Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Therapists in Denver, CO

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Megan Rulli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80246
Are your or your child's distressing thoughts and worries taking over, making it harder to experience happiness? Does it feel overwhelming and tiring living with complex emotions? Do you or your child feel exhausted trying to find your true self when anxiety, OCD, depression, trauma or life transitions are present? Now more than ever people are feeling isolated and uncertain surrounding navigating life's challenges. You are not alone.
Are your or your child's distressing thoughts and worries taking over, making it harder to experience happiness? Does it feel overwhelming and tiring living with complex emotions? Do you or your child feel exhausted trying to find your true self when anxiety, OCD, depression, trauma or life transitions are present? Now more than ever people are feeling isolated and uncertain surrounding navigating life's challenges. You are not alone.
(303) 416-7196 View (303) 416-7196
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Dr. Elysia Sotiriou
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80222
Elysia specializes in working with children, teens, and adults struggling with eating disorders and body image concerns, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and relationship or attachment issues.
Elysia Sotiriou, PhD, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist offering both individual and family therapy services as well as comprehensive psychological assessments for both children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Elysia uses a combination of relational and cognitive-behavioral approaches such as ACT, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based interventions when working with clients. She believes strongly in including families, teachers, and healthcare providers in the treatment process in order to meet each individual’s unique needs while helping clients achieve their full potential across each domain of their lives.
Elysia specializes in working with children, teens, and adults struggling with eating disorders and body image concerns, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and relationship or attachment issues.
Elysia Sotiriou, PhD, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist offering both individual and family therapy services as well as comprehensive psychological assessments for both children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Elysia uses a combination of relational and cognitive-behavioral approaches such as ACT, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based interventions when working with clients. She believes strongly in including families, teachers, and healthcare providers in the treatment process in order to meet each individual’s unique needs while helping clients achieve their full potential across each domain of their lives.
(720) 571-1435 View (720) 571-1435
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Mitra Lebastchi
Psychologist, PsyD, LCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80211
I have specialty training in treating Panic, Obsessive-Compulsive, Generalized Anxiety and Post-Traumatic Stress disorders, among others.
If you suffer with anxiety or are dealing with past traumatic events, you know how much it can get in the way of living a full, meaningful life; feeling connected with others; and achieving your goals. You don’t have to suffer alone. Working with an empathetic professional in a collaborative, trusting environment, you can learn ways to move beyond what seem like insurmountable barriers. I’ve helped countless people to overcome their struggles with anxiety and trauma to live more meaningful lives, in ways that they never thought they’d be brave enough to accomplish.
I have specialty training in treating Panic, Obsessive-Compulsive, Generalized Anxiety and Post-Traumatic Stress disorders, among others.
If you suffer with anxiety or are dealing with past traumatic events, you know how much it can get in the way of living a full, meaningful life; feeling connected with others; and achieving your goals. You don’t have to suffer alone. Working with an empathetic professional in a collaborative, trusting environment, you can learn ways to move beyond what seem like insurmountable barriers. I’ve helped countless people to overcome their struggles with anxiety and trauma to live more meaningful lives, in ways that they never thought they’d be brave enough to accomplish.
(303) 622-5603 x1 View (303) 622-5603 x1
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Matthew B Myles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80211
My career in OCD treatment began at the first OCD-specific residential treatment center, the OCD Institute at McLean Hospital, of Harvard Medical School.
Do repetitive thoughts or habits preoccupy you, consume valuable time, or alienate you from others? If so, you may have Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, or OCD. If you have questions about OCD or its treatment - for yourself or someone you know - please contact me. I have specialized in helping people with OCD since 2002. OCD 'triggers' are often more severe in someone's home environment, and symptoms can make it especially difficult to attend outside appointments, so I work with people in their own homes and communities in addition to meetings at my office.
My career in OCD treatment began at the first OCD-specific residential treatment center, the OCD Institute at McLean Hospital, of Harvard Medical School.
Do repetitive thoughts or habits preoccupy you, consume valuable time, or alienate you from others? If so, you may have Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, or OCD. If you have questions about OCD or its treatment - for yourself or someone you know - please contact me. I have specialized in helping people with OCD since 2002. OCD 'triggers' are often more severe in someone's home environment, and symptoms can make it especially difficult to attend outside appointments, so I work with people in their own homes and communities in addition to meetings at my office.
(720) 891-0571 View (720) 891-0571
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Adrienne Marcellus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCAS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80206  (Online Only)
I provide official Autism, ADHD, and OCD assessments, diagnoses, and full clinical report. I specialize in identifying low support needs and high masking adults who are seeking clarity around their neurodivergence. I use the gold standard MIGDAS-2 for Autism and CAARS for ADHD.
I provide official Autism, ADHD, and OCD assessments, diagnoses, and full clinical report. I specialize in identifying low support needs and high masking adults who are seeking clarity around their neurodivergence. I use the gold standard MIGDAS-2 for Autism and CAARS for ADHD.
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Carrie Buechner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, BCN, C-PD
Verified Verified
20 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80222
I am a bright and compassionate clinician who specializes in: high sensitivity (HSP), eating disorders/ body image, OCD, PTSD/ trauma, attachment concerns & repair, relationships & family dynamics, and managing relationships impacted by personality disorders.
Hello, I'm Carrie, and congratulations on taking a step towards a more full, integrated life. I am here to support you and hold space for you in that journey. I believe that people begin to heal the moment they feel heard. My ultimate goal for my clients is to experience integrated internal harmony, peace, and bear the confidence and tools to face life’s challenges with grace and strength.
I am a bright and compassionate clinician who specializes in: high sensitivity (HSP), eating disorders/ body image, OCD, PTSD/ trauma, attachment concerns & repair, relationships & family dynamics, and managing relationships impacted by personality disorders.
Hello, I'm Carrie, and congratulations on taking a step towards a more full, integrated life. I am here to support you and hold space for you in that journey. I believe that people begin to heal the moment they feel heard. My ultimate goal for my clients is to experience integrated internal harmony, peace, and bear the confidence and tools to face life’s challenges with grace and strength.
(720) 740-6989 View (720) 740-6989
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Molly St Denis
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80222
I am a psychologist at Anxiety Solutions of Denver where my colleagues and I specialize in anxiety and OCD treatment. Despite high prevalence rates of anxiety and OCD in the general public, training in gold-standard treatment for these disorders can be hard to find. I have encountered many clients frustrated by previous unsuccessful attempts at therapy. Luckily, throughout my doctoral training, I had many opportunities to learn and apply the nuances of anxiety and OCD treatment in various settings. I feel extremely fortunate to work in a setting with colleagues who have done the same.
I am a psychologist at Anxiety Solutions of Denver where my colleagues and I specialize in anxiety and OCD treatment. Despite high prevalence rates of anxiety and OCD in the general public, training in gold-standard treatment for these disorders can be hard to find. I have encountered many clients frustrated by previous unsuccessful attempts at therapy. Luckily, throughout my doctoral training, I had many opportunities to learn and apply the nuances of anxiety and OCD treatment in various settings. I feel extremely fortunate to work in a setting with colleagues who have done the same.
(303) 940-7740 View (303) 940-7740
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Jerrod Denmark
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80203
I have specialized training in treating anxiety, trauma, and OCD.
You know that you have an important role to play in this world, but maybe something has knocked you off course or is holding you back. Maybe it's become difficult to show up for the people in your life- maybe its difficult to show up for yourself. These are very human problems... Therapy is a very human solution. Whether you're a creative person struggling to find your voice, or an autistic person seeking connection & understanding, you have the right to a fulfilling life. Let's see if I'm the person to walk with you on this part of your journey...
I have specialized training in treating anxiety, trauma, and OCD.
You know that you have an important role to play in this world, but maybe something has knocked you off course or is holding you back. Maybe it's become difficult to show up for the people in your life- maybe its difficult to show up for yourself. These are very human problems... Therapy is a very human solution. Whether you're a creative person struggling to find your voice, or an autistic person seeking connection & understanding, you have the right to a fulfilling life. Let's see if I'm the person to walk with you on this part of your journey...
(720) 571-1697 View (720) 571-1697
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Eleanore Hall
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80222
Eleanore Hall, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the evidence-based treatment of childhood anxiety, OCD, and related disorders, as well as perinatal adjustment and mood difficulties. She has expertise in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure and response prevention treatment (ERP), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and the SPACE parent-based treatment program. Dr. Hall also pursued specialized postdoctoral training in perinatal psychology through the Irving Harris Program. Her work is driven by a passion for helping individuals to get back in the driver’s seat and regain a sense of freedom.
Eleanore Hall, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the evidence-based treatment of childhood anxiety, OCD, and related disorders, as well as perinatal adjustment and mood difficulties. She has expertise in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure and response prevention treatment (ERP), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and the SPACE parent-based treatment program. Dr. Hall also pursued specialized postdoctoral training in perinatal psychology through the Irving Harris Program. Her work is driven by a passion for helping individuals to get back in the driver’s seat and regain a sense of freedom.
(720) 759-3839 View (720) 759-3839
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Christina Byington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LAC, EMDR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80246
Are you or your teen struggling with frequent anxiety or worries you can't seem to stop? Do you experience intrusive thoughts or images that you can't get out of your head? Do you find yourself replaying things that occurred in the past, and ruminating about the future? More than anything, you just want to feel better. Please know that you're not alone. I work with clients who are struggling with OCD and related disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions and addictions. I cater my therapeutic approach based on your individual circumstances and goals to guarantee that after a few sessions you'll start feeling better.
Are you or your teen struggling with frequent anxiety or worries you can't seem to stop? Do you experience intrusive thoughts or images that you can't get out of your head? Do you find yourself replaying things that occurred in the past, and ruminating about the future? More than anything, you just want to feel better. Please know that you're not alone. I work with clients who are struggling with OCD and related disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions and addictions. I cater my therapeutic approach based on your individual circumstances and goals to guarantee that after a few sessions you'll start feeling better.
(720) 594-2925 View (720) 594-2925
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James Milton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAS
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80205
Once treatment goals have been established, in home behavior therapy sessions for OCD and hoarding are available.
If you have been struggling with unwanted thoughts and behaviors with little relief, please contact me. Take back contol over your life! I specialize in cognitive-behavioral and exposure-response prevention therapy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and I have worked with the field’s recognized leaders in this treatment. I use a variety of traditional and evidence-based approaches to treatment. I will treat you with respect, dignity and support while we explore the range of treatment options that are available to you. I also specialize in the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, using EMDR and Cognitive Processing Therapy.
Once treatment goals have been established, in home behavior therapy sessions for OCD and hoarding are available.
If you have been struggling with unwanted thoughts and behaviors with little relief, please contact me. Take back contol over your life! I specialize in cognitive-behavioral and exposure-response prevention therapy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and I have worked with the field’s recognized leaders in this treatment. I use a variety of traditional and evidence-based approaches to treatment. I will treat you with respect, dignity and support while we explore the range of treatment options that are available to you. I also specialize in the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, using EMDR and Cognitive Processing Therapy.
(720) 764-9450 View (720) 764-9450
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Renee Shurilla
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80205
I have have a lot of experience with anxiety, depression and OCD, as well as helping people with big life changes, self esteem, and relationship issues. Everybody is different, so in working together I will listen to you and what you need from me to help you the best. A big reason I decided to become a therapist due to the belief that if people are more connected and insightful about themselves—and how they impact the world—the world itself will become a better place.
I have have a lot of experience with anxiety, depression and OCD, as well as helping people with big life changes, self esteem, and relationship issues. Everybody is different, so in working together I will listen to you and what you need from me to help you the best. A big reason I decided to become a therapist due to the belief that if people are more connected and insightful about themselves—and how they impact the world—the world itself will become a better place.
(720) 790-3663 View (720) 790-3663
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Michael Stein
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80222
I am a licensed clinical psychologist at Anxiety Solutions of Denver highly specialized in treating adults and teens with anxiety disorders and OCD. I author a Psychology Today blog, "Understanding the Anxious Mind," and am a Psychology Today expert contributor on anxiety and as well. My colleagues and I serve patients across Colorado who are searching for experienced professionals offering gold-standard treatment for their anxiety disorder or OCD. Our collaborative approach combines a solid base of research evidence, the unique needs of the individuals we work with, and relationships built on empathy, warmth, and trust.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist at Anxiety Solutions of Denver highly specialized in treating adults and teens with anxiety disorders and OCD. I author a Psychology Today blog, "Understanding the Anxious Mind," and am a Psychology Today expert contributor on anxiety and as well. My colleagues and I serve patients across Colorado who are searching for experienced professionals offering gold-standard treatment for their anxiety disorder or OCD. Our collaborative approach combines a solid base of research evidence, the unique needs of the individuals we work with, and relationships built on empathy, warmth, and trust.
(720) 807-7852 View (720) 807-7852
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Angelica Onofrio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80246
Do your obsessions and compulsions impact your daily life, leaving you feeling exhausted? Do you feel dragged down by self-defeating thoughts? Are you struggling to move past those challenging, or even traumatic experiences? I understand that living with the invisible burden of OCD, depression, anxiety, trauma, and even navigating life transitions can be an isolating and scary experience. You are not alone in how you are feeling. My top priority as a therapist is for clients to feel comfortable working with me, and for you to see sustained positive change from our work together.
Do your obsessions and compulsions impact your daily life, leaving you feeling exhausted? Do you feel dragged down by self-defeating thoughts? Are you struggling to move past those challenging, or even traumatic experiences? I understand that living with the invisible burden of OCD, depression, anxiety, trauma, and even navigating life transitions can be an isolating and scary experience. You are not alone in how you are feeling. My top priority as a therapist is for clients to feel comfortable working with me, and for you to see sustained positive change from our work together.
(720) 548-2019 View (720) 548-2019
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Anxiety and OCD Unstuck Therapy, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80246  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with panic attacks? Intrusive thoughts that get stuck in your head? Are you feeling more stressed in relationships, work or school? Are you someone that has always been a worrier and would like to change? I can help! Anxiety and OCD Unstuck Therapy specializes in research backed treatment for anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders for children (8+), teens and adults. I am licensed in California, Colorado and Illinois.
Are you struggling with panic attacks? Intrusive thoughts that get stuck in your head? Are you feeling more stressed in relationships, work or school? Are you someone that has always been a worrier and would like to change? I can help! Anxiety and OCD Unstuck Therapy specializes in research backed treatment for anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders for children (8+), teens and adults. I am licensed in California, Colorado and Illinois.
(720) 730-9543 View (720) 730-9543
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Tom Gaus
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80222
I am a therapist at Anxiety Solutions of Denver specializing in anxiety and OCD treatment. My clients often come to me exhausted and frustrated by the suffering anxiety disorders and OCD can entail. They not only want to be listened to and understood, but want a specialized professional to guide them in exactly what they can do to achieve long-term relief. The treatment my colleagues and I provide is considered the gold-standard approach for anxiety disorders and OCD. If you are looking to break free from the grips of these disorders in pursuit of a more free, fulfilling, and meaningful life, we are here to help.
I am a therapist at Anxiety Solutions of Denver specializing in anxiety and OCD treatment. My clients often come to me exhausted and frustrated by the suffering anxiety disorders and OCD can entail. They not only want to be listened to and understood, but want a specialized professional to guide them in exactly what they can do to achieve long-term relief. The treatment my colleagues and I provide is considered the gold-standard approach for anxiety disorders and OCD. If you are looking to break free from the grips of these disorders in pursuit of a more free, fulfilling, and meaningful life, we are here to help.
(720) 712-2407 View (720) 712-2407
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Emily King
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80209  (Online Only)
I offer an integrative, trauma-informed approach specializing in identity exploration, anxiety, OCD, and disordered eating. As a queer therapist, I also value and specialize in supporting LGBTQ+ clients and those who are deconstructing faith transitions. With a relational and grounded style, I create a space where clients feel safe to explore, process distress, and challenge themselves to live with greater balance and authenticity.
I offer an integrative, trauma-informed approach specializing in identity exploration, anxiety, OCD, and disordered eating. As a queer therapist, I also value and specialize in supporting LGBTQ+ clients and those who are deconstructing faith transitions. With a relational and grounded style, I create a space where clients feel safe to explore, process distress, and challenge themselves to live with greater balance and authenticity.
(866) 721-4642 View (866) 721-4642
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Lexz Hustace-Candea
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80211
I work collaboratively with people facing various life transitions, challenges, relationship issues, and feeling disconnected from what matters most in life. My areas of focus are trauma, codependency, and anxiety (including OCD and generalized worries). I have experience working with highly sensitive, twice exceptional, and high-masking neurodiverse adults (including ADHD and Autism). I provide a safe, supportive, and empowering environment to foster self-exploration and growth. I'm committed to helping you achieve a healthy lifestyle, improve your relationships, take control over your moods, and reach your goals.
I work collaboratively with people facing various life transitions, challenges, relationship issues, and feeling disconnected from what matters most in life. My areas of focus are trauma, codependency, and anxiety (including OCD and generalized worries). I have experience working with highly sensitive, twice exceptional, and high-masking neurodiverse adults (including ADHD and Autism). I provide a safe, supportive, and empowering environment to foster self-exploration and growth. I'm committed to helping you achieve a healthy lifestyle, improve your relationships, take control over your moods, and reach your goals.
(720) 790-5008 View (720) 790-5008
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Anxiety Solutions of Denver
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80222
We use a straightforward, practical, proven approach called Exposure Therapy, which has been shown through extensive research to be the most effective therapy for any type of anxiety, including OCD.
Our mission is to help anxious people reduce or eliminate their anxiety, and to do so as quickly as possible. We are a team of Denver psychologists specializing in treating people of all ages with Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Do you feel anxious all the time and don't know what to do about it? Have you tried therapy or other strategies before with no success? Are you starting to feel hopeless that anything will ever work? Don't lose hope... We can help you minimize your anxiety so you can live a normal, fulfilling life where YOU have control, not your anxiety.
We use a straightforward, practical, proven approach called Exposure Therapy, which has been shown through extensive research to be the most effective therapy for any type of anxiety, including OCD.
Our mission is to help anxious people reduce or eliminate their anxiety, and to do so as quickly as possible. We are a team of Denver psychologists specializing in treating people of all ages with Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Do you feel anxious all the time and don't know what to do about it? Have you tried therapy or other strategies before with no success? Are you starting to feel hopeless that anything will ever work? Don't lose hope... We can help you minimize your anxiety so you can live a normal, fulfilling life where YOU have control, not your anxiety.
(303) 940-7740 View (303) 940-7740
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Hazel Patel-Krueger
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80204  (Online Only)
I specialize in OCD, mood related disorders, attachment concerns, trauma (I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional), anxiety, and Borderline personality.
Welcome! With a dual background in Clinical Psychology and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), I bring an integrative approach to therapy along with 8 years of experience. My Clinical Psychology expertise allows me to understand the complexities of human behavior, emotions, and mental health disorders. Additionally, my proficiency in ABA empowers me to utilize scientifically validated principles to bring about positive behavioral changes. By combining these two disciplines, this enables me to create individualized treatment plans, fostering sustainable progress, and empowering clients to achieve their therapeutic goals effectively.
I specialize in OCD, mood related disorders, attachment concerns, trauma (I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional), anxiety, and Borderline personality.
Welcome! With a dual background in Clinical Psychology and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), I bring an integrative approach to therapy along with 8 years of experience. My Clinical Psychology expertise allows me to understand the complexities of human behavior, emotions, and mental health disorders. Additionally, my proficiency in ABA empowers me to utilize scientifically validated principles to bring about positive behavioral changes. By combining these two disciplines, this enables me to create individualized treatment plans, fostering sustainable progress, and empowering clients to achieve their therapeutic goals effectively.
(720) 706-5877 View (720) 706-5877

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.