Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Counselling in Liverpool

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The Therapy Corner
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Liverpool L36  (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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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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George Maxwell
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Liverpool L1
I offer evidence-based CBT, EMDR and Positive Psychology 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 Positive Psychologist, I can teach you how to flourish, feel happier 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 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 Positive Psychologist, I can teach you how to flourish, feel happier 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
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
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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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Dr May Sarsam
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Liverpool L18  (Online Only)
Following 24 years working in the NHS, my specialist skills lie in supporting adults experiencing the impacts of trauma / PTSD, anxiety, panic, abuse, paranoia, workplace stress, depression, moral injury, burnout, OCD or combinations of the above. I have considerable experience working with healthcare and emergency service colleagues, and with leaders in all sectors. I am passionate about providing accessible, jargon-free, high quality, evidence-based psychological interventions, supporting my clients to overcome psychological wellbeing difficulties and move forwards with their lives with confidence.
Following 24 years working in the NHS, my specialist skills lie in supporting adults experiencing the impacts of trauma / PTSD, anxiety, panic, abuse, paranoia, workplace stress, depression, moral injury, burnout, OCD or combinations of the above. I have considerable experience working with healthcare and emergency service colleagues, and with leaders in all sectors. I am passionate about providing accessible, jargon-free, high quality, evidence-based psychological interventions, supporting my clients to overcome psychological wellbeing difficulties and move forwards with their lives with confidence.
01923 961145 View 01923 961145
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James Ward Counselling
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Liverpool L7
I work with all presenting issues such as OCD all forms, depression, anxiety all forms such as health anxiety, gad , etc , relationship issues , loss and grief, addictions, anger issues/management, etc .
Hello,my name is James Ward and I offer immediate and accessible face to face counselling and phone and zoom sessions due to my level of flexibility for appointment times each week. I am an integrative Counsellor based in the city centre area of Liverpool behind the pen factory and the Everyman Theatre on Hope Street Integrating both person centered counselling and cognitive behavioural therapy ( CBT ) I Offer Monday to Friday 9am-7pm
I work with all presenting issues such as OCD all forms, depression, anxiety all forms such as health anxiety, gad , etc , relationship issues , loss and grief, addictions, anger issues/management, etc .
Hello,my name is James Ward and I offer immediate and accessible face to face counselling and phone and zoom sessions due to my level of flexibility for appointment times each week. I am an integrative Counsellor based in the city centre area of Liverpool behind the pen factory and the Everyman Theatre on Hope Street Integrating both person centered counselling and cognitive behavioural therapy ( CBT ) I Offer Monday to Friday 9am-7pm
0151 541 3741 View 0151 541 3741
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Talking Therapies UK
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Liverpool L17  (Online Only)
  I can help with Anxiety, Trauma, OCD, Depression, Eating Difficulties, Coping with stress, phobias, panic disorder, personality disorders, suicidal thoughts, and much more!.
My name is Jayden I am an advanced Psychotherapist with over 12 years experience of delivering psychological treatment for a range of mental health difficulties ranging from mild-moderate to severe and enduring.
  I can help with Anxiety, Trauma, OCD, Depression, Eating Difficulties, Coping with stress, phobias, panic disorder, personality disorders, suicidal thoughts, and much more!.
My name is Jayden I am an advanced Psychotherapist with over 12 years experience of delivering psychological treatment for a range of mental health difficulties ranging from mild-moderate to severe and enduring.
01923 961827 View 01923 961827
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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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charles bradshaw
Psychotherapist, PsychD, BACP
Verified Verified
Liverpool L9
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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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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Alexandra Boughey
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Liverpool L36
I have helped clients with a range of presenting difficulties such as low mood, anxiety, OCD, health anxiety, relationship struggles and many more. What you want out of therapy no matter what is to be able to open up and feel heard by your therapist. When people come to therapy they feel stuck and feel like they don’t know where to turn. If this is you therapy can help provide a space for empathy, and understanding while helping you to move in a better direction.
I have helped clients with a range of presenting difficulties such as low mood, anxiety, OCD, health anxiety, relationship struggles and many more. What you want out of therapy no matter what is to be able to open up and feel heard by your therapist. When people come to therapy they feel stuck and feel like they don’t know where to turn. If this is you therapy can help provide a space for empathy, and understanding while helping you to move in a better direction.
0151 453 0560 View 0151 453 0560
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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
Photo of Elizabeth Mosses Relationship Specialist And Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Elizabeth Mosses Relationship Specialist And Psychotherapist
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Liverpool L31
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 Lyn Julie Charnock, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Lyn Julie Charnock
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Liverpool L38  (Online Only)
Eg Stress,Worry, overthinking, low mood, anger, panic, OCD, intrusive thoughts, phobias.
Taking your first step towards better Mental Health starts here, when you get in touch I understand how hard that step can be and I am committed to helping you get the support you deserve and need. I offer a safe non judgemental space to be listened to and understood and together, make sense of things so that we can plan goals to help you reach your potential. If you would like to think things through, to decide if CBT feels right for you, please email me in the first instance and i will get back to you to arrange a brief chat.
Eg Stress,Worry, overthinking, low mood, anger, panic, OCD, intrusive thoughts, phobias.
Taking your first step towards better Mental Health starts here, when you get in touch I understand how hard that step can be and I am committed to helping you get the support you deserve and need. I offer a safe non judgemental space to be listened to and understood and together, make sense of things so that we can plan goals to help you reach your potential. If you would like to think things through, to decide if CBT feels right for you, please email me in the first instance and i will get back to you to arrange a brief chat.
01772 503287 View 01772 503287
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Jessica Young
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Liverpool L1
I use evidence-based CBT techniques to treat problems such as depression, OCD, PTSD, Social Anxiety Disorder, low self-esteem, generalised anxiety, panic disorder.
I'm fully qualified and accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT), an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing) therapist, a CBT supervisor and owner at Your Therapy with Jess. I am renowned for my warm and non-judgemental approach and my priority is getting your mental health back on track. I am an experienced NHS psychotherapist with 10 years experience delivering CBT and 7 years delivering EMDR. I offer EMDR for PTSD, and CBT for depression and anxiety disorders for clients over 17 years old (both therapies can be in person or remote). I also offer clinical supervision to trainee and qualified CBT therapists.
I use evidence-based CBT techniques to treat problems such as depression, OCD, PTSD, Social Anxiety Disorder, low self-esteem, generalised anxiety, panic disorder.
I'm fully qualified and accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT), an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing) therapist, a CBT supervisor and owner at Your Therapy with Jess. I am renowned for my warm and non-judgemental approach and my priority is getting your mental health back on track. I am an experienced NHS psychotherapist with 10 years experience delivering CBT and 7 years delivering EMDR. I offer EMDR for PTSD, and CBT for depression and anxiety disorders for clients over 17 years old (both therapies can be in person or remote). I also offer clinical supervision to trainee and qualified CBT therapists.
0151 453 3289 View 0151 453 3289
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Clarity Through Reflection
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Liverpool L1
Joanna is also trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy and OCD.
Susan and Joanna are both Integrative Counselors which means they can use several means/modes of therapy that they are trained in, to support you to the maximum in achieving your goals. Supporting growth is their passion in life. Both offer face to face as well as online therapy. Joanna can offer EMDR therapy, which is used to work primarily with trauma and the effects of trauma but can be used to treat a number of different issues other than trauma, which is usually integrated within her counselling sessions.
Joanna is also trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy and OCD.
Susan and Joanna are both Integrative Counselors which means they can use several means/modes of therapy that they are trained in, to support you to the maximum in achieving your goals. Supporting growth is their passion in life. Both offer face to face as well as online therapy. Joanna can offer EMDR therapy, which is used to work primarily with trauma and the effects of trauma but can be used to treat a number of different issues other than trauma, which is usually integrated within her counselling sessions.
01928 243199 View 01928 243199
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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
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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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Dr Ranjeet Kaur Bassi
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Liverpool L1  (Online Only)
Hello! I work with a mixture of Children/Adolescents and adults. I work with a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, experiences of trauma, low self-esteem, eating difficulties, OCD, and grief. You might not have a "goal" for therapy; you might just know you aren't happy right now and you want to find a way to live a life you value. I'm happy to talk though this with you in an initial consultation, to figure out if therapy may be helpful for you! I'll always approach your journey with kindness, compassion and warmth, and make therapy a positive (and sometimes challenging) process!
Hello! I work with a mixture of Children/Adolescents and adults. I work with a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, experiences of trauma, low self-esteem, eating difficulties, OCD, and grief. You might not have a "goal" for therapy; you might just know you aren't happy right now and you want to find a way to live a life you value. I'm happy to talk though this with you in an initial consultation, to figure out if therapy may be helpful for you! I'll always approach your journey with kindness, compassion and warmth, and make therapy a positive (and sometimes challenging) process!
020 3910 6978 View 020 3910 6978

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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.