Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Counselling in Crosby

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The Therapy Corner
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Crosby L22  (Online Only)
I offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for disorder specific intervention such as OCD, social anxiety, low mood, GAD, phobia, trauma.
Hi my name is Lynsey and I am a Registered Mental Health Nurse in which I specialise in child and adolescent mental health. I am BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) Therapist. I have completed the specialised EMDR training for children which enables me to work with children and young people from the age of 2 years old.
I offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for disorder specific intervention such as OCD, social anxiety, low mood, GAD, phobia, trauma.
Hi my name is Lynsey and I am a Registered Mental Health Nurse in which I specialise in child and adolescent mental health. I am BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) Therapist. I have completed the specialised EMDR training for children which enables me to work with children and young people from the age of 2 years old.
0151 453 4604 View 0151 453 4604
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charles bradshaw
Psychotherapist, PsychD, BACP
Verified Verified
Crosby L23
My practice as a therapist covers Person centred counseling and CBT. PCC helps you to look at how your feeling, may impact on your day today experiences. CBT helps you to track your thoughts, emotions and behaviours. Both models help you to gain control and learn new skills to reinforce change. They Futher help you to set goals and with the help of mindfulness, helps you to forge new pathways. Mindfulness helps you to make changes in the present moment, addiction, phobias, anxiety and depression, OCD. Therapy is always about what you would like to change in the future. PCC and CBT help you to see your new change and what fits.
My practice as a therapist covers Person centred counseling and CBT. PCC helps you to look at how your feeling, may impact on your day today experiences. CBT helps you to track your thoughts, emotions and behaviours. Both models help you to gain control and learn new skills to reinforce change. They Futher help you to set goals and with the help of mindfulness, helps you to forge new pathways. Mindfulness helps you to make changes in the present moment, addiction, phobias, anxiety and depression, OCD. Therapy is always about what you would like to change in the future. PCC and CBT help you to see your new change and what fits.
0161 524 6746 View 0161 524 6746
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Dr Joanne Lacey
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Crosby L22
I specialise in anxiety treatment, including OCD and intrusive thoughts.
I offer leading edge psychotherapies and neuro-cognitive therapies for mind, mood and body. Working holistically with the physical affect of life experiences, emotions and thoughts is the future of therapy. Working in a holistic integrated way works at a deeper level to drive lasting change, whether we are working through anxiety, depression, trauma, self- esteem issues, relationship, family or work stresses. I am an integrated therapist, which means that I am highly trained in different approaches, enabling us to work flexibly and select the best treatment plan for you.
I specialise in anxiety treatment, including OCD and intrusive thoughts.
I offer leading edge psychotherapies and neuro-cognitive therapies for mind, mood and body. Working holistically with the physical affect of life experiences, emotions and thoughts is the future of therapy. Working in a holistic integrated way works at a deeper level to drive lasting change, whether we are working through anxiety, depression, trauma, self- esteem issues, relationship, family or work stresses. I am an integrated therapist, which means that I am highly trained in different approaches, enabling us to work flexibly and select the best treatment plan for you.
0151 318 0502 View 0151 318 0502
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Dr Julija Jain
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Crosby L23
Share your problems, Challenge them, Learn new ways of coping and experience Change with my psychological services. I have over 10 years of training and practice in the most effective therapies aimed at helping people with complex and less complex mental health needs. As a highly skilled Chartered Counselling Psychologist, I can help you feel empowered and gain control of yourself and your responses to challenging situations. Book yourself for an initial psychological assessment session which will help us to have a better understanding of your issues and what specific approach is needed to resolve these issues: www.drjulijajain.com
Share your problems, Challenge them, Learn new ways of coping and experience Change with my psychological services. I have over 10 years of training and practice in the most effective therapies aimed at helping people with complex and less complex mental health needs. As a highly skilled Chartered Counselling Psychologist, I can help you feel empowered and gain control of yourself and your responses to challenging situations. Book yourself for an initial psychological assessment session which will help us to have a better understanding of your issues and what specific approach is needed to resolve these issues: www.drjulijajain.com
01707 246828 View 01707 246828

More Therapists Nearby

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Patrick (Paddy) Conroy
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Liverpool L17
Waitlist for new clients
Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with BABCP, also trained in EMDR and Dialetical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). I treat a range of disorders from Obsessive compulsive disorder helping to alleviate intrusive anxiety provoking thoughts, anxiety and distress resulting from trauma. I work with people who self harm perhaps through deliberate acts or addictive behaviours depending on current level of risk. 25 years experience having trained at the Maudsley Hospital/Institute of Psychiatry 1993 to 1996. Intrusive distressing thoughts a specialty offering 2 intensive sessions which can make a difference. Currently no waiting list.
Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with BABCP, also trained in EMDR and Dialetical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). I treat a range of disorders from Obsessive compulsive disorder helping to alleviate intrusive anxiety provoking thoughts, anxiety and distress resulting from trauma. I work with people who self harm perhaps through deliberate acts or addictive behaviours depending on current level of risk. 25 years experience having trained at the Maudsley Hospital/Institute of Psychiatry 1993 to 1996. Intrusive distressing thoughts a specialty offering 2 intensive sessions which can make a difference. Currently no waiting list.
01923 961469 View 01923 961469
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Virtual CBT Clinic
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ormskirk L39  (Online Only)
As a Psychotherapist, I support clients with common mental health difficulties, including: Major Depressive Disorder; Perfectionism; Low Self-Esteem; Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD); Hoarding Disorder; Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD); Social Anxiety Disorder; Health Anxiety Disorder; Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD); Panic Disorder; Specific Phobia; Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); and more. So, if you are feeling low, lacking in motivation, are self-critical, engage in ritualistic behaviours, struggle with social interactions, have a lot of worries, or relive traumatic experiences, I can help you.
As a Psychotherapist, I support clients with common mental health difficulties, including: Major Depressive Disorder; Perfectionism; Low Self-Esteem; Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD); Hoarding Disorder; Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD); Social Anxiety Disorder; Health Anxiety Disorder; Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD); Panic Disorder; Specific Phobia; Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); and more. So, if you are feeling low, lacking in motivation, are self-critical, engage in ritualistic behaviours, struggle with social interactions, have a lot of worries, or relive traumatic experiences, I can help you.
01257 440987 View 01257 440987
Photo of George Maxwell, MSc, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
George Maxwell
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Liverpool L1
I offer evidence-based CBT, EMDR and Positive Psychology Coaching to support clients across the full range of the wellbeing spectrum. As an accredited CBT Therapist, I will help you to overcome your anxiety and depression problems using active, effective treatments that will change your life. I specialise in OCD (and its many subtypes), PTSD and Social Anxiety. As a Coaching Psychologist, I can teach you how to flourish, achieve your life goals, and live a life full of meaning and value. I work with clients internationally via Zoom and offer in-person therapy at my office in Rodney Street in Liverpool.
I offer evidence-based CBT, EMDR and Positive Psychology Coaching to support clients across the full range of the wellbeing spectrum. As an accredited CBT Therapist, I will help you to overcome your anxiety and depression problems using active, effective treatments that will change your life. I specialise in OCD (and its many subtypes), PTSD and Social Anxiety. As a Coaching Psychologist, I can teach you how to flourish, achieve your life goals, and live a life full of meaning and value. I work with clients internationally via Zoom and offer in-person therapy at my office in Rodney Street in Liverpool.
0151 318 0866 View 0151 318 0866
Photo of Victoria Lacey - GetCBT (Victoria Lacey, CBT Therapist Wirral), MBABCP, Psychotherapist
GetCBT (Victoria Lacey, CBT Therapist Wirral)
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Liverpool L2
Looking for an Anxiety Specialist? Therapy should be a partnership, that capitalises on your knowledge of your history and self, and your therapists knowledge of how go apply gold standard evidence based interventions and treatments to make you feel better. I started GetCBT to provide you with a First Class Psychotherapy experience working with Depression & Low self-esteem & specialising in Anxiety & Panic Attacks, Worry, OCD, PTSD, Phobia's, Social Anxiety & Health Anxiety. Check out our Google and Trustpilot reviews to hear about others’ experience of working with me.
Looking for an Anxiety Specialist? Therapy should be a partnership, that capitalises on your knowledge of your history and self, and your therapists knowledge of how go apply gold standard evidence based interventions and treatments to make you feel better. I started GetCBT to provide you with a First Class Psychotherapy experience working with Depression & Low self-esteem & specialising in Anxiety & Panic Attacks, Worry, OCD, PTSD, Phobia's, Social Anxiety & Health Anxiety. Check out our Google and Trustpilot reviews to hear about others’ experience of working with me.
0151 453 3877 View 0151 453 3877
Photo of Susan Mercer - Susan Mercer Therapy, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Susan Mercer Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Wirral CH47
My specialities are; Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), trauma (PTSD/adjustment disorder), depression triggered by bereavement, life changes, relationship changes or ongoing/repeated relationship problems/patterns, mixed anxiety and depression, and low self-esteem. I'm knowledgeable in a wide range of psychological/mental and physical health problems.
My specialities are; Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), trauma (PTSD/adjustment disorder), depression triggered by bereavement, life changes, relationship changes or ongoing/repeated relationship problems/patterns, mixed anxiety and depression, and low self-esteem. I'm knowledgeable in a wide range of psychological/mental and physical health problems.
01925 984177 View 01925 984177
Photo of Luke Cahill - Luke Cahill - in-person and online, MBACP, Counsellor
Luke Cahill - in-person and online
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Liverpool L8
Waitlist for new clients
TLDR - I mostly work with people dealing with anxiety, depression, and/or OCD stuff/intrusive thoughts, to better understand what's happening and find ways to improve things. I continue to learn to better support the people I work with, particularly around gender, sexuality and relationship diversity, and neurodiversity.
TLDR - I mostly work with people dealing with anxiety, depression, and/or OCD stuff/intrusive thoughts, to better understand what's happening and find ways to improve things. I continue to learn to better support the people I work with, particularly around gender, sexuality and relationship diversity, and neurodiversity.
0161 524 1128 View 0161 524 1128
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Vanessa Mount
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Formby L37
Maybe you have a phobia, OCD or lost a loved one or pet.
Ex military, now multi skilled therapist. The military provided me with valuable insights and experiences. Vast exposure, witnessing various traumas and mental health impacts highlighted the importance of mental health suport and the benefit of it to others. Having supported others for years through issues such as suicide, abuse, sexual vilence, domestic violence, depression, anxiety, selfharm, neglect, relational conflict, PTSD and the impacts of bereavement I wanted to continue similar support throughy therapy.
Maybe you have a phobia, OCD or lost a loved one or pet.
Ex military, now multi skilled therapist. The military provided me with valuable insights and experiences. Vast exposure, witnessing various traumas and mental health impacts highlighted the importance of mental health suport and the benefit of it to others. Having supported others for years through issues such as suicide, abuse, sexual vilence, domestic violence, depression, anxiety, selfharm, neglect, relational conflict, PTSD and the impacts of bereavement I wanted to continue similar support throughy therapy.
01704 338319 View 01704 338319
Photo of Erin Regan, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Erin Regan
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Wirral CH63
I work with individuals who are dealing with depression or common anxiety problems. These anxiety problems can be Generalised Anxiety, PTSD, OCD, Social Anxiety or Health Anxiety. Often individuals are aware of the difficulties but are not sure where to start. Having motivation and an open curiousness about the process supports the gains individuals can make in therapy. With my extensive skills I assess to find out what the main problems are, taking the view that the individual is an expert in what they are experiencing. I work in a collaborative way to find a solution to reduce the impact of the symptoms on their life.
I work with individuals who are dealing with depression or common anxiety problems. These anxiety problems can be Generalised Anxiety, PTSD, OCD, Social Anxiety or Health Anxiety. Often individuals are aware of the difficulties but are not sure where to start. Having motivation and an open curiousness about the process supports the gains individuals can make in therapy. With my extensive skills I assess to find out what the main problems are, taking the view that the individual is an expert in what they are experiencing. I work in a collaborative way to find a solution to reduce the impact of the symptoms on their life.
0151 453 5546 View 0151 453 5546
Photo of Helen Louise Jones - Helen Jones CBT and EMDR Therapy, MSc, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Helen Jones CBT and EMDR Therapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Wirral CH48  (Online Only)
I work with a wide range of issues including post traumatic stress disorder ('PTSD') including complex childhood attachment trauma, psychosis, social anxiety, substance misuse, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder ('OCD') bi-polar affective disorder, generalised anxiety disorder and panic disorder.
Hi, I’m Helen - a BABCP-accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist ('CBT') and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing ('EMDR') practitioner. I spent 15 years working within NHS mental health services. For the past 3 years, I have worked as a private practitioner. I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in CBT and an MSc in Applied Social Studies.
I work with a wide range of issues including post traumatic stress disorder ('PTSD') including complex childhood attachment trauma, psychosis, social anxiety, substance misuse, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder ('OCD') bi-polar affective disorder, generalised anxiety disorder and panic disorder.
Hi, I’m Helen - a BABCP-accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist ('CBT') and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing ('EMDR') practitioner. I spent 15 years working within NHS mental health services. For the past 3 years, I have worked as a private practitioner. I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in CBT and an MSc in Applied Social Studies.
01244 563543 View 01244 563543
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Lee Rowland
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birkenhead CH41
I am a trusted Psychodynamic/CBT Therapist. I have helped many break through the obstacles holding them back; Life’s too short to be unhappy, unsure or unfulfilled. Let me help you learn and develop better ways to handle the issues that are standing in the way of your goals. I am proficient in issues including, Early Life Experiences, ADHD, Addiction, Alcohol/Drug issues, OCD/Phobias, Anxiety/Depression, Work Related Stress, PTSD, Autistic Spectrum, Bereavement, Anger Management, Domestic Violence, Panic Disorder.
I am a trusted Psychodynamic/CBT Therapist. I have helped many break through the obstacles holding them back; Life’s too short to be unhappy, unsure or unfulfilled. Let me help you learn and develop better ways to handle the issues that are standing in the way of your goals. I am proficient in issues including, Early Life Experiences, ADHD, Addiction, Alcohol/Drug issues, OCD/Phobias, Anxiety/Depression, Work Related Stress, PTSD, Autistic Spectrum, Bereavement, Anger Management, Domestic Violence, Panic Disorder.
0151 453 6765 View 0151 453 6765
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Dr Gemma Parry
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Liverpool L1  (Online Only)
I am here to help if you are looking to improve your life and the way you feel. This might be managing emotions, symptoms or difficulties – like stress, low mood, anxiety, OCD and trauma / PTSD, working through life challenges which are holding you back, improving relationships or feeling better about yourself. If you have been through a difficult or traumatic time and need validation, support and guidance feel free to get in touch. I offer therapy online and would be happy to meet with you for a free 20 minute video or phone call before committing, to help you to choose a therapist who feels right for you.
I am here to help if you are looking to improve your life and the way you feel. This might be managing emotions, symptoms or difficulties – like stress, low mood, anxiety, OCD and trauma / PTSD, working through life challenges which are holding you back, improving relationships or feeling better about yourself. If you have been through a difficult or traumatic time and need validation, support and guidance feel free to get in touch. I offer therapy online and would be happy to meet with you for a free 20 minute video or phone call before committing, to help you to choose a therapist who feels right for you.
01638 598220 View 01638 598220
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Elizabeth Mosses Relationship Specialist And Psychotherapist
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ormskirk L39
and offer individual therapy for help with anxiety, depression, OCD and many other issues.
Life is tough for everyone at the moment. Everything seems so stressful and difficult and you wonder why you don't seem to cope when everyone else does. You can't make sense of what is happening either with you or your relationship. You may be anxious or fearful for the future and really fed up feeling the way you do and never getting beyond it? Would you like help to understand why you feel this way, to take back control of your thoughts and feelings and your relationships? Reach out to me and between us we can understand and work through these issues.
and offer individual therapy for help with anxiety, depression, OCD and many other issues.
Life is tough for everyone at the moment. Everything seems so stressful and difficult and you wonder why you don't seem to cope when everyone else does. You can't make sense of what is happening either with you or your relationship. You may be anxious or fearful for the future and really fed up feeling the way you do and never getting beyond it? Would you like help to understand why you feel this way, to take back control of your thoughts and feelings and your relationships? Reach out to me and between us we can understand and work through these issues.
01695 668012 View 01695 668012
Photo of Barry Ray Carruthers Accred - Beautiful Minds Talking Therapy Services, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Beautiful Minds Talking Therapy Services
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Liverpool L1
I also have a good working of OCD, ADHD and Asperger's and how negative patterns of behaviours and Childhood traumas and PTSD.
Beautiful Minds Talking Therapy Service has been providing counselling for many years. I understand that taking the first step can be scary and overwhelming. But if you can find the courage to take that first step, it can be life changing. Let me help you explore, understand, and unpick the things that are causing your difficulties in your life. I will help you to take back control of your life and take action to find solutions and resolutions that will empower you. I will help you gain a better understanding of your difficulties and develop your knowledge and awareness of your internal constructs. let me help you.
I also have a good working of OCD, ADHD and Asperger's and how negative patterns of behaviours and Childhood traumas and PTSD.
Beautiful Minds Talking Therapy Service has been providing counselling for many years. I understand that taking the first step can be scary and overwhelming. But if you can find the courage to take that first step, it can be life changing. Let me help you explore, understand, and unpick the things that are causing your difficulties in your life. I will help you to take back control of your life and take action to find solutions and resolutions that will empower you. I will help you gain a better understanding of your difficulties and develop your knowledge and awareness of your internal constructs. let me help you.
07403 250051 View 07403 250051
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Andrea Connell
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Liverpool L17
I've worked with a diverse range of clients for issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, self-harm, eating disorders, OCD, PTSD, sexual abuse, domestic abuse, addiction, panic attacks, stress, bereavement and relationship problems.
We all have times when we feel lost, alone or misunderstood. We want things to change but we don’t know how. Unsure of what we want we may talk to family or friends, but all they do is offer opinions. Sometimes we have no one to talk to and remain trapped in isolation unsure of own truth. This is where counselling can help.
I've worked with a diverse range of clients for issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, self-harm, eating disorders, OCD, PTSD, sexual abuse, domestic abuse, addiction, panic attacks, stress, bereavement and relationship problems.
We all have times when we feel lost, alone or misunderstood. We want things to change but we don’t know how. Unsure of what we want we may talk to family or friends, but all they do is offer opinions. Sometimes we have no one to talk to and remain trapped in isolation unsure of own truth. This is where counselling can help.
0151 541 4057 View 0151 541 4057
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Dr Carol Sadler
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Liverpool L1
I have extensive experience in supporting families, adults, children and young people with a variety of difficulties, including low mood and depression, low self-esteem, stress, anxiety, loss and bereavement, trauma, obsessive-compulsive disorder, relationship problems and issues around identity and belonging.
I have extensive experience in supporting families, adults, children and young people with a variety of difficulties, including low mood and depression, low self-esteem, stress, anxiety, loss and bereavement, trauma, obsessive-compulsive disorder, relationship problems and issues around identity and belonging.
07446 045884 View 07446 045884
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Chris James
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Liverpool L1  (Online Only)
I'm a highly experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist and sleep specialist providing evidence-based psychological interventions (including CBT) for a range of difficulties including insomnia, adult ADHD, anxiety, work-related stress and burnout, trauma, depression, OCD, health anxiety, phobia, self-esteem issues and relationship difficulties.
Psychological support is about investing in you. Life can be chaotic, intense, confusing, and we can be left feeling disconnected from ourselves, our lives, and the people around us. Sometimes we just need some space to stop and think. Psychological support is also about developing a deeper understanding of yourself - who you are, what you need, what matters to you. For others, it's about building on existing skills - how to get more out of relationships, improving communication, being more assertive, boosting your sleep and performance, learning to be the best version of yourself.
I'm a highly experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist and sleep specialist providing evidence-based psychological interventions (including CBT) for a range of difficulties including insomnia, adult ADHD, anxiety, work-related stress and burnout, trauma, depression, OCD, health anxiety, phobia, self-esteem issues and relationship difficulties.
Psychological support is about investing in you. Life can be chaotic, intense, confusing, and we can be left feeling disconnected from ourselves, our lives, and the people around us. Sometimes we just need some space to stop and think. Psychological support is also about developing a deeper understanding of yourself - who you are, what you need, what matters to you. For others, it's about building on existing skills - how to get more out of relationships, improving communication, being more assertive, boosting your sleep and performance, learning to be the best version of yourself.
029 2271 1631 View 029 2271 1631
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.