Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Therapists in Orangevale, CA

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Dr. Katherine M Kilgore
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Orangevale, CA 95662
You, or someone you care for, has been struggling with what life is asking of you. What used to work is now less effective. Yesterday you felt fine - today you are stopped cold in your tracks. You find yourself pulling away from people you love and activities you enjoy. You are focused on what might be wrong, and feeling lost and unsure about what to do next. I can help you find the way back to you, often without medication.
You, or someone you care for, has been struggling with what life is asking of you. What used to work is now less effective. Yesterday you felt fine - today you are stopped cold in your tracks. You find yourself pulling away from people you love and activities you enjoy. You are focused on what might be wrong, and feeling lost and unsure about what to do next. I can help you find the way back to you, often without medication.
(916) 546-1117 View (916) 546-1117
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Bette Baber
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Orangevale, CA 95662
I'm Bette Baber, a licensed LMFT who has been practicing for over 12 years. Thank you for taking the first step to achieving your goals. Believing there is a solution to every issue, I help individual clients navigate the trials they face (depression, anxiety, mood disorders, substance abuse, and career and life transition issues) using positive treatment models. Having worked in various clinical settings I have also helped children, teens, and families as well as helping clients in crisis and I would love to help you.
I'm Bette Baber, a licensed LMFT who has been practicing for over 12 years. Thank you for taking the first step to achieving your goals. Believing there is a solution to every issue, I help individual clients navigate the trials they face (depression, anxiety, mood disorders, substance abuse, and career and life transition issues) using positive treatment models. Having worked in various clinical settings I have also helped children, teens, and families as well as helping clients in crisis and I would love to help you.
(916) 237-9277 View (916) 237-9277
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Mary Guzik
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Orangevale, CA 95662
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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WisdomPath Way Institute
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Orangevale, CA 95662
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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Community Counseling Associates
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Orangevale, CA 95662
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 View (916) 633-7548
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Randy Cruz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Orangevale, CA 95662
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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Jamila Banks
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Orangevale, CA 95662
Jamila Banks is a California licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with over 13 years of experience of working in the mental health field. She graduated from the University of Southern California(USC), with a BA in Political Science and Psychology and received her masters in psychology, Marriage & Family Therapy, from University of LaVerne, in 2011. Jamila initially began working in the mental health field in an Addiction & Treatment crisis center in 2010, working with adults battling various addictions and mental health disorders. Jamila takes a collaborative approach in her work,
Jamila Banks is a California licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with over 13 years of experience of working in the mental health field. She graduated from the University of Southern California(USC), with a BA in Political Science and Psychology and received her masters in psychology, Marriage & Family Therapy, from University of LaVerne, in 2011. Jamila initially began working in the mental health field in an Addiction & Treatment crisis center in 2010, working with adults battling various addictions and mental health disorders. Jamila takes a collaborative approach in her work,
(707) 597-7896 View (707) 597-7896
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Sabina Grosse
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Orangevale, CA 95662  (Online Only)
Dr. Sabina Grosse is a Psychologist in California who has been practicing since 2008. Before she became a Psychologist she had a long career in the medical field, mostly in nursing. She finished her doctoral studies with a year of post-doc psychopharmacology and incorporates consulting with psychiatrists and other physicians into her practice. Dr. Grosse's patients tell her they always feel heard and understood with never any judgment. She uses different treatment styles depending on the client's need and the presenting problem.
Dr. Sabina Grosse is a Psychologist in California who has been practicing since 2008. Before she became a Psychologist she had a long career in the medical field, mostly in nursing. She finished her doctoral studies with a year of post-doc psychopharmacology and incorporates consulting with psychiatrists and other physicians into her practice. Dr. Grosse's patients tell her they always feel heard and understood with never any judgment. She uses different treatment styles depending on the client's need and the presenting problem.
(916) 796-4679 View (916) 796-4679
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Christine Jarka
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Orangevale, CA 95662
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years of experience. It all starts with you. I look at your biological, psychological, social and spiritual influences to get a complete picture of who you are. I truly believe in the power of our human minds and spirits, and hold sacred these inherit gifts. I am cross trained in Psychotherapy and Addictions, along with forensics. As a therapist I strive to create a safe, nonjudgmental, accepting place where my clients can explore their fears and their pain. Often times change may cause stress and anxiety, it can also bring about positive life transformations.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years of experience. It all starts with you. I look at your biological, psychological, social and spiritual influences to get a complete picture of who you are. I truly believe in the power of our human minds and spirits, and hold sacred these inherit gifts. I am cross trained in Psychotherapy and Addictions, along with forensics. As a therapist I strive to create a safe, nonjudgmental, accepting place where my clients can explore their fears and their pain. Often times change may cause stress and anxiety, it can also bring about positive life transformations.
(916) 426-7449 View (916) 426-7449
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Raya Prívate Psychotherapy Practice
Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified Verified
Orangevale, CA 95662
When people undergo traumatic events, it is common for them to feel as if everything is falling apart. Traumatic events can leave us with feelings of sadness, anxiousness, and other types of negative emotions that can be accurately traced back to a source of central incident or series of events for recovery process. Finding this source is important because it allows safe access to reduce unwanted impulses and promotes healing of emotional and physiological responses. As a therapist, I use a variety of techniques helping people to reconnect their mind-body balance, promote authentic completeness, and gain comfort of being yourself.
When people undergo traumatic events, it is common for them to feel as if everything is falling apart. Traumatic events can leave us with feelings of sadness, anxiousness, and other types of negative emotions that can be accurately traced back to a source of central incident or series of events for recovery process. Finding this source is important because it allows safe access to reduce unwanted impulses and promotes healing of emotional and physiological responses. As a therapist, I use a variety of techniques helping people to reconnect their mind-body balance, promote authentic completeness, and gain comfort of being yourself.
(530) 270-3266 View (530) 270-3266
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Sarah J Jeffryes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, PPSC
Verified Verified
Orangevale, CA 95662  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I believe in seeing and treating the whole child, removing the limits of labels without losing the focus of specific diagnosis and therapy in order to help translate the child’s challenges into their unique gifts. Often, challenges that surface in childhood are opportunities for growth and learning. They represent a chance for the child to find their authentic sense of self, of others, and of their place in the world. When these challenges are approached in a loving, supportive, and strength based way we can help the child grow more confidently into themselves.
I believe in seeing and treating the whole child, removing the limits of labels without losing the focus of specific diagnosis and therapy in order to help translate the child’s challenges into their unique gifts. Often, challenges that surface in childhood are opportunities for growth and learning. They represent a chance for the child to find their authentic sense of self, of others, and of their place in the world. When these challenges are approached in a loving, supportive, and strength based way we can help the child grow more confidently into themselves.
(916) 299-7807 View (916) 299-7807

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Dana Young
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Folsom, CA 95630
Using an integrated approach, including EMDR, I help my clients navigate and heal from trauma and past pains (including PTSD), OCD, Anxiety (generalized anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety, and health anxiety), intrusive thoughts and fears, emotional regulation difficulties, chaotic and challenging relationships, codependency and boundary issues, and grief and loss. I work with my clients to help them better understand themselves, to understand why they feel the way they do, how to deal with it, heal from it, and overcome it.
Using an integrated approach, including EMDR, I help my clients navigate and heal from trauma and past pains (including PTSD), OCD, Anxiety (generalized anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety, and health anxiety), intrusive thoughts and fears, emotional regulation difficulties, chaotic and challenging relationships, codependency and boundary issues, and grief and loss. I work with my clients to help them better understand themselves, to understand why they feel the way they do, how to deal with it, heal from it, and overcome it.
(916) 318-5141 View (916) 318-5141
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Andy Kraus
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Folsom, CA 95630
I work with a broad spectrum of individuals, dealing with a wide variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, grief, PTSD, emotional trauma, anger management, transition, OCD, ADD or ADHD, etc.
I am a firm believer in the mind, body, spirit connection, and as a result take a very holistic approach with my clients. This model emphasizes cultivating a warm and supportive environment, which creates the conditions necessary to facilitate the natural tendency of human beings to move toward wellness. It recognizes that the path to healing, joy and contentment, is an inward journey, which seeks to allow clients to shift from a sense that they are helpless and at the mercy of their circumstances, to a position of empowerment. This process leads clients on a path toward realizing their full potential.
I work with a broad spectrum of individuals, dealing with a wide variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, grief, PTSD, emotional trauma, anger management, transition, OCD, ADD or ADHD, etc.
I am a firm believer in the mind, body, spirit connection, and as a result take a very holistic approach with my clients. This model emphasizes cultivating a warm and supportive environment, which creates the conditions necessary to facilitate the natural tendency of human beings to move toward wellness. It recognizes that the path to healing, joy and contentment, is an inward journey, which seeks to allow clients to shift from a sense that they are helpless and at the mercy of their circumstances, to a position of empowerment. This process leads clients on a path toward realizing their full potential.
(916) 318-5575 View (916) 318-5575
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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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Jennifer Miller MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Folsom, CA 95630
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in anxiety, panic, OCD, and depression.
To seek the help of a therapist involves great strength. Life's experiences often challenge us. As an Adult and Adolescent Therapist, it is my experience that facing these obstacles provides an opportunity to create change in yourself. Allow me to support you in this process. As your therapist, I will take time to get to know the individual you are and help you identify internal strengths. I will actively guide you through exploring past wounds, help you reframe thoughts for a deeper understanding, and teach you concrete skills to improve your quality of life.
I specialize in anxiety, panic, OCD, and depression.
To seek the help of a therapist involves great strength. Life's experiences often challenge us. As an Adult and Adolescent Therapist, it is my experience that facing these obstacles provides an opportunity to create change in yourself. Allow me to support you in this process. As your therapist, I will take time to get to know the individual you are and help you identify internal strengths. I will actively guide you through exploring past wounds, help you reframe thoughts for a deeper understanding, and teach you concrete skills to improve your quality of life.
(916) 512-1793 View (916) 512-1793
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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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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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Maika Shaku Lcsw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Folsom, CA 95630  (Online Only)
My specialty includes anxiety, prenatal/perinatal/postpartum issues, immigration/acculturation issues (especially Asians/Asian Americans), cross-cultural couples, OCD, depression, trauma, and grieving issues.
Are you a high achiever? A perfectionist? A people pleaser? Are you unsatisfied and anxious, but you don't know what to do? Maybe you’re constantly stressing about problems that never even arise. Maybe you are struggling with moving forward because of the disturbing experience you've had in the past. Maybe negative and traumatic experiences caused emotional pain, changed who you really are, and damaged your relationships. It's not too late to seek help because healing is possible. I will work with you so you can achieve your goal, and I can assist you in feeling like yourself again. I'm very patient. Trust me, I will be with you.
My specialty includes anxiety, prenatal/perinatal/postpartum issues, immigration/acculturation issues (especially Asians/Asian Americans), cross-cultural couples, OCD, depression, trauma, and grieving issues.
Are you a high achiever? A perfectionist? A people pleaser? Are you unsatisfied and anxious, but you don't know what to do? Maybe you’re constantly stressing about problems that never even arise. Maybe you are struggling with moving forward because of the disturbing experience you've had in the past. Maybe negative and traumatic experiences caused emotional pain, changed who you really are, and damaged your relationships. It's not too late to seek help because healing is possible. I will work with you so you can achieve your goal, and I can assist you in feeling like yourself again. I'm very patient. Trust me, I will be with you.
(916) 827-4528 View (916) 827-4528
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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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Ashley Ikeda
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
Hi there! Welcome to my practice. My name is Ashley Ikeda and I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 120013). I have worked with clients of all ages who have experienced/are experiencing anxiety, depression, mood disorders, substance abuse, relationship issues, life adjustments, self/harm, and acute or chronic trauma. I practice from a client-centered and integrative approach and utilize both evidence-based and trauma-informed therapeutic modalities such as CBT, DBT, ACT, EMDR, and Somatic Experiencing practices depending on what a client needs.
Hi there! Welcome to my practice. My name is Ashley Ikeda and I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 120013). I have worked with clients of all ages who have experienced/are experiencing anxiety, depression, mood disorders, substance abuse, relationship issues, life adjustments, self/harm, and acute or chronic trauma. I practice from a client-centered and integrative approach and utilize both evidence-based and trauma-informed therapeutic modalities such as CBT, DBT, ACT, EMDR, and Somatic Experiencing practices depending on what a client needs.
(951) 498-5844 View (951) 498-5844

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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.