Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Therapists in Roseville, CA

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Cynthia Ann Hunter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Roseville, CA 95661  (Online Only)
I specialize in OCD and Anxiety Disorders such as, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety/Social Phobia, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Specific Phobias. My approach in working with clients is integrative, combining the theories of exposure and response prevention (ERP), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and acceptance modalities. I'm passionate about helping individuals achieve their therapeutic goals and strive to create a safe, nonjudgmental setting for my clients. I think it's important to provide clients with the skills needed, and the support needed, to make changes in their lives that are in alignment with their personal values and priorities.
I specialize in OCD and Anxiety Disorders such as, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety/Social Phobia, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Specific Phobias. My approach in working with clients is integrative, combining the theories of exposure and response prevention (ERP), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and acceptance modalities. I'm passionate about helping individuals achieve their therapeutic goals and strive to create a safe, nonjudgmental setting for my clients. I think it's important to provide clients with the skills needed, and the support needed, to make changes in their lives that are in alignment with their personal values and priorities.
(530) 232-4380 View (530) 232-4380
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Jaime Miller Graves
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Roseville, CA 95661
I am licensed in the state of California and have a variety of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families to address many issues including anxiety and depression, OCD, low self-esteem, anger issues, school challenges, emotional and behavioral problems, parenting and co-parenting issues, and adjusting to life transitions.
Deciding to seek therapy is a difficult and personal decision that I take very seriously. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process in which therapist and client work together to develop a relationship of trust and safety. I am a compassionate, energetic, and empathetic professional and have a strong commitment to the individuals and families with whom I work. I am dedicated to helping you understand the challenges you or your loved one is facing and to developing a plan of action to better support you through these challenges.
I am licensed in the state of California and have a variety of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families to address many issues including anxiety and depression, OCD, low self-esteem, anger issues, school challenges, emotional and behavioral problems, parenting and co-parenting issues, and adjusting to life transitions.
Deciding to seek therapy is a difficult and personal decision that I take very seriously. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process in which therapist and client work together to develop a relationship of trust and safety. I am a compassionate, energetic, and empathetic professional and have a strong commitment to the individuals and families with whom I work. I am dedicated to helping you understand the challenges you or your loved one is facing and to developing a plan of action to better support you through these challenges.
(916) 553-2587 View (916) 553-2587
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Dr. Heather Almeida
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Roseville, CA 95661
I primarily specialize in the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Anxiety Disorders such as Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety/Social Phobia, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Specific Phobias.
As a therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will uncover long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
I primarily specialize in the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Anxiety Disorders such as Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety/Social Phobia, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Specific Phobias.
As a therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will uncover long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
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Kelsey Thompson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Roseville, CA 95678
Are you a teen, young adult or adult struggling with an anxiety disorder, trauma, OCD, grief, struggling with a relationship or substance abuse? I offer a safe space for therapeutic growth and provide practical solutions to help improve your wellbeing. I understand that everyone’s struggles are unique, which is why I take an individualized approach to the counseling process. With me as your partner in healing, you can develop the resilience you need to confidently navigate through difficult times or to reach greater levels of success.
Are you a teen, young adult or adult struggling with an anxiety disorder, trauma, OCD, grief, struggling with a relationship or substance abuse? I offer a safe space for therapeutic growth and provide practical solutions to help improve your wellbeing. I understand that everyone’s struggles are unique, which is why I take an individualized approach to the counseling process. With me as your partner in healing, you can develop the resilience you need to confidently navigate through difficult times or to reach greater levels of success.
(916) 385-0299 View (916) 385-0299
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Dr. Katie S Polsky
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Roseville, CA 95661
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who as a generalist works with a variety of presenting problems and enjoys working with different populations. I have extensive experience working with women, men, adolescents, and children with eating disorders and OCD. It is critical to individually tailor treatment to each client's needs. I utilize relational, psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, values based therapies in my practice. I have experience working with individuals, couples, families, and groups. I have a collaborative approach where therapist and client work as a team to better understand the problem and work towards healing and emotional health.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who as a generalist works with a variety of presenting problems and enjoys working with different populations. I have extensive experience working with women, men, adolescents, and children with eating disorders and OCD. It is critical to individually tailor treatment to each client's needs. I utilize relational, psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, values based therapies in my practice. I have experience working with individuals, couples, families, and groups. I have a collaborative approach where therapist and client work as a team to better understand the problem and work towards healing and emotional health.
(916) 678-1993 View (916) 678-1993
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Laura Johnson, CBT and Schema Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MBA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
Roseville, CA 95678
My speciality is with anxiety disorders and OCD.
Start creating more helpful thinking and behavioral patterns! My focus is to help you gain confidence, feel less anxious and think and act differently. I am one of the few therapists certified in CBT and schema therapy, which means I can help you get to the underlying issues so you can break unhealthy emotional, relationship and personality patterns. I specialize in practical, goal-oriented CBT for anxiety, OCD and social anxiety. I also use schema therapy with personality problems like avoidant, obsessive-compulsive, narcissistic and borderline personality. Schema therapy can turbocharge CBT. Visit CBTSV.com to learn more.
My speciality is with anxiety disorders and OCD.
Start creating more helpful thinking and behavioral patterns! My focus is to help you gain confidence, feel less anxious and think and act differently. I am one of the few therapists certified in CBT and schema therapy, which means I can help you get to the underlying issues so you can break unhealthy emotional, relationship and personality patterns. I specialize in practical, goal-oriented CBT for anxiety, OCD and social anxiety. I also use schema therapy with personality problems like avoidant, obsessive-compulsive, narcissistic and borderline personality. Schema therapy can turbocharge CBT. Visit CBTSV.com to learn more.
(408) 676-4734 View (408) 676-4734
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Dr. Joel Minden
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Roseville, CA 95678
I'm a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety, OCD, depression, and relationship problems.
Now offering teletherapy for clients in the Sacramento area. If you struggle with anxiety or depression, you know how difficult it can be to cope. Anxiety is easy to recognize. We worry more, avoid difficult situations, and feel tense, awkward, or ineffective. Depression feels exhausting and hopeless. We judge ourselves and others harshly, feel intense sadness, and become passive. It can feel like we can't do anything right or that things never go our way. Imagine being more active, skilled, and competent, communicating more effectively in relationships, being more productive at work or school, and feeling more satisfied with life.
I'm a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety, OCD, depression, and relationship problems.
Now offering teletherapy for clients in the Sacramento area. If you struggle with anxiety or depression, you know how difficult it can be to cope. Anxiety is easy to recognize. We worry more, avoid difficult situations, and feel tense, awkward, or ineffective. Depression feels exhausting and hopeless. We judge ourselves and others harshly, feel intense sadness, and become passive. It can feel like we can't do anything right or that things never go our way. Imagine being more active, skilled, and competent, communicating more effectively in relationships, being more productive at work or school, and feeling more satisfied with life.
(916) 378-7726 View (916) 378-7726
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Amanda Richardson
Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Roseville, CA 95746
I have years of experience working with anxiety, depression, OCD, stress tolerance, social skills building, ADHD, marital conflict, and parent-child relationship issues.
Hi, I’m Dr. Amanda Richardson. I am currently accepting NEW clients in-person in Rocklin, CA. I would be honored to help guide you through tough transitions. From anxiety to depression and everything in between. Whether you’re struggling with core values, existential questions, need help to improve a relationship, or want to learn new ways to handle stress and strengthen your coping tools, I’m here to help.
I have years of experience working with anxiety, depression, OCD, stress tolerance, social skills building, ADHD, marital conflict, and parent-child relationship issues.
Hi, I’m Dr. Amanda Richardson. I am currently accepting NEW clients in-person in Rocklin, CA. I would be honored to help guide you through tough transitions. From anxiety to depression and everything in between. Whether you’re struggling with core values, existential questions, need help to improve a relationship, or want to learn new ways to handle stress and strengthen your coping tools, I’m here to help.
(916) 931-3212 View (916) 931-3212
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Dana Young
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Roseville, CA 95747
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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Katey Olson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA , LMFT
Verified Verified
Roseville, CA 95746
If you are looking for a therapist to talk about things like anxiety, OCD, or relational difficulties- I would love to meet with you for a free 15 minute consultation.
I strongly believe that therapy is a sacred place to be heard, seen, valued, and challenged. Everyone goes through seasons of their life where they need a safe person to come alongside them to offer support and understanding. I love identifying each person’s unique strengths and building off those strengths to help them become the best versions of themselves. I take a person-centered approach to help build a strong and safe relationship with my clients. I encourage clients to take ownership of their treatment and establish their own goals for therapy. My goal is to support you every step of the way on your journey towards healing.
If you are looking for a therapist to talk about things like anxiety, OCD, or relational difficulties- I would love to meet with you for a free 15 minute consultation.
I strongly believe that therapy is a sacred place to be heard, seen, valued, and challenged. Everyone goes through seasons of their life where they need a safe person to come alongside them to offer support and understanding. I love identifying each person’s unique strengths and building off those strengths to help them become the best versions of themselves. I take a person-centered approach to help build a strong and safe relationship with my clients. I encourage clients to take ownership of their treatment and establish their own goals for therapy. My goal is to support you every step of the way on your journey towards healing.
(916) 248-7372 View (916) 248-7372
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Nicole Solomon
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Roseville, CA 95747
It can be difficult to make the decision to enter therapy. Congratulations on taking the first step! If you are struggling with anxiety, OCD, phobias, stress management, or avoidance, I can help. I am a licensed clinical psychologist who has specialized in working with individuals to address their anxiety, fears, and phobias for the past 15+ years.
It can be difficult to make the decision to enter therapy. Congratulations on taking the first step! If you are struggling with anxiety, OCD, phobias, stress management, or avoidance, I can help. I am a licensed clinical psychologist who has specialized in working with individuals to address their anxiety, fears, and phobias for the past 15+ years.
(916) 623-1390 View (916) 623-1390
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Esme Ordonez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Roseville, CA 95678  (Online Only)
My practice is deeply rooted in compassion and empathy, and I specialize in supporting individuals, couples, and families grappling with various challenges such as trauma, anxiety, panic disorder, OCD, depression, and eating disorders. Central to my approach is the integration of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). These proven techniques offer practical tools for managing difficult emotions, challenging negative thought patterns, and cultivating mindfulness and self-compassion. I also incorporate elements of humanistic and existential approaches.
My practice is deeply rooted in compassion and empathy, and I specialize in supporting individuals, couples, and families grappling with various challenges such as trauma, anxiety, panic disorder, OCD, depression, and eating disorders. Central to my approach is the integration of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). These proven techniques offer practical tools for managing difficult emotions, challenging negative thought patterns, and cultivating mindfulness and self-compassion. I also incorporate elements of humanistic and existential approaches.
(415) 941-5416 View (415) 941-5416
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Steve Palos
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Roseville, CA 95678
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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Chelsea M Dorcich
Marriage & Family Therapist, ECSE, LMFT
Verified Verified
Roseville, CA 95661
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist Licensed in California.   I have been working with children and families for over 25 years either as a therapist, developmental specialist or special education teacher. As a therapist, I use evidence-based treatment methods to address everyday milestones and developments that are hindered by depression, anxiety, trauma, habits, etc. I love working with children, adolescents and adults. I often work with OCD and anxiety related concerns, ADHD and Autism. I have a passion for working with parents in need of additional support.
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist Licensed in California.   I have been working with children and families for over 25 years either as a therapist, developmental specialist or special education teacher. As a therapist, I use evidence-based treatment methods to address everyday milestones and developments that are hindered by depression, anxiety, trauma, habits, etc. I love working with children, adolescents and adults. I often work with OCD and anxiety related concerns, ADHD and Autism. I have a passion for working with parents in need of additional support.
(279) 888-9308 View (279) 888-9308
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Ronald Baker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Roseville, CA 95678
Ron prioritizes the identification of strengths and building a solid safety plan. He is experienced with youth, adults and elderly populations. Common diagnoses include anxiety, OCD, depression, pediatric terminal illness and self-harm. Adolescent self harm, bullying and OCD. Adult OCD, anxiety, depression, and parents separated from their children. Parenting skills and knowledge using a Social Learning Theory approach.
Ron prioritizes the identification of strengths and building a solid safety plan. He is experienced with youth, adults and elderly populations. Common diagnoses include anxiety, OCD, depression, pediatric terminal illness and self-harm. Adolescent self harm, bullying and OCD. Adult OCD, anxiety, depression, and parents separated from their children. Parenting skills and knowledge using a Social Learning Theory approach.
(619) 383-1102 View (619) 383-1102
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Brionna Schroeder
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Roseville, CA 95747
I also am knowledgeable and experienced in working with anxiety, PTSD, OCD, and Panic disorders.
Hi! I'm Brionna Morse, LMFT. I have expertise working with adolescents, teens, and their families. I combine CBT, play/art therapy, as well as somatics and breathwork to rewire the nervous system. My approach is based on the client. I can easily tell what is needed to help you move forward, and have a tool belt of skills that will take you there!
I also am knowledgeable and experienced in working with anxiety, PTSD, OCD, and Panic disorders.
Hi! I'm Brionna Morse, LMFT. I have expertise working with adolescents, teens, and their families. I combine CBT, play/art therapy, as well as somatics and breathwork to rewire the nervous system. My approach is based on the client. I can easily tell what is needed to help you move forward, and have a tool belt of skills that will take you there!
(805) 856-6924 View (805) 856-6924
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Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy at KAP Wellness
Psychologist, PsyD, MBA
Verified Verified
Roseville, CA 95678
Our team specializes in Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy, where Ketamine is used in conjunction with therapy to treat depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other conditions. A lot of research backs this cutting-edge treatment. If talk therapy, antidepressants, or other approaches did not reduce or eliminate your symptoms, please get in touch with us. Clients experience profound and transformational results with Ketamine. You can too!
Our team specializes in Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy, where Ketamine is used in conjunction with therapy to treat depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other conditions. A lot of research backs this cutting-edge treatment. If talk therapy, antidepressants, or other approaches did not reduce or eliminate your symptoms, please get in touch with us. Clients experience profound and transformational results with Ketamine. You can too!
(916) 603-2247 View (916) 603-2247
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Tracy Birkinbine
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Roseville, CA 95661
Hi! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who offers non-judgmental, compassionate, and safe counseling to adolescents and adults. I know it is hard to decide to seek out counseling, so I am sensitive to the difficulty it is opening up to someone new. I specialize in assisting individuals dealing with life changes, grief and loss, career changes, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and understanding the wide range of emotions facing infertility and adoption. I aim to be an interactive, solution-focused, and cognitive-behavioral therapist.
Hi! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who offers non-judgmental, compassionate, and safe counseling to adolescents and adults. I know it is hard to decide to seek out counseling, so I am sensitive to the difficulty it is opening up to someone new. I specialize in assisting individuals dealing with life changes, grief and loss, career changes, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and understanding the wide range of emotions facing infertility and adoption. I aim to be an interactive, solution-focused, and cognitive-behavioral therapist.
(657) 837-5469 View (657) 837-5469
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Kristen Chrisenbery
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Roseville, CA 95661
My areas of specialty are; relationship issues, anxiety (including panic and OCD), depression, stress management, personal growth, self-esteem, boundaries/assertiveness, adjustment to various life stressors including divorce and grief/loss, parenting issues, step-parenting/blended family issues, and working with various women's issues and young adults.
I specialize in working with individual adults and adolescents. I have over 20 years of experience providing support to clients looking to resolve challenges and intentionally create the lives and relationships they want. My goal is to provide a warm, understanding, and nonjudgmental environment where my clients can heal and grow. I use a straightforward, practical and solution-focused approach to help clients resolve current problems as well as long-standing patterns.
My areas of specialty are; relationship issues, anxiety (including panic and OCD), depression, stress management, personal growth, self-esteem, boundaries/assertiveness, adjustment to various life stressors including divorce and grief/loss, parenting issues, step-parenting/blended family issues, and working with various women's issues and young adults.
I specialize in working with individual adults and adolescents. I have over 20 years of experience providing support to clients looking to resolve challenges and intentionally create the lives and relationships they want. My goal is to provide a warm, understanding, and nonjudgmental environment where my clients can heal and grow. I use a straightforward, practical and solution-focused approach to help clients resolve current problems as well as long-standing patterns.
(916) 586-7061 View (916) 586-7061
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Jordan West
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
Roseville, CA 95661  (Online Only)
I have experience in, and a passion for working with individuals who have experienced trauma and who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress. Examples include, domestic violence victims/survivors, sex trafficking victims/survivors, and clients with childhood trauma. I also have training and experience in treating parents with perinatal/postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, such as PP depression, anxiety, bipolar, OCD, and psychosis. I am honored to be able to help parents through their postpartum struggles so that they can, in return, engage and bond with their new child.
I have experience in, and a passion for working with individuals who have experienced trauma and who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress. Examples include, domestic violence victims/survivors, sex trafficking victims/survivors, and clients with childhood trauma. I also have training and experience in treating parents with perinatal/postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, such as PP depression, anxiety, bipolar, OCD, and psychosis. I am honored to be able to help parents through their postpartum struggles so that they can, in return, engage and bond with their new child.
(530) 296-8753 View (530) 296-8753
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.