Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Therapists in Sacramento, CA

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Dr. Katie S Polsky
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95816
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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Linda Rolufs
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95816
If you have OCD symptoms, high-anxiety, or relationship stress, I would love to support you! I have seen the freedom people feel when they no longer seek to avoid or escape, their emotions and the realities of their life.
You’re stressed out, worried all the time, and exhausted. Your to-do list is a mile long and you feel like you are letting everyone down. You have big feelings and painful experiences in the past—and you’ve tried everything to cope. You don’t want to feel worried, sad, or mad anymore. You can have a better life and relationships! Visit www.lovehealgrow.com to learn more or schedule with me today!
If you have OCD symptoms, high-anxiety, or relationship stress, I would love to support you! I have seen the freedom people feel when they no longer seek to avoid or escape, their emotions and the realities of their life.
You’re stressed out, worried all the time, and exhausted. Your to-do list is a mile long and you feel like you are letting everyone down. You have big feelings and painful experiences in the past—and you’ve tried everything to cope. You don’t want to feel worried, sad, or mad anymore. You can have a better life and relationships! Visit www.lovehealgrow.com to learn more or schedule with me today!
(530) 464-1465 View (530) 464-1465
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Sage Anxiety Treatment Program, Robin Kirk MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95811
I specialize in the treatment of all anxiety-related disorders, including OCD, Social Anxiety, and Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake. After developing a treatment protocol at the Intensive Program level that was the first in the nation to integrate mindfulness-based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ("ACT") with Exposure Therapy in the treatment of OCD, I am continuing that work in private practice. My focus is on helping people respond differently to the physical sensations of anxiety, get some space from "sticky" thoughts, and to return to the present moment.
I specialize in the treatment of all anxiety-related disorders, including OCD, Social Anxiety, and Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake. After developing a treatment protocol at the Intensive Program level that was the first in the nation to integrate mindfulness-based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ("ACT") with Exposure Therapy in the treatment of OCD, I am continuing that work in private practice. My focus is on helping people respond differently to the physical sensations of anxiety, get some space from "sticky" thoughts, and to return to the present moment.
(916) 507-0830 View (916) 507-0830
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Dr. Joel Minden
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95816
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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Sophia Miller
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95816
My specialties include OCD and anxiety disorders and working with the LGBTQ+ population. I believe that therapy should be a safe space free of judgment and it is important to me that my clients feel accepted and understood. I strive to form strong relationships with all of my clients so that we have a solid foundation to do the hard work that comes with therapy.
My specialties include OCD and anxiety disorders and working with the LGBTQ+ population. I believe that therapy should be a safe space free of judgment and it is important to me that my clients feel accepted and understood. I strive to form strong relationships with all of my clients so that we have a solid foundation to do the hard work that comes with therapy.
(916) 623-7320 View (916) 623-7320
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Jennie Gault
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95816  (Online Only)
I specialize in treating Anxiety: OCD, Panic Disorder, and Phobias plus school & test anxiety, fear of failure, perfectionism, and challenges in making decisions.
**As of May 1, 2024: I am accepting new clients. I'm fortunate that I figured out that I wanted to help others when I was 19-- I just knew this career was for me. My approach is pro-active & encouraging. I'm not here to judge you. We'll examine your thinking patterns and practice skills to reduce uncomfortable feelings. For anxiety, I'll help you face worries gradually to set you up for success. Your accomplishments are mine too. Since emotional issues often impact relationships, I offer family sessions to increase family cohesiveness.
I specialize in treating Anxiety: OCD, Panic Disorder, and Phobias plus school & test anxiety, fear of failure, perfectionism, and challenges in making decisions.
**As of May 1, 2024: I am accepting new clients. I'm fortunate that I figured out that I wanted to help others when I was 19-- I just knew this career was for me. My approach is pro-active & encouraging. I'm not here to judge you. We'll examine your thinking patterns and practice skills to reduce uncomfortable feelings. For anxiety, I'll help you face worries gradually to set you up for success. Your accomplishments are mine too. Since emotional issues often impact relationships, I offer family sessions to increase family cohesiveness.
(530) 296-8890 View (530) 296-8890
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Sophia Miller
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95825
I have extensive experience working with OCD and anxiety disorders. I also deliver therapy to many clients from the LGBTQ+ population and enjoy providing quality care to diverse communities. My foundation is in cognitive behavioral therapy, meaning that I believe the way we think about ourselves, and the world has a significant impact on our lives.
I have extensive experience working with OCD and anxiety disorders. I also deliver therapy to many clients from the LGBTQ+ population and enjoy providing quality care to diverse communities. My foundation is in cognitive behavioral therapy, meaning that I believe the way we think about ourselves, and the world has a significant impact on our lives.
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Rahul Ragu
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95816
I specialize in working with OCD, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and PTSD.
I work with clients who have social anxiety, shyness, and feel awkward and out of place. They want to feel better about themselves and their circumstances. They may have been through a difficult childhood and trauma and abuse. They are motivated to get better and want to speak to someone who is nonjudgmental and compassionate. Clients have opened up to me about their deepest traumas and secrets that they have not shared with anyone else. I feel honored to be part of my client's journey and help them to find solutions. I have a strong client centered approach blended with a CBT intervention based approach.
I specialize in working with OCD, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and PTSD.
I work with clients who have social anxiety, shyness, and feel awkward and out of place. They want to feel better about themselves and their circumstances. They may have been through a difficult childhood and trauma and abuse. They are motivated to get better and want to speak to someone who is nonjudgmental and compassionate. Clients have opened up to me about their deepest traumas and secrets that they have not shared with anyone else. I feel honored to be part of my client's journey and help them to find solutions. I have a strong client centered approach blended with a CBT intervention based approach.
(916) 304-7674 View (916) 304-7674
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Exposure Therapy Designs
Counselor
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95816  (Online Only)
Received specialized training in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and Habit Reversal Training (HRT) for OCD and related disorders.
Our approach is all about you. You are the expert on you. We aim to facilitate and support your awareness, helping you implement changes to overcome unhelpful thinking and decision-making patterns. LMFT in CA, HI, MA, and VA. Telehealth provider for FL, SC, VT. EMDR and ERP for individuals motivated to upgrade their quality of life. EFT for Couples and Family in CA with our Associate Clinician Melinda Andres (AMFT 118899). We strive to resolve the reason you sought help in the first place. Clinically appropriate methods and ethical standards are followed rigorously. Client safety and well-being is the only priority.
Received specialized training in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and Habit Reversal Training (HRT) for OCD and related disorders.
Our approach is all about you. You are the expert on you. We aim to facilitate and support your awareness, helping you implement changes to overcome unhelpful thinking and decision-making patterns. LMFT in CA, HI, MA, and VA. Telehealth provider for FL, SC, VT. EMDR and ERP for individuals motivated to upgrade their quality of life. EFT for Couples and Family in CA with our Associate Clinician Melinda Andres (AMFT 118899). We strive to resolve the reason you sought help in the first place. Clinically appropriate methods and ethical standards are followed rigorously. Client safety and well-being is the only priority.
(530) 292-7445 View (530) 292-7445
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Heather L. Damon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95831  (Online Only)
In addition to providing support for the ups and downs of life I do also specialize in the treatment of trauma, depression, OCD, and anxiety-related disorders.
Perhaps you are having difficulties in your primary relationships, perhaps there are stressors at work, perhaps you face a great choice and several obstacles are hindering your clarity and peace. I have been honored to witness individuals and couples overcome many barriers that initially seemed insurmountable. Based on the lived experience of those I work with I believe that a full, happy, and peaceful life is within reach for everyone who seeks it.
In addition to providing support for the ups and downs of life I do also specialize in the treatment of trauma, depression, OCD, and anxiety-related disorders.
Perhaps you are having difficulties in your primary relationships, perhaps there are stressors at work, perhaps you face a great choice and several obstacles are hindering your clarity and peace. I have been honored to witness individuals and couples overcome many barriers that initially seemed insurmountable. Based on the lived experience of those I work with I believe that a full, happy, and peaceful life is within reach for everyone who seeks it.
(916) 619-5841 View (916) 619-5841
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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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Michael J Greenberg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 94203  (Online Only)
Other search terms: HOCD, SO-OCD, sexual orientation OCD, ROCD, relationship OCD, POCD, harm OCD, intrusive thoughts, violent thoughts, retroactive jealousy, real event OCD; somatic OCD; BFRB, body-focused repetitive behaviors, trichotillomania, hair-pulling, skin-picking, excoriation; GAD, anxiety, panic, social anxiety, health anxiety, hypochondriasis.
I specialize in Rumination-Focused ERP for OCD. This approach to ERP focuses on treating compulsive rumination, and provides a highly systematic yet gentler approach to exposure therapy. RF-ERP can be helpful to patients who have not made significant progress in other types of treatment, including individuals with Pure O or Sensorimotor OCD.
Other search terms: HOCD, SO-OCD, sexual orientation OCD, ROCD, relationship OCD, POCD, harm OCD, intrusive thoughts, violent thoughts, retroactive jealousy, real event OCD; somatic OCD; BFRB, body-focused repetitive behaviors, trichotillomania, hair-pulling, skin-picking, excoriation; GAD, anxiety, panic, social anxiety, health anxiety, hypochondriasis.
I specialize in Rumination-Focused ERP for OCD. This approach to ERP focuses on treating compulsive rumination, and provides a highly systematic yet gentler approach to exposure therapy. RF-ERP can be helpful to patients who have not made significant progress in other types of treatment, including individuals with Pure O or Sensorimotor OCD.
(347) 862-9557 View (347) 862-9557
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Dmitri Primavera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MBA
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95819
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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Danielle Miller - NOCD
Psychologist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 94203
Imagine what life would be like if you weren't bothered by OCD. NOCD is here to help you regain peace of mind. NOCD is a digital health company that’s focused on effectively treating people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Inside the NOCD mobile app, you can work with one of our licensed mental health therapists with specialty training in OCD. When your therapist isn’t available, access support communities and therapeutic tools - so that you are never alone. NOCD’s protocol has been proven to reduce OCD severity by 40% in less than 10 weeks.
Imagine what life would be like if you weren't bothered by OCD. NOCD is here to help you regain peace of mind. NOCD is a digital health company that’s focused on effectively treating people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Inside the NOCD mobile app, you can work with one of our licensed mental health therapists with specialty training in OCD. When your therapist isn’t available, access support communities and therapeutic tools - so that you are never alone. NOCD’s protocol has been proven to reduce OCD severity by 40% in less than 10 weeks.
(872) 221-6421 View (872) 221-6421
Post Narcissistic Abuse-Codependency/ OCD/GAD
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95818
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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Lou Lasprugato
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95816  (Online Only)
I view therapy as a precious investment of your values and vulnerabilities, so I aim to honor that investment with my commitment to your well-being. Through a nonjudgmental, authentic and compassionate stance, I strive to create a safe and collaborative space for you to explore sensitive issues, experiment with new behaviors, and work towards what matters to you. Whether you'd like to improve the quality of your relationship(s) or address mental health challenges, such as anxiety, including OCD, depression, loss, life transition, trauma and addiction, I will wholeheartedly support your efforts in fulfilling these goals.
I view therapy as a precious investment of your values and vulnerabilities, so I aim to honor that investment with my commitment to your well-being. Through a nonjudgmental, authentic and compassionate stance, I strive to create a safe and collaborative space for you to explore sensitive issues, experiment with new behaviors, and work towards what matters to you. Whether you'd like to improve the quality of your relationship(s) or address mental health challenges, such as anxiety, including OCD, depression, loss, life transition, trauma and addiction, I will wholeheartedly support your efforts in fulfilling these goals.
(916) 426-4238 View (916) 426-4238
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Man Nguyen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 94203  (Online Only)
I provide psychoeducation about OCD and help creating exposure hierarchy.
Feeling stuck and hopeless in the intrusive, unwanted, repetitive and distressing thoughts, feelings, images, sensations or urges? Feeling the compulsion perform endless rituals, or engaging avoidance, mental rumination, or reassurance seeking behaviors to relieve the uncertainty? You are looking at Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). OCD has held you hostages, has been affecting your school, work, life and relationship with others. It has prevented you from living a full life. It's time for you to stare OCD in the face, "You don't get to control my life. I will break your OC cycles at the weakest link and claim back my life!"
I provide psychoeducation about OCD and help creating exposure hierarchy.
Feeling stuck and hopeless in the intrusive, unwanted, repetitive and distressing thoughts, feelings, images, sensations or urges? Feeling the compulsion perform endless rituals, or engaging avoidance, mental rumination, or reassurance seeking behaviors to relieve the uncertainty? You are looking at Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). OCD has held you hostages, has been affecting your school, work, life and relationship with others. It has prevented you from living a full life. It's time for you to stare OCD in the face, "You don't get to control my life. I will break your OC cycles at the weakest link and claim back my life!"
(707) 207-8503 View (707) 207-8503
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Adelaide Rowe Barroso
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 94250
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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Sandra Hart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95834
Hello, my name is Sandra Hart. My pronouns are she/her. I am a licensed therapist (LCSW) based in Los Angeles. I provide therapy via Telehealth to residents all over California. I have had the honor of working with individuals, children, adolescents, and families for over 20 years, supporting them during some of their most challenging times. I work with people wanting support with life transitions, family relationships, peer relationships, loneliness, anxiety, obsessive/compulsive thoughts, trauma, and sexual and gender identity development.
Hello, my name is Sandra Hart. My pronouns are she/her. I am a licensed therapist (LCSW) based in Los Angeles. I provide therapy via Telehealth to residents all over California. I have had the honor of working with individuals, children, adolescents, and families for over 20 years, supporting them during some of their most challenging times. I work with people wanting support with life transitions, family relationships, peer relationships, loneliness, anxiety, obsessive/compulsive thoughts, trauma, and sexual and gender identity development.
(916) 461-7722 View (916) 461-7722
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Patience Silva
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95816
Training and Experience: Individuals and couples (children, teens, adults); Christian marriage; Theology of the Body; trauma and crisis; 12 step recovery, alcoholism, addictions; self-esteem issues; OCD/anxiety; depression; Autism, ADHD; Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) & Trauma Focused CBT; Narrative Therapy; Solution Focused; EMDR.
I am a Catholic Christian therapist. I provide therapeutic services that stay true to traditional Catholic and Christian values. I especially enjoy integrating the faith into sessions, while utilizing evidenced based practices and counseling techniques. I work with individuals of all faith backgrounds, though my speciality is working with the Catholic & Christian population.
Training and Experience: Individuals and couples (children, teens, adults); Christian marriage; Theology of the Body; trauma and crisis; 12 step recovery, alcoholism, addictions; self-esteem issues; OCD/anxiety; depression; Autism, ADHD; Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) & Trauma Focused CBT; Narrative Therapy; Solution Focused; EMDR.
I am a Catholic Christian therapist. I provide therapeutic services that stay true to traditional Catholic and Christian values. I especially enjoy integrating the faith into sessions, while utilizing evidenced based practices and counseling techniques. I work with individuals of all faith backgrounds, though my speciality is working with the Catholic & Christian population.
(916) 252-5030 View (916) 252-5030
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.