Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Therapists in Citrus Heights, CA

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Steve Palos
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
I treat trauma, victims of crime, PTSD, grief, anxiety, depression, addiction, self-esteem issues, self-sabotaging behaviors, stress, OCD, ADHD, domestic/sexual violence and abuse, anger management, personality disorders, separation and divorce.
We all strive to be happy in life. Unfortunately life is full of unpredictable struggles that get in the way of our path to happiness. To gain true happiness we must learn how to love ourselves. Loving ourselves starts with self-understanding and believing in ourselves. Struggles unfortunately make us believe that things are not meant to be, or that we will simply never be happy. This negative pattern of thinking is what keeps us from finding happiness. Remember, we have all the tools within us to achieve happiness and create the life we love.
I treat trauma, victims of crime, PTSD, grief, anxiety, depression, addiction, self-esteem issues, self-sabotaging behaviors, stress, OCD, ADHD, domestic/sexual violence and abuse, anger management, personality disorders, separation and divorce.
We all strive to be happy in life. Unfortunately life is full of unpredictable struggles that get in the way of our path to happiness. To gain true happiness we must learn how to love ourselves. Loving ourselves starts with self-understanding and believing in ourselves. Struggles unfortunately make us believe that things are not meant to be, or that we will simply never be happy. This negative pattern of thinking is what keeps us from finding happiness. Remember, we have all the tools within us to achieve happiness and create the life we love.
(916) 560-1491 View (916) 560-1491
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Chassity Angeny-Showalter
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Citrus Heights, CA 95610  (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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Heather Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
I'm passionate about helping teens and young adults become the best versions of themselves by improving their self-esteem, developing strong boundaries, and learning to build healthy relationships. My clients often leave our sessions with new insight about themselves and how they interact with the world around them, as well as actionable steps they can take to build a better life. Whether you're looking to dive into your past to learn more about how it's affecting your present, or wanting to focus only on what's happening in your life now, I would love to assist you in meeting your goals.
I'm passionate about helping teens and young adults become the best versions of themselves by improving their self-esteem, developing strong boundaries, and learning to build healthy relationships. My clients often leave our sessions with new insight about themselves and how they interact with the world around them, as well as actionable steps they can take to build a better life. Whether you're looking to dive into your past to learn more about how it's affecting your present, or wanting to focus only on what's happening in your life now, I would love to assist you in meeting your goals.
(916) 619-4064 View (916) 619-4064
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Leslie Bandle
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
Hi. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) which means I pretty much work with everybody, adults, teens, and families. I help people reduce anxiety and suffering by increasing their self-esteem. You may wonder, "what the heck is self-esteem? And how do I get it?" I know I did. Those who work with me are most often suffering from intense anxiety which they have learned to cope with using unsustainable behaviors such as oppositional behavior, eating disorders, isolation, and social avoidance. I especially work well with resolving parent-teen relations, those suffering from anxiety, and all types of eating disorders.
Hi. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) which means I pretty much work with everybody, adults, teens, and families. I help people reduce anxiety and suffering by increasing their self-esteem. You may wonder, "what the heck is self-esteem? And how do I get it?" I know I did. Those who work with me are most often suffering from intense anxiety which they have learned to cope with using unsustainable behaviors such as oppositional behavior, eating disorders, isolation, and social avoidance. I especially work well with resolving parent-teen relations, those suffering from anxiety, and all types of eating disorders.
(909) 351-4288 View (909) 351-4288
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Samuel Donath
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Citrus Heights, CA 95610  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
You have difficulty controlling your thoughts, behaviors, or your sex life. You find yourself behaving in ways that you don’t understand or have caused issues in your life. You have tried to figure this out on your own, and it isn’t working. You want to understand yourself better, be a better version of yourself, and you are needing change. During my professional career, I have helped many clients with issues in these areas. Life is complex, and even the most successful and intelligent people need help at times.
You have difficulty controlling your thoughts, behaviors, or your sex life. You find yourself behaving in ways that you don’t understand or have caused issues in your life. You have tried to figure this out on your own, and it isn’t working. You want to understand yourself better, be a better version of yourself, and you are needing change. During my professional career, I have helped many clients with issues in these areas. Life is complex, and even the most successful and intelligent people need help at times.
(916) 666-2759 View (916) 666-2759
Dr. Laureen A Lester
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
Life can be hard-- really hard. Sometimes, we are just trying to survive and we end up in a place we don’t want to be: depression, anger, anxiety, loneliness, hopelessness. Asking for help is an act of strength and courage. I have a passion for helping others find their way toward who they want to be. I can help you become more proactive, not just reacting to the circumstances of life. Understanding the past. Managing the present. Building for the future. It’s never too late for change! Life can be better if you are willing to do the work. Are you ready to begin?
Life can be hard-- really hard. Sometimes, we are just trying to survive and we end up in a place we don’t want to be: depression, anger, anxiety, loneliness, hopelessness. Asking for help is an act of strength and courage. I have a passion for helping others find their way toward who they want to be. I can help you become more proactive, not just reacting to the circumstances of life. Understanding the past. Managing the present. Building for the future. It’s never too late for change! Life can be better if you are willing to do the work. Are you ready to begin?
(916) 269-5241 View (916) 269-5241
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Steve Yahn
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Citrus Heights, CA 95610  (Online Only)
I am dedicated toward fostering a safe and nonjudgmental therapeutic environment, where I will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan that supports living a life congruent with your values, and what you find meaningful. Sessions are focused around helping you become more in tune with your present self, identifying behavioral and thought patterns which are working against how you ideally want to live and be in the world.
I am dedicated toward fostering a safe and nonjudgmental therapeutic environment, where I will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan that supports living a life congruent with your values, and what you find meaningful. Sessions are focused around helping you become more in tune with your present self, identifying behavioral and thought patterns which are working against how you ideally want to live and be in the world.
(916) 884-2959 View (916) 884-2959
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Adam Andreadakis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Citrus Heights, CA 95621  (Online Only)
As an experienced licensed therapist, clinical supervisor, and a Certified Anxiety Treatment Professional, I am passionate about helping adults and teens struggling with anxiety, depression, anger, and unwanted compulsive behaviors reclaim their lives. I also help blind and low vision individuals dealing with significant life changes cope, heal, and move forward.
As an experienced licensed therapist, clinical supervisor, and a Certified Anxiety Treatment Professional, I am passionate about helping adults and teens struggling with anxiety, depression, anger, and unwanted compulsive behaviors reclaim their lives. I also help blind and low vision individuals dealing with significant life changes cope, heal, and move forward.
(916) 721-2793 View (916) 721-2793
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Christy Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Citrus Heights, CA 95621  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I have a passion for helping individuals find inner balance and emotional well-being through Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). If you find yourself struggling with impulsiveness, intense and unmanageable emotions, unstable relationships, or low self-confidence, you've come to the right place. In our warm and inviting sessions, I provide a nonjudgmental space where you can explore the challenges that are affecting your life.
I have a passion for helping individuals find inner balance and emotional well-being through Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). If you find yourself struggling with impulsiveness, intense and unmanageable emotions, unstable relationships, or low self-confidence, you've come to the right place. In our warm and inviting sessions, I provide a nonjudgmental space where you can explore the challenges that are affecting your life.
(916) 527-9267 View (916) 527-9267
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Joshua Javedanfar
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
Hello, and welcome! I'm Josh Javedanfar, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and I'm here to support you on your journey toward improved mental well-being. With a compassionate and personalized approach, I strive to create a safe space for exploration, healing, and growth. I tailor all my therapeutic techniques to meet your unique needs. I work with and have had experience working with individuals, families, and couples of diverse backgrounds and ages who may be facing a wide range of mental health concerns.
Hello, and welcome! I'm Josh Javedanfar, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and I'm here to support you on your journey toward improved mental well-being. With a compassionate and personalized approach, I strive to create a safe space for exploration, healing, and growth. I tailor all my therapeutic techniques to meet your unique needs. I work with and have had experience working with individuals, families, and couples of diverse backgrounds and ages who may be facing a wide range of mental health concerns.
(657) 571-4636 View (657) 571-4636
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Mary Guzik
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
Do you need help with your relationship? Are you wondering what to do next? Do you love someone, but don't like him/her right now? Well, I am here to help. I specialize in relationship issues. As an experienced licensed therapist, I can work with you to identify the problem areas in your relationship(s). Together, we can create a plan for change, develop new skills for a stronger connection, and create healthier interactions in your relationship(s). Yes, I know counseling can be costly. However, therapy is an investment. The investment is in improving your emotional well-being.
Do you need help with your relationship? Are you wondering what to do next? Do you love someone, but don't like him/her right now? Well, I am here to help. I specialize in relationship issues. As an experienced licensed therapist, I can work with you to identify the problem areas in your relationship(s). Together, we can create a plan for change, develop new skills for a stronger connection, and create healthier interactions in your relationship(s). Yes, I know counseling can be costly. However, therapy is an investment. The investment is in improving your emotional well-being.
(916) 512-6381 View (916) 512-6381
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Alicia Luna
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
I've been practicing therapy for over 20 years and am consistently in awe of the process. What an honor to come alongside kids, teens, and adults and see improvement. I consider it a privilege to be intentional, and helpful when people need it most, whether wading through challenging circumstances, navigating a desire to change a behavior, or processing overwhelming emotions. Clients range from students, individuals, & couples to professionals with high performance stressful careers and work related pressures. Sessions take place in person & via telehealth. I have two locations in Fair Oaks & Roseville, CA.
I've been practicing therapy for over 20 years and am consistently in awe of the process. What an honor to come alongside kids, teens, and adults and see improvement. I consider it a privilege to be intentional, and helpful when people need it most, whether wading through challenging circumstances, navigating a desire to change a behavior, or processing overwhelming emotions. Clients range from students, individuals, & couples to professionals with high performance stressful careers and work related pressures. Sessions take place in person & via telehealth. I have two locations in Fair Oaks & Roseville, CA.
(916) 597-1152 View (916) 597-1152
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Shelly S Aldrich
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
Through my work as a therapist, I help clients reach treatment goals aimed at strengthening the self, building healthy relationships and overall health and balance in life. I believe each client is unique and needs a treatment plan tailored to meet their specific needs and I work collaboratively with clients to help them set and progress towards their goals. I specialize in working with children, families and couples and focus on identifying strengths and building healthy patterns of relating to one another. I provide a safe, supportive and nurturing environment for healing and growth to flourish.
Through my work as a therapist, I help clients reach treatment goals aimed at strengthening the self, building healthy relationships and overall health and balance in life. I believe each client is unique and needs a treatment plan tailored to meet their specific needs and I work collaboratively with clients to help them set and progress towards their goals. I specialize in working with children, families and couples and focus on identifying strengths and building healthy patterns of relating to one another. I provide a safe, supportive and nurturing environment for healing and growth to flourish.
(916) 502-9209 View (916) 502-9209
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Ruth Cohn
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
I don't have a specific client that is "ideal" as every client has their own unique history and backstory. I definitely look forward to meeting with people who are interested in self-growth but I also enjoy helping people get to the point to where the may be ready to work on their self-growth. If you are reading this, you would probably be the ideal client since you have taken the first step in just having that thought in your head about maybe it is time to give yourself the love you give to others and focusing on yourself.
I don't have a specific client that is "ideal" as every client has their own unique history and backstory. I definitely look forward to meeting with people who are interested in self-growth but I also enjoy helping people get to the point to where the may be ready to work on their self-growth. If you are reading this, you would probably be the ideal client since you have taken the first step in just having that thought in your head about maybe it is time to give yourself the love you give to others and focusing on yourself.
(916) 269-4853 View (916) 269-4853
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Erika Cuevas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
My name is Erika Cuevas, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based out of Los Angeles, California, and I work with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults, teens, and children. I specialize in family issues, parent-child relationships, and anxiety, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. As a daughter of immigrants, I am very familiar with life’s obstacles and challenges. I understand the social and emotional barriers one must face in an ever-changing world. As a bilingual woman of color, I am experienced in how to navigate the world through life’s personal experiences.
My name is Erika Cuevas, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based out of Los Angeles, California, and I work with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults, teens, and children. I specialize in family issues, parent-child relationships, and anxiety, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. As a daughter of immigrants, I am very familiar with life’s obstacles and challenges. I understand the social and emotional barriers one must face in an ever-changing world. As a bilingual woman of color, I am experienced in how to navigate the world through life’s personal experiences.
(559) 242-1719 View (559) 242-1719
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Jesus Leyva
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Citrus Heights, CA 95621  (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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Ayat Madi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
Ayat Madi, LCSW Seeking mental health services is the first step towards a healthy lifestyle. Whether you're struggling to feel understood, trying to cope with everyday stressors, working on personal relationships or simply need a weekly check-in, I am here to provide you with guidance and support. I work with all clients that feel ready to make changes and focus on particular goals. I provide the upmost respect and unbiased environment to ensure a safe space for my clients.
Ayat Madi, LCSW Seeking mental health services is the first step towards a healthy lifestyle. Whether you're struggling to feel understood, trying to cope with everyday stressors, working on personal relationships or simply need a weekly check-in, I am here to provide you with guidance and support. I work with all clients that feel ready to make changes and focus on particular goals. I provide the upmost respect and unbiased environment to ensure a safe space for my clients.
(747) 252-5347 View (747) 252-5347
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Heather Thomas
Marriage & Family Therapist, IMFT
Verified Verified
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
Hello and welcome; my name is Heather Thomas, and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. I've been working with individuals, families, and couples for over 10 years, helping them find the solutions within themselves, learn to emotionally regulate despite what is going on around them, learn to manage distress and to problem-solve. My goal is to help you create a life that is worth living and one where you are able to be the best version of yourself.
Hello and welcome; my name is Heather Thomas, and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. I've been working with individuals, families, and couples for over 10 years, helping them find the solutions within themselves, learn to emotionally regulate despite what is going on around them, learn to manage distress and to problem-solve. My goal is to help you create a life that is worth living and one where you are able to be the best version of yourself.
(916) 659-7587 View (916) 659-7587
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Pedro Ivan Soltero
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
Hello, my name is Pedro Soltero, and I am a bilingual (Spanish) Licensed Marriage and Family therapist with over 8 years of experience. My goal is to help clients explore and understand their struggles and identify solutions to enjoy a more fulfilling life. I have worked with clients concerns such as anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, relationship challenges, phases of life, and difficulties with establishing boundaries.
Hello, my name is Pedro Soltero, and I am a bilingual (Spanish) Licensed Marriage and Family therapist with over 8 years of experience. My goal is to help clients explore and understand their struggles and identify solutions to enjoy a more fulfilling life. I have worked with clients concerns such as anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, relationship challenges, phases of life, and difficulties with establishing boundaries.
(858) 251-8383 View (858) 251-8383
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Nikki Linde
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
Are you longing to heal from trauma and cultivate healthy relationships? I'm passionate about guiding individuals like you towards fulfilling their goals. Together, we'll develop strong bonds, navigate difficult emotions, and practice useful skills for relief and healing. In today's interconnected world, trusted relationships are vital for exploration and growth. Let's embark on this journey together and empower you to flourish.
Are you longing to heal from trauma and cultivate healthy relationships? I'm passionate about guiding individuals like you towards fulfilling their goals. Together, we'll develop strong bonds, navigate difficult emotions, and practice useful skills for relief and healing. In today's interconnected world, trusted relationships are vital for exploration and growth. Let's embark on this journey together and empower you to flourish.
(530) 435-6108 View (530) 435-6108

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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.