Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Therapists in Carmichael, CA

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Chassity Angeny-Showalter
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95609  (Online Only)
I specialize in treating those with anxiety, worry, perfectionism, OCD, clutter, codependency or relationship issues, eating disorders, overeating and emotional eating, chronic dieting, body image issues, & addiction.
Anxiety can show up in many different ways in our life. It can make us work harder to prove ourselves or to have an unrealistic standard for ourselves. It can immobilize us and make us afraid to take any risks because we are fearful of potential outcomes. It can impact our relationships by leading to caretaking or people pleasing. It can lead us to try to control different areas of our lives and to avoid situations when we feel out of control. It may impact our ability to take care of ourselves, including effecting sleep and eating. Avoiding or attempting to manage anxiety can take a significant amount of time and energy.
I specialize in treating those with anxiety, worry, perfectionism, OCD, clutter, codependency or relationship issues, eating disorders, overeating and emotional eating, chronic dieting, body image issues, & addiction.
Anxiety can show up in many different ways in our life. It can make us work harder to prove ourselves or to have an unrealistic standard for ourselves. It can immobilize us and make us afraid to take any risks because we are fearful of potential outcomes. It can impact our relationships by leading to caretaking or people pleasing. It can lead us to try to control different areas of our lives and to avoid situations when we feel out of control. It may impact our ability to take care of ourselves, including effecting sleep and eating. Avoiding or attempting to manage anxiety can take a significant amount of time and energy.
(916) 943-4758 View (916) 943-4758
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Jennifer Welch
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95608
Sometimes we find ourselves feeling lost, confused and without hope. Other times, we may just be stuck. This is where therapy comes in. I believe the relationship we create together is the foundation for great therapy. I want you to experience relief! Therefore, I utilize an individualized approach to address life's many challenges, inspiring growth. I am confident that the journey of therapy can greatly improve one's quality of life.
Sometimes we find ourselves feeling lost, confused and without hope. Other times, we may just be stuck. This is where therapy comes in. I believe the relationship we create together is the foundation for great therapy. I want you to experience relief! Therefore, I utilize an individualized approach to address life's many challenges, inspiring growth. I am confident that the journey of therapy can greatly improve one's quality of life.
(530) 314-7425 View (530) 314-7425
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Essential Therapy & Advanced Psychological Testing
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95608  (Online Only)
I offer both therapeutic and diagnostic services. In therapy, clients who benefit most are motivated to work toward change. They seek to improve their moods and progress toward their goals, whether related to relationships, careers, or health. I’m committed to a practice centered around empathy, caring, and acceptance. I believe establishing deep connections with clients leads to helping them achieve their goals. I also supervise an unlicensed psychologist who specializes in working with children and adolescents. She helps them improve family and peer interactions, handle emotional challenges, and master self-control.
I offer both therapeutic and diagnostic services. In therapy, clients who benefit most are motivated to work toward change. They seek to improve their moods and progress toward their goals, whether related to relationships, careers, or health. I’m committed to a practice centered around empathy, caring, and acceptance. I believe establishing deep connections with clients leads to helping them achieve their goals. I also supervise an unlicensed psychologist who specializes in working with children and adolescents. She helps them improve family and peer interactions, handle emotional challenges, and master self-control.
(916) 943-4329 View (916) 943-4329
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Robert Barron
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95608
Hi, I am Robert Barron LMFT. I have been counseling for 19 years in varied positions from youth to elderly adults. I have served in the California Army National Guard (Infantry) and Active Duty Navy and Naval Reserves as an Aircrewman and followed service by providing counseling to military members and their families at Tripler Army Medical Center and Pearl Harbor Hickam. My passion is to empower clients, couples, and families to overcome challenges and strengthen relations. It is of high importance for me to create an emotionally safe counseling environment to address client/couple/family issues and concerns in a positive manner.
Hi, I am Robert Barron LMFT. I have been counseling for 19 years in varied positions from youth to elderly adults. I have served in the California Army National Guard (Infantry) and Active Duty Navy and Naval Reserves as an Aircrewman and followed service by providing counseling to military members and their families at Tripler Army Medical Center and Pearl Harbor Hickam. My passion is to empower clients, couples, and families to overcome challenges and strengthen relations. It is of high importance for me to create an emotionally safe counseling environment to address client/couple/family issues and concerns in a positive manner.
(323) 433-5863 View (323) 433-5863
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Tina Glishich
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95609
I provide safe, accepting, and mindful environment as well as culturally sensitive services for children, adults, and families who are experiencing difficulties with emotional stress such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, behavioral issues such as ADHD, defiant, and oppositional behaviors, culture-related stress such as immigration and issues regarding identity including gender variant clients. I love helping couples and use Emotionally Focus Therapy in addition to CBT techniques.
I provide safe, accepting, and mindful environment as well as culturally sensitive services for children, adults, and families who are experiencing difficulties with emotional stress such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, behavioral issues such as ADHD, defiant, and oppositional behaviors, culture-related stress such as immigration and issues regarding identity including gender variant clients. I love helping couples and use Emotionally Focus Therapy in addition to CBT techniques.
(916) 347-5794 View (916) 347-5794
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Francine Farrell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CADC-II, ICADC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Carmichael, CA 95608
I love working with individuals and couples to help them achieve a more satisfying life and more intimate relationships. I believe in providing a safe, supportive environment while giving you honest and helpful feedback. Meaningful change begins by trying something new. If you want to make a change in your life or your relationship, I believe you can. Call me personally to discuss your situation.
I love working with individuals and couples to help them achieve a more satisfying life and more intimate relationships. I believe in providing a safe, supportive environment while giving you honest and helpful feedback. Meaningful change begins by trying something new. If you want to make a change in your life or your relationship, I believe you can. Call me personally to discuss your situation.
(916) 520-6224 View (916) 520-6224
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Healing Pathways Psychological Services Inc
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95608
As a group, we have served in Sacramento since 2007, offering various counseling services, groups, classes, and workshops. We practice from an ecosystemic perspective, an interconnected whole. As individuals living in the wider world we must interact with each other, attending to the health of our inner life and the health of our personal and public relationships. We must learn how to balance inner and outer peace with inner and outer freedom. As an ecosystem we function as a unit of very dynamic and complex symbiotic relationships. Our health depends on ensuring balance within ourselves and balance in our communities.
As a group, we have served in Sacramento since 2007, offering various counseling services, groups, classes, and workshops. We practice from an ecosystemic perspective, an interconnected whole. As individuals living in the wider world we must interact with each other, attending to the health of our inner life and the health of our personal and public relationships. We must learn how to balance inner and outer peace with inner and outer freedom. As an ecosystem we function as a unit of very dynamic and complex symbiotic relationships. Our health depends on ensuring balance within ourselves and balance in our communities.
(916) 794-8436 View (916) 794-8436
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Candice Marie Erba
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RN, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95608  (Online Only)
If you are trying to tough things out on your own or avoiding issues in your relationship that hold you back from a more fulfilling life, now there is hope! I have 35 years experience as a psychotherapist, couples therapist, and mediator, helping individuals and couples make positive changes in their lives--both immediate and lasting. The goals of psychotherapy are tailored to the specific problems, but always include greater self awareness, healing of old wounds and present losses, better coping skills, and feeling both more secure and more free. I will help you discover more effective ways of dealing with challenges and issues.
If you are trying to tough things out on your own or avoiding issues in your relationship that hold you back from a more fulfilling life, now there is hope! I have 35 years experience as a psychotherapist, couples therapist, and mediator, helping individuals and couples make positive changes in their lives--both immediate and lasting. The goals of psychotherapy are tailored to the specific problems, but always include greater self awareness, healing of old wounds and present losses, better coping skills, and feeling both more secure and more free. I will help you discover more effective ways of dealing with challenges and issues.
(916) 794-0161 View (916) 794-0161
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Jodie George
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95608
In my more than twenty-five years as a healing professional and coming from a background that includes theater, teaching, banking and hospital administration, I have come to view psychotherapy as less a set of scientific procedures than as a healing art. I believe that everyone has a primary need to be heard, seen, and known. I have the experience and sensitivity to gain trust and be totally present with my client's life story and to hear, see, and understand everything I can that will help me assist in the recovery process.
In my more than twenty-five years as a healing professional and coming from a background that includes theater, teaching, banking and hospital administration, I have come to view psychotherapy as less a set of scientific procedures than as a healing art. I believe that everyone has a primary need to be heard, seen, and known. I have the experience and sensitivity to gain trust and be totally present with my client's life story and to hear, see, and understand everything I can that will help me assist in the recovery process.
(530) 732-1363 View (530) 732-1363
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Couples Resource Collective Counseling Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95608
You deserve a happy and successful relationship. Learn to how to repair personal or relationship issues caused by mental health ailments, communication, trust/infidelity, sex, addiction, parenting differences, past trauma (sexual, physical, emotional), and finances. Discover how to create and maintain mutual understanding and respect. Love like you matter. Our diverse staff believe in affirmative and equitable approaches that support clients, regardless to composition, beliefs, or practices. Call us to learn how we can help, or visit our parent company's website for more information: www.sacramentocouples.org. HABLA ESPAÑOL.
You deserve a happy and successful relationship. Learn to how to repair personal or relationship issues caused by mental health ailments, communication, trust/infidelity, sex, addiction, parenting differences, past trauma (sexual, physical, emotional), and finances. Discover how to create and maintain mutual understanding and respect. Love like you matter. Our diverse staff believe in affirmative and equitable approaches that support clients, regardless to composition, beliefs, or practices. Call us to learn how we can help, or visit our parent company's website for more information: www.sacramentocouples.org. HABLA ESPAÑOL.
(916) 621-5894 View (916) 621-5894
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Stephen Bryant Walker
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Carmichael, CA 95608
As a licensed psychotherapist and Buddhist teacher, clients receive compassionate support and encouragement to bring mindfulness and kindness to their problems, issues and life goals. Traditional psychotherapy is complementary to the meditative traditions which emphasize non-judgmental awareness, energy and the cultivation of positive emotions. Stephen graduated from the Professional School of Psychology in 1992. He has had specialized training in Buddhist Psychology, Gestalt, EMDR, Hypnotherapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. He teaches core mindfulness skills and meditation in daily life.
As a licensed psychotherapist and Buddhist teacher, clients receive compassionate support and encouragement to bring mindfulness and kindness to their problems, issues and life goals. Traditional psychotherapy is complementary to the meditative traditions which emphasize non-judgmental awareness, energy and the cultivation of positive emotions. Stephen graduated from the Professional School of Psychology in 1992. He has had specialized training in Buddhist Psychology, Gestalt, EMDR, Hypnotherapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. He teaches core mindfulness skills and meditation in daily life.
(916) 251-9986 View (916) 251-9986
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Cindy McCrea
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95608
When the way you usually handle things is no longer working for you, it's time to look in to changing yourself. Change your thoughts and you really can change your world. Difficulties with others in your life as well as emotions you are struggling with can be looked at differently and lead to increased peace and happiness. Panic, Anxiety, Excessive Worry, Depression and Anger can all arise from thoughts that trigger your fight or flight response. Change your thinking and you can change how you feel and how you behave.
When the way you usually handle things is no longer working for you, it's time to look in to changing yourself. Change your thoughts and you really can change your world. Difficulties with others in your life as well as emotions you are struggling with can be looked at differently and lead to increased peace and happiness. Panic, Anxiety, Excessive Worry, Depression and Anger can all arise from thoughts that trigger your fight or flight response. Change your thinking and you can change how you feel and how you behave.
(916) 546-1316 View (916) 546-1316
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Julie Strathdee
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carmichael, CA 95608
You’re overwhelmed, overstimulated, and searching for relief, and quite frankly, getting pretty desperate. That "best life" others seem to live feels just beyond reach, with a little progress one day, then sliding all the way back to where you started. It’s exhausting. You logically know you’ve overcome so much, but where is that strength everyone says you have? Together, we can foster compassion for the coping skills you’ve used to survive. These strategies deserve acknowledgment and appreciation because they have kept you alive.
You’re overwhelmed, overstimulated, and searching for relief, and quite frankly, getting pretty desperate. That "best life" others seem to live feels just beyond reach, with a little progress one day, then sliding all the way back to where you started. It’s exhausting. You logically know you’ve overcome so much, but where is that strength everyone says you have? Together, we can foster compassion for the coping skills you’ve used to survive. These strategies deserve acknowledgment and appreciation because they have kept you alive.
(916) 698-0288 View (916) 698-0288
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Amy Tatreau
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95608  (Online Only)
I can help you discover and strengthen healthy boundaries, guide you to take action on your personal values and life goals, and teach you how to regain your emotional balance when life is working your last nerve. Be kinder to yourself, have greater patience with loved ones, your family of choice, friends and co-workers, and decrease the overwhelming sense of loneliness that you may have felt during this crummy pandemic.
I can help you discover and strengthen healthy boundaries, guide you to take action on your personal values and life goals, and teach you how to regain your emotional balance when life is working your last nerve. Be kinder to yourself, have greater patience with loved ones, your family of choice, friends and co-workers, and decrease the overwhelming sense of loneliness that you may have felt during this crummy pandemic.
(916) 510-0571 View (916) 510-0571
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Joy Light LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95609  (Online Only)
If you are feeling stressed, depressed, anxious or overwhelmed with your personal relationships or work life, I have over 50 methods in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help you. I also use the very successful Gottman Method to help with conflicts in marriage and relationships. I seek to get to the core issues and self-defeating beliefs so you can truly heal yourself and find your joy in life again. I offer Telehealth (Zoom) sessions from my office to the comfort of your home. I do not take insurance at this time, but I offer a sliding scale on an individual basis to those who need it.
If you are feeling stressed, depressed, anxious or overwhelmed with your personal relationships or work life, I have over 50 methods in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help you. I also use the very successful Gottman Method to help with conflicts in marriage and relationships. I seek to get to the core issues and self-defeating beliefs so you can truly heal yourself and find your joy in life again. I offer Telehealth (Zoom) sessions from my office to the comfort of your home. I do not take insurance at this time, but I offer a sliding scale on an individual basis to those who need it.
(916) 526-3057 View (916) 526-3057
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Amanda Whitten
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carmichael, CA 95608
Whether you are looking for support through a challenging situation or you are ready to begin working towards a new direction in your life, we can work together to create the foundation and self-awareness you need to reach your goals. We will collaboratively explore your past, present and what you want your future to look like.
Whether you are looking for support through a challenging situation or you are ready to begin working towards a new direction in your life, we can work together to create the foundation and self-awareness you need to reach your goals. We will collaboratively explore your past, present and what you want your future to look like.
(916) 252-4189 View (916) 252-4189
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Leslie Hoyt
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95608
Hi, I'm Leslie, a Licensed Psychologist with over 20 years of experience. I help people struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, coping skills, anger management, and more. I employ techniques such as Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), Client Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical (DBT), and Grief Therapy modalities. Therapy should be a positive experience that helps you resolve a current issue and develop skills you can use throughout your life. I'm here to listen in order to understand you and your unique situation, with the goal of working with you to journey through the difficulties you are having.
Hi, I'm Leslie, a Licensed Psychologist with over 20 years of experience. I help people struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, coping skills, anger management, and more. I employ techniques such as Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), Client Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical (DBT), and Grief Therapy modalities. Therapy should be a positive experience that helps you resolve a current issue and develop skills you can use throughout your life. I'm here to listen in order to understand you and your unique situation, with the goal of working with you to journey through the difficulties you are having.
(747) 298-6027 View (747) 298-6027
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Charise Spencer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carmichael, CA 95608
You want to live the life you imagined for yourself; however, you find that self-criticism, painful past experiences, & negative feedback from others are taking up most of the space in your head. Your mental & physical energy are drained, leaving you feeling stuck and unmotivated. Your joy & hope are held captive & you find yourself in survival mode doing just what it takes to get through the day. You look at others & long for the success, confidence, & meaningful relationships that they seem to have mastered. You've tried many things (maybe even other therapists) & haven't achieved lasting change.
You want to live the life you imagined for yourself; however, you find that self-criticism, painful past experiences, & negative feedback from others are taking up most of the space in your head. Your mental & physical energy are drained, leaving you feeling stuck and unmotivated. Your joy & hope are held captive & you find yourself in survival mode doing just what it takes to get through the day. You look at others & long for the success, confidence, & meaningful relationships that they seem to have mastered. You've tried many things (maybe even other therapists) & haven't achieved lasting change.
(916) 602-4367 View (916) 602-4367
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Samantha Skiles
Pre-Licensed Professional, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carmichael, CA 95608
All the thoughts you’ve never said out loud have been weighing you down. You put pressure on yourself to perform perfectly all the time, so much so that you think no one knows who you really are or how you really feel. Yet, you don’t know when it’s safe to let your walls down or let people in because being seen can feel scary and vulnerable. You give so much to others without giving to yourself or getting much in return. You’re willing to put your relationship with yourself first so that you can walk in the world more authentically.
All the thoughts you’ve never said out loud have been weighing you down. You put pressure on yourself to perform perfectly all the time, so much so that you think no one knows who you really are or how you really feel. Yet, you don’t know when it’s safe to let your walls down or let people in because being seen can feel scary and vulnerable. You give so much to others without giving to yourself or getting much in return. You’re willing to put your relationship with yourself first so that you can walk in the world more authentically.
(916) 545-6503 View (916) 545-6503
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Jesus Leyva
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95608  (Online Only)
Dr. Jesus Leyva is a clinical psychologist who is licensed in the state of California. Dr. Leyva provides psychological testing and psychotherapy services via Telehealth.
Dr. Jesus Leyva is a clinical psychologist who is licensed in the state of California. Dr. Leyva provides psychological testing and psychotherapy services via Telehealth.
(279) 348-2335 View (279) 348-2335

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Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Therapists

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 (under the brand name Luvox), fluoxetine (Prozac), and sertraline (Zoloft), 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.