ADHD, OCD, and anxiety. With a personalized and evidence-based approach, I aim to create a safe and understanding space where we can collaboratively explore effective coping strategies and develop practical tools to manage symptoms. My commitment to fostering a non-judgmental and compassionate environment ensures that your child feels heard and supported throughout their therapeutic journey.
Is your child (age 10-17) struggling with ADHD, OCD or anxiety? I have worked as a behavioural therapist for the past 10 years and I specialize in providing support and guidance to children and adolescents seeking relief from the impact of ADHD, OCD, and anxiety. With a personalized and evidence-based approach, I aim to create a safe and understanding space where we can collaboratively explore effective coping strategies and develop practical tools to manage symptoms. My commitment to fostering a non-judgmental and compassionate environment ensures that your child feels heard and supported throughout their therapeutic journey.
(343) 342-1457 View (343) 342-1457
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Danielle Kirshenbaum
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1M  (Online Only)
Are you battling intrusive thoughts? Anxiety that seems hard to manage? Overwhelmed or stuck? You may fear that these difficult feelings will last forever. I'm here to tell you that they absolutely don't have to! Together, we'll learn new tools to overcome this tough period so you feel grounded and at ease. Whether it is OCD, anxiety, depression, a new (or older!) baby or general life stressors affecting your mood and day-to-day functioning, I am here to figure it out with you.
Are you battling intrusive thoughts? Anxiety that seems hard to manage? Overwhelmed or stuck? You may fear that these difficult feelings will last forever. I'm here to tell you that they absolutely don't have to! Together, we'll learn new tools to overcome this tough period so you feel grounded and at ease. Whether it is OCD, anxiety, depression, a new (or older!) baby or general life stressors affecting your mood and day-to-day functioning, I am here to figure it out with you.
(249) 488-0885 View (249) 488-0885
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Kate Caldwell
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1N
I’m specialized in tailoring exposure and response prevention (ERP) for clients who are experiencing symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) such as intrusive thoughts and images, avoidance, and compulsive/safety-seeking behaviours.
Do you want your life back? Intrusive thoughts, images, urges and behaviours alongside overwhelming anxiety can leave many people suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) wondering whether things will ever be different. You may have struggled for years with thoughts that you can't tell anyone about because they're so disturbing and culturally taboo. You might even wonder whether you have OCD at all, leading you to doubt yourself so severely that depression has also become part of your everyday.
I’m specialized in tailoring exposure and response prevention (ERP) for clients who are experiencing symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) such as intrusive thoughts and images, avoidance, and compulsive/safety-seeking behaviours.
Do you want your life back? Intrusive thoughts, images, urges and behaviours alongside overwhelming anxiety can leave many people suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) wondering whether things will ever be different. You may have struggled for years with thoughts that you can't tell anyone about because they're so disturbing and culturally taboo. You might even wonder whether you have OCD at all, leading you to doubt yourself so severely that depression has also become part of your everyday.
(343) 430-3291 View (343) 430-3291
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Shannon Byrne
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1N  (Online Only)
I am an Ottawa-based Registered Psychotherapist (RP) providing services throughout Ontario over a video therapy platform. I provide individual psychotherapy to clients dealing with issues such as anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, sleep difficulties, and life transitions, as well as diagnosed conditions such as obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), major depressive disorder, phobias, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and social anxiety disorder.
I am an Ottawa-based Registered Psychotherapist (RP) providing services throughout Ontario over a video therapy platform. I provide individual psychotherapy to clients dealing with issues such as anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, sleep difficulties, and life transitions, as well as diagnosed conditions such as obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), major depressive disorder, phobias, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and social anxiety disorder.
(647) 490-8586 View (647) 490-8586
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Tiffany Patterson
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1N
As a trained psychotherapist, my experiences include working one-on-one with people dealing with depression, anxiety, personal concerns, relationship issues, grief and loss, trauma, low self-esteem, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessional-compulsive disorder (OCD), guilt and shame, and issues around spirituality.
My treatment approach guides people through a self-examination into how they experience themselves, their relationships and their world. Symptoms are relieved through increased personal insight and finding new ways of perceiving old situations, allowing for the development of healthier behaviours. I view the therapist-client relationship as truly unique - one that can help, in a lasting way, to heal and steer personal relationships.
As a trained psychotherapist, my experiences include working one-on-one with people dealing with depression, anxiety, personal concerns, relationship issues, grief and loss, trauma, low self-esteem, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessional-compulsive disorder (OCD), guilt and shame, and issues around spirituality.
My treatment approach guides people through a self-examination into how they experience themselves, their relationships and their world. Symptoms are relieved through increased personal insight and finding new ways of perceiving old situations, allowing for the development of healthier behaviours. I view the therapist-client relationship as truly unique - one that can help, in a lasting way, to heal and steer personal relationships.
(855) 997-0254 View (855) 997-0254
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Dr. Heather Schultz Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2C
Schultz enjoys working with individuals with a wide range of presenting concerns, including anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, body focused repetitive behaviours (hairpulling &skin-picking), depression, emotion dysregulation and anger management, low self-worth/self-esteem, grief/loss, and mild alcohol/substance use.
Assessments - Accepting Clients; Therapy Waitlist - Accepting Clients - Dr. Heather Schultz received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Toledo in 2020. She completed her residency at The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, and recently completed her supervised practice year providing psychological services in a private practice clinic in the Ottawa area. She has received training in a variety of clinical settings including hospitals, community mental health centres, forensic sites, and private practice.
Schultz enjoys working with individuals with a wide range of presenting concerns, including anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, body focused repetitive behaviours (hairpulling &skin-picking), depression, emotion dysregulation and anger management, low self-worth/self-esteem, grief/loss, and mild alcohol/substance use.
Assessments - Accepting Clients; Therapy Waitlist - Accepting Clients - Dr. Heather Schultz received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Toledo in 2020. She completed her residency at The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, and recently completed her supervised practice year providing psychological services in a private practice clinic in the Ottawa area. She has received training in a variety of clinical settings including hospitals, community mental health centres, forensic sites, and private practice.
(343) 312-5358 View (343) 312-5358
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Taem Kadimi
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1Z
I have experience with diverse clinical concerns which include anxiety, stress/burnout, OCD, eating disorders, trauma, and chronic illness.
You just made the first step in your journey! Therapy is a process that allows you to understand yourself and heal from within becoming the best version of you. I provide a warm space for clients that want to work on issues including eating disorders, trauma, OCD, anxiety, burnout/stress, and chronic illnesses. Seeing the change in my clients from the first day they sit in my office chair to the last is why I do what I do!
I have experience with diverse clinical concerns which include anxiety, stress/burnout, OCD, eating disorders, trauma, and chronic illness.
You just made the first step in your journey! Therapy is a process that allows you to understand yourself and heal from within becoming the best version of you. I provide a warm space for clients that want to work on issues including eating disorders, trauma, OCD, anxiety, burnout/stress, and chronic illnesses. Seeing the change in my clients from the first day they sit in my office chair to the last is why I do what I do!
(343) 338-6091 View (343) 338-6091
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Ryan Salter Online Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1G  (Online Only)
These brains of ours don't come with instruction manuals - figuring out how to navigate life is tough enough, but can sometimes seem impossible when we experience mental health difficulties. I specialize in working with people with BPD (attachment trauma), anxiety disorders, OCD, couples and people with complex difficulties who may have been given multiple diagnoses. Therapy can be a strange process, I try to make it simple and straightforward. We get to know each other, and figure out if we’re a good fit. We get a clear picture of what the problems are, and what’s going wrong (and what’s going right) in your life.
These brains of ours don't come with instruction manuals - figuring out how to navigate life is tough enough, but can sometimes seem impossible when we experience mental health difficulties. I specialize in working with people with BPD (attachment trauma), anxiety disorders, OCD, couples and people with complex difficulties who may have been given multiple diagnoses. Therapy can be a strange process, I try to make it simple and straightforward. We get to know each other, and figure out if we’re a good fit. We get a clear picture of what the problems are, and what’s going wrong (and what’s going right) in your life.
(249) 506-5029 View (249) 506-5029
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Jennifer Rogers Therapy Group
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1T
Recent workshops I've attended: polyvagal , trauma treatment, advanced anxiety certificate, OCD care.
Have you decided that something needs to be improved, different or changed in your life? As an experienced, knowledgeable and supportive professional in your corner, I can help you make those changes. I know the challenges of asking for help, and the idea of going to a therapist for support can be difficult or scary. Knowing this, I take special care to create a safe and comfortable environment for you. My clients would describe me as a genuine, down to earth person with a good sense of humour. My practice has associates and interns at a reduced rate.
Recent workshops I've attended: polyvagal , trauma treatment, advanced anxiety certificate, OCD care.
Have you decided that something needs to be improved, different or changed in your life? As an experienced, knowledgeable and supportive professional in your corner, I can help you make those changes. I know the challenges of asking for help, and the idea of going to a therapist for support can be difficult or scary. Knowing this, I take special care to create a safe and comfortable environment for you. My clients would describe me as a genuine, down to earth person with a good sense of humour. My practice has associates and interns at a reduced rate.
(613) 704-5725 View (613) 704-5725
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Jenna Caron
Psychologist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K0A
Specialties include Trauma, anxiety, OCD, depression, self-esteem, stress and more!.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, or just feeling unlike yourself? Are you struggling to separate yourself from past events/situations and finding yourself reliving similar thoughts and emotions? Do you struggle with constant repetitive thoughts and/or behaviours to reduce the uncomfortable thoughts? Is your child/teen struggling? If you said yes to the above, finding help can be challenging and tiresome. You may want to free yourself from the past to live your current life more fully. Whatever this life holds for you, I am are here to guide and support you.
Specialties include Trauma, anxiety, OCD, depression, self-esteem, stress and more!.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, or just feeling unlike yourself? Are you struggling to separate yourself from past events/situations and finding yourself reliving similar thoughts and emotions? Do you struggle with constant repetitive thoughts and/or behaviours to reduce the uncomfortable thoughts? Is your child/teen struggling? If you said yes to the above, finding help can be challenging and tiresome. You may want to free yourself from the past to live your current life more fully. Whatever this life holds for you, I am are here to guide and support you.
(343) 305-1138 View (343) 305-1138
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Angela Jones
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K0A
My focus is on treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Anxiety Disorders, Depression and Trauma.
Accepting New Clients! Are you struggling with unwanted intrusive thoughts, excessive worry, stress and/or depression? Do you feel stuck, hopeless or afraid? Are you ready for change? I can help you maximize your potential to live a full and meaningful life guided by what matters to you the most. I believe a strong therapeutic relationship is essential for therapy to be successful, so it is my job to provide a safe space where you feel heard and understood. Navigating mental health and wellness can be overwhelming, but I am here to help. Schedule your free 15 minute phone consultation today and let's start this journey together.
My focus is on treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Anxiety Disorders, Depression and Trauma.
Accepting New Clients! Are you struggling with unwanted intrusive thoughts, excessive worry, stress and/or depression? Do you feel stuck, hopeless or afraid? Are you ready for change? I can help you maximize your potential to live a full and meaningful life guided by what matters to you the most. I believe a strong therapeutic relationship is essential for therapy to be successful, so it is my job to provide a safe space where you feel heard and understood. Navigating mental health and wellness can be overwhelming, but I am here to help. Schedule your free 15 minute phone consultation today and let's start this journey together.
(226) 705-0379 View (226) 705-0379
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Laura Cuttini
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K0A  (Online Only)
I use cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and mindfulness to treat OCD, depression, and anxiety disorders including generalized anxiety, panic, phobias, and social anxiety.
If you find that you struggle with worry, anxiety, low mood, perfectionism, or obsessions and compulsions, we can work together to help ease some of these painful experiences, improve coping, and help you create a more fulfilling life. I work with adults and adolescents, providing them with a warm, empathic, nonjudgmental space so that they can work to understand their experiences, learn and practice new skills, improve symptoms, cope with stressors, and nurture what is important in their lives.
I use cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and mindfulness to treat OCD, depression, and anxiety disorders including generalized anxiety, panic, phobias, and social anxiety.
If you find that you struggle with worry, anxiety, low mood, perfectionism, or obsessions and compulsions, we can work together to help ease some of these painful experiences, improve coping, and help you create a more fulfilling life. I work with adults and adolescents, providing them with a warm, empathic, nonjudgmental space so that they can work to understand their experiences, learn and practice new skills, improve symptoms, cope with stressors, and nurture what is important in their lives.
(437) 291-8645 View (437) 291-8645

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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.