Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Therapists in San Diego, CA

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Christopher Booth
Psychologist, Psy D
Verified
San Diego, CA 92117  (Online Only)
Finding the right therapist can be a challenge, here is a little about myself to help make your decision. I am a licensed psychologist and specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and OCD-related disorders among adolescents and adults. I am licensed in both California and Arizona and am providing teletherapy online. I also have expertise in helping people cope with medical conditions or other life stressors that may affect mental health and happiness.
Finding the right therapist can be a challenge, here is a little about myself to help make your decision. I am a licensed psychologist and specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and OCD-related disorders among adolescents and adults. I am licensed in both California and Arizona and am providing teletherapy online. I also have expertise in helping people cope with medical conditions or other life stressors that may affect mental health and happiness.
(858) 251-6718 View (858) 251-6718
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Annabelle Mebane
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92108
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in the treatment of anxiety and related disorders, including OCD and PTSD. I utilize short term, evidence based treatments - including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) - to help clients learn skills to respond more effectively to distressing thoughts and feelings. During the first two sessions, we meet for thorough assessment to identify your needs and discuss your goals for therapy. Therapy is then tailored to your particular goals, and structured around evidence based principles.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in the treatment of anxiety and related disorders, including OCD and PTSD. I utilize short term, evidence based treatments - including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) - to help clients learn skills to respond more effectively to distressing thoughts and feelings. During the first two sessions, we meet for thorough assessment to identify your needs and discuss your goals for therapy. Therapy is then tailored to your particular goals, and structured around evidence based principles.
(619) 586-6919 View (619) 586-6919
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Tahney Johnston
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92128
I treat adult clients in CA and VA (telehealth only) and have immediate openings. Are you struggling with obsessive thoughts or anxiety? I specialize in OCD and anxiety disorders and work with my clients in a non-judgmental and empathic manner. I want you to feel understood and have a different relationship with your thoughts while adapting old coping skills that aren't working for you anymore. I also want to help you identify and connect with your values. I use evidenced based treatments and offer a variety of different techniques so you can have options that fit your individual needs.
I treat adult clients in CA and VA (telehealth only) and have immediate openings. Are you struggling with obsessive thoughts or anxiety? I specialize in OCD and anxiety disorders and work with my clients in a non-judgmental and empathic manner. I want you to feel understood and have a different relationship with your thoughts while adapting old coping skills that aren't working for you anymore. I also want to help you identify and connect with your values. I use evidenced based treatments and offer a variety of different techniques so you can have options that fit your individual needs.
(858) 371-5220 View (858) 371-5220
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Heather Marriatori
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
I'm a licensed Psychologist in CA (PSY31034) and MN who believes each person has the potential to grow at any age. My ultimate focus in therapy is to not merely eliminate “symptoms” but to increase your fulfillment in life, as defined by you. This means treatment is customized to meet YOUR needs so you can meet your goals. I provide psychotherapy for a variety of clinical disorders, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and interpersonal difficulties. I believe in the potential for individual and emotional growth, striving to provide a safe and warm environment in which my clients can explore and thrive.
I'm a licensed Psychologist in CA (PSY31034) and MN who believes each person has the potential to grow at any age. My ultimate focus in therapy is to not merely eliminate “symptoms” but to increase your fulfillment in life, as defined by you. This means treatment is customized to meet YOUR needs so you can meet your goals. I provide psychotherapy for a variety of clinical disorders, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and interpersonal difficulties. I believe in the potential for individual and emotional growth, striving to provide a safe and warm environment in which my clients can explore and thrive.
(619) 648-3167 View (619) 648-3167
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Shirley Babior
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
My specialty-working with you to finally overcome your anxiety problems, OCD, or relationship issues benefits from my 30+ years of helping others. I review all new research. I have written self-help books on anxiety disorders and research papers with UCSD on social anxiety. Compassion, warmth, and skill in individualizing therapy aid in recovery. You can also visit my platform using stressreleasesd.com. My approach to helping you is based on current evidence-based cognitive behavior therapy, mindfulness, and exposure-response prevention for OCD.
My specialty-working with you to finally overcome your anxiety problems, OCD, or relationship issues benefits from my 30+ years of helping others. I review all new research. I have written self-help books on anxiety disorders and research papers with UCSD on social anxiety. Compassion, warmth, and skill in individualizing therapy aid in recovery. You can also visit my platform using stressreleasesd.com. My approach to helping you is based on current evidence-based cognitive behavior therapy, mindfulness, and exposure-response prevention for OCD.
(707) 985-3467 View (707) 985-3467
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Kayla Norman
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92128
I specialize in treating OCD, Anxiety, BFRBs and Trauma.
Feeling overwhelmed and stuck? Have you tried talk therapy before without any success? There is so much hope to recovery. I specialize in compassionate evidenced based therapy for OCD, Anxiety, BFRBs and Trauma. I am trained in ERP, CBT, ACT, COMB and Mindfulness Skills. These are tools that that I can help teach you to help you live a more fulfilled life. Therapy can help you get unstuck over issues that are holding you back from your goals in life. I can help and guide you to learn to break out of old patterns and negative thoughts to live life more fully.
I specialize in treating OCD, Anxiety, BFRBs and Trauma.
Feeling overwhelmed and stuck? Have you tried talk therapy before without any success? There is so much hope to recovery. I specialize in compassionate evidenced based therapy for OCD, Anxiety, BFRBs and Trauma. I am trained in ERP, CBT, ACT, COMB and Mindfulness Skills. These are tools that that I can help teach you to help you live a more fulfilled life. Therapy can help you get unstuck over issues that are holding you back from your goals in life. I can help and guide you to learn to break out of old patterns and negative thoughts to live life more fully.
(858) 252-0795 View (858) 252-0795
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Child Psych San Diego: Dr. Diana Robbins
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
4 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92103
A young person struggling with anxiety, OCD, tics, behavior issues, or school problems can feel overwhelming. I'm here to help. I'm Dr. Diana Robbins. I am a California-licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of children, teens, and young adults. I strive to help young people and their families create better futures. At Child Psych San Diego, you receive high-quality evidence-based psychological services uniquely targeted to your concerns. I provide in-person services as well as telehealth via secure video conferencing. You can receive help and support in office or from the comfort and convenience of your home.
A young person struggling with anxiety, OCD, tics, behavior issues, or school problems can feel overwhelming. I'm here to help. I'm Dr. Diana Robbins. I am a California-licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of children, teens, and young adults. I strive to help young people and their families create better futures. At Child Psych San Diego, you receive high-quality evidence-based psychological services uniquely targeted to your concerns. I provide in-person services as well as telehealth via secure video conferencing. You can receive help and support in office or from the comfort and convenience of your home.
(619) 605-0620 View (619) 605-0620
Jim Hatton
PhD
San Diego, CA 92121
I have run a free support group for OCD sufferers and their family members for 21 years.
I'm Jim Hatton, Ph.D. I began my career as a neuroscientist, and then realized my calling for helping people. I spent the next 20 years as a Marriage and Family therapist specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy, primarily working with people with OCD and Impulse Control Disorders like Trichotillomania and Compulsive Skin Picking. Becoming very familiar with ERP and Habit Reversal skills for treating these sufferers, I saw the additional need for helping the others, both family and treating professionals, around them directly (and thereby indirectly helping the sufferers too). This is where I currently conduct these efforts.
I have run a free support group for OCD sufferers and their family members for 21 years.
I'm Jim Hatton, Ph.D. I began my career as a neuroscientist, and then realized my calling for helping people. I spent the next 20 years as a Marriage and Family therapist specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy, primarily working with people with OCD and Impulse Control Disorders like Trichotillomania and Compulsive Skin Picking. Becoming very familiar with ERP and Habit Reversal skills for treating these sufferers, I saw the additional need for helping the others, both family and treating professionals, around them directly (and thereby indirectly helping the sufferers too). This is where I currently conduct these efforts.
(858) 217-4894 View (858) 217-4894
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Marcia K Garceau
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92129  (Online Only)
Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, PhD, LMFT with over 15 years of clinical experience helping individuals and couples acquire strategies and solutions to overcome general anxiety, OCD, social anxiety, panic, PTSD, phobias, depression, relationship problems, weight loss, other self-sabotaging behavior, career and life transitions, grief, and parenting/family issues.
Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, PhD, LMFT with over 15 years of clinical experience helping individuals and couples acquire strategies and solutions to overcome general anxiety, OCD, social anxiety, panic, PTSD, phobias, depression, relationship problems, weight loss, other self-sabotaging behavior, career and life transitions, grief, and parenting/family issues.
(858) 281-2734 View (858) 281-2734
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Anahita Shahbazi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92126  (Online Only)
Additionally, I have expertise in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), a highly effective approach for conditions such as OCD.
Don't run away from grief. Look for the remedy inside the pain because the rose came from the thorn. - Rumi. Hello, I'm Anahita, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. My professional journey has been profoundly influenced by my personal experiences, which have been marked by various challenges from childhood to adulthood. It took me several years to overcome my struggles, These experiences, including my own battles with mental health dilemmas coupled with my innate gifts of intuition, empathy, advocacy, and curiosity, has shaped me into a competent therapist ready to assist others on their path to healing.
Additionally, I have expertise in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), a highly effective approach for conditions such as OCD.
Don't run away from grief. Look for the remedy inside the pain because the rose came from the thorn. - Rumi. Hello, I'm Anahita, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. My professional journey has been profoundly influenced by my personal experiences, which have been marked by various challenges from childhood to adulthood. It took me several years to overcome my struggles, These experiences, including my own battles with mental health dilemmas coupled with my innate gifts of intuition, empathy, advocacy, and curiosity, has shaped me into a competent therapist ready to assist others on their path to healing.
(858) 683-1235 View (858) 683-1235
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Miguel Humara
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
San Diego, CA 92101
These treatment methods have been extensively validated in research as the best method for dealing with many problems including: anxiety, depression, obsessive thinking, problematic relationships, and sexual dysfunction.
Change your life for the better with short-term therapy that empowers you to solve your own problems fast. People in today's world face many unique challenges. Whether you are just starting out, questioning the future or regretting the past, you may need help in dealing with life's social, relational and occupational difficulties.
These treatment methods have been extensively validated in research as the best method for dealing with many problems including: anxiety, depression, obsessive thinking, problematic relationships, and sexual dysfunction.
Change your life for the better with short-term therapy that empowers you to solve your own problems fast. People in today's world face many unique challenges. Whether you are just starting out, questioning the future or regretting the past, you may need help in dealing with life's social, relational and occupational difficulties.
(619) 693-1410 View (619) 693-1410
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Brian Blanco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
San Diego, CA 92103
If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, obsessive thoughts and compulsions, and/or trauma I am here to help. I have worked in community clinics and public service settings including UC San Diego and VA San Diego and am experienced in providing evidence based therapies including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE).
If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, obsessive thoughts and compulsions, and/or trauma I am here to help. I have worked in community clinics and public service settings including UC San Diego and VA San Diego and am experienced in providing evidence based therapies including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE).
(760) 387-8998 View (760) 387-8998
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Lifeskills Counseling
LCSW
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
We can provide individual, couples or family counseling with issues that include but are not limited to grief and loss, OCD depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar, ADHD, adjustments/life transitions and relational issues.
Do you have anxiety or even panic daily? Are your compulsions becoming difficult to manage? Is your anger out of control? Is your sadness too much to bear? Cost is not always measured in dollars and cents, it is spent emotions or wasted energy or lost time; maybe it is time for help!
We can provide individual, couples or family counseling with issues that include but are not limited to grief and loss, OCD depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar, ADHD, adjustments/life transitions and relational issues.
Do you have anxiety or even panic daily? Are your compulsions becoming difficult to manage? Is your anger out of control? Is your sadness too much to bear? Cost is not always measured in dollars and cents, it is spent emotions or wasted energy or lost time; maybe it is time for help!
(619) 373-1099 View (619) 373-1099
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The Center for Stress and Anxiety Management
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
4 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92108
We are an outpatient practice specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) for anxiety, stress, and related problems. We provide cutting edge, empirically supported treatments in a warm, empathic environment. We currently offer treatment for stress, anxiety, panic, agoraphobia, OCD, PTSD, social anxiety, phobias, medical conditions, life transitions, and other life difficulties resulting from these problems. Our therapy is solution-focused and helps clients reach their full potential and improve quality of life.
We are an outpatient practice specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) for anxiety, stress, and related problems. We provide cutting edge, empirically supported treatments in a warm, empathic environment. We currently offer treatment for stress, anxiety, panic, agoraphobia, OCD, PTSD, social anxiety, phobias, medical conditions, life transitions, and other life difficulties resulting from these problems. Our therapy is solution-focused and helps clients reach their full potential and improve quality of life.
(858) 707-7519 View (858) 707-7519
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Lara J. Duff
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MA, LMFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92117
You made it to the beginning of something life changing and awesome! Hello! I am a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Owner of Eudaimonia Therapy, Llc. I am compelled to share this journey in self awareness with you. I treat individual adults experiencing a variety of mental health challenges; obsessive compulsive behaviors, anxiety, addiction, mood disorders, aggression, co -dependency issues, trauma, etc. An area of interest is Women’s Issues, connecting with our own inner strength, beauty and grace as Women, and embracing our feminine spirit.
You made it to the beginning of something life changing and awesome! Hello! I am a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Owner of Eudaimonia Therapy, Llc. I am compelled to share this journey in self awareness with you. I treat individual adults experiencing a variety of mental health challenges; obsessive compulsive behaviors, anxiety, addiction, mood disorders, aggression, co -dependency issues, trauma, etc. An area of interest is Women’s Issues, connecting with our own inner strength, beauty and grace as Women, and embracing our feminine spirit.
(619) 432-4860 View (619) 432-4860
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Stephanie Keider
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
San Diego, CA 92110
Concerns such as anxiety, OCD, depression, social development, emotional regulation, trauma, and complex family relationships are among the wide variety of challenges for which I have trained to provide support.
I believe therapy is for anyone and everyone, and that seeking help is a sign of strength and resilience. Therapy can be both healing and empowering and integrating mindfulness-based approaches and other practical skills can help overwhelming situations feel more manageable and growth feel more actionable. By creating an empathetic, safe, non-judgemental space, I am dedicated to helping clients from all walks of life incorporate their unique identity into the therapeutic process.
Concerns such as anxiety, OCD, depression, social development, emotional regulation, trauma, and complex family relationships are among the wide variety of challenges for which I have trained to provide support.
I believe therapy is for anyone and everyone, and that seeking help is a sign of strength and resilience. Therapy can be both healing and empowering and integrating mindfulness-based approaches and other practical skills can help overwhelming situations feel more manageable and growth feel more actionable. By creating an empathetic, safe, non-judgemental space, I am dedicated to helping clients from all walks of life incorporate their unique identity into the therapeutic process.
(619) 773-0929 View (619) 773-0929
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Katherine Pica
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, Katherine Pica, LCSW
Verified
San Diego, CA 92121
I do specialize in treating Anxiety, OCD and Trauma.
Maybe you are feeling overwhelmed and stuck? Have you tried therapy before with no success? There is hope and you are not alone. I specialize in compassionate evidenced based therapy for Anxiety, OCD and Trauma. I am trained in ERP, CBT, EMDR and Mindfulness Skills. These are tools that we can work on together, to help you live a more fulfilled life. Therapy can help you get freedom over issues that are holding you back from your true potential and goals in life. With over 15 years of experience I can help and guide you to learn to break free from old patterns and negative thoughts to tune into our true resilience.
I do specialize in treating Anxiety, OCD and Trauma.
Maybe you are feeling overwhelmed and stuck? Have you tried therapy before with no success? There is hope and you are not alone. I specialize in compassionate evidenced based therapy for Anxiety, OCD and Trauma. I am trained in ERP, CBT, EMDR and Mindfulness Skills. These are tools that we can work on together, to help you live a more fulfilled life. Therapy can help you get freedom over issues that are holding you back from your true potential and goals in life. With over 15 years of experience I can help and guide you to learn to break free from old patterns and negative thoughts to tune into our true resilience.
(858) 266-9613 View (858) 266-9613
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Roselyn Romano: Real Therapy San Diego
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Waitlist for new clients
If you suffer from worry and anxiety or OCD, you are in the right place.
I help those who desire quiet from the noise of constant thinking, self-doubt, and worry. Those who are sick of feeling not good enough no matter how hard they try. Those who feel powerless against compulsive urges they can’t seem to resist. And those who want to let go of the mental chatter of a mind incessantly playing out worst case scenarios.
If you suffer from worry and anxiety or OCD, you are in the right place.
I help those who desire quiet from the noise of constant thinking, self-doubt, and worry. Those who are sick of feeling not good enough no matter how hard they try. Those who feel powerless against compulsive urges they can’t seem to resist. And those who want to let go of the mental chatter of a mind incessantly playing out worst case scenarios.
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Robert Lyons
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92108  (Online Only)
My extensive training and experience in university and medical center settings provide me with up to date research supported approaches for treating OCD, anxiety disorders and PTSD.
Are you exhausted with anxiety and worry controlling your life? Are unwanted intrusive thoughts or reminders of past traumatic experiences causing you overwhelming stress? Have you tried everything in your power to manage these issues on your own, but nothing seems to bring enduring relief? If you find yourself answering yes to these questions, I may be able to help you achieve lasting change and relief. I specialize in treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety disorders (panic, social anxiety, generalized anxiety) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I am a licensed psychologist treating adults in California.
My extensive training and experience in university and medical center settings provide me with up to date research supported approaches for treating OCD, anxiety disorders and PTSD.
Are you exhausted with anxiety and worry controlling your life? Are unwanted intrusive thoughts or reminders of past traumatic experiences causing you overwhelming stress? Have you tried everything in your power to manage these issues on your own, but nothing seems to bring enduring relief? If you find yourself answering yes to these questions, I may be able to help you achieve lasting change and relief. I specialize in treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety disorders (panic, social anxiety, generalized anxiety) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I am a licensed psychologist treating adults in California.
(858) 331-1018 View (858) 331-1018
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Thi ('tee') Wlodarski ('wool-Dar-Skee')
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92117
Great to meet you! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been in private practice since 2017, specializing solely with clients struggling with anxiety disorders, OCD, phobias and trauma. I work with adults and children. Prior to private practice, I have worked at an outpatient psychiatry, within high school and elementary school systems, and a community counseling center.
Great to meet you! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been in private practice since 2017, specializing solely with clients struggling with anxiety disorders, OCD, phobias and trauma. I work with adults and children. Prior to private practice, I have worked at an outpatient psychiatry, within high school and elementary school systems, and a community counseling center.
(619) 383-2951 View (619) 383-2951

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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.