Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Therapists in Fridley, MN

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Molly Gurovitsch
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fridley, MN 55432  (Online Only)
I specialize in Anxiety, Self-Esteem, ADHD, Stress Management, Perfectionism, Depression, Trauma, OCD, Relationships and Life Transitions.
We all have the capacity to grow and heal. I honor the courage it takes to reach out for support and make the choices and changes necessary to find peace and fulfillment in life. Whether stuck in unsatisfying patterns, navigating transitions or challenging relationships, living with impacts of mental heath, trauma or life and work stress, I work collaboratively to develop insights, practical coping tools and uncover your resilient qualities. Therapy is a relational process and we will work together to reach your goals, often by exploring ways your life experiences have impacted you and finding strategies for relief and empowerment.
I specialize in Anxiety, Self-Esteem, ADHD, Stress Management, Perfectionism, Depression, Trauma, OCD, Relationships and Life Transitions.
We all have the capacity to grow and heal. I honor the courage it takes to reach out for support and make the choices and changes necessary to find peace and fulfillment in life. Whether stuck in unsatisfying patterns, navigating transitions or challenging relationships, living with impacts of mental heath, trauma or life and work stress, I work collaboratively to develop insights, practical coping tools and uncover your resilient qualities. Therapy is a relational process and we will work together to reach your goals, often by exploring ways your life experiences have impacted you and finding strategies for relief and empowerment.
(763) 710-6044 x261 View (763) 710-6044 x261
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Camille Jensen
Counselor, MA, LPCC, LADC
Verified Verified
Fridley, MN 55432
Life can be difficult to navigate at times but you do not have to do it alone. In our work together I wont try to fix you, tell you what to do or assume what’s best for you. However, I will remind you that you aren't broken, give you room to access your own wisdom, support you in figuring out what to do, and collaborate with you on how to make the hard stuff easier to sit with. I believe that you are the expert on your own life and that it's my job to walk along side you and empower you to work with your own self knowledge during this process of growth and healing. I provide a safe, nonjudgmental space for this impactful work.
Life can be difficult to navigate at times but you do not have to do it alone. In our work together I wont try to fix you, tell you what to do or assume what’s best for you. However, I will remind you that you aren't broken, give you room to access your own wisdom, support you in figuring out what to do, and collaborate with you on how to make the hard stuff easier to sit with. I believe that you are the expert on your own life and that it's my job to walk along side you and empower you to work with your own self knowledge during this process of growth and healing. I provide a safe, nonjudgmental space for this impactful work.
(763) 220-6344 View (763) 220-6344
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Nick Stephens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fridley, MN 55432
I offer a safe environment for someone seeking support for their current struggles. We will work together to identify obstacles and build on your strengths. We will focus on helping you work through problems that may include relationship difficulties, break ups, job stress, anxiety, grief, anger, fear, sadness, addictions, personality spectrum and, or mental illness. I also use my experience and therapy intervention called EMDR to treat abuse and trauma. I have a long history in athletics and relate this to having a healthy, holistic approach to working with individuals, couples and families.
I offer a safe environment for someone seeking support for their current struggles. We will work together to identify obstacles and build on your strengths. We will focus on helping you work through problems that may include relationship difficulties, break ups, job stress, anxiety, grief, anger, fear, sadness, addictions, personality spectrum and, or mental illness. I also use my experience and therapy intervention called EMDR to treat abuse and trauma. I have a long history in athletics and relate this to having a healthy, holistic approach to working with individuals, couples and families.
(763) 363-3671 View (763) 363-3671
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Affiliated Counseling Center
Counselor, PhD, LPCC
Verified Verified
Fridley, MN 55432
Welcome to Affiliated Counseling Center! We are here to help you and your loved ones with whatever is holding you back or making you feel "stuck" in life, with mood issues such as anxiety and depression, life changes, grief and bereavement, relationship issues, personal growth and many other life issues. We have a talented team of therapists who specialize in a variety of areas and tailor their approach to each client's individual needs and situation. We offer testing and assessment services as well to children, adolescents and adults. We look forward to working with you! We offer in person and virtual sessions.
Welcome to Affiliated Counseling Center! We are here to help you and your loved ones with whatever is holding you back or making you feel "stuck" in life, with mood issues such as anxiety and depression, life changes, grief and bereavement, relationship issues, personal growth and many other life issues. We have a talented team of therapists who specialize in a variety of areas and tailor their approach to each client's individual needs and situation. We offer testing and assessment services as well to children, adolescents and adults. We look forward to working with you! We offer in person and virtual sessions.
(763) 260-1839 View (763) 260-1839
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Nina J. Syverson P.A.
Psychologist, MA, MSE, LP
Verified Verified
Fridley, MN 55432
Are you dealing with a crisis or life event that is causing you distress? Our experiences often affect the way we manage our emotions, perform at work or school, and get along with others. When these experiences are negative, we can get stuck in patterns that prevent us from working up to our potential and enjoying life. I provide a safe, caring and nonjudgmental environment where you can clarify your feelings and develop a plan for action that will start you on your road to recovery.
Are you dealing with a crisis or life event that is causing you distress? Our experiences often affect the way we manage our emotions, perform at work or school, and get along with others. When these experiences are negative, we can get stuck in patterns that prevent us from working up to our potential and enjoying life. I provide a safe, caring and nonjudgmental environment where you can clarify your feelings and develop a plan for action that will start you on your road to recovery.
(763) 703-2869 View (763) 703-2869
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Northwinds Counseling Services, P.A.
LMFT, LPCC, LGSW
Verified Verified
Fridley, MN 55432
At Northwinds, we consider it a privilege to help our clients as they go through life-changing experiences. With integrity, compassion, and a deep devotion to the worth of each individual we see, we are here to help you make positive adjustments to the stressful life challenges you are facing. We offer individual, couples, and family counseling. Our primary model of treatment is Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, though we frequently draw from other treatment models as needed. LMFT: Kevin Smith, Amy Halverson, John Torkelson, and Terri Jorstad; LPCC: Jordan Leuthold, Michelle Rhea, Raven Winter & Rindie Eagle; LGSW: Allison Brockway
At Northwinds, we consider it a privilege to help our clients as they go through life-changing experiences. With integrity, compassion, and a deep devotion to the worth of each individual we see, we are here to help you make positive adjustments to the stressful life challenges you are facing. We offer individual, couples, and family counseling. Our primary model of treatment is Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, though we frequently draw from other treatment models as needed. LMFT: Kevin Smith, Amy Halverson, John Torkelson, and Terri Jorstad; LPCC: Jordan Leuthold, Michelle Rhea, Raven Winter & Rindie Eagle; LGSW: Allison Brockway
(763) 280-5780 View (763) 280-5780

More Therapists Nearby

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Ethan Lacey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
New Brighton, MN 55112
I am especially interested in helping people who suffer from anxiety and panic, depression, trauma, OCD, religious/spiritual concerns, and behavioral issues.
I believe therapy should be more than teaching you to cope with your symptoms. My approach is focused on helping you experience long-lasting healing and growth. Trauma, unexpected events, and even our genetics can make life really difficult at times, but their effects don’t have to be permanent. Together, we will get to the root of whatever holds you back so that you can feel more like yourself again.
I am especially interested in helping people who suffer from anxiety and panic, depression, trauma, OCD, religious/spiritual concerns, and behavioral issues.
I believe therapy should be more than teaching you to cope with your symptoms. My approach is focused on helping you experience long-lasting healing and growth. Trauma, unexpected events, and even our genetics can make life really difficult at times, but their effects don’t have to be permanent. Together, we will get to the root of whatever holds you back so that you can feel more like yourself again.
(651) 615-3519 View (651) 615-3519
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Dr. Chris Pfleghaar
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
New Brighton, MN 55112  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I have special interests in working with OCD, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and trauma (specifically complex posttraumatic stress disorder).
I have been practicing therapy in various settings since 2013. I enjoy working with adults, older-adults and have a specific passion for helping emerging adults. In therapy, I engage with my clients through curiosity, creativity, humor, empathy and collaboration. I also emphasize skills-building, value-guided behaviors, and mindfulness as a means to encourage and support my clients as they identify their path in life.
I have special interests in working with OCD, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and trauma (specifically complex posttraumatic stress disorder).
I have been practicing therapy in various settings since 2013. I enjoy working with adults, older-adults and have a specific passion for helping emerging adults. In therapy, I engage with my clients through curiosity, creativity, humor, empathy and collaboration. I also emphasize skills-building, value-guided behaviors, and mindfulness as a means to encourage and support my clients as they identify their path in life.
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Dr. Brittany Pfleghaar
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified Verified
New Brighton, MN 55112
Waitlist for new clients
Additionally, I have pursued extensive training in treating OCD and Anxiety Disorders through the use of Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) techniques.
My clients would describe my approach as warm, genuine, and relational. I pursued doctoral training in Clinical Psychology within a medical school and therefore have developed unique expertise in the intersection of emotional, behavioral, and physical concerns. I truly believe in treating the whole person through making lasting healthy lifestyle changes. Think of me as your mental health coach helping you to process and make changes in your daily life to achieve your goals.
Additionally, I have pursued extensive training in treating OCD and Anxiety Disorders through the use of Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) techniques.
My clients would describe my approach as warm, genuine, and relational. I pursued doctoral training in Clinical Psychology within a medical school and therefore have developed unique expertise in the intersection of emotional, behavioral, and physical concerns. I truly believe in treating the whole person through making lasting healthy lifestyle changes. Think of me as your mental health coach helping you to process and make changes in your daily life to achieve your goals.
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Donny Hobbs
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CEC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New Brighton, MN 55112
Ex/RP is highly effective in treating anxiety and is recognized by the American Psychological Association as a best practice treatment of OCD.
I work with individuals who are impacted by anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. My treatment approach focuses on improving confidence and personal resilience while reducing emotional distress. I also provide counseling for couples and families who are working through relational challenges and life-cycle transitions.I work from a holistic perspective, and my approach is goal driven and solution-focused. Together we identify your goals and ideal outcomes and work through challenges and unhelpful patterns to achieve success. I use accountability coaching to help you achieve your goals and step into the next chapter of life.
Ex/RP is highly effective in treating anxiety and is recognized by the American Psychological Association as a best practice treatment of OCD.
I work with individuals who are impacted by anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. My treatment approach focuses on improving confidence and personal resilience while reducing emotional distress. I also provide counseling for couples and families who are working through relational challenges and life-cycle transitions.I work from a holistic perspective, and my approach is goal driven and solution-focused. Together we identify your goals and ideal outcomes and work through challenges and unhelpful patterns to achieve success. I use accountability coaching to help you achieve your goals and step into the next chapter of life.
(651) 927-8109 View (651) 927-8109
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Kelsey Notaro
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified Verified
New Brighton, MN 55112  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with those experiencing Anxiety, OCD or persistent stress related to parenting and/or life transitions/adjustments. Together, we can work toward increasing your personal sense of trust, confidence, security, and safety within your relationship with self and others. Your experience will involve personalized sessions focused on enhancing awareness, digging a little deeper, and identifying realistic and actionable steps toward achieving your short-term and long-term goals toward leading a more fulfilling and sustainable lifestyle. I also offer the option for clients to incorporate their faith for those who wish.
I specialize in working with those experiencing Anxiety, OCD or persistent stress related to parenting and/or life transitions/adjustments. Together, we can work toward increasing your personal sense of trust, confidence, security, and safety within your relationship with self and others. Your experience will involve personalized sessions focused on enhancing awareness, digging a little deeper, and identifying realistic and actionable steps toward achieving your short-term and long-term goals toward leading a more fulfilling and sustainable lifestyle. I also offer the option for clients to incorporate their faith for those who wish.
(651) 240-2229 View (651) 240-2229
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Bolanle Oyesile
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55432  (Online Only)
Now Accepting New Clients! My area of expertise is centered around working with individuals with a history of mental health disorders such as anxiety, ADHD, depression, bipolar disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, personality disorders, PTSD, schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. In addition, I have ample experience working with clients dealing with self-harm behaviors, suicidal ideations, chronic stress, family conflict, and low self-esteem. Clients who see me aim to develop coping and adaptive skills to manage life difficulties, resolve conflicts, heal traumatic experiences, and develop a healthier sense of self.
Now Accepting New Clients! My area of expertise is centered around working with individuals with a history of mental health disorders such as anxiety, ADHD, depression, bipolar disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, personality disorders, PTSD, schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. In addition, I have ample experience working with clients dealing with self-harm behaviors, suicidal ideations, chronic stress, family conflict, and low self-esteem. Clients who see me aim to develop coping and adaptive skills to manage life difficulties, resolve conflicts, heal traumatic experiences, and develop a healthier sense of self.
(612) 808-5384 View (612) 808-5384
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Cindy Hodgson
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia Heights, MN 55421
There are times when we all need someone to listen, understand, and help us see things in a new way. Anxiety, depression, obsessive thoughts, anger issues, troubled relationships, life transitions, and so much more can make life feel overwhelming. Whether you're looking for some strategies you can apply right away, or a non-judgmental space to talk about what you've experienced, I would love to walk with you on your path to freedom.
There are times when we all need someone to listen, understand, and help us see things in a new way. Anxiety, depression, obsessive thoughts, anger issues, troubled relationships, life transitions, and so much more can make life feel overwhelming. Whether you're looking for some strategies you can apply right away, or a non-judgmental space to talk about what you've experienced, I would love to walk with you on your path to freedom.
(651) 376-2941 View (651) 376-2941
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Jenna Hobbs
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
New Brighton, MN 55112
), Obsessive compulsive disorder, Adjustment/transition issues, Self-esteem and identity, Spirituality/life purpose, Personality disorders.
I work with adolescents and adults as a collaborative, supportive partner to improve mental health and overall wellbeing. My therapeutic approaches integrate cognitive, behavioral, and insight-focused strategies. This warm and personal style helps clients work through ingrained and unhealthy patterns that keep them stuck in emotional distress and unfulfilling relationships. I have a mindful and holistic perspective, and emphasize integrating mind, body, and spirit in healing. I address many presenting issues in addition to welcoming concerns about physical and mental health. I am trained in clinical hypnosis, and enjoy working creatively to find effective solutions to inspire lasting change.
), Obsessive compulsive disorder, Adjustment/transition issues, Self-esteem and identity, Spirituality/life purpose, Personality disorders.
I work with adolescents and adults as a collaborative, supportive partner to improve mental health and overall wellbeing. My therapeutic approaches integrate cognitive, behavioral, and insight-focused strategies. This warm and personal style helps clients work through ingrained and unhealthy patterns that keep them stuck in emotional distress and unfulfilling relationships. I have a mindful and holistic perspective, and emphasize integrating mind, body, and spirit in healing. I address many presenting issues in addition to welcoming concerns about physical and mental health. I am trained in clinical hypnosis, and enjoy working creatively to find effective solutions to inspire lasting change.
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Lauren Greely
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55430  (Online Only)
Ever found yourself reviewing the same situation over and over? Or the same thought running in your mind on replay? Find yourself repeating the same old patterns and never seeing improvements in your mental health? You have come to the right place! I love working with folks who are just getting to know their mental health goals as well as working with other therapists who do this every day too. We all need a little support and guidance every once in a while. I am happy to be a safe place to get that need met.
Ever found yourself reviewing the same situation over and over? Or the same thought running in your mind on replay? Find yourself repeating the same old patterns and never seeing improvements in your mental health? You have come to the right place! I love working with folks who are just getting to know their mental health goals as well as working with other therapists who do this every day too. We all need a little support and guidance every once in a while. I am happy to be a safe place to get that need met.
(763) 335-1969 View (763) 335-1969
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John Ferguson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Spring Lake Park, MN 55432
John is a therapist with 25 years experience as a mental health clinician serving adults, couples, children, adolescents and families. His training from the University of Iowa and Simmons College in Boston offers a strong theoretical grounding in psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapy. That is important, but more important is your experience as a client. Our work together will be built upon a helping relationship of trust and understanding. What would it look like? Identifying and solving specific problems; exploring aspects of your "self" and utilizing your strengths; making change that you set as a goal.
John is a therapist with 25 years experience as a mental health clinician serving adults, couples, children, adolescents and families. His training from the University of Iowa and Simmons College in Boston offers a strong theoretical grounding in psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapy. That is important, but more important is your experience as a client. Our work together will be built upon a helping relationship of trust and understanding. What would it look like? Identifying and solving specific problems; exploring aspects of your "self" and utilizing your strengths; making change that you set as a goal.
(763) 691-9962 View (763) 691-9962
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Todd Riggs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MDiv, LICSW
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55421
I work with teens, adults, and families who are facing challenges associated with emotional wellness who are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, stress, trauma, or other issues that are interfering with satisfaction and enjoyment in life. I work with patients as a collaborative, supportive partner to improve mental health and overall well being. My therapeutic approaches integrate cognitive, behavioral, and insight focused therapies. I provide counseling care to individuals, couples, and families in a safe environment. I treat the whole person - emotionally, physically, and spiritually.
I work with teens, adults, and families who are facing challenges associated with emotional wellness who are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, stress, trauma, or other issues that are interfering with satisfaction and enjoyment in life. I work with patients as a collaborative, supportive partner to improve mental health and overall well being. My therapeutic approaches integrate cognitive, behavioral, and insight focused therapies. I provide counseling care to individuals, couples, and families in a safe environment. I treat the whole person - emotionally, physically, and spiritually.
(612) 255-4320 View (612) 255-4320
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Peter Meilahn, MA, LPCC
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Spring Lake Park, MN 55432
My clients can change anxiety, ADHD, autism, or pain with live heart and brain feedback called biofeedback or neurofeedback in online visits. Clients control music volume on their phones with their calm attention levels with free biofeedback equipment I provide. It is easy mindfulness therapy for kids and adults. It is proven to work as well as medication for anxiety, ADHD, and pain. I have years of experience as a therapist, and have taught clinicians at The University of MN Medical Center and elsewhere. Insurance covers this service. To schedule a 20 minute call, click here: neurotherapy.intakeq.com/booking
My clients can change anxiety, ADHD, autism, or pain with live heart and brain feedback called biofeedback or neurofeedback in online visits. Clients control music volume on their phones with their calm attention levels with free biofeedback equipment I provide. It is easy mindfulness therapy for kids and adults. It is proven to work as well as medication for anxiety, ADHD, and pain. I have years of experience as a therapist, and have taught clinicians at The University of MN Medical Center and elsewhere. Insurance covers this service. To schedule a 20 minute call, click here: neurotherapy.intakeq.com/booking
(651) 376-4826 View (651) 376-4826
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Levan Counseling & Consulting
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55432  (Online Only)
My passion is helping individuals, couples and families live the lives they deserve. I am a straightforward, innovative therapist with an outstanding track record for helping my clients live healthy productive lives. My personal commitment to you as your therapist is to provide counseling and psychoeducation using Cognitive Behavior Therapy to promote healthy thinking and positive outcomes. I am a firm believer that in order to change behavior we have to gain insight into underlying beliefs that have developed over time through experiences.
My passion is helping individuals, couples and families live the lives they deserve. I am a straightforward, innovative therapist with an outstanding track record for helping my clients live healthy productive lives. My personal commitment to you as your therapist is to provide counseling and psychoeducation using Cognitive Behavior Therapy to promote healthy thinking and positive outcomes. I am a firm believer that in order to change behavior we have to gain insight into underlying beliefs that have developed over time through experiences.
(612) 254-0500 View (612) 254-0500
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Esther Köksal
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55432
Are you feeling overwhelmed by stress, trauma, or the challenges of daily life? As a dedicated therapist based in Minneapolis, I specialize in helping individuals like you find balance and resilience. Whether you're navigating the complexities of ADHD, Autism, PTSD, anxiety, depression, or addiction, I'm here to provide the support and tools you need to thrive. In my practice, I empower you to discover your inner strengths and build effective self-management skills. My workshops, seminars, and lecture series titled "Roadmap to Resilience" are designed to unlock your potential and guide you on a journey of growth and healing.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by stress, trauma, or the challenges of daily life? As a dedicated therapist based in Minneapolis, I specialize in helping individuals like you find balance and resilience. Whether you're navigating the complexities of ADHD, Autism, PTSD, anxiety, depression, or addiction, I'm here to provide the support and tools you need to thrive. In my practice, I empower you to discover your inner strengths and build effective self-management skills. My workshops, seminars, and lecture series titled "Roadmap to Resilience" are designed to unlock your potential and guide you on a journey of growth and healing.
(651) 615-0876 View (651) 615-0876
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.