Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Therapists in Minnetonka, MN

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Barbara J Benson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Minnetonka, MN 55305
The anxiety disorders that I treat include OCD, separation anxiety, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, and phobias, such as emetophobia.
I enjoy working with children through adults who are dealing with moderate to severe anxiety that is interfering with their day to day lives. My clients want greater understanding of their particular anxiety disorder, practical, evidence-based help, and a compassionate “coach” to guide them in the process.
The anxiety disorders that I treat include OCD, separation anxiety, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, and phobias, such as emetophobia.
I enjoy working with children through adults who are dealing with moderate to severe anxiety that is interfering with their day to day lives. My clients want greater understanding of their particular anxiety disorder, practical, evidence-based help, and a compassionate “coach” to guide them in the process.
(952) 479-5353 View (952) 479-5353
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Rachel Rippel
Psychologist, MA, LP
Verified Verified
Minnetonka, MN 55343
I have been in practice for 20 years working with Adults and Adolescents struggling with PTSD, OCD, Attachment issues, Borderline Personality Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, Phobias, Couples Therapy, Eating Disorders and ADHD.
I AM NOT THE SMILE AND NOD THERAPIST! If you are fed up with feeling miserable I can help you get the life you want. I love helping people achieve what they didn't think they could. My clients tell me I am tough but they know I care about them. I work best with people who are sick of being unhappy and willing to DO work to make some changes. I have a great BS detector, I will call you on your stuff and we will laugh (a lot)! I am passionate about therapy and assissting people in reaching their goals. I work best with people who are ready for change and want a more active approach to therapy.
I have been in practice for 20 years working with Adults and Adolescents struggling with PTSD, OCD, Attachment issues, Borderline Personality Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, Phobias, Couples Therapy, Eating Disorders and ADHD.
I AM NOT THE SMILE AND NOD THERAPIST! If you are fed up with feeling miserable I can help you get the life you want. I love helping people achieve what they didn't think they could. My clients tell me I am tough but they know I care about them. I work best with people who are sick of being unhappy and willing to DO work to make some changes. I have a great BS detector, I will call you on your stuff and we will laugh (a lot)! I am passionate about therapy and assissting people in reaching their goals. I work best with people who are ready for change and want a more active approach to therapy.
(952) 529-4884 View (952) 529-4884
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Abigail Amundson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Minnetonka, MN 55305  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I work with adults and teenagers who struggle with anxiety related disorders, OCD, depression, and substance use.
Panic? Anxiety? Obsessions/compulsions? It's time to change your thoughts and start living again. It is my hope that we can build a foundation of trust to begin to get to the root of any emotional turmoil you may be feeling. I can be here to help you with any short term or long term problems you may be facing. Life transitions, anxiety, depression, or obsessed thoughts can be managed with the right understanding of your cognitive processes. Through therapy it is my belief that you can weather the struggles of life and grow stronger. If you want to learn more about my practice check out my website: www.cadenzacounselingplc.com
I work with adults and teenagers who struggle with anxiety related disorders, OCD, depression, and substance use.
Panic? Anxiety? Obsessions/compulsions? It's time to change your thoughts and start living again. It is my hope that we can build a foundation of trust to begin to get to the root of any emotional turmoil you may be feeling. I can be here to help you with any short term or long term problems you may be facing. Life transitions, anxiety, depression, or obsessed thoughts can be managed with the right understanding of your cognitive processes. Through therapy it is my belief that you can weather the struggles of life and grow stronger. If you want to learn more about my practice check out my website: www.cadenzacounselingplc.com
(612) 324-6437 View (612) 324-6437
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Minnetonka Counseling, LLC
Psychologist, MA, LP, LLC
Verified Verified
Minnetonka, MN 55343
Who's ready for a change? Looking for a proven way to feel better? If you are fed up with feeling miserable we can help you get the life you want and deserve. We are a collective of five licensed clinicians working with children, adults and adolescents struggling with attachment issues, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Borderline Personality Disorder, Eating Disorders, Phobias, OCD, couples therapy and Substance Abuse. We are committed to providing high quality evidence-based treatment. We look forward to talking with you more.
Who's ready for a change? Looking for a proven way to feel better? If you are fed up with feeling miserable we can help you get the life you want and deserve. We are a collective of five licensed clinicians working with children, adults and adolescents struggling with attachment issues, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Borderline Personality Disorder, Eating Disorders, Phobias, OCD, couples therapy and Substance Abuse. We are committed to providing high quality evidence-based treatment. We look forward to talking with you more.
(651) 356-8481 View (651) 356-8481
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Tammie Rosenbloom
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Minnetonka, MN 55345
My other speciality is Exposure Response Prevention (ExRP) for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, an evidenced based treatment for OCD.
Feeling stuck? Looking for a proven way to feel better? I have years of experience working with Adolescents and Adults struggling with Anxiety, Depression, OCD, PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder,, Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse. LGBTQ Allied. See me if you like a direct straightforward approach. I will hold you accountable in a compassionate caring way. We will break down big problems into manageable parts. You will learn practical, hands on strategies that work even if your life is messy, painful or difficult. I am enthusiastic about my work and there's always room for fun and laughter. I won't let you stay stuck!
My other speciality is Exposure Response Prevention (ExRP) for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, an evidenced based treatment for OCD.
Feeling stuck? Looking for a proven way to feel better? I have years of experience working with Adolescents and Adults struggling with Anxiety, Depression, OCD, PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder,, Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse. LGBTQ Allied. See me if you like a direct straightforward approach. I will hold you accountable in a compassionate caring way. We will break down big problems into manageable parts. You will learn practical, hands on strategies that work even if your life is messy, painful or difficult. I am enthusiastic about my work and there's always room for fun and laughter. I won't let you stay stuck!
(952) 260-1005 View (952) 260-1005
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Russell C Morfitt
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
Minnetonka, MN 55305
"I am ready to give up." I've heard those words of discouragement over and over from new clients who have used up almost all of their energy and hope. Most of my new clients have suffered for years with Anxiety Disorders like OCD, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety, General Worry, Stress, or PTSD. They tell me they have tried everything for this anxiety and nothing works. I am delighted to offer them a powerful and proven treatment for anxiety and fears.
"I am ready to give up." I've heard those words of discouragement over and over from new clients who have used up almost all of their energy and hope. Most of my new clients have suffered for years with Anxiety Disorders like OCD, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety, General Worry, Stress, or PTSD. They tell me they have tried everything for this anxiety and nothing works. I am delighted to offer them a powerful and proven treatment for anxiety and fears.
(952) 314-9223 View (952) 314-9223
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Dr. Sara Giachino
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minnetonka, MN 55345  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I'm experienced in working with individuals diagnosed with substance use disorders, OCD, phobias, skin-picking, ADHD, and complex medical concerns, including chronic pain.
I believe in each person's unique drive for wellness and view prioritizing mental health as a necessary act of self-care for all people. I look forward to walking with you as you identify your therapeutic goals, develop insights, and learn new tools to help you achieve your goals. I strive to create a welcoming, warm, and safe space for you to explore your concerns and move forward on your path to improved psychological and emotional wellness.
I'm experienced in working with individuals diagnosed with substance use disorders, OCD, phobias, skin-picking, ADHD, and complex medical concerns, including chronic pain.
I believe in each person's unique drive for wellness and view prioritizing mental health as a necessary act of self-care for all people. I look forward to walking with you as you identify your therapeutic goals, develop insights, and learn new tools to help you achieve your goals. I strive to create a welcoming, warm, and safe space for you to explore your concerns and move forward on your path to improved psychological and emotional wellness.
(651) 615-4524 View (651) 615-4524
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Elise Davidson
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Minnetonka, MN 55305  (Online Only)
I specialize in serving adults age 18+ with with anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and depression. My philosophy is that our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are all connected, and these inform how we experience the world. I utilize evidence-based therapies such as CBT and ERP (exposure & response prevention) to help you challenge beliefs that are keeping you stuck or unsatisfied with life. When working together, I would first focus on building a connection with you. Then together, we would collaboratively navigate through the web of your mental health symptoms.
I specialize in serving adults age 18+ with with anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and depression. My philosophy is that our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are all connected, and these inform how we experience the world. I utilize evidence-based therapies such as CBT and ERP (exposure & response prevention) to help you challenge beliefs that are keeping you stuck or unsatisfied with life. When working together, I would first focus on building a connection with you. Then together, we would collaboratively navigate through the web of your mental health symptoms.
(612) 361-4735 View (612) 361-4735
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Bret P Schneider
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Minnetonka, MN 55345
My areas of focus include ADHD, learning disorders, trauma, emotional/behavioral disorders, BPD, OCD, depression, & anxiety.
Are you or someone you care about going through a difficult time? Is your child/adolescent struggling at home or school with emotions, difficult behavior, or attention concerns? Whether you are looking for answers or seeking personal growth, I can help. I am a clinical psychologist who specializes in assessment and therapy with children, adolescents, and adults. My professional approach is one that encourages one's strengths, internal traits, and individual differences that contribute to personal and professional growth and an improved quality of life and understanding.
My areas of focus include ADHD, learning disorders, trauma, emotional/behavioral disorders, BPD, OCD, depression, & anxiety.
Are you or someone you care about going through a difficult time? Is your child/adolescent struggling at home or school with emotions, difficult behavior, or attention concerns? Whether you are looking for answers or seeking personal growth, I can help. I am a clinical psychologist who specializes in assessment and therapy with children, adolescents, and adults. My professional approach is one that encourages one's strengths, internal traits, and individual differences that contribute to personal and professional growth and an improved quality of life and understanding.
(952) 260-3810 View (952) 260-3810
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Scott Guldseth
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Minnetonka, MN 55343
I have worked with people suffering from depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, relationship issues, sexual issues, personality disorders, and many more.
I know no one who is "accidentally" in counseling or therapy. Thus, this step and this choice is often quite difficult. I embrace building rapport with my clients in a way that allows us to engage in a collaboration of unique, innovative and effective techniques to overcome the challenges, problems and/or difficulties they are facing, whether in their social, personal, or business life. I take pride in listening to my clients and trying to provide them thoughtful tools they can use long after our sessions are complete.
I have worked with people suffering from depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, relationship issues, sexual issues, personality disorders, and many more.
I know no one who is "accidentally" in counseling or therapy. Thus, this step and this choice is often quite difficult. I embrace building rapport with my clients in a way that allows us to engage in a collaboration of unique, innovative and effective techniques to overcome the challenges, problems and/or difficulties they are facing, whether in their social, personal, or business life. I take pride in listening to my clients and trying to provide them thoughtful tools they can use long after our sessions are complete.
(651) 314-7574 View (651) 314-7574
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Krista Post
Psychologist, MA, LP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Minnetonka, MN 55305
I work with adults facing depression, anxiety issues (worry, panic, OCD, PTSD), relationship issues, grief/loss, work/career issues, unresolved past, self-esteem deficits, desire for self-growth, trauma, behavior problems, couples/martial therapy, postpartum depression & anxiety.
I bring a gentle yet direct approach to this work. Whether you are struggling with issues beyond your control or facing difficult aspects about yourself or life. I offer practical support and guidance. I will assist you in understanding your feelings and behaviors, and will gently challenge you to move toward change. I emphasize the importance of developing meaningful self-purpose and fulfilling work & relationships.
I work with adults facing depression, anxiety issues (worry, panic, OCD, PTSD), relationship issues, grief/loss, work/career issues, unresolved past, self-esteem deficits, desire for self-growth, trauma, behavior problems, couples/martial therapy, postpartum depression & anxiety.
I bring a gentle yet direct approach to this work. Whether you are struggling with issues beyond your control or facing difficult aspects about yourself or life. I offer practical support and guidance. I will assist you in understanding your feelings and behaviors, and will gently challenge you to move toward change. I emphasize the importance of developing meaningful self-purpose and fulfilling work & relationships.
(612) 296-3800 View (612) 296-3800
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Walk Talk Therapy, LLC Tammie Rosenbloom
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Minnetonka, MN 55345
Walk Talk Therapy is just like it sounds-we are outdoors walking side by side during therapy instead of sitting inside an office. Walk Talk Therapy is a more relaxed environment than the counseling office. Walking while sharing your struggles and life situations can also be meditative. Research has consistently shown that exercise can significantly impact anxiety and stress while improving overall mood. I work with teens, adults, couples and families. If you're feeling stuck and disconnected from others, you have trouble sitting still or you want a new perspective, I welcome your email or phone call.
Walk Talk Therapy is just like it sounds-we are outdoors walking side by side during therapy instead of sitting inside an office. Walk Talk Therapy is a more relaxed environment than the counseling office. Walking while sharing your struggles and life situations can also be meditative. Research has consistently shown that exercise can significantly impact anxiety and stress while improving overall mood. I work with teens, adults, couples and families. If you're feeling stuck and disconnected from others, you have trouble sitting still or you want a new perspective, I welcome your email or phone call.
(612) 260-4827 View (612) 260-4827
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Sonder Behavioral Health & Wellness
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Minnetonka, MN 55343
We believe emotional wellness matters (a lot), and that everyone has the right to make it a priority. Unfortunately, it’s not always that simple. So many questions can get in the way. Maybe you’ve even asked them yourself: Is this normal? Can talking to someone really help me? What is therapy all about, anyway? What would people say if they knew I was going? How do I find the right therapist? Will I be comfortable there? When will I find the time? Will my insurance pay for this? If this sounds like you, you’re not alone. And we can help. To learn more, visit www.sonderwellness.com
We believe emotional wellness matters (a lot), and that everyone has the right to make it a priority. Unfortunately, it’s not always that simple. So many questions can get in the way. Maybe you’ve even asked them yourself: Is this normal? Can talking to someone really help me? What is therapy all about, anyway? What would people say if they knew I was going? How do I find the right therapist? Will I be comfortable there? When will I find the time? Will my insurance pay for this? If this sounds like you, you’re not alone. And we can help. To learn more, visit www.sonderwellness.com
(952) 260-8673 View (952) 260-8673
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Jill Magnuson
Psychologist, MA, LP
Verified Verified
Minnetonka, MN 55345
I am an experienced Licensed Psychologist with an extensive background providing counseling services to children, adolescents, adults, and families. My primary specialities include depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, life transition, relationship issues, and grief and loss. My therapeutic approach is eclectic with a cognitive behavioral and DBT foundation. I am trained in EMDR and Accelerated Resolution Therapy which I use to address a multitude of mental health symptoms in addition to trauma. I continue to be privileged to work with people who seek to improve the quality of their life and find peace, confidence and strength within themselves.
I am an experienced Licensed Psychologist with an extensive background providing counseling services to children, adolescents, adults, and families. My primary specialities include depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, life transition, relationship issues, and grief and loss. My therapeutic approach is eclectic with a cognitive behavioral and DBT foundation. I am trained in EMDR and Accelerated Resolution Therapy which I use to address a multitude of mental health symptoms in addition to trauma. I continue to be privileged to work with people who seek to improve the quality of their life and find peace, confidence and strength within themselves.
(952) 260-0350 View (952) 260-0350
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Mindfully Healing
Counselor
Verified Verified
Minnetonka, MN 55343
Mindfully Healing is a group practice of mental health clinicians who are committed to helping you overcome a variety of life's challenges through connection, education, and effective professional services. Our group of therapists are available to see adults, teens, couples, and families experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, parenting concerns, co-parenting, panic attacks, school issues, relationship issues, family communication, grief, life transitions, conflict management, parent/teen conflict, and anger management.
Mindfully Healing is a group practice of mental health clinicians who are committed to helping you overcome a variety of life's challenges through connection, education, and effective professional services. Our group of therapists are available to see adults, teens, couples, and families experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, parenting concerns, co-parenting, panic attacks, school issues, relationship issues, family communication, grief, life transitions, conflict management, parent/teen conflict, and anger management.
(952) 522-9978 View (952) 522-9978
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Richard Kofsky, Ph.D., L.P.
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
Minnetonka, MN 55305  (Online Only)
I work with individuals, couples and families who are having feelings such as depression, anxiety, anger and grief. Creating an atmosphere that is both safe and challenging, I help clients gain a perspective that allows them to be clearer about themselves, their interaction with others and their personal and professional direction. I also specialize in consulting and coaching with business leaders and their organizations. With encouragement, support and genuine concern for my clients, I use all the tools I've gathered through 25 years of professional training and experience to facilitate this process.
I work with individuals, couples and families who are having feelings such as depression, anxiety, anger and grief. Creating an atmosphere that is both safe and challenging, I help clients gain a perspective that allows them to be clearer about themselves, their interaction with others and their personal and professional direction. I also specialize in consulting and coaching with business leaders and their organizations. With encouragement, support and genuine concern for my clients, I use all the tools I've gathered through 25 years of professional training and experience to facilitate this process.
(952) 314-5462 View (952) 314-5462
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Heidi Strohmaier
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Minnetonka, MN 55343
Specializing in (1) Forensic Assessment & Consulting, and (2) Therapy for Anxiety, Stress, & Insomnia... 1) As a doctoral-level psychologist with specialized training in forensic assessment, I provide high-quality, comprehensive evaluations and serve as an expert witness for several psycho-legal issues: personal injury, independent psychological examination, criminal sentencing, competence, insanity, and fitness for duty. I also provide forensic consulting services to attorneys looking for psychological expertise on various aspects of a case, such as reviewing other expert reports and identifying relevant mental health issues.
Specializing in (1) Forensic Assessment & Consulting, and (2) Therapy for Anxiety, Stress, & Insomnia... 1) As a doctoral-level psychologist with specialized training in forensic assessment, I provide high-quality, comprehensive evaluations and serve as an expert witness for several psycho-legal issues: personal injury, independent psychological examination, criminal sentencing, competence, insanity, and fitness for duty. I also provide forensic consulting services to attorneys looking for psychological expertise on various aspects of a case, such as reviewing other expert reports and identifying relevant mental health issues.
(612) 509-8265 View (612) 509-8265
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Valerie Marsh
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Minnetonka, MN 55305  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stressed out, unhappy and want your life and/or your relationship to change, but thinking there is nothing you can do? Do you feel that no one can understand what you are going through and don't know where to turn? These feelings of frustration and pain can be very hard to handle alone. In this turbulent time of confusion, worry and sadness that you may be experiencing, (dealing with emotionally abusive relationships, infidelity, divorce, depression, anxiety, grief and loss), just call now for your 20 minute complimentary strategy session, and feel hopeful again! Today you are one step closer to a positive new you!
Are you feeling stressed out, unhappy and want your life and/or your relationship to change, but thinking there is nothing you can do? Do you feel that no one can understand what you are going through and don't know where to turn? These feelings of frustration and pain can be very hard to handle alone. In this turbulent time of confusion, worry and sadness that you may be experiencing, (dealing with emotionally abusive relationships, infidelity, divorce, depression, anxiety, grief and loss), just call now for your 20 minute complimentary strategy session, and feel hopeful again! Today you are one step closer to a positive new you!
(612) 834-4338 View (612) 834-4338
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Laura Martha Hanley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Minnetonka, MN 55345
Immediate openings, in person and online accepted. Have you wanted to "act better" or "regulate," but also have an underlying fear that to do so, you need to lose your edge? The short answer is, you don't. The long answer: well, that's what I specialize in. My clients receive empathetic, thoughtful, and trauma-informed care rooted in self-empowerment.
Immediate openings, in person and online accepted. Have you wanted to "act better" or "regulate," but also have an underlying fear that to do so, you need to lose your edge? The short answer is, you don't. The long answer: well, that's what I specialize in. My clients receive empathetic, thoughtful, and trauma-informed care rooted in self-empowerment.
(952) 295-4674 View (952) 295-4674
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Brooke A Topalof
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minnetonka, MN 55305  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Whether you're faced with relationship concerns or individual issues, I will help you work through them. I believe you have the answers within you and my role is to help you tap into them. You know yourself best but sometimes it's hard to sort through problems, especially when they're causing stress or depression. I use a collaborative approach to counseling and teach clients strategies to improve their outlook on life. The duration of therapy will depend on the goals identified and your motivation to make changes. I will walk alongside you and encourage your progress without pressuring.
Whether you're faced with relationship concerns or individual issues, I will help you work through them. I believe you have the answers within you and my role is to help you tap into them. You know yourself best but sometimes it's hard to sort through problems, especially when they're causing stress or depression. I use a collaborative approach to counseling and teach clients strategies to improve their outlook on life. The duration of therapy will depend on the goals identified and your motivation to make changes. I will walk alongside you and encourage your progress without pressuring.
(651) 964-0985 View (651) 964-0985
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Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Therapists

How long does OCD treatment take?

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is often treated on a weekly or twice-weekly schedule, depending on symptom severity and the client’s preferences. Some clients may start to see a noticeable improvement in symptoms in as little as six weeks, but it’s also possible, especially in more severe cases, for treatment to take several months to a year before significant progress is made.

What happens if OCD is not treated?

Some people with OCD, especially those with mild symptoms, may find that they are able to adapt reasonably well to life with the condition, even if their symptoms never resolve completely. However, many people, particularly those whose symptoms are severe at the outset, find that their obsessions and compulsions grow more intrusive with time, making it harder to maintain relationships, hold down a job, or navigate the world successfully.

Are there medications for OCD?

Medication can be used to treat OCD. The class of drugs most often prescribed are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs, which include fluvoxamine (under the brand name Luvox), fluoxetine (Prozac), and sertraline (Zoloft), among others. In cases of treatment-resistant OCD, other classes of medication, such as tricyclic antidepressants or atypical antipsychotics, may be prescribed. Medication is frequently used in conjunction with therapy.

Can OCD come back after treatment?

Yes. Major life transitions, periods of stress, or other factors can cause symptoms to return or, if they were never fully eradicated, to ramp back up in intensity. For some, these relapses are brief and do not require additional treatment; identifying specific triggers and practicing the skills learned in therapy can help speed their course. For others, returning to therapy for a brief period can help address the underlying stress and strengthen coping mechanisms.