Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Therapists in Toronto, ON

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Jayne Hanna
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5P
Do you deal with fears, worries, stress and depression? As a Registered Psychologist I have been helping people overcome these issues and develop resiliency for years. Among the areas that I treat are Social Anxiety, General Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive-compulsive Disorder, Panic Attacks, Depression, Stress, Perfectionism, Procrastination, Marriage Issues, Anger, and Grief. I can also help you address, Low Self-esteem, Addictions, Relationship Conflict, Spiritual issues, Job stress, and Trauma. I also do marital and couple therapy to help couples resolve issues, develop better intimacy, and learn how to communicate.
Do you deal with fears, worries, stress and depression? As a Registered Psychologist I have been helping people overcome these issues and develop resiliency for years. Among the areas that I treat are Social Anxiety, General Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive-compulsive Disorder, Panic Attacks, Depression, Stress, Perfectionism, Procrastination, Marriage Issues, Anger, and Grief. I can also help you address, Low Self-esteem, Addictions, Relationship Conflict, Spiritual issues, Job stress, and Trauma. I also do marital and couple therapy to help couples resolve issues, develop better intimacy, and learn how to communicate.
(647) 957-8726 View (647) 957-8726
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Justin La Rose
Registered Psychotherapist, MPsy, RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6G  (Online Only)
I have worked with the OCD population at The Mindfulness Clinic as well as private practice where over 50% of my clients are diagnosed with OCD.
Do you suffer from unwanted OCD thoughts and anxiety? Do you worry about bad things happening to you or those you love? Maybe you are having thoughts that you have harmed someone or may harm someone in the future. Perhaps you fear that you will become contaminated or that you will be responsible for a tragedy. Do you wash your hands excessively or check things like door locks or the stove? Or do you avoid things like knives, public restrooms, or anything that might trigger your fearful thoughts? Do you find that your OCD is interfering with your relationships?
I have worked with the OCD population at The Mindfulness Clinic as well as private practice where over 50% of my clients are diagnosed with OCD.
Do you suffer from unwanted OCD thoughts and anxiety? Do you worry about bad things happening to you or those you love? Maybe you are having thoughts that you have harmed someone or may harm someone in the future. Perhaps you fear that you will become contaminated or that you will be responsible for a tragedy. Do you wash your hands excessively or check things like door locks or the stove? Or do you avoid things like knives, public restrooms, or anything that might trigger your fearful thoughts? Do you find that your OCD is interfering with your relationships?
(647) 931-9485 View (647) 931-9485
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Dr. McKenzie Goodine
Psychologist, CPsych
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5E  (Online Only)
I specialize in the assessment and treatment of anxiety / phobias, low mood / depression, ADHD, OCD, repetitive behaviour disorders (e.
Hi, I'm Dr. McKenzie Goodine a Clinical and School Psychologist at MindFit, a leading 25+ clinician private practice, or as prefer to say, "mental health gym". Just like a typical gym, MindFit is designed to be accessible and inviting to anyone looking to improve their emotional well-being. I know seeking support can be stigmatizing and impersonal but it doesn't need to be - I will do everything I can to ensure you feel supported, accepted, and valued. My apporach is structured, effective, and evidence-based and designed to help you develop skills and strategies to not only cope, but thrive!
I specialize in the assessment and treatment of anxiety / phobias, low mood / depression, ADHD, OCD, repetitive behaviour disorders (e.
Hi, I'm Dr. McKenzie Goodine a Clinical and School Psychologist at MindFit, a leading 25+ clinician private practice, or as prefer to say, "mental health gym". Just like a typical gym, MindFit is designed to be accessible and inviting to anyone looking to improve their emotional well-being. I know seeking support can be stigmatizing and impersonal but it doesn't need to be - I will do everything I can to ensure you feel supported, accepted, and valued. My apporach is structured, effective, and evidence-based and designed to help you develop skills and strategies to not only cope, but thrive!
(437) 800-2182 View (437) 800-2182
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Becky Mathieu
Registered Psychotherapist, CYW, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4W
I specialize in the assessment and treatment of anxiety / phobias, low mood / depression, OCD, repetitive behaviour disorders (e.
Hi, I'm Becky Mathieu a registered psychotherapist working with children, adolescents, and adults at MindFit, a leading psychology clinic (or as prefer to say, "mental health gym"). Just like a "typical" gym, MindFit was designed to be accessible and inviting to anyone looking to improve their emotional well-being. From day one, I will do everything I can to ensure you and/or your child feels heard, supported and valued. My approach is structured (with weekly handouts), evidence-based, and designed to help you develop practical and effective skills and strategies to not only cope, but thrive.
I specialize in the assessment and treatment of anxiety / phobias, low mood / depression, OCD, repetitive behaviour disorders (e.
Hi, I'm Becky Mathieu a registered psychotherapist working with children, adolescents, and adults at MindFit, a leading psychology clinic (or as prefer to say, "mental health gym"). Just like a "typical" gym, MindFit was designed to be accessible and inviting to anyone looking to improve their emotional well-being. From day one, I will do everything I can to ensure you and/or your child feels heard, supported and valued. My approach is structured (with weekly handouts), evidence-based, and designed to help you develop practical and effective skills and strategies to not only cope, but thrive.
(437) 747-0834 View (437) 747-0834
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Julia Robertson
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5V  (Online Only)
I work with adults navigating OCD, anxiety, self-esteem, and body image issues.
Accepting new clients! Are you feeling stressed and overwhelmed with life? Do you find yourself feeling burnout always striving for perfection? Do you notice your inner critic taking over in moments where it feels like nothing is going right? My great passion is helping clients develop self-compassion while improving their ability to cope with daily stressors.
I work with adults navigating OCD, anxiety, self-esteem, and body image issues.
Accepting new clients! Are you feeling stressed and overwhelmed with life? Do you find yourself feeling burnout always striving for perfection? Do you notice your inner critic taking over in moments where it feels like nothing is going right? My great passion is helping clients develop self-compassion while improving their ability to cope with daily stressors.
(226) 799-9261 View (226) 799-9261
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The Mindful Way
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6G  (Online Only)
Our areas of expertise include helping individuals overcome a wide range of anxiety and anxiety-related disorders, including obsessive compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, agoraphobia, social anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, specific phobias, insomnia, and mood and depressive disorders.
We all experience times in our life that lead us to feeling stressed, low, or anxious. Experiencing difficult emotions is part of the human experience, regardless of our circumstances. However, when our thoughts and feelings begins to impact our daily functioning, mood, and relationships, psychotherapy can help. We work with individuals using a collaborative, supportive, non-judgemental and evidence-based approach. The client is an active participant in the therapy process. We work with individuals of all ages. We are LGBTQ affirming, with experience working with clients of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
Our areas of expertise include helping individuals overcome a wide range of anxiety and anxiety-related disorders, including obsessive compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, agoraphobia, social anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, specific phobias, insomnia, and mood and depressive disorders.
We all experience times in our life that lead us to feeling stressed, low, or anxious. Experiencing difficult emotions is part of the human experience, regardless of our circumstances. However, when our thoughts and feelings begins to impact our daily functioning, mood, and relationships, psychotherapy can help. We work with individuals using a collaborative, supportive, non-judgemental and evidence-based approach. The client is an active participant in the therapy process. We work with individuals of all ages. We are LGBTQ affirming, with experience working with clients of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
(647) 360-6457 View (647) 360-6457
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Denisa Zitnansky Caceres
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6S  (Online Only)
Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of working with courageous individuals who are tired of feeling powerless over their worry, anxiety, intrusive thoughts, OCD and stress.
It's exhausting to spend a lot of time worrying, overthinking or dealing with overwhelming thoughts. Feeling powerless over your worry or anxiety can also impact your life in a negative way. You might be avoiding situations that make you worry or feel anxious, have a hard time sleeping, feel not good enough or do things in a certain way to keep the anxiety manageable in the moment. Worry does not have to run your life.
Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of working with courageous individuals who are tired of feeling powerless over their worry, anxiety, intrusive thoughts, OCD and stress.
It's exhausting to spend a lot of time worrying, overthinking or dealing with overwhelming thoughts. Feeling powerless over your worry or anxiety can also impact your life in a negative way. You might be avoiding situations that make you worry or feel anxious, have a hard time sleeping, feel not good enough or do things in a certain way to keep the anxiety manageable in the moment. Worry does not have to run your life.
(647) 696-7152 View (647) 696-7152
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Heather Senst
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5E  (Online Only)
I specialize in the assessment and treatment of anxiety / phobias, low mood / depression, OCD, repetitive behaviour disorders (e.
Hi, I'm Heather Senst a psychotherapist (under the supervision of Dr. Kim Edwards, C.Psych) at MindFit, a leading psychology clinic (or as prefer to say, "mental health gym"). Just like a "typical" gym, MindFit was designed to be accessible and inviting to anyone looking to improve their emotional well-being. From day one, I will do everything I can ensure to ensure you (or your child) feel heard, supported and valued. My apporach is structured (with weekly handouts), evidence-based, and designed to help you (or your child) develop practical and effective skills and strategies to not only cope, but thrive!
I specialize in the assessment and treatment of anxiety / phobias, low mood / depression, OCD, repetitive behaviour disorders (e.
Hi, I'm Heather Senst a psychotherapist (under the supervision of Dr. Kim Edwards, C.Psych) at MindFit, a leading psychology clinic (or as prefer to say, "mental health gym"). Just like a "typical" gym, MindFit was designed to be accessible and inviting to anyone looking to improve their emotional well-being. From day one, I will do everything I can ensure to ensure you (or your child) feel heard, supported and valued. My apporach is structured (with weekly handouts), evidence-based, and designed to help you (or your child) develop practical and effective skills and strategies to not only cope, but thrive!
(437) 371-5966 View (437) 371-5966
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Dr. Amri Sabharwal
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4P
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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Dr. Marlene Taube-Schiff & FTPS
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych, RPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5P  (Online Only)
At Forward Thinking Psychological Services (FTPS), we provide you with warmth, compassion and the tools you need to move ahead in your life and achieve your goals. I am a registered clinical psychologist with great experience in the delivery of scientifically-supported treatments for obsessive compulsive and related disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, relationship issues and trauma. I have worked with individuals in both outpatient and inpatient hospital settings. My team is excited to work with you and help you move forward towards the life you want. We provide online therapy in Ontario, BC, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
At Forward Thinking Psychological Services (FTPS), we provide you with warmth, compassion and the tools you need to move ahead in your life and achieve your goals. I am a registered clinical psychologist with great experience in the delivery of scientifically-supported treatments for obsessive compulsive and related disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, relationship issues and trauma. I have worked with individuals in both outpatient and inpatient hospital settings. My team is excited to work with you and help you move forward towards the life you want. We provide online therapy in Ontario, BC, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
(647) 699-6185 View (647) 699-6185
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Andrew Ross
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6G  (Online Only)
Whether you're looking to improve your mental health, build stronger relationships, or face personal challenges I'm here to help. I see therapy as an engaging process of discovery, where I will professionally support you as we work towards your goals. As your therapist you can rely on me to work collaboratively with you to foster insight, self-compassion, and a deeper understanding of your emotions and needs. My clinical practice has supported clients to face a range of concerns including anxiety, OCD, relationships issues, eating disorders/body image concerns, sexuality, gender identity, grief, depression, and trauma.
Whether you're looking to improve your mental health, build stronger relationships, or face personal challenges I'm here to help. I see therapy as an engaging process of discovery, where I will professionally support you as we work towards your goals. As your therapist you can rely on me to work collaboratively with you to foster insight, self-compassion, and a deeper understanding of your emotions and needs. My clinical practice has supported clients to face a range of concerns including anxiety, OCD, relationships issues, eating disorders/body image concerns, sexuality, gender identity, grief, depression, and trauma.
(647) 496-1346 View (647) 496-1346
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Phil Shnaider
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5C  (Online Only)
Dr. Phil Shnaider is a Clinical Psychologist providing treatment to patients across Ontario. He provides therapy for adults struggling with a range of mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), grief and loss, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and coping with life stressors and transitions. Dr. Shnaider also provides therapy for couples struggling with relationship problems.
Dr. Phil Shnaider is a Clinical Psychologist providing treatment to patients across Ontario. He provides therapy for adults struggling with a range of mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), grief and loss, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and coping with life stressors and transitions. Dr. Shnaider also provides therapy for couples struggling with relationship problems.
(437) 372-5702 View (437) 372-5702
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Kimberly Edwards
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5E  (Online Only)
I specialize in the assessment and treatment of anxiety / phobias, low mood / depression, ADHD, OCD, repetitive behaviour disorders (e.
Hi, I'm Dr. Kim Edwards a Clinical and Health Psychologist registered in Ontario and New York. I am the Founder of MindFit, a leading 20+ clinician private practice, or what I prefer to call a "mental health gym". Seeking support can be stigmatizing and impersonal - but it doesn't need to be! Just like a typical gym, MindFit is designed to be accessible and inviting to anyone looking to improve their emotional well-being. I use effective, evidence-based treatments and most importantly, do everything I can to ensure you feel supported, accepted, and valued. Still not sure? Check out my reviews at ratemds.com or Google!
I specialize in the assessment and treatment of anxiety / phobias, low mood / depression, ADHD, OCD, repetitive behaviour disorders (e.
Hi, I'm Dr. Kim Edwards a Clinical and Health Psychologist registered in Ontario and New York. I am the Founder of MindFit, a leading 20+ clinician private practice, or what I prefer to call a "mental health gym". Seeking support can be stigmatizing and impersonal - but it doesn't need to be! Just like a typical gym, MindFit is designed to be accessible and inviting to anyone looking to improve their emotional well-being. I use effective, evidence-based treatments and most importantly, do everything I can to ensure you feel supported, accepted, and valued. Still not sure? Check out my reviews at ratemds.com or Google!
(437) 747-5087 View (437) 747-5087
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Andrea Rocha
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5R
I also have a great deal of experience in evidence-based treatments for OCD and insomnia.
I am intrigued by the way that humans are wired to connect with others. In my practice, I strive to build a meaningful connection between us in a gentle and caring way. Similarly, I aim to assist you in building authentic connections with important people in your life. I will help you to explore your strengths and resilience while assisting with the goals that brought you to therapy. I value diversity and the strength that it brings to the development of authentic relationships. I operate from a trauma-informed and anti-oppressive framework that is LGBTQ2IA+ affirming.
I also have a great deal of experience in evidence-based treatments for OCD and insomnia.
I am intrigued by the way that humans are wired to connect with others. In my practice, I strive to build a meaningful connection between us in a gentle and caring way. Similarly, I aim to assist you in building authentic connections with important people in your life. I will help you to explore your strengths and resilience while assisting with the goals that brought you to therapy. I value diversity and the strength that it brings to the development of authentic relationships. I operate from a trauma-informed and anti-oppressive framework that is LGBTQ2IA+ affirming.
(437) 747-6978 View (437) 747-6978
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Laura Cuttini
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6H  (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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Eunice Chau
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5T  (Online Only)
I specialize in supporting clients with trauma and PTSD, grief, anger management, anxiety, depression, phobias, OCD, domestic violence, stress management, abuse, relationship issues and life transitions.
Do you feel pressured to be perfect and live up to others high expectations? Do you feel angry, stuck, overwhelmed, or powerless? Do you consistently experience intrusive thoughts and engage in repetitive behaviours that affect your daily life? Are you trying to make sense of your feelings after a difficult transition, traumatic event, or painful loss, and seeking healthier ways of coping? I am here to support you.
I specialize in supporting clients with trauma and PTSD, grief, anger management, anxiety, depression, phobias, OCD, domestic violence, stress management, abuse, relationship issues and life transitions.
Do you feel pressured to be perfect and live up to others high expectations? Do you feel angry, stuck, overwhelmed, or powerless? Do you consistently experience intrusive thoughts and engage in repetitive behaviours that affect your daily life? Are you trying to make sense of your feelings after a difficult transition, traumatic event, or painful loss, and seeking healthier ways of coping? I am here to support you.
(289) 723-1949 View (289) 723-1949
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Bahar Haji-Khamneh (Psychologist)
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6P  (Online Only)
Choosing the right therapist is a big deal. Just like a travel partner will impact the experiences you have on your trip, your therapist will impact how your mental health journey unfolds. I commend you for making this important decision thoughtfully. To tell you a bit about myself, I am a psychologist working with adults facing a variety of life struggles including trauma, OCD, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, perfectionism, shame, health issues and life transitions. I am grateful to have received training in a range of modalities including mindfulness, compassion focused, emotion focused, CBT and psychodynamic therapies.
Choosing the right therapist is a big deal. Just like a travel partner will impact the experiences you have on your trip, your therapist will impact how your mental health journey unfolds. I commend you for making this important decision thoughtfully. To tell you a bit about myself, I am a psychologist working with adults facing a variety of life struggles including trauma, OCD, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, perfectionism, shame, health issues and life transitions. I am grateful to have received training in a range of modalities including mindfulness, compassion focused, emotion focused, CBT and psychodynamic therapies.
(647) 699-7954 View (647) 699-7954
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Nadeem Momenzadeh
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5T
I specialize in treating Anxiety and OCD in teenagers and adults utilizing evidence-based Cognitive-Behavioural (CBT) treatments including: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Exposure-Response Prevention (ERP), Unified Protocol (UP), Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI).
Has your anxiety left you stuck in a relentless cycle of worrying, obsessing, and avoiding? Have you been suffering from panic attacks and fear having another one? Are you struggling with crippling shyness and feelings of insecurity? Do you find yourself obsessing about contamination, the well-being of yourself or others, your sexuality or relationships, or the sense of needing things to be “just right?” Do you find yourself desperately attempting to get rid of these thoughts and feelings? Are you ashamed of these thoughts and worry that they mean something about you? I want to assure you of one thing - you are NOT your thoughts.
I specialize in treating Anxiety and OCD in teenagers and adults utilizing evidence-based Cognitive-Behavioural (CBT) treatments including: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Exposure-Response Prevention (ERP), Unified Protocol (UP), Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI).
Has your anxiety left you stuck in a relentless cycle of worrying, obsessing, and avoiding? Have you been suffering from panic attacks and fear having another one? Are you struggling with crippling shyness and feelings of insecurity? Do you find yourself obsessing about contamination, the well-being of yourself or others, your sexuality or relationships, or the sense of needing things to be “just right?” Do you find yourself desperately attempting to get rid of these thoughts and feelings? Are you ashamed of these thoughts and worry that they mean something about you? I want to assure you of one thing - you are NOT your thoughts.
(289) 460-4721 View (289) 460-4721
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Jean Giroux
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP , MA
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4W
My practice specializes in helping people struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, stress, obsessive behaviours, insomnia and other lifestyle concerns, interpersonal and intimate relationship challenges, and a sense of lack of meaning or purpose in life. I use an integral and person-centered approach, one which considers and values a person in all of their dimensions: mind, body, spirit, heart and culture.
My practice specializes in helping people struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, stress, obsessive behaviours, insomnia and other lifestyle concerns, interpersonal and intimate relationship challenges, and a sense of lack of meaning or purpose in life. I use an integral and person-centered approach, one which considers and values a person in all of their dimensions: mind, body, spirit, heart and culture.
(437) 747-7934 View (437) 747-7934
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Montana Jaro
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6J  (Online Only)
With 8+ years of experience helping clients overcome a wide range of anxiety disorders, I'm prepared to teach you effective ways of improving the thoughts and behaviors that are stopping you from living the life you'd like to live. Struggling with intrusive thoughts, or rituals you can't resist doing? Skin picking and/or hair pulling? Experiencing distressing emotions, or trying to heal from trauma or loss? Perhaps you're questioning your sexuality or navigating your gender identity? With years of clinical practice in all of the above, you can conquer your symptoms beside someone who knows what the best tools to use are.
With 8+ years of experience helping clients overcome a wide range of anxiety disorders, I'm prepared to teach you effective ways of improving the thoughts and behaviors that are stopping you from living the life you'd like to live. Struggling with intrusive thoughts, or rituals you can't resist doing? Skin picking and/or hair pulling? Experiencing distressing emotions, or trying to heal from trauma or loss? Perhaps you're questioning your sexuality or navigating your gender identity? With years of clinical practice in all of the above, you can conquer your symptoms beside someone who knows what the best tools to use are.
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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.