Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Therapists in Fair Oaks, CA

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Dmitri Primavera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MBA
Verified Verified
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
I have specialized training and years of experience successfully helping people overcome anxiety, panic, and OCD.
Do you or a loved one suffer from overwhelming anxiety? Do you worry about your health, future, relationship, children, about everything? Do you experience a horrible sense of dread - your heart pounding out of your chest? If you answer yes to any of these questions, you have come to the right place, and I’m so glad you're here. With compassion and skill, I help teens and adults find freedom from all forms of anxiety and OCD. Working with me, you’ll learn to defang your fears, and ditch worry, rumination, and unhelpful habits. Unstuck, you’ll learn more about yourself, so you can do more of what matters with those you love.
I have specialized training and years of experience successfully helping people overcome anxiety, panic, and OCD.
Do you or a loved one suffer from overwhelming anxiety? Do you worry about your health, future, relationship, children, about everything? Do you experience a horrible sense of dread - your heart pounding out of your chest? If you answer yes to any of these questions, you have come to the right place, and I’m so glad you're here. With compassion and skill, I help teens and adults find freedom from all forms of anxiety and OCD. Working with me, you’ll learn to defang your fears, and ditch worry, rumination, and unhelpful habits. Unstuck, you’ll learn more about yourself, so you can do more of what matters with those you love.
(916) 678-0770 View (916) 678-0770
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Adelaide Rowe Barroso
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
Waitlist for new clients
Licensed in CA and WA states - Successfully managing through high school, college, and early adulthood can be challenging. Many of my clients find themselves sacrificing mental health for academic and career success or have difficulties with motivation, confidence, and relationships. While stress is a normal and expected part of life, I help my clients manage anxiety and OCD without feeling hopeless, overwhelmed, or alone. I also support the building of communication skills and boundary-setting to better navigate and nurture important relationships with family, friends, and romantic partners.
Licensed in CA and WA states - Successfully managing through high school, college, and early adulthood can be challenging. Many of my clients find themselves sacrificing mental health for academic and career success or have difficulties with motivation, confidence, and relationships. While stress is a normal and expected part of life, I help my clients manage anxiety and OCD without feeling hopeless, overwhelmed, or alone. I also support the building of communication skills and boundary-setting to better navigate and nurture important relationships with family, friends, and romantic partners.
(424) 414-2017 View (424) 414-2017
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Joshua Mcleod Crocker
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, AAMFT, Superv, Candid
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
Former positions include: Children's Case Management, Therapist for populations: Severe Mental Illness: Schizophrenia/Biopolar, OCD, Borderline, ADD in Adults and Adolescents, PTSD.
AAMFT Approved Supervisor Candidate: Supervising LMFT and LPC Resident Counselors. (Fairfaxcounseling.org) Specializing in Couples Counseling and youth/young adults, my commitment is to provide a non-judgmental atmosphere where we face hard issues to grow and find more peace in your life. Leaving shame at the door, we dig into what is keeping you "stuck" and find practical tools to move forward. The therapist-client relationship gives one freedom, maybe beyond any other setting, to be fully open, honest and press forward to the best version of yourself.
Former positions include: Children's Case Management, Therapist for populations: Severe Mental Illness: Schizophrenia/Biopolar, OCD, Borderline, ADD in Adults and Adolescents, PTSD.
AAMFT Approved Supervisor Candidate: Supervising LMFT and LPC Resident Counselors. (Fairfaxcounseling.org) Specializing in Couples Counseling and youth/young adults, my commitment is to provide a non-judgmental atmosphere where we face hard issues to grow and find more peace in your life. Leaving shame at the door, we dig into what is keeping you "stuck" and find practical tools to move forward. The therapist-client relationship gives one freedom, maybe beyond any other setting, to be fully open, honest and press forward to the best version of yourself.
(571) 487-7122 View (571) 487-7122
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Jon M. Holmes Therapist |@| Old Fair Oaks Village
Marriage & Family Therapist, MDiv, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
It is difficult to put into words what therapy is and what it is capable of providing. When you find a therapist you connect with and you experience being heard, understood, accepted, and valued; words seem incapable of truly capturing what transpires. I see therapy as sacred, not in a religious sense, but in a treasured sense. It's sacred because it's where our story, and the pain that lies within, is courageously explored and honored. Therapy is often presented as a place to come and get fixed, but in Soul Care, therapy is about experiencing being found, healed and known at the core of our being.
It is difficult to put into words what therapy is and what it is capable of providing. When you find a therapist you connect with and you experience being heard, understood, accepted, and valued; words seem incapable of truly capturing what transpires. I see therapy as sacred, not in a religious sense, but in a treasured sense. It's sacred because it's where our story, and the pain that lies within, is courageously explored and honored. Therapy is often presented as a place to come and get fixed, but in Soul Care, therapy is about experiencing being found, healed and known at the core of our being.
(916) 665-4250 View (916) 665-4250
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Community Counseling Associates
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
Our ideal client appreciates investing in the counseling process and knows its benefits. They value ongoing learning and personal growth. They understand a relationship with self, God and others is foundational to functioning well and handling the challenges of life. Our ideal client agrees to invest their trust in us (because we are trustworthy) and will dive deep to grow and be transformed into the best version of themselves. They know that whether they are ideal or not, they are also broken as human beings and are fully loved and appreciated in the midst of however they are! Our clients personal beliefs will be fully respected.
Our ideal client appreciates investing in the counseling process and knows its benefits. They value ongoing learning and personal growth. They understand a relationship with self, God and others is foundational to functioning well and handling the challenges of life. Our ideal client agrees to invest their trust in us (because we are trustworthy) and will dive deep to grow and be transformed into the best version of themselves. They know that whether they are ideal or not, they are also broken as human beings and are fully loved and appreciated in the midst of however they are! Our clients personal beliefs will be fully respected.
(916) 633-7548 x855 View (916) 633-7548 x855
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Margarita Perez
Marriage & Family Therapist, FIPA
Verified Verified
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationships, past trauma, parenting, couple or family conflict, contact me, I may be able to help you. I work with individuals, couples, families, children, adolescents, gay and lesbian.
If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationships, past trauma, parenting, couple or family conflict, contact me, I may be able to help you. I work with individuals, couples, families, children, adolescents, gay and lesbian.
(916) 866-8091 View (916) 866-8091
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Paul Souza
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
I believe effective therapy is based on a good fit between the therapist and client that promotes safety and trust. I approach treatment through a psychodynamic lens to help people understand what brought them to this point. With this knowledge, a person can feel more empowered to make different choices to live the life they have envisioned. I am Jungian-informed, helping people to make sense of their dreams and find meaning in them.
I believe effective therapy is based on a good fit between the therapist and client that promotes safety and trust. I approach treatment through a psychodynamic lens to help people understand what brought them to this point. With this knowledge, a person can feel more empowered to make different choices to live the life they have envisioned. I am Jungian-informed, helping people to make sense of their dreams and find meaning in them.
(916) 848-2317 View (916) 848-2317
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WisdomPath Way Institute
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
It is often when we feel the most overwhelmed __ when we have "tried everything we know" to feel better, to make changes, to break out of bad habits or unhelpful behavior patterns __ that we find ourselves the most open to growth and change. This is the purpose of psychotherapy. To provide us with the opportunity to open to the process of self-discovery __ to explore our thoughts, our feelings, and our behaviors and to find or regain our essential wholeness and sense of well-being.
It is often when we feel the most overwhelmed __ when we have "tried everything we know" to feel better, to make changes, to break out of bad habits or unhelpful behavior patterns __ that we find ourselves the most open to growth and change. This is the purpose of psychotherapy. To provide us with the opportunity to open to the process of self-discovery __ to explore our thoughts, our feelings, and our behaviors and to find or regain our essential wholeness and sense of well-being.
(916) 341-9335 View (916) 341-9335
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Melissa Bergen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
There are times in our lives when we feel like things are falling apart. But what if they were actually falling into place? In a safe and caring space, and with compassion and grace, we could explore those areas of your life that have made it difficult (and sometimes impossible) to experience hope, peace, or purpose. Whether we go on a journey to explore your past to heal wounds or remain focused in the present, together we can discover the path forward.
There are times in our lives when we feel like things are falling apart. But what if they were actually falling into place? In a safe and caring space, and with compassion and grace, we could explore those areas of your life that have made it difficult (and sometimes impossible) to experience hope, peace, or purpose. Whether we go on a journey to explore your past to heal wounds or remain focused in the present, together we can discover the path forward.
(916) 915-9198 View (916) 915-9198
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Ruth Cohn
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
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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Mary Guzik
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
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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Tina Glishich
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
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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Michael Haynes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
“We find ourselves, time and time again in a thousand disguises on the path of life.”- Carl Jung. That path can be full of joy and dread, but it’s worth it. The challenge may be finding the inner strength and resolve to take the first step and find your own way through the dark night. Whether you're fighting dragons, depression, or anxiety, taking that first step is essential. That’s where I can help.
“We find ourselves, time and time again in a thousand disguises on the path of life.”- Carl Jung. That path can be full of joy and dread, but it’s worth it. The challenge may be finding the inner strength and resolve to take the first step and find your own way through the dark night. Whether you're fighting dragons, depression, or anxiety, taking that first step is essential. That’s where I can help.
(916) 269-5236 View (916) 269-5236
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Chassity Angeny-Showalter
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Fair Oaks, CA 95628  (Online Only)
My ideal clients are women, 18 and older, who tend to appear to others to “have it all together”. They can carry many responsibilities and can achieve a lot, sometimes making it seem easy on the outside. Internally, these women may feel anxious, overwhelmed, depressed, or exhausted. Sometimes they may struggle in their relationship with their own emotions, with their relationship with food or their bodies, or with alcohol. If you may be one of these women, my goal is to provide you with support, to help you be kinder to yourself, and to help you slow down to enjoy the life that you have created.
My ideal clients are women, 18 and older, who tend to appear to others to “have it all together”. They can carry many responsibilities and can achieve a lot, sometimes making it seem easy on the outside. Internally, these women may feel anxious, overwhelmed, depressed, or exhausted. Sometimes they may struggle in their relationship with their own emotions, with their relationship with food or their bodies, or with alcohol. If you may be one of these women, my goal is to provide you with support, to help you be kinder to yourself, and to help you slow down to enjoy the life that you have created.
(916) 414-9676 View (916) 414-9676
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Samantha Skiles
Pre-Licensed Professional, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
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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Rebecca Hahn-Hooten
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
Hello, and thank you for taking the time to find out if I am the therapist to help YOU! In a telehealth private setting, with a nonjudgmental and hopeful approach to therapy, we can comfortably explore the sources of your stress, change destructive behaviors, and the root of negative thought patterns for personal relief, relationship interactions, and overall life improvement. I am experienced in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment to help those, like you, who are struggling to attain a more acceptable, satisfying, and productive life.
Hello, and thank you for taking the time to find out if I am the therapist to help YOU! In a telehealth private setting, with a nonjudgmental and hopeful approach to therapy, we can comfortably explore the sources of your stress, change destructive behaviors, and the root of negative thought patterns for personal relief, relationship interactions, and overall life improvement. I am experienced in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment to help those, like you, who are struggling to attain a more acceptable, satisfying, and productive life.
(323) 205-7088 View (323) 205-7088
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Randy Cruz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
I’m Randy Cruz; a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. My passion is to provide support to adults who are experiencing difficulties reaching their full potential in life due to both internal and external hardships. I hold a genuine passion for helping adults who are struggling with depression, grief, anxiety, and those who are experiencing difficulties adjusting to significant life changes.
I’m Randy Cruz; a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. My passion is to provide support to adults who are experiencing difficulties reaching their full potential in life due to both internal and external hardships. I hold a genuine passion for helping adults who are struggling with depression, grief, anxiety, and those who are experiencing difficulties adjusting to significant life changes.
(408) 883-4472 View (408) 883-4472
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Julie Strathdee
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
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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Jennifer Misirli
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
Hello! My name is Jenny Misirli, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I love being a therapist, only second to being a mother. There is such power in connecting with people going through challenges, listening to what they want and need to change to help them live the lives they want.
Hello! My name is Jenny Misirli, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I love being a therapist, only second to being a mother. There is such power in connecting with people going through challenges, listening to what they want and need to change to help them live the lives they want.
(951) 227-7520 View (951) 227-7520
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Krysta Alarcon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
My name is Krysta Alarcon, LCSW 121989 I have learned to integrate effective communication and my clinical knowledge as an effective provider and leader to clients and overcome barriers related to behavioral health. I use my critical thinking skills to use when providing leadership and person-centered approach to services to individuals. My passion lies beyond mental health more towards overall well-being and becoming the best version of us in hopes of creating a brighter future.
My name is Krysta Alarcon, LCSW 121989 I have learned to integrate effective communication and my clinical knowledge as an effective provider and leader to clients and overcome barriers related to behavioral health. I use my critical thinking skills to use when providing leadership and person-centered approach to services to individuals. My passion lies beyond mental health more towards overall well-being and becoming the best version of us in hopes of creating a brighter future.
(424) 799-1651 View (424) 799-1651
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.