Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Therapists in Atlanta, GA

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Dr. Blair Cook
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30308
I specialize in the treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) and related disorders and treat Generalized Anxiety, Panic, Phobias, Depression, and ADHD using CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, ERP, Mindfulness Self-Compassion, and Somatic Experiencing.
The process of starting or reentering counseling can be overwhelming but a brave step towards improving your wellness. I honor that step by working collaboratively with you to create greater emotional safety and a skillset for navigating the challenges you face. As your therapist, I will offer you a compassionate space to create a road map to greater health using our alliance and therapeutic tools along the way. We will work together to identify your goals, beliefs, and assets; shift unhelpful patterns; and empower your life through healing.
I specialize in the treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) and related disorders and treat Generalized Anxiety, Panic, Phobias, Depression, and ADHD using CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, ERP, Mindfulness Self-Compassion, and Somatic Experiencing.
The process of starting or reentering counseling can be overwhelming but a brave step towards improving your wellness. I honor that step by working collaboratively with you to create greater emotional safety and a skillset for navigating the challenges you face. As your therapist, I will offer you a compassionate space to create a road map to greater health using our alliance and therapeutic tools along the way. We will work together to identify your goals, beliefs, and assets; shift unhelpful patterns; and empower your life through healing.
(470) 260-5341 View (470) 260-5341
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Cherie Adams-Ndlovu
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCTP, CAADC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30305  (Online Only)
You are feeling trapped. Stuck in a seemingly endless loop of unwanted thoughts, fears, or painful memories. You feel like the only way to get relief is to avoid what hurts or do something…anything to quiet the thoughts. Your symptoms have made your life smaller and smaller until you don't even recognize who you are or who you were meant to be. You only see your symptoms. OCD, anxiety, depression, substance use, and/or trauma make you feel like you are on an island alone.
You are feeling trapped. Stuck in a seemingly endless loop of unwanted thoughts, fears, or painful memories. You feel like the only way to get relief is to avoid what hurts or do something…anything to quiet the thoughts. Your symptoms have made your life smaller and smaller until you don't even recognize who you are or who you were meant to be. You only see your symptoms. OCD, anxiety, depression, substance use, and/or trauma make you feel like you are on an island alone.
(678) 252-5793 View (678) 252-5793
Juliana Carter - NOCD
Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30328
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) 242-1293 View (872) 242-1293
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T Dyer
Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30309  (Online Only)
My expertise lies in assisting young adults in overcoming past trauma and life challenges. I have experience in treating trauma, anxiety, depression, OCD, relationship issues, as well as identity and gender concerns. I utilize an integrative approach that combines evidence-based therapies with holistic practices to provide comprehensive support.
My expertise lies in assisting young adults in overcoming past trauma and life challenges. I have experience in treating trauma, anxiety, depression, OCD, relationship issues, as well as identity and gender concerns. I utilize an integrative approach that combines evidence-based therapies with holistic practices to provide comprehensive support.
(404) 738-6309 View (404) 738-6309
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Dr. David Winograd
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30363  (Online Only)
My areas of clinical focus are relationship issues, men's issues, and OCD (using ERP), but I work with a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, spirituality.
If you are struggling in your current relationship or have been unsuccessful in past attempts to develop healthy relationships, I'm here to help you identify what needs to change and take steps towards your goals. Whether it is difficulty with emotions, unhelpful beliefs, or destructive behavioral patterns, we will get to the root issues and develop a plan. I'm an especially good fit for people who appreciate a warm but direct approach to therapy and are motivated to change. I will carefully and empathically listen to your concerns, while also challenging you to lean into the difficult areas of your life as you change and grow.
My areas of clinical focus are relationship issues, men's issues, and OCD (using ERP), but I work with a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, spirituality.
If you are struggling in your current relationship or have been unsuccessful in past attempts to develop healthy relationships, I'm here to help you identify what needs to change and take steps towards your goals. Whether it is difficulty with emotions, unhelpful beliefs, or destructive behavioral patterns, we will get to the root issues and develop a plan. I'm an especially good fit for people who appreciate a warm but direct approach to therapy and are motivated to change. I will carefully and empathically listen to your concerns, while also challenging you to lean into the difficult areas of your life as you change and grow.
(470) 719-1874 View (470) 719-1874
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Monika A. Nowas-Rappard
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30307
If you experience frequent obsessive-compulsive behaviors, anxiety, depressed feelings or you feel, you and your spouse are growing apart in your relationship, it can cause severe distress and disruption in daily life, affecting your well-being. Making choices and finding meaning in life may have become difficult. In my private practice, I focus on individual treatment and couples counseling. I like to offer a strength-based and person-centered approach. In a collaborative therapeutic relationship, we will work together for you to reach your goals for therapy and learn how to use your strengths towards healing and personal growth.
If you experience frequent obsessive-compulsive behaviors, anxiety, depressed feelings or you feel, you and your spouse are growing apart in your relationship, it can cause severe distress and disruption in daily life, affecting your well-being. Making choices and finding meaning in life may have become difficult. In my private practice, I focus on individual treatment and couples counseling. I like to offer a strength-based and person-centered approach. In a collaborative therapeutic relationship, we will work together for you to reach your goals for therapy and learn how to use your strengths towards healing and personal growth.
(404) 476-7342 View (404) 476-7342
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Nickesha Douglas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30339  (Online Only)
I specialize in treating individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorder, offering tailored support and evidence-based interventions such as exposure response prevention (ERP).
Mental illness can be isolating and leave you with doubts about who you are. I have seen this show up in many ways throughout my work with individuals struggling with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, disordered eating and anxiety related disorders. Individuals with OCD might find themselves scared and confused by their thoughts. Most struggle with intrusive images and thoughts that are not aligned with their values and who they know themselves to be. I have worked with individuals for whom their depressive symptoms made it difficult to show up for themselves and their loved ones and complete daily tasks/activities.
I specialize in treating individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorder, offering tailored support and evidence-based interventions such as exposure response prevention (ERP).
Mental illness can be isolating and leave you with doubts about who you are. I have seen this show up in many ways throughout my work with individuals struggling with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, disordered eating and anxiety related disorders. Individuals with OCD might find themselves scared and confused by their thoughts. Most struggle with intrusive images and thoughts that are not aligned with their values and who they know themselves to be. I have worked with individuals for whom their depressive symptoms made it difficult to show up for themselves and their loved ones and complete daily tasks/activities.
(470) 228-4555 View (470) 228-4555
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Whitney Tarver
Counselor, MS, LAPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30324
I graduated with my degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University in 2020 and I have experience working with those dealing with childhood trauma, attachment concerns, sexual assault, eating disorders, body image issues, OCD, ADHD, relationship concerns, and family of origin concerns.
If you have made your way to my profile, welcome! My name is Whitney and I have a passion for being with people as they navigate the ups and downs of life. Some people have never been provided with a safe place to be themselves and truly be vulnerable, and I strive to create that space for my clients. I often bring aspects of my personality to the therapy room, encouraging clients to do the same! My promise to you is that I will seek to understand your struggles and your worldview. I believe I can help by offering a compassionate ear, coping skills, and a safe place to process emotions.
I graduated with my degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University in 2020 and I have experience working with those dealing with childhood trauma, attachment concerns, sexual assault, eating disorders, body image issues, OCD, ADHD, relationship concerns, and family of origin concerns.
If you have made your way to my profile, welcome! My name is Whitney and I have a passion for being with people as they navigate the ups and downs of life. Some people have never been provided with a safe place to be themselves and truly be vulnerable, and I strive to create that space for my clients. I often bring aspects of my personality to the therapy room, encouraging clients to do the same! My promise to you is that I will seek to understand your struggles and your worldview. I believe I can help by offering a compassionate ear, coping skills, and a safe place to process emotions.
(470) 837-2991 View (470) 837-2991
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Helen G Jenne
Psychologist, PsyD, FAACP
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30339  (Online Only)
I have a very warm approach to my patients and believe it is very important to have a good "match" between therapist and patient. I specialize in treating Anxiety disorders as well as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and OC spectrum disorders including Trichitillomania, Excoriation Disorder, and Body Dysmorphic Disorder.
I have a very warm approach to my patients and believe it is very important to have a good "match" between therapist and patient. I specialize in treating Anxiety disorders as well as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and OC spectrum disorders including Trichitillomania, Excoriation Disorder, and Body Dysmorphic Disorder.
(404) 419-6282 View (404) 419-6282
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Heidi M Wood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30307
At Atlanta CBT, I help adults with anxiety (generalized anxiety, phobias, social anxiety, health anxiety, etc.), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and depression using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness training. In addition to those core areas of focus, I am a seasoned therapist also possessing skills and experience to guide adults through grief, spiritual exploration, parenting, family relationships, adjusting to life’s stressors, and issues associated with diversity and inclusion.
At Atlanta CBT, I help adults with anxiety (generalized anxiety, phobias, social anxiety, health anxiety, etc.), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and depression using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness training. In addition to those core areas of focus, I am a seasoned therapist also possessing skills and experience to guide adults through grief, spiritual exploration, parenting, family relationships, adjusting to life’s stressors, and issues associated with diversity and inclusion.
(678) 647-9285 View (678) 647-9285
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Dr. Katie Burns
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30318  (Online Only)
It can be really overwhelming searching for the right therapist, especially with the amount of help available. It may even add to the stress, anxiety, and indecision you’re already feeling. You may have an idea of what you’re coping with or may be unsure. Perhaps you have had some experience in therapy or this is your first time - maybe you feel you’ve tried everything and still no relief. No matter where you are in your mental health journey, I hope to provide you with your own unique treatment experience. I specialize in helping people to get relief from OCD, anxiety, phobias, negative body image, disordered eating, and trauma.
It can be really overwhelming searching for the right therapist, especially with the amount of help available. It may even add to the stress, anxiety, and indecision you’re already feeling. You may have an idea of what you’re coping with or may be unsure. Perhaps you have had some experience in therapy or this is your first time - maybe you feel you’ve tried everything and still no relief. No matter where you are in your mental health journey, I hope to provide you with your own unique treatment experience. I specialize in helping people to get relief from OCD, anxiety, phobias, negative body image, disordered eating, and trauma.
(470) 999-7009 View (470) 999-7009
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Ana Adelstein
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30307  (Online Only)
I specialize in helping those struggling with relationships; those who are highly self-critical; and those struggling with OCD and anxiety, social anxiety, panic and phobias.
Good Life. "The good life is a process, not a state of being. It's a direction, not a destination" (Carl Rogers). I help people make lasting changes they feel good about. I'm easy to talk to and I'll work with you flexibly, even playfully, using a mix of techniques and approaches known to be effective. I'll help you couple your insight with action so you can work out creative solutions. I'll respect your right to decide what is good for you, based on your truths. I'll help you to rewrite The Story of You.
I specialize in helping those struggling with relationships; those who are highly self-critical; and those struggling with OCD and anxiety, social anxiety, panic and phobias.
Good Life. "The good life is a process, not a state of being. It's a direction, not a destination" (Carl Rogers). I help people make lasting changes they feel good about. I'm easy to talk to and I'll work with you flexibly, even playfully, using a mix of techniques and approaches known to be effective. I'll help you couple your insight with action so you can work out creative solutions. I'll respect your right to decide what is good for you, based on your truths. I'll help you to rewrite The Story of You.
(404) 369-2552 x101 View (404) 369-2552 x101
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Shannon O'Brien Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC, CCH, CPCS
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30324
I also employ Exposure and Response Prevention techniques for treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
I believe in the power of therapy to transform, heal and reprogram so that you can lead a full life. Are you having trouble being who you want to be in your relationships? Are you overwhelmed by intrusive thoughts? Are you desperate for relief from past trauma? I am committed to providing a compassionate space for you to be heard in order to explore old hurts, navigate present difficulties, and find relief from emotional pain and anxiety. I utilize evidence-based treatment modalities that access both conscious and subconscious issues.
I also employ Exposure and Response Prevention techniques for treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
I believe in the power of therapy to transform, heal and reprogram so that you can lead a full life. Are you having trouble being who you want to be in your relationships? Are you overwhelmed by intrusive thoughts? Are you desperate for relief from past trauma? I am committed to providing a compassionate space for you to be heard in order to explore old hurts, navigate present difficulties, and find relief from emotional pain and anxiety. I utilize evidence-based treatment modalities that access both conscious and subconscious issues.
(678) 726-1461 View (678) 726-1461
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Libby Tannenbaum
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30328
I specialize in treating Anxiety and Mood Disorders using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). People seeking my help often struggle with Panic, worry, Social Anxiety, OCD, Agoraphobia, Phobias (fear of flying, driving, heights, public speaking, etc), and Depression and Bipolar Disorders. As a CBT therapist, I conduct Exposure Therapy (and ERP), meaning I help clients go TO their feared situation - this may mean driving with a client, going to the airport, getting on an elevator, and many other situations - to help stop the patterns of avoidance and fear. I also specialize in Women's Health including pre/post-partum emotional issues.
I specialize in treating Anxiety and Mood Disorders using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). People seeking my help often struggle with Panic, worry, Social Anxiety, OCD, Agoraphobia, Phobias (fear of flying, driving, heights, public speaking, etc), and Depression and Bipolar Disorders. As a CBT therapist, I conduct Exposure Therapy (and ERP), meaning I help clients go TO their feared situation - this may mean driving with a client, going to the airport, getting on an elevator, and many other situations - to help stop the patterns of avoidance and fear. I also specialize in Women's Health including pre/post-partum emotional issues.
(404) 994-6680 View (404) 994-6680
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Katie E Hale
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30327  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in treating obsessive compulsive, trauma- and anxiety-related disorders by integrating Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) with ACT.
The core component to successful therapy is a warm and trusting relationship. We will begin building this relationship from our very first call where hope and alliance begin to emerge. In therapy, we will integrate evidence-based treatments, clinical expertise, and your preferences to create a personal, culturally responsive, and comprehensive treatment plan. No matter what you are struggling with, be it anxiety, trauma, OCD, relationships, or big life transitions like becoming a parent, my goal is always to help empower you with autonomy, wholeheartedness, and meaningful connection to guide you toward your own values.
I specialize in treating obsessive compulsive, trauma- and anxiety-related disorders by integrating Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) with ACT.
The core component to successful therapy is a warm and trusting relationship. We will begin building this relationship from our very first call where hope and alliance begin to emerge. In therapy, we will integrate evidence-based treatments, clinical expertise, and your preferences to create a personal, culturally responsive, and comprehensive treatment plan. No matter what you are struggling with, be it anxiety, trauma, OCD, relationships, or big life transitions like becoming a parent, my goal is always to help empower you with autonomy, wholeheartedness, and meaningful connection to guide you toward your own values.
(770) 415-5446 View (770) 415-5446
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OCD Set Free
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30341
OCD is exhausting, depressing, hinders productivity and prevents you from enjoying life to the full. You've probably felt shame, or maybe you've hidden the special tricks that have helped with decreasing your OCD anxiety. You feel stuck and it's hard to be confident in your decisions. It would be nice to have one moment of relief, where your thoughts don't feel like they're spinning out of control. You're desperate to have clarity around everything you've been feeling for so long, especially your concerns about contamination, sexual orientation, religion, violence, pedophilia, health or harm.
OCD is exhausting, depressing, hinders productivity and prevents you from enjoying life to the full. You've probably felt shame, or maybe you've hidden the special tricks that have helped with decreasing your OCD anxiety. You feel stuck and it's hard to be confident in your decisions. It would be nice to have one moment of relief, where your thoughts don't feel like they're spinning out of control. You're desperate to have clarity around everything you've been feeling for so long, especially your concerns about contamination, sexual orientation, religion, violence, pedophilia, health or harm.
(404) 994-4416 View (404) 994-4416
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Meredith Eubanks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30309
With a focus on anxiety, phobias, OCD, Social Anxiety, I can help you develop skills to face your fears and do the things that matter most to you and connect to the people who matter most.
My ultimate mission is to collaborate with you to help you tap into your existing resources and strengths, build resilience & ultimately a rich, full, and meaningful life. It takes courage to reach out, and I can help you take further steps to be brave, courageous, and bold!
With a focus on anxiety, phobias, OCD, Social Anxiety, I can help you develop skills to face your fears and do the things that matter most to you and connect to the people who matter most.
My ultimate mission is to collaborate with you to help you tap into your existing resources and strengths, build resilience & ultimately a rich, full, and meaningful life. It takes courage to reach out, and I can help you take further steps to be brave, courageous, and bold!
(404) 994-6824 View (404) 994-6824
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Stephanie Haft
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30306
Trauma, PTSD, anxiety, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic attacks, social anxiety, sleep problems, depression, perfectionism, substance use, anger, guilt, shame, veterans & active-duty military, tics, trichotillomania, intergenerational trauma, discrimination, immigration difficulties, acculturation, LGBTQIA+, ethical nonmonogamy, multiculturalism.
A mantra that resonates with me both personally and professionally is, “Do a brave thing every day.” I love working with clients who are motivated to self-discover and grow. I specialize in providing exposure therapy and other evidence-based treatments to individuals who struggle with problems related to OCD, trauma, anxiety, and fear-based difficulties. I also specialize in helping clients overcome tics, skin-picking, and trichotillomania. I use a flexible approach to individually tailor evidence-based tools and treatments to each client based on values, culture, and client needs.
Trauma, PTSD, anxiety, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic attacks, social anxiety, sleep problems, depression, perfectionism, substance use, anger, guilt, shame, veterans & active-duty military, tics, trichotillomania, intergenerational trauma, discrimination, immigration difficulties, acculturation, LGBTQIA+, ethical nonmonogamy, multiculturalism.
A mantra that resonates with me both personally and professionally is, “Do a brave thing every day.” I love working with clients who are motivated to self-discover and grow. I specialize in providing exposure therapy and other evidence-based treatments to individuals who struggle with problems related to OCD, trauma, anxiety, and fear-based difficulties. I also specialize in helping clients overcome tics, skin-picking, and trichotillomania. I use a flexible approach to individually tailor evidence-based tools and treatments to each client based on values, culture, and client needs.
(470) 536-4786 View (470) 536-4786
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Candace Gillespie - NOCD
Licensed Professional Counselor, ED, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30328  (Online Only)
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) 666-9856 View (872) 666-9856
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Jessica Goodnight
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30315
I specialize in helping people recover from complex anxiety- and trauma-related disorders, such as PTSD, OCD, and anxiety problems such as chronic worry, health-related fears, and panic attacks.
You're looking for treatment that will really help - more than what a friend could offer, more than just support and a listening ear. You're suffering with symptoms like intense anxiety, life-limiting fears, unwanted thoughts or memories, or sleepless nights, and you want something that offers healing, relief, and growth. Maybe you've tried this before, and it didn't work. Maybe you're at the end of your rope. You want - or really, truly need - a therapist who listens carefully, understands the problem, and helps you enact change to relieve your suffering, as soon as possible.
I specialize in helping people recover from complex anxiety- and trauma-related disorders, such as PTSD, OCD, and anxiety problems such as chronic worry, health-related fears, and panic attacks.
You're looking for treatment that will really help - more than what a friend could offer, more than just support and a listening ear. You're suffering with symptoms like intense anxiety, life-limiting fears, unwanted thoughts or memories, or sleepless nights, and you want something that offers healing, relief, and growth. Maybe you've tried this before, and it didn't work. Maybe you're at the end of your rope. You want - or really, truly need - a therapist who listens carefully, understands the problem, and helps you enact change to relieve your suffering, as soon as possible.
(678) 855-0977 View (678) 855-0977
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.