Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Therapists in New York, NY

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Marielle Tawil
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
New York, NY 10001
My nature as a therapist is authentic and open. I like to build an honest, vulnerable and trusting dynamic with you, where we collaborate on exploring and maintaining a curiosity about your life experiences that inform who and how you are (in the way that you think, feel and behave). I specialize in working with individuals that struggle with anxiety, OCD, mood disorders, and topics of gender and sexuality. I also work with couples, at any stage of their relationship, and my approach is informed by Gottman (I am level 1 trained), and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT).
My nature as a therapist is authentic and open. I like to build an honest, vulnerable and trusting dynamic with you, where we collaborate on exploring and maintaining a curiosity about your life experiences that inform who and how you are (in the way that you think, feel and behave). I specialize in working with individuals that struggle with anxiety, OCD, mood disorders, and topics of gender and sexuality. I also work with couples, at any stage of their relationship, and my approach is informed by Gottman (I am level 1 trained), and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT).
(347) 712-3612 View (347) 712-3612
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Kulliki Keller
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10016
I have extensive training and experience using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies (CBT) to treat anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and OCD related disorders.
I believe that using evidence-based techniques in a compassionate therapeutic relationship is the key to successful treatment. My work with my clients is grounded in empathy and connection while helping individuals gain insight into their struggles. As your therapist, I will help you to learn how to reduce the impact and influence of painful thoughts and feelings while taking action to build a life that is full and meaningful. You will also learn how to implement new techniques and skills and, ultimately, how to be your own therapist.
I have extensive training and experience using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies (CBT) to treat anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and OCD related disorders.
I believe that using evidence-based techniques in a compassionate therapeutic relationship is the key to successful treatment. My work with my clients is grounded in empathy and connection while helping individuals gain insight into their struggles. As your therapist, I will help you to learn how to reduce the impact and influence of painful thoughts and feelings while taking action to build a life that is full and meaningful. You will also learn how to implement new techniques and skills and, ultimately, how to be your own therapist.
(347) 586-0655 View (347) 586-0655
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Gabriella Miano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10010
The therapies that I use help treat OCD, trauma, anxiety, depression, phobias, eating disorders, and more, by learning skills to help foster more flexible and effective response.
When we experience difficult emotions, or difficult things happen to us, it strikingly shapes the lens in which we view the world, our relationships, and our sense of self. We can feel stuck and trapped in our pain, which can cause our range of behaviors to narrow to ones that help us survive the moment, but don’t help us move beyond it, or towards the things that matter to us the most. I’m Gabi Miano, and as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) trained in evidence-based practices, I strive to help people understand their emotional and behavioral patterns and work towards behaviors that can generate meaning and purpose.
The therapies that I use help treat OCD, trauma, anxiety, depression, phobias, eating disorders, and more, by learning skills to help foster more flexible and effective response.
When we experience difficult emotions, or difficult things happen to us, it strikingly shapes the lens in which we view the world, our relationships, and our sense of self. We can feel stuck and trapped in our pain, which can cause our range of behaviors to narrow to ones that help us survive the moment, but don’t help us move beyond it, or towards the things that matter to us the most. I’m Gabi Miano, and as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) trained in evidence-based practices, I strive to help people understand their emotional and behavioral patterns and work towards behaviors that can generate meaning and purpose.
(332) 334-8276 View (332) 334-8276
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Tori Maidenberg
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10028
Tori has extensive training in a diverse range of therapeutic modalities proven to be highly effective, including DBT, CBT, Exposure Therapy, and Couples/Family Therapy. She was a fellow in Columbia University’s DBT Training Program and trained by the renowned Behavioral Tech Institute. Working with adolescents through adulthood, Tori has cultivated a wealth of experience and expertise in addressing a wide range of therapeutic needs across the lifespan. Her focus lies in the treatment of emotional and interpersonal dysregulation, OCD, anxiety-related disorders, social anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and couples/family issues.
Tori has extensive training in a diverse range of therapeutic modalities proven to be highly effective, including DBT, CBT, Exposure Therapy, and Couples/Family Therapy. She was a fellow in Columbia University’s DBT Training Program and trained by the renowned Behavioral Tech Institute. Working with adolescents through adulthood, Tori has cultivated a wealth of experience and expertise in addressing a wide range of therapeutic needs across the lifespan. Her focus lies in the treatment of emotional and interpersonal dysregulation, OCD, anxiety-related disorders, social anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and couples/family issues.
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Nancy Miller
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
New York, NY 10017
I specialize in treating anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) using exposure and response prevention (ERP) and other Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) methods. I am a compassionate interactive psychologist and understand that starting therapy can be challenging. I am here to help you reach your valued life goals and begin to live a more fulfilling life. I have extensive experience in the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Health Anxiety, and Panic Disorder. My work frequently addresses mood, relationship, personality issues, and general well being improvement.
I specialize in treating anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) using exposure and response prevention (ERP) and other Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) methods. I am a compassionate interactive psychologist and understand that starting therapy can be challenging. I am here to help you reach your valued life goals and begin to live a more fulfilling life. I have extensive experience in the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Health Anxiety, and Panic Disorder. My work frequently addresses mood, relationship, personality issues, and general well being improvement.
(646) 519-4527 View (646) 519-4527
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Andrew Sickles
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New York, NY 10028
I specialize in the treatment of teens, young adults, and adults with OCD, perfectionism, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, interpersonal effectiveness, and adjustment difficulties.
Therapy is an important step to reach comfort with the uncomfortable. I am deeply committed to working with others to progress through difficult situations. I look forward to working with you to gain an understanding of the emotional challenges in front of you and collaborate to explore ways to mitigate these challenges. We are often unsure of exactly what we are struggling with or why we feel overwhelmed by our emotional responses - I am here to work with you on how to proceed.
I specialize in the treatment of teens, young adults, and adults with OCD, perfectionism, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, interpersonal effectiveness, and adjustment difficulties.
Therapy is an important step to reach comfort with the uncomfortable. I am deeply committed to working with others to progress through difficult situations. I look forward to working with you to gain an understanding of the emotional challenges in front of you and collaborate to explore ways to mitigate these challenges. We are often unsure of exactly what we are struggling with or why we feel overwhelmed by our emotional responses - I am here to work with you on how to proceed.
(646) 849-2115 View (646) 849-2115
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Jason Duncan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10028
I am a psychologist providing therapy and assessment services for children through adults. I have extensive clinical experience and am an expert Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. I’ve been trained by top therapy institutes, am a board member for well accomplished CBT organizations, and run the official podcast for the national CBT organization. I strive to regularly advance my knowledge and provide leading scientific treatments. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, panic, OCD, trauma, stress, insomnia, ADHD, defiance, and work/school issues. Many of my clients lead busy lives; therefore, I offer evening appointments.
I am a psychologist providing therapy and assessment services for children through adults. I have extensive clinical experience and am an expert Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. I’ve been trained by top therapy institutes, am a board member for well accomplished CBT organizations, and run the official podcast for the national CBT organization. I strive to regularly advance my knowledge and provide leading scientific treatments. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, panic, OCD, trauma, stress, insomnia, ADHD, defiance, and work/school issues. Many of my clients lead busy lives; therefore, I offer evening appointments.
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Elaine O'Connell At Brainful
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New York, NY 10075
In addition to helping children and adults with grief, anxiety and depression, I work with neurodivergent adults, children and teens struggling with ADHD, OCD, PTSD, autism and executive dysfunction.
Going through profiles, you may not be sure what you are looking for in a therapist. I offer clients a free consultation call to determine what they need from both therapy and their therapist in order to move forward in life. If I’m not a good fit, I’ll provide you with referrals accordingly.
In addition to helping children and adults with grief, anxiety and depression, I work with neurodivergent adults, children and teens struggling with ADHD, OCD, PTSD, autism and executive dysfunction.
Going through profiles, you may not be sure what you are looking for in a therapist. I offer clients a free consultation call to determine what they need from both therapy and their therapist in order to move forward in life. If I’m not a good fit, I’ll provide you with referrals accordingly.
(917) 935-4247 View (917) 935-4247
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Carlos Rivera Villegas
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
New York, NY 10001
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My work is about guiding you in a journey so you can (re)discover what it is you most care about and want to stand for in life. We'll explore helpful and unhelpful patterns in your life made up by emotions, thoughts, behaviors, urges, histories, the contexts in which they occur, and how they are related to others in your life. Based on what you deeply care about and the existing challenges, we develop a plan of action highlighting processes and skills that help you live the life you want and free yourself from suffering. for more, go to NECOANY.org or https://drive.google.com/file/d/1D4ipnpeRa5XBivyTJt1eBMSdPzVA46ql/view?usp=sharing
g, anxiety, depression, OCD, etc.
My work is about guiding you in a journey so you can (re)discover what it is you most care about and want to stand for in life. We'll explore helpful and unhelpful patterns in your life made up by emotions, thoughts, behaviors, urges, histories, the contexts in which they occur, and how they are related to others in your life. Based on what you deeply care about and the existing challenges, we develop a plan of action highlighting processes and skills that help you live the life you want and free yourself from suffering. for more, go to NECOANY.org or https://drive.google.com/file/d/1D4ipnpeRa5XBivyTJt1eBMSdPzVA46ql/view?usp=sharing
(332) 895-7010 View (332) 895-7010
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Eitan Levin
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
New York, NY 10128  (Online Only)
In therapy I provide an environment that will allow you to express yourself freely and openly. I am genuine and supportive, but can be direct and challenge you to adapt your thinking when necessary. I strive for my clients to feel more focused, emotionally regulated, and confident. I work with adults who are suffering from anxiety including OCD and panic, as well as depression, grief, and relationship issues.
In therapy I provide an environment that will allow you to express yourself freely and openly. I am genuine and supportive, but can be direct and challenge you to adapt your thinking when necessary. I strive for my clients to feel more focused, emotionally regulated, and confident. I work with adults who are suffering from anxiety including OCD and panic, as well as depression, grief, and relationship issues.
(917) 891-1005 View (917) 891-1005
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Jason Duncan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10019
I am a psychologist providing therapy and assessment services for children through adults. I have extensive clinical experience and am an expert Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. I’ve been trained by top therapy institutes, am a board member for well accomplished CBT organizations, and run the official podcast for the national CBT organization. I strive to regularly advance my knowledge and provide leading scientific treatments. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, panic, OCD, trauma, stress, insomnia, ADHD, defiance, and work/school issues. Many of my clients lead busy lives; therefore, I offer evening appointments.
I am a psychologist providing therapy and assessment services for children through adults. I have extensive clinical experience and am an expert Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. I’ve been trained by top therapy institutes, am a board member for well accomplished CBT organizations, and run the official podcast for the national CBT organization. I strive to regularly advance my knowledge and provide leading scientific treatments. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, panic, OCD, trauma, stress, insomnia, ADHD, defiance, and work/school issues. Many of my clients lead busy lives; therefore, I offer evening appointments.
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Tori Maidenberg
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10012
Tori has extensive training in a diverse range of therapeutic modalities proven to be highly effective, including DBT, CBT, Exposure Therapy, and Couples/Family Therapy. She was a fellow in Columbia University’s DBT Training Program and trained by the renowned Behavioral Tech Institute. Working with adolescents through adulthood, Tori has cultivated a wealth of experience and expertise in addressing a wide range of therapeutic needs across the lifespan. Her focus lies in the treatment of emotional and interpersonal dysregulation, OCD, anxiety-related disorders, social anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and couples/family issues.
Tori has extensive training in a diverse range of therapeutic modalities proven to be highly effective, including DBT, CBT, Exposure Therapy, and Couples/Family Therapy. She was a fellow in Columbia University’s DBT Training Program and trained by the renowned Behavioral Tech Institute. Working with adolescents through adulthood, Tori has cultivated a wealth of experience and expertise in addressing a wide range of therapeutic needs across the lifespan. Her focus lies in the treatment of emotional and interpersonal dysregulation, OCD, anxiety-related disorders, social anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and couples/family issues.
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Emily Villeneuve
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10075  (Online Only)
Taking the step to enter therapy can be overwhelming and uncertain. Accepting that you need help can mean the difference between continued suffering and overcoming painful life experiences. While I have experience working with individuals with many different presenting problems, I am particularly skilled in the treatment of anxiety disorders, trauma, OCD, and all forms of addiction. Built through open communication, empathy, and non judgment, I will create a safe space to help you break free of the patterns, habits and beliefs that have kept you feeling stuck and from reaching your personal goals.
Taking the step to enter therapy can be overwhelming and uncertain. Accepting that you need help can mean the difference between continued suffering and overcoming painful life experiences. While I have experience working with individuals with many different presenting problems, I am particularly skilled in the treatment of anxiety disorders, trauma, OCD, and all forms of addiction. Built through open communication, empathy, and non judgment, I will create a safe space to help you break free of the patterns, habits and beliefs that have kept you feeling stuck and from reaching your personal goals.
(646) 798-6472 View (646) 798-6472
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Elena Katrantzos
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
New York, NY 10028
My specialties are OCD, pure-O type, including perinatal OCD, anxiety, and panic attacks.
Do you experience anxious feelings and thoughts that you cannot seem to get rid of? Are you avoiding people, places, and things you love the most? You are a new mom and feel stressed, overwhelmed, and worry that things in your life will not change. Are you stuck in what feels like a repetitive spiral of thoughts and behaviors? I help people like you claim their life back. My practice will help you explore and implement coping strategies to help you achieve the relief you are looking for.
My specialties are OCD, pure-O type, including perinatal OCD, anxiety, and panic attacks.
Do you experience anxious feelings and thoughts that you cannot seem to get rid of? Are you avoiding people, places, and things you love the most? You are a new mom and feel stressed, overwhelmed, and worry that things in your life will not change. Are you stuck in what feels like a repetitive spiral of thoughts and behaviors? I help people like you claim their life back. My practice will help you explore and implement coping strategies to help you achieve the relief you are looking for.
(929) 297-8316 View (929) 297-8316
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InStride Health
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10005  (Online Only)
InStride Health specializes in treating young patients whose anxiety or OCD is causing significant impairment in life (ie., school avoidance, social isolation, family disruption, and physical manifestations.) Practicing evidence-based treatment (CBT, ACT, components of DBT) with an emphasis on exposure, the InStride team empowers youth to face their fears and build resilience.
InStride Health specializes in treating young patients whose anxiety or OCD is causing significant impairment in life (ie., school avoidance, social isolation, family disruption, and physical manifestations.) Practicing evidence-based treatment (CBT, ACT, components of DBT) with an emphasis on exposure, the InStride team empowers youth to face their fears and build resilience.
(347) 836-5693 View (347) 836-5693
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Saba Tanvir
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10019  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with children, teens and adults who are enduring anxiety, depression, OCD and/or have a history of trauma.
Choosing the right therapist can be difficult, confusing and perhaps overwhelming. I have an engaging, compassionate and easy-going style that helps my clients feel comfortable. In my practice, I utilize strength based approaches in conjunction with Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Psychodynamic Therapy.
I specialize in working with children, teens and adults who are enduring anxiety, depression, OCD and/or have a history of trauma.
Choosing the right therapist can be difficult, confusing and perhaps overwhelming. I have an engaging, compassionate and easy-going style that helps my clients feel comfortable. In my practice, I utilize strength based approaches in conjunction with Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Psychodynamic Therapy.
(929) 531-6923 View (929) 531-6923
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Grace Slifkin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10013
Grace works with clients to translate her deep expertise into tangible tools for a life with less worry and more presence, confidence, and connection. She has received exceptional training in CBT, DBT, ERP, ACT, and SPACE at leading hospitals and private practices. She specializes in supporting pre-teens, teens, and adults facing anxiety disorders such as OCD, panic, social anxiety, ARFID, emetophobia, body dysmorphia, perfectionism, and anxiety related to chronic illness and gastrointestinal issues. Grace also works with caregivers of children with behavioral issues, OCD, and anxiety using evidence-based parenting interventions.
Grace works with clients to translate her deep expertise into tangible tools for a life with less worry and more presence, confidence, and connection. She has received exceptional training in CBT, DBT, ERP, ACT, and SPACE at leading hospitals and private practices. She specializes in supporting pre-teens, teens, and adults facing anxiety disorders such as OCD, panic, social anxiety, ARFID, emetophobia, body dysmorphia, perfectionism, and anxiety related to chronic illness and gastrointestinal issues. Grace also works with caregivers of children with behavioral issues, OCD, and anxiety using evidence-based parenting interventions.
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Dr. Thomas N. Ballas
Psychologist, PhD, PSYPACT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
New York, NY 10016  (Online Only)
I specialize in treating OCD, Trauma, and Mood Disorders.
You may have found yourself caught in a pattern of anxiety, overthinking, and a down mood that has lead you to feel isolated and wanting change in your life. I believe in the power of collaboration and tailoring treatment to meet the unique needs and goals of each client. We will determine which treatment approach works best for you to reclaim your life and your happiness, whether that is Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Trauma-Focused, or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). My personalized approach helps clients feel empowered to make meaningful change in their life.
I specialize in treating OCD, Trauma, and Mood Disorders.
You may have found yourself caught in a pattern of anxiety, overthinking, and a down mood that has lead you to feel isolated and wanting change in your life. I believe in the power of collaboration and tailoring treatment to meet the unique needs and goals of each client. We will determine which treatment approach works best for you to reclaim your life and your happiness, whether that is Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Trauma-Focused, or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). My personalized approach helps clients feel empowered to make meaningful change in their life.
(646) 694-1822 View (646) 694-1822
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Aimee Rubin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW , MA
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10019
You are not alone. I am here to help and guide you through your journey. I specialize in OCD, anxiety, PTSD, and depression. I utilize Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Exposure Response Prevention Therapy. Together we will develop a treatment plan that is specific towards your needs. I strive to provide you with the support and tools for a better as well as healthier you.
You are not alone. I am here to help and guide you through your journey. I specialize in OCD, anxiety, PTSD, and depression. I utilize Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Exposure Response Prevention Therapy. Together we will develop a treatment plan that is specific towards your needs. I strive to provide you with the support and tools for a better as well as healthier you.
(845) 818-3066 View (845) 818-3066
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Amaka Agulue
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10011  (Online Only)
As an existential therapist specializing in OCD, depression, and anxiety, I invite you to embark on a journey of self-discovery and transformation. In our sessions, we'll explore the depth of your existence, including your thoughts, emotions, and being. Together, we'll confront the existential dilemmas that underlie your challenges, uncovering meaning and purpose amidst the chaos. With a compassionate and person-centered approach, I aim to guide you towards greater self-awareness, acceptance, and empowerment. Let's ease our way into a profound exploration of the self, illuminating the path towards healing and wholeness.
As an existential therapist specializing in OCD, depression, and anxiety, I invite you to embark on a journey of self-discovery and transformation. In our sessions, we'll explore the depth of your existence, including your thoughts, emotions, and being. Together, we'll confront the existential dilemmas that underlie your challenges, uncovering meaning and purpose amidst the chaos. With a compassionate and person-centered approach, I aim to guide you towards greater self-awareness, acceptance, and empowerment. Let's ease our way into a profound exploration of the self, illuminating the path towards healing and wholeness.
(646) 760-8239 View (646) 760-8239
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.