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

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Maxwell J Berlyant
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94109
I specialize in the treatment / assessment of Anxiety, OCD, Depression, Child Behavioral Problems, and ADHD – incorporating Psycho-education, Coping Skills Training, Parent Coaching, and Mindfulness approaches.
I obtained my Doctorate/Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Child and Family Psychology, from APA-accredited Palo Alto University, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology. My Postdoctoral Residency was completed at the Psychiatry Department in Kaiser Permanente, San Rafael. I hold a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. I have worked in a variety of clinical settings with children, adolescents and adults providing individual, family, group, and couples therapy. I provide evidence based treatment from a strengths based perspective and have specialty training in CBT and DBT.
I specialize in the treatment / assessment of Anxiety, OCD, Depression, Child Behavioral Problems, and ADHD – incorporating Psycho-education, Coping Skills Training, Parent Coaching, and Mindfulness approaches.
I obtained my Doctorate/Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Child and Family Psychology, from APA-accredited Palo Alto University, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology. My Postdoctoral Residency was completed at the Psychiatry Department in Kaiser Permanente, San Rafael. I hold a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. I have worked in a variety of clinical settings with children, adolescents and adults providing individual, family, group, and couples therapy. I provide evidence based treatment from a strengths based perspective and have specialty training in CBT and DBT.
(628) 243-4484 View (628) 243-4484
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Elizabeth Owens
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94102
I enjoy working with an array of different types of individuals. Some of the people I work with are looking to gain tangible skills to overcome particular challenges in their lives, such as social anxiety, phobias, and OCD. Others seek out therapy with me because they are navigating life transitions, experiencing relationship difficulties, or looking to better understand themselves. My hope would be that throughout the course of therapy, their goals might evolve as they experience some relief from their symptoms and would shift to exploring their own values, identity, and spirituality.
I enjoy working with an array of different types of individuals. Some of the people I work with are looking to gain tangible skills to overcome particular challenges in their lives, such as social anxiety, phobias, and OCD. Others seek out therapy with me because they are navigating life transitions, experiencing relationship difficulties, or looking to better understand themselves. My hope would be that throughout the course of therapy, their goals might evolve as they experience some relief from their symptoms and would shift to exploring their own values, identity, and spirituality.
(628) 203-7796 View (628) 203-7796
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Christy Tadros
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94108
I also have years of experience and a passion for working with children and adolescents with anxiety, OCD, selective mutism, behavioral issues and supporting parents through these challenges.
During this challenging time it is normal to be experiencing some anxiety, nervousness or restlessness. Being home and having major changes in routines can be disorienting for many and trigger impairing mental health conditions. I am offering Telehealth sessions to support people in maintaining mental, emotional and physical health. I provide evidence-based therapeutic approaches that are holistic and multiculturally sensitive.
I also have years of experience and a passion for working with children and adolescents with anxiety, OCD, selective mutism, behavioral issues and supporting parents through these challenges.
During this challenging time it is normal to be experiencing some anxiety, nervousness or restlessness. Being home and having major changes in routines can be disorienting for many and trigger impairing mental health conditions. I am offering Telehealth sessions to support people in maintaining mental, emotional and physical health. I provide evidence-based therapeutic approaches that are holistic and multiculturally sensitive.
(628) 266-4174 View (628) 266-4174
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Kristina Orlova
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118  (Online Only)
Intrusive thoughts, images, or fears popping into your head? Are you feeling anxious and out of control? Are you feeling a sense of urgency and need to check or ask same questions or go over things in your mind until you get an absolute answer but you never do? You may be dealing with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. As an OCD specialist who has OCD I want to help you learn what OCD is, how it works, and how to overcome it.
Intrusive thoughts, images, or fears popping into your head? Are you feeling anxious and out of control? Are you feeling a sense of urgency and need to check or ask same questions or go over things in your mind until you get an absolute answer but you never do? You may be dealing with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. As an OCD specialist who has OCD I want to help you learn what OCD is, how it works, and how to overcome it.
(415) 993-5512 View (415) 993-5512
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Ashley Witt
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94102
I am a licensed psychologist specializing in the treatment of anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, sleep difficulties, and body-focused repetitive behaviors such as hair-pulling and skin-picking. I provide treatment approaches that have been supported by research, while tailoring treatment to the unique needs of each client. I believe that therapy works best when it is a collaborative partnership between the client and the therapist, and I work with my clients to clarify their goals and develop an individualized treatment plan.
I am a licensed psychologist specializing in the treatment of anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, sleep difficulties, and body-focused repetitive behaviors such as hair-pulling and skin-picking. I provide treatment approaches that have been supported by research, while tailoring treatment to the unique needs of each client. I believe that therapy works best when it is a collaborative partnership between the client and the therapist, and I work with my clients to clarify their goals and develop an individualized treatment plan.
(415) 741-2231 View (415) 741-2231
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James Rosenheim
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94105  (Online Only)
I describe myself as passionate, open, caring and engaged. I have worked for many years with teens, parents, families, and individuals experiencing anxiety and depressive disorders, including Major Depressive Disorder, OCD, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I am committed to helping each client meet their goals, including working with all other care providers involved. I use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and have an extensive background in mindfulness. I meet each client where they are at, and collaborate with the client to show up for life in a way that is consistent with their values.
I describe myself as passionate, open, caring and engaged. I have worked for many years with teens, parents, families, and individuals experiencing anxiety and depressive disorders, including Major Depressive Disorder, OCD, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I am committed to helping each client meet their goals, including working with all other care providers involved. I use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and have an extensive background in mindfulness. I meet each client where they are at, and collaborate with the client to show up for life in a way that is consistent with their values.
(415) 936-1364 View (415) 936-1364
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Dr. Alexandra Davidson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94103  (Online Only)
I am passionate about helping clients understand and rise above that unwanted presence that has likely been a steady companion for some time — anxiety. This anxious part of the brain can have quite a loud voice, triggering uncomfortable symptoms that lead you to avoid what you fear. You can then become stuck in a smaller, less vibrant life, one where you stop pursuing what matters most. Anxiety can show up in the form of worry that is difficult to control, public speaking anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, OCD, health anxiety, and work stress/burnout. I also treat insomnia, which can be a related problem.
I am passionate about helping clients understand and rise above that unwanted presence that has likely been a steady companion for some time — anxiety. This anxious part of the brain can have quite a loud voice, triggering uncomfortable symptoms that lead you to avoid what you fear. You can then become stuck in a smaller, less vibrant life, one where you stop pursuing what matters most. Anxiety can show up in the form of worry that is difficult to control, public speaking anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, OCD, health anxiety, and work stress/burnout. I also treat insomnia, which can be a related problem.
(415) 481-4255 View (415) 481-4255
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Marina Bystritsky
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94123  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in treatment of the OCD and OCD spectrum disorders, anxiety disorders such as generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder and agoraphobia, health anxiety, phobias, stress related conditions and depression.
I'm a licensed clinical psychologist working with people to help them achieve lasting changes and create more fulfilling life. I pride myself on providing evidence based, ethical and compassionate care to my clients. My therapeutic approach is collaborative, active and present focused. I am easygoing and use a lot of humor to enhance the therapeutic relationship and to make our time together more enjoyable and productive. I believe that each person is unique, has his/her own unique history and goals and work with each client to develop individualized treatment plan designed to address each person's unique symptoms and needs.
I specialize in treatment of the OCD and OCD spectrum disorders, anxiety disorders such as generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder and agoraphobia, health anxiety, phobias, stress related conditions and depression.
I'm a licensed clinical psychologist working with people to help them achieve lasting changes and create more fulfilling life. I pride myself on providing evidence based, ethical and compassionate care to my clients. My therapeutic approach is collaborative, active and present focused. I am easygoing and use a lot of humor to enhance the therapeutic relationship and to make our time together more enjoyable and productive. I believe that each person is unique, has his/her own unique history and goals and work with each client to develop individualized treatment plan designed to address each person's unique symptoms and needs.
(650) 209-7869 View (650) 209-7869
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Radhika Reddy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94110  (Online Only)
However, my areas of specialty include anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders, behavioral sleep disorders, chronic pain, and medically unexplained symptoms.
Welcome! Thank you for checking out my page, and more importantly, for taking this step to invest in yourself! You likely are struggling significantly with something and looking for guidance. You may be wondering if I could be the therapist by your side on this journey. Here's a little about me to help you make an informed decision: My style of therapy is thoughtful, warm, compassionate, non-judgmental, highly collaborative, and results-driven. You are the expert on you (your child), and are likely coming to me for expertise in specific therapies to help you get to where you are heading. As a team we can get there quicker!
However, my areas of specialty include anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders, behavioral sleep disorders, chronic pain, and medically unexplained symptoms.
Welcome! Thank you for checking out my page, and more importantly, for taking this step to invest in yourself! You likely are struggling significantly with something and looking for guidance. You may be wondering if I could be the therapist by your side on this journey. Here's a little about me to help you make an informed decision: My style of therapy is thoughtful, warm, compassionate, non-judgmental, highly collaborative, and results-driven. You are the expert on you (your child), and are likely coming to me for expertise in specific therapies to help you get to where you are heading. As a team we can get there quicker!
(650) 727-1805 View (650) 727-1805
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Carmen Chow, MFT Private Practice SF
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94110
I specialize in treating anxiety disorders, OCD and trauma related disorders.
Psychotherapy has the ability to significantly improve your mental well being, treat mental illnesses and boost your overall social and psychological functionality. During therapy, we will explore life's challenges, thought patterns and behaviors that are hindering your well being within a very safe, supportive, and non-critical environment. The search for the right therapist can take time and courage. It's important that you find the right match. Let me share with you about my practice and see if I can be of help to you.
I specialize in treating anxiety disorders, OCD and trauma related disorders.
Psychotherapy has the ability to significantly improve your mental well being, treat mental illnesses and boost your overall social and psychological functionality. During therapy, we will explore life's challenges, thought patterns and behaviors that are hindering your well being within a very safe, supportive, and non-critical environment. The search for the right therapist can take time and courage. It's important that you find the right match. Let me share with you about my practice and see if I can be of help to you.
(650) 262-4800 View (650) 262-4800
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Adam Clark-Tan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
I have specialty training in exposure and response prevention for OCD, anxiety, panic, phobias, and body image/dysphoria.
Do your worries or thoughts feel overwhelming? Do your compulsive behaviors feel out of your control? Now imagine that you can experience your thoughts and feelings without getting stuck trying to block them, change them, or act on them. Imagine being able to spend time with the people you love and accomplishing your goals. If you are ready to live your life joyfully, let's talk.
I have specialty training in exposure and response prevention for OCD, anxiety, panic, phobias, and body image/dysphoria.
Do your worries or thoughts feel overwhelming? Do your compulsive behaviors feel out of your control? Now imagine that you can experience your thoughts and feelings without getting stuck trying to block them, change them, or act on them. Imagine being able to spend time with the people you love and accomplishing your goals. If you are ready to live your life joyfully, let's talk.
(415) 779-7705 View (415) 779-7705
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Sarah Moulding
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94123
I specialize in treating the full spectrum of anxiety disorders, including phobias, panic disorder, generalized anxiety, PTSD and obsessive compulsive disorder.
I am a warm and experienced psychotherapist who works with adults living with the challenging effects of high anxiety, relationship problems, difficult life transitions, and trauma. I listen and work closely with you to understand what factors may be contributing to your present difficulty, and from there create a plan for the path forward to feeling better. Whether it be learning strategies to live a full life in spite of anxiety, improving the quality of your relationships, resolving symptoms or simply feeling less alone in the world, my goal is for you to see tangible results from your treatment with me.
I specialize in treating the full spectrum of anxiety disorders, including phobias, panic disorder, generalized anxiety, PTSD and obsessive compulsive disorder.
I am a warm and experienced psychotherapist who works with adults living with the challenging effects of high anxiety, relationship problems, difficult life transitions, and trauma. I listen and work closely with you to understand what factors may be contributing to your present difficulty, and from there create a plan for the path forward to feeling better. Whether it be learning strategies to live a full life in spite of anxiety, improving the quality of your relationships, resolving symptoms or simply feeling less alone in the world, my goal is for you to see tangible results from your treatment with me.
(415) 534-6386 View (415) 534-6386
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Heather Wassarman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
I specialize in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure/Response Prevention (ERP) for adults with OCD and anxiety disorders (such as generalized anxiety, panic, and phobias). I'm also experienced in working with depression, bipolar, bulimia and binge eating, and other disorders. In addition, I have an interest in health psychology and enjoy working with people on issues like weight management, smoking cessation, and coping with medical problems.
I specialize in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure/Response Prevention (ERP) for adults with OCD and anxiety disorders (such as generalized anxiety, panic, and phobias). I'm also experienced in working with depression, bipolar, bulimia and binge eating, and other disorders. In addition, I have an interest in health psychology and enjoy working with people on issues like weight management, smoking cessation, and coping with medical problems.
(415) 399-0255 View (415) 399-0255
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Angela Grau
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114  (Online Only)
Welcome. My name is Angela Grau and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I provide individual therapy for adults experiencing depression, anxiety, OCD, stress, burnout, interpersonal issues, self esteem, life transitions, and grief or loss. You can expect my sessions to feel warm, welcoming, collaborative and creative.
Welcome. My name is Angela Grau and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I provide individual therapy for adults experiencing depression, anxiety, OCD, stress, burnout, interpersonal issues, self esteem, life transitions, and grief or loss. You can expect my sessions to feel warm, welcoming, collaborative and creative.
(415) 472-9812 View (415) 472-9812
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choicetherapy psychological services, inc.
Psychologist, PsyD, MS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94127
Mazza is trained in exposure and response prevention for OCD and works with a number of individuals with OCD, anxiety, Panic, Phobias, Worry and Social Anxiety.
Marisa T. Mazza, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist. She enjoys helping people learn new ways of interacting with thoughts and feelings so they can live meaningful lives. Her approach allows individuals to face their fears in a gradual and gentle way.
Mazza is trained in exposure and response prevention for OCD and works with a number of individuals with OCD, anxiety, Panic, Phobias, Worry and Social Anxiety.
Marisa T. Mazza, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist. She enjoys helping people learn new ways of interacting with thoughts and feelings so they can live meaningful lives. Her approach allows individuals to face their fears in a gradual and gentle way.
(415) 729-3949 View (415) 729-3949
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Dr. Christina M. Charlotin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94108
I specialize in working with adults who experience depression, anxiety disorders (agoraphobia, panic disorder, social anxiety, specific phobias), OCD, insomnia, chronic pain, relationship challenges, heartbreak, phase-of-life stressors, procrastination behaviors & LGBTQ/Race related challenges.
In our work together, my intention is to help you break away from the maladaptive thought patterns, emotions, actions, and external circumstances that keep you stuck in an unwanted experience. My goal is to help you create progress towards the life you do want for yourself. I’ll want to understand the changes you’d like to see in yourself. With this in mind, I’ll want to identify the behaviors you’d like to demonstrate, the lasting emotions you’d like to feel, and the outcomes you’d like to see present themselves in your life. With that information, we'll set the overall goals for therapy. Now providing Psychedelic Assisted Therapy.
I specialize in working with adults who experience depression, anxiety disorders (agoraphobia, panic disorder, social anxiety, specific phobias), OCD, insomnia, chronic pain, relationship challenges, heartbreak, phase-of-life stressors, procrastination behaviors & LGBTQ/Race related challenges.
In our work together, my intention is to help you break away from the maladaptive thought patterns, emotions, actions, and external circumstances that keep you stuck in an unwanted experience. My goal is to help you create progress towards the life you do want for yourself. I’ll want to understand the changes you’d like to see in yourself. With this in mind, I’ll want to identify the behaviors you’d like to demonstrate, the lasting emotions you’d like to feel, and the outcomes you’d like to see present themselves in your life. With that information, we'll set the overall goals for therapy. Now providing Psychedelic Assisted Therapy.
(628) 201-6946 View (628) 201-6946
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Annie Alpers
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94115  (Online Only)
I treat obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD, BDD, BFRBs, illness anxiety disorder), misophonia, and anxiety. I have several of these conditions myself, and have benefited greatly from the same treatments I now provide for others. Working with these conditions is very rewarding - I love seeing my clients experience symptom relief and return their attention to the activities that matter most to them.
I treat obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD, BDD, BFRBs, illness anxiety disorder), misophonia, and anxiety. I have several of these conditions myself, and have benefited greatly from the same treatments I now provide for others. Working with these conditions is very rewarding - I love seeing my clients experience symptom relief and return their attention to the activities that matter most to them.
(415) 301-6012 View (415) 301-6012
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CA OCD and Anxiety Psychologists
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94105  (Online Only)
I have specialized training and experience in the best available treatments for OCD, anxiety, and trauma disorders.
Are you having difficulty with worries or fears that just won't go away? Do you feel tense and wish you could just slow down and enjoy life more? You’ve tried to address your anxiety but it just won't budge. You’re really ready for more freedom from the pattern you feel stuck in. I am here to help you break that pattern. My years of specialized experience and use of research-backed techniques help people like you regain control over your anxiety. The therapy I offer is strongly rooted in research while at the same time tailored to your unique needs and goals.
I have specialized training and experience in the best available treatments for OCD, anxiety, and trauma disorders.
Are you having difficulty with worries or fears that just won't go away? Do you feel tense and wish you could just slow down and enjoy life more? You’ve tried to address your anxiety but it just won't budge. You’re really ready for more freedom from the pattern you feel stuck in. I am here to help you break that pattern. My years of specialized experience and use of research-backed techniques help people like you regain control over your anxiety. The therapy I offer is strongly rooted in research while at the same time tailored to your unique needs and goals.
(619) 257-1934 View (619) 257-1934
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John ' Andy ' Bradshaw
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104
I work with adults and teens on a range of issues including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), anxiety, depression, and substance use. I take a pragmatic approach to therapy and work collaboratively with clients to help them identify the sources of their distress and how to overcome them. I help clients recognize thought patterns that may not be serving them well and teach them to incorporate more effective ways of thinking in their lives. I use a range of techniques including mindfulness, acceptance, and a focus on values.
I work with adults and teens on a range of issues including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), anxiety, depression, and substance use. I take a pragmatic approach to therapy and work collaboratively with clients to help them identify the sources of their distress and how to overcome them. I help clients recognize thought patterns that may not be serving them well and teach them to incorporate more effective ways of thinking in their lives. I use a range of techniques including mindfulness, acceptance, and a focus on values.
(510) 426-9091 View (510) 426-9091
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Robert M Holaway
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
If you are ready to confront and overcome the OCD or anxiety that is interfering with your life, please do not hesitate to reach out.
I have specialized in the treatment of fear and anxiety for over 20 years. My expertise is in integrating a compassionate and pragmatic approach with empirically-supported therapies, such as CBT, ACT, and exposure therapy, to help individuals overcome life's obstacles and live more fulfilling and meaningful lives. I frequently work with individuals struggling with stress, panic disorder/agoraphobia, chronic worry, social anxiety, and phobias. I also have a specific expertise in the treatment of OCD and related disorders and am very passionate about helping people suffering with intrusive and bothersome obsessive thoughts.
If you are ready to confront and overcome the OCD or anxiety that is interfering with your life, please do not hesitate to reach out.
I have specialized in the treatment of fear and anxiety for over 20 years. My expertise is in integrating a compassionate and pragmatic approach with empirically-supported therapies, such as CBT, ACT, and exposure therapy, to help individuals overcome life's obstacles and live more fulfilling and meaningful lives. I frequently work with individuals struggling with stress, panic disorder/agoraphobia, chronic worry, social anxiety, and phobias. I also have a specific expertise in the treatment of OCD and related disorders and am very passionate about helping people suffering with intrusive and bothersome obsessive thoughts.
(650) 563-7534 View (650) 563-7534

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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.