Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Therapists in Gold River, CA

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Candice Simpson-Lentz
Psychological Associate, MBA, MPsych, PA
Verified Verified
Gold River, CA 95670  (Online Only)
I specialize in treating Anxiety, Depression, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Bipolar disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Narcissism, and Substance Abuse.
Hello, my name is Candice, and I am a supervised therapist. I pride myself on empowering people to become their best in life. Suppose you are an adult facing challenging life issues, marital problems or complex past traumas. Maybe you are a minor having a hard time adjusting to life due to divorce, mental illness, or low self-esteem, or an older adult dealing with a change of life. I will highlight your strengths to equip you to deal with whatever life throws at you.
I specialize in treating Anxiety, Depression, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Bipolar disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Narcissism, and Substance Abuse.
Hello, my name is Candice, and I am a supervised therapist. I pride myself on empowering people to become their best in life. Suppose you are an adult facing challenging life issues, marital problems or complex past traumas. Maybe you are a minor having a hard time adjusting to life due to divorce, mental illness, or low self-esteem, or an older adult dealing with a change of life. I will highlight your strengths to equip you to deal with whatever life throws at you.
(916) 237-1402 View (916) 237-1402
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Charise Spencer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gold River, CA 95670
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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Bob Parkins
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Gold River, CA 95670
I work from a Christian perspective, helping people heal from broken relationships and symptoms resulting from emotional wounds (depression, anxiety, anger, addiction, etc.). I integrate faith with psychological techniques. My clients are not exclusively Christian, and for those not interested in integrating faith, I respectfully only focus on clinical issues.
I work from a Christian perspective, helping people heal from broken relationships and symptoms resulting from emotional wounds (depression, anxiety, anger, addiction, etc.). I integrate faith with psychological techniques. My clients are not exclusively Christian, and for those not interested in integrating faith, I respectfully only focus on clinical issues.
(916) 527-9946 View (916) 527-9946
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Nasser A Ganji
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
Gold River, CA 95670
I mostly employ insight-oriented approach to psychotherapy. I believe, SELF-ACCEPTANCE is the first step in the path of happiness, I will help you accept yourself and experience making right choices. I use the power of now and mindfulness to help you tend to your emotions, thoughts, and sensations that occur in the present moment. I believe nothing is perfect, and relationships are complex. I will welcome the opportunity to work with you in understanding and improving your life.
I mostly employ insight-oriented approach to psychotherapy. I believe, SELF-ACCEPTANCE is the first step in the path of happiness, I will help you accept yourself and experience making right choices. I use the power of now and mindfulness to help you tend to your emotions, thoughts, and sensations that occur in the present moment. I believe nothing is perfect, and relationships are complex. I will welcome the opportunity to work with you in understanding and improving your life.
(916) 742-6148 View (916) 742-6148
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Nicholas O'Madden
Counselor, MA, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
Gold River, CA 95670
"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself as I am then I can change." - Dr. Carl Rogers. We emphasize to every person who comes through our door that they are the experts in their care. We provide the space and proper conditions to help this person live their life to their fullest potential.
"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself as I am then I can change." - Dr. Carl Rogers. We emphasize to every person who comes through our door that they are the experts in their care. We provide the space and proper conditions to help this person live their life to their fullest potential.
(916) 619-6603 View (916) 619-6603
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Kateri Marie Ross
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Gold River, CA 95670
Waitlist for new clients
I'd like to guide and empower the process of your change! We all have negative thoughts at times that can disrupt our lives and interfere with our ability to move forward. Negative thinking can take on many forms that can cause or worsen anxiety, depression, and past trauma and can even have an impact on our physical health. Negative thinking doesn't occur without consequences because it can affect every part of your life including how you feel, your relationships, and decision-making. Fortunately, there are steps and techniques you can use to counteract negative thinking and I would like to guide you in this process.
I'd like to guide and empower the process of your change! We all have negative thoughts at times that can disrupt our lives and interfere with our ability to move forward. Negative thinking can take on many forms that can cause or worsen anxiety, depression, and past trauma and can even have an impact on our physical health. Negative thinking doesn't occur without consequences because it can affect every part of your life including how you feel, your relationships, and decision-making. Fortunately, there are steps and techniques you can use to counteract negative thinking and I would like to guide you in this process.
(916) 249-8085 View (916) 249-8085
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Jennifer A Alexander
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gold River, CA 95670
I am honored to serve anyone struggling with any type of trauma/PTSD, addiction, depression, or anxiety who wants life to be a little different. Total healing IS possible! I have a passion for non-judgemental connection with people who are nervous about being vulnerable, don’t want therapy, or have had a bad experience in the past. It can be fun and is worth the work! I like to partner with you to discover your strengths and help you reach YOUR goals. My ideal client is someone who has a good sense of humor, a desire for change, an open mind, ok w/an occassional bad word (or two), and MUST love dogs. I do animal assisted therapy.
I am honored to serve anyone struggling with any type of trauma/PTSD, addiction, depression, or anxiety who wants life to be a little different. Total healing IS possible! I have a passion for non-judgemental connection with people who are nervous about being vulnerable, don’t want therapy, or have had a bad experience in the past. It can be fun and is worth the work! I like to partner with you to discover your strengths and help you reach YOUR goals. My ideal client is someone who has a good sense of humor, a desire for change, an open mind, ok w/an occassional bad word (or two), and MUST love dogs. I do animal assisted therapy.
(916) 461-5853 View (916) 461-5853
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Elizabeth Reyes
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gold River, CA 95670
I believe each person’s journey of growth and healing is unique. I am passionate about empowering individuals through complex life experiences and unlocking their resilience. I’ve had the opportunity to work with folks of various ages from young childhood to adulthood in individual, family, and group therapy. I’ve worked with a range of mental health and life challenges related to anxiety, depression, life transitions, eating disorders, mood disorders, and family dynamics.
I believe each person’s journey of growth and healing is unique. I am passionate about empowering individuals through complex life experiences and unlocking their resilience. I’ve had the opportunity to work with folks of various ages from young childhood to adulthood in individual, family, and group therapy. I’ve worked with a range of mental health and life challenges related to anxiety, depression, life transitions, eating disorders, mood disorders, and family dynamics.
(916) 659-7707 View (916) 659-7707
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Christopher L Mathe
Psychologist, PhD, MBA
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Gold River, CA 95670
My approach assumes that my clients are the best judges of what they need, that significant and lasting change can take place in every session, and that anyone can learn ways to create a more productive, purposeful, and passionate life. I love collaborating with my clients in creating and sustaining the changes they wish to make and surprising them with how quickly and deeply these changes can manifest. I have a broad range of experience with challenges clients may face, and have in-depth experience with trauma, teens, men's issues, and challenge of creating purpose and meaning.
My approach assumes that my clients are the best judges of what they need, that significant and lasting change can take place in every session, and that anyone can learn ways to create a more productive, purposeful, and passionate life. I love collaborating with my clients in creating and sustaining the changes they wish to make and surprising them with how quickly and deeply these changes can manifest. I have a broad range of experience with challenges clients may face, and have in-depth experience with trauma, teens, men's issues, and challenge of creating purpose and meaning.
(916) 502-9857 View (916) 502-9857
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Stephen Bryant Walker
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Gold River, CA 95670
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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Emotional/Entitled?
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, Clinica, Social, Work, Therapi, LCSW
Verified Verified
Gold River, CA 95670
Are there days when you feel like a failure, let yourself down? Or your family down?, trouble concentrating, thoughts that you would be better off dead or of hurting yourself in some way? Is it hard for you to get out of bed or your home? Go to school or work? Get along with others? Relationship/marriage problems? Are you a worrier?
Are there days when you feel like a failure, let yourself down? Or your family down?, trouble concentrating, thoughts that you would be better off dead or of hurting yourself in some way? Is it hard for you to get out of bed or your home? Go to school or work? Get along with others? Relationship/marriage problems? Are you a worrier?
(916) 579-7597 View (916) 579-7597
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Michele La Ponte Downey
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Gold River, CA 95670
Hi, my name is Michele Downey, I am an RN and a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist with a specialty in Addiction. My approach is eclectic based on what my client needs. It is a Cognitive Therapy style with a 12-step approach. I specialize in Families affected by Addictions and Mood disorders such as depression, anxiety and stress. I also have a toy poodle who is my "therapoodle" and associate. He's amazing! Since I have worked in this field since 1987, I have many skills in my approach although it reflects on who my client is and what he/she needs. Primarily Cognitive Therapy, Family therapy with aa 12 step approach.
Hi, my name is Michele Downey, I am an RN and a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist with a specialty in Addiction. My approach is eclectic based on what my client needs. It is a Cognitive Therapy style with a 12-step approach. I specialize in Families affected by Addictions and Mood disorders such as depression, anxiety and stress. I also have a toy poodle who is my "therapoodle" and associate. He's amazing! Since I have worked in this field since 1987, I have many skills in my approach although it reflects on who my client is and what he/she needs. Primarily Cognitive Therapy, Family therapy with aa 12 step approach.
(707) 504-3501 View (707) 504-3501

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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
Post Narcissistic Abuse-Codependency/ OCD/GAD
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
For OCD and Anxiety I do CBT and Exposure Therapy.
Calif Only. In person Only. Narcissistic abuse is one of the worst things you have to go through. You can and will recover with some good therapy and God. I use spirituality in my work. Please note: There are many stages of Narc Abuse: Currently in relationship, seeking to leave, etc. I focus on and restrict my practice to POST narc abuse ONLY-after you have left the Narcissist. I do not take clients in active divorce/custody or court involved cases. I specialize in codependency/ empowerment of women post abuse and post abuser. We don't talk about the abuser, we focus on you owning your power!
For OCD and Anxiety I do CBT and Exposure Therapy.
Calif Only. In person Only. Narcissistic abuse is one of the worst things you have to go through. You can and will recover with some good therapy and God. I use spirituality in my work. Please note: There are many stages of Narc Abuse: Currently in relationship, seeking to leave, etc. I focus on and restrict my practice to POST narc abuse ONLY-after you have left the Narcissist. I do not take clients in active divorce/custody or court involved cases. I specialize in codependency/ empowerment of women post abuse and post abuser. We don't talk about the abuser, we focus on you owning your power!
(916) 587-7954 View (916) 587-7954
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Nazli Seewer
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95827
I have specialized training treating anxiety disorders (obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, phobias, etc.
I believe that everybody is unique and that one approach doesn't fit all. I combine evidence based treatment with intuition to tailor treatment to each person's needs, taking into consideration their strengths and weaknesses. I provide a supportive, nonjudgmental environment that fosters trust between therapist and client to help clients explore and resolve life challenges.
I have specialized training treating anxiety disorders (obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, phobias, etc.
I believe that everybody is unique and that one approach doesn't fit all. I combine evidence based treatment with intuition to tailor treatment to each person's needs, taking into consideration their strengths and weaknesses. I provide a supportive, nonjudgmental environment that fosters trust between therapist and client to help clients explore and resolve life challenges.
(916) 974-9680 View (916) 974-9680
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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
Robin Zasio
Psychologist, PsyD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95827
The Anxiety Treatment Center is located in Sacramento, California and specializes in treating anxiety and related disorders. We provide individualized treatment plans recognizing that symptoms can vary from person to person, and also in the intensity, and impact on one’s life. We believe in an integrative approach looking at the role of biological, medical, psychological and social aspects of these disorders. We provide exceptionally knowledgeable and experienced staff who are compassionate and sensitive to each individuals needs, offering treatment services to children, adolescents, and adults.
The Anxiety Treatment Center is located in Sacramento, California and specializes in treating anxiety and related disorders. We provide individualized treatment plans recognizing that symptoms can vary from person to person, and also in the intensity, and impact on one’s life. We believe in an integrative approach looking at the role of biological, medical, psychological and social aspects of these disorders. We provide exceptionally knowledgeable and experienced staff who are compassionate and sensitive to each individuals needs, offering treatment services to children, adolescents, and adults.
(916) 619-4785 View (916) 619-4785
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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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Mary K Williamson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Sometimes life challenges leave you overwhelmed and you do not know what to do. Seeking counseling can be difficult and it is often hard to take the first step. I offer a safe and supportive environment to work with you on making the changes to improve your life. I am committed to providing effective and non-judgemental services to the individuals and families I work with. Working with children who have experienced traumatic life experiences is an area that I have many years of experience. Helping these children build trusting relationships with others is very important to me.
Sometimes life challenges leave you overwhelmed and you do not know what to do. Seeking counseling can be difficult and it is often hard to take the first step. I offer a safe and supportive environment to work with you on making the changes to improve your life. I am committed to providing effective and non-judgemental services to the individuals and families I work with. Working with children who have experienced traumatic life experiences is an area that I have many years of experience. Helping these children build trusting relationships with others is very important to me.
(916) 546-3677 View (916) 546-3677
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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.