Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Therapists in Philadelphia, PA

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Ryan Fiordimondo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
I am a neurodiverse-affirming therapist who enjoys working with the OCD, ADHD and autism spectrum communities.
Do you ever find yourself excessively ruminating, "beating yourself up," or feeling trapped in those "worst case scenarios"? Do you talk to yourself in ways you would never talk to a friend? I'm here to help you take the first step in challenging those self-critical cycles. Together, we can start the journey of cultivating self-love and acceptance.
I am a neurodiverse-affirming therapist who enjoys working with the OCD, ADHD and autism spectrum communities.
Do you ever find yourself excessively ruminating, "beating yourself up," or feeling trapped in those "worst case scenarios"? Do you talk to yourself in ways you would never talk to a friend? I'm here to help you take the first step in challenging those self-critical cycles. Together, we can start the journey of cultivating self-love and acceptance.
(610) 510-6261 View (610) 510-6261
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Matt Lerner
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19146  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in evidence-based treatment for anxiety, depression, insomnia (sleep problems), and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). I use a collaborative approach to customize evidence-based treatments to individual circumstances. I'm also a joyful Dad. I love hiking, camping, and baseball. Click below to ask a question or schedule a free 15-minute consultation to learn more.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in evidence-based treatment for anxiety, depression, insomnia (sleep problems), and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). I use a collaborative approach to customize evidence-based treatments to individual circumstances. I'm also a joyful Dad. I love hiking, camping, and baseball. Click below to ask a question or schedule a free 15-minute consultation to learn more.
(267) 662-1646 View (267) 662-1646
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Ebony Graves
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19121  (Online Only)
Recently, I have found a passion in providing Exposure Response Prevention Treatment for Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder as a speciality.
Congrats on taking the big step to do something different! Are you someone who struggles with feeling anxious? Does most of your day consist of completing compulsions due to obsessions? Do you often find that you are barely making it through the day? Are you wanting to take your life back from intrusive thoughts, feeling down, and putting on a face for others? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I would love to work with you! I find great joy in helping others achieve their highest fulfillment and look forward to helping you live a happier life. I enjoy motivating and supporting my clients through their journey.
Recently, I have found a passion in providing Exposure Response Prevention Treatment for Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder as a speciality.
Congrats on taking the big step to do something different! Are you someone who struggles with feeling anxious? Does most of your day consist of completing compulsions due to obsessions? Do you often find that you are barely making it through the day? Are you wanting to take your life back from intrusive thoughts, feeling down, and putting on a face for others? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I would love to work with you! I find great joy in helping others achieve their highest fulfillment and look forward to helping you live a happier life. I enjoy motivating and supporting my clients through their journey.
(215) 709-3690 View (215) 709-3690
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Kelli Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
Are you struggling to break free from the chains of OCD and Anxiety? Do you wish to live a life without crippling fear and worry? I am here to help! I believe the only way "out" is through. Together we will work on your or your child's OCD and anxiety to get you to the life you deserve! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Pennsylvania. I believe that while starting treatment can be scary, it is one of the best things you could ever do for yourself or your child. Asking for help is a strength!
Are you struggling to break free from the chains of OCD and Anxiety? Do you wish to live a life without crippling fear and worry? I am here to help! I believe the only way "out" is through. Together we will work on your or your child's OCD and anxiety to get you to the life you deserve! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Pennsylvania. I believe that while starting treatment can be scary, it is one of the best things you could ever do for yourself or your child. Asking for help is a strength!
(484) 591-3630 View (484) 591-3630
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Kate Engel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19147  (Online Only)
Anxiety, lack of focus, and obsessive thinking should not be barriers to living a happy and fulfilling life. Are you struggling to understand why you feel overwhelmed with unhealthy thoughts and emotions? By getting to the root of what is driving these actions, I can help you process in order to uncover unhealthy patterns and teach you skills to manage your behaviors so you can achieve growth and positive change to be the person you want to be. I approach therapy with compassion and humor. By teaching you to be in the moment, we will help quiet your anxious mind together. My specialties are ADHD, OCD, phobias, and social anxiety.
Anxiety, lack of focus, and obsessive thinking should not be barriers to living a happy and fulfilling life. Are you struggling to understand why you feel overwhelmed with unhealthy thoughts and emotions? By getting to the root of what is driving these actions, I can help you process in order to uncover unhealthy patterns and teach you skills to manage your behaviors so you can achieve growth and positive change to be the person you want to be. I approach therapy with compassion and humor. By teaching you to be in the moment, we will help quiet your anxious mind together. My specialties are ADHD, OCD, phobias, and social anxiety.
(267) 214-6526 View (267) 214-6526
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Daniel Chazin
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP, A-CBT
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Are you looking for a highly skilled, caring professional to help you or a motivated loved one break free from the grips of an anxiety, obsessive compulsive, or traumatic stress disorder? If so, Dr. Chazin may be the ideal match for you! With exceptional expertise and experience helping hundreds of adults and teens overcome a range of serious anxiety disorders and related issues, he combines use of the most effective, state-of-the-art cognitive-behavioral treatments with a personalized and supportive approach to help clients gain understanding and strategies and master the problems and disorders they face.
Are you looking for a highly skilled, caring professional to help you or a motivated loved one break free from the grips of an anxiety, obsessive compulsive, or traumatic stress disorder? If so, Dr. Chazin may be the ideal match for you! With exceptional expertise and experience helping hundreds of adults and teens overcome a range of serious anxiety disorders and related issues, he combines use of the most effective, state-of-the-art cognitive-behavioral treatments with a personalized and supportive approach to help clients gain understanding and strategies and master the problems and disorders they face.
(267) 668-0142 View (267) 668-0142
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Ruth Conviser
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19107
I can help you feel less anxiety, manage OCD and improve your relationship. I also specialize in couples where one person struggles with anxiety or OCD. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention, or mindfulness to reduce these anxiety and OCD and increase calm. For couples I work with the Gottman Method to improve communication and eradicate destructive relationship patterns. From there we rebuild trust and affection.
I can help you feel less anxiety, manage OCD and improve your relationship. I also specialize in couples where one person struggles with anxiety or OCD. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention, or mindfulness to reduce these anxiety and OCD and increase calm. For couples I work with the Gottman Method to improve communication and eradicate destructive relationship patterns. From there we rebuild trust and affection.
(610) 745-9571 View (610) 745-9571
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Christopher J Famiglietti
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19128
Through my personal and professional life experience I have been fortunate enough to support members of the LGBTQIA+ Community. A community I continue to learn how to navigate personally. I aim to create an affirming space for folx in search of identity exploration, building a chosen family, and learning “where to go next?” I have grown my network of support in Philadelphia to provide the best referral source for those in search of gender affirming healthcare and organizations. Also, I am Certified in EXRP through CBI to support alleviation in distress with OCD. I receive consultation through Rogers and CBI.
Through my personal and professional life experience I have been fortunate enough to support members of the LGBTQIA+ Community. A community I continue to learn how to navigate personally. I aim to create an affirming space for folx in search of identity exploration, building a chosen family, and learning “where to go next?” I have grown my network of support in Philadelphia to provide the best referral source for those in search of gender affirming healthcare and organizations. Also, I am Certified in EXRP through CBI to support alleviation in distress with OCD. I receive consultation through Rogers and CBI.
(267) 834-0260 View (267) 834-0260
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Omar Alsaadi
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19122
As someone who has experienced Tourette's and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, I understand how influential our mental health is and how life changing it is to seek treatment. Although discussing your emotions with someone is never an easy decision, I am here to help you grow and heal through the discomfort. I specialize in working with anxiety (with particular expertise in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Tourette's Disorder) and depression, using multiple methods for treatment. I also have multicultural familiarity, and have worked well with clients of different backgrounds.
As someone who has experienced Tourette's and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, I understand how influential our mental health is and how life changing it is to seek treatment. Although discussing your emotions with someone is never an easy decision, I am here to help you grow and heal through the discomfort. I specialize in working with anxiety (with particular expertise in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Tourette's Disorder) and depression, using multiple methods for treatment. I also have multicultural familiarity, and have worked well with clients of different backgrounds.
(724) 503-6231 View (724) 503-6231
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Lilah Gosman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS Ed
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Living with anxiety and depression can be overwhelming. It may feel like fear is taking over your life and keeping you from some of the things you enjoy and value most. I prioritize creating a safe environment and trusting therapeutic relationship with clients. Our work together will emphasize your values, strengths, and goals to develop a collaborative plan to re-engage with life. I specialize in working with clients with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and the full spectrum of anxiety disorders, including BFRB's (trichotillomania/skin picking). I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
Living with anxiety and depression can be overwhelming. It may feel like fear is taking over your life and keeping you from some of the things you enjoy and value most. I prioritize creating a safe environment and trusting therapeutic relationship with clients. Our work together will emphasize your values, strengths, and goals to develop a collaborative plan to re-engage with life. I specialize in working with clients with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and the full spectrum of anxiety disorders, including BFRB's (trichotillomania/skin picking). I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
(484) 446-5989 View (484) 446-5989
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Marie Papalia
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19102
I have received advanced training in Exposure and Response Prevention Treatment (ERP) for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for Anxiety and Depression.
My goal as a therapist is to help you understand yourself better, enabling you to make healthier choices that will improve your life. I’m passionate about helping people gain insight into the unhelpful patterns, beliefs, and fears that hold them back and will collaborate with you to develop a plan to address your concerns that will challenge you to grow, yet meet you where you are today. My areas of expertise include Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, and Eating Disorders. I also frequently work with individuals experiencing depressive disorders, perfectionism, relationship issues, and grief.
I have received advanced training in Exposure and Response Prevention Treatment (ERP) for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for Anxiety and Depression.
My goal as a therapist is to help you understand yourself better, enabling you to make healthier choices that will improve your life. I’m passionate about helping people gain insight into the unhelpful patterns, beliefs, and fears that hold them back and will collaborate with you to develop a plan to address your concerns that will challenge you to grow, yet meet you where you are today. My areas of expertise include Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, and Eating Disorders. I also frequently work with individuals experiencing depressive disorders, perfectionism, relationship issues, and grief.
(267) 361-0304 View (267) 361-0304
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Dr. Lindsey Salerno
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19146
As an expert in trauma, OCD, anxiety disorders, and related conditions (e.g., skin picking, hair pulling, body dysmorphia), I am passionate about supporting clients in: (1) healing from trauma and processing grief/loss, (2) feeling more in control of OCD and anxiety symptoms, (3) navigating life stressors and relational difficulties, and (4) managing associated challenges (e.g., mood disorders, sleep problems, perfectionism, ADHD). I also specialize in providing care to LGBTQ+ individuals, including conducting evaluations for those seeking gender-affirming surgeries.
As an expert in trauma, OCD, anxiety disorders, and related conditions (e.g., skin picking, hair pulling, body dysmorphia), I am passionate about supporting clients in: (1) healing from trauma and processing grief/loss, (2) feeling more in control of OCD and anxiety symptoms, (3) navigating life stressors and relational difficulties, and (4) managing associated challenges (e.g., mood disorders, sleep problems, perfectionism, ADHD). I also specialize in providing care to LGBTQ+ individuals, including conducting evaluations for those seeking gender-affirming surgeries.
(484) 497-2137 View (484) 497-2137
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Sophia Polin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19102  (Online Only)
In addition to standard therapy, I specialize in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), the gold standard treatment for OCD.
I believe that the most effective way to heal old wounds and develop new strengths is in relationship to other people, and have faith in the potential for the therapeutic relationship to be a vehicle for deep insight and transformation. I work with adults and adolescents with anxiety disorders, who are processing trauma, who are facing major life transitions or who simply want to explore their full potential.
In addition to standard therapy, I specialize in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), the gold standard treatment for OCD.
I believe that the most effective way to heal old wounds and develop new strengths is in relationship to other people, and have faith in the potential for the therapeutic relationship to be a vehicle for deep insight and transformation. I work with adults and adolescents with anxiety disorders, who are processing trauma, who are facing major life transitions or who simply want to explore their full potential.
(215) 461-3914 View (215) 461-3914
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Elizabeth R. Weisman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19119
Areas of focus include: OCD, PTSD, trauma, Addiction & Recovery, LGBTQ, Special Needs Parenting, PANS / PANDAS, FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder), Grief & Loss, Adoption, Relationship issues, Chronic and severe mental illness, and Mind-body Wellness.
THE ONLY WAY OUT IS THROUGH (Robert Frost)... It is human to suffer and it is human to face challenges. When the suffering becomes too great, and the challenges too large, good therapy can play a key role in bringing about change. If you decide to work with me, I would consider it an honor to become part of your journey towards increased health and well-being. When you come to therapy, you will be treated with respect. I bring many years of experience as a therapist, providing both brief evidence-based interventions and long term psychodynamic approach. I will work carefully with you to define and achieve your personal goals.
Areas of focus include: OCD, PTSD, trauma, Addiction & Recovery, LGBTQ, Special Needs Parenting, PANS / PANDAS, FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder), Grief & Loss, Adoption, Relationship issues, Chronic and severe mental illness, and Mind-body Wellness.
THE ONLY WAY OUT IS THROUGH (Robert Frost)... It is human to suffer and it is human to face challenges. When the suffering becomes too great, and the challenges too large, good therapy can play a key role in bringing about change. If you decide to work with me, I would consider it an honor to become part of your journey towards increased health and well-being. When you come to therapy, you will be treated with respect. I bring many years of experience as a therapist, providing both brief evidence-based interventions and long term psychodynamic approach. I will work carefully with you to define and achieve your personal goals.
(267) 202-4386 View (267) 202-4386
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Nicole Garrison
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19115  (Online Only)
I've had extensive training in EX/RP (Exposure Response Prevention) as well as ACT to treat a variety of anxiety disorders including OCD.
Research shows at least 1 in 5 people struggle with an anxiety disorder. Helping someone with anxiety or OCD has become a true passion of mine- or the "bread and butter" of my therapy skillset. I am a state licensed professional counselor drawn towards helping children and adults to be the best version of themselves. I primarily use a short term, problem solving approach also known as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), but often use a "neapolitan" combination approach in working with people to tailor to their each individual needs.
I've had extensive training in EX/RP (Exposure Response Prevention) as well as ACT to treat a variety of anxiety disorders including OCD.
Research shows at least 1 in 5 people struggle with an anxiety disorder. Helping someone with anxiety or OCD has become a true passion of mine- or the "bread and butter" of my therapy skillset. I am a state licensed professional counselor drawn towards helping children and adults to be the best version of themselves. I primarily use a short term, problem solving approach also known as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), but often use a "neapolitan" combination approach in working with people to tailor to their each individual needs.
(609) 454-0994 View (609) 454-0994
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Nichelle Wiggins
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19128  (Online Only)
I specialize in the treatment of OCD, Anxiety, Depression, Family/Relationship Conflicts, Adverse Childhood Experiences and Low Self-Esteem.
Are you struggling to live the life you desire? Perhaps you are feeling anxious, depressed, unmotivated, struggling with intrusive thoughts/urges that you are afraid to talk about, experiencing conflict in your relationships, facing a difficult situation or simply want to feel better. Congratulations on taking the first step. Whether you are new or returning to therapy, the process is one of self-reflection and self-discovery that can lead you to not only feeling better but being a better you. Sometimes the path is unclear. I am committed to guiding you along the path of empowerment and enlightenment to find your way.
I specialize in the treatment of OCD, Anxiety, Depression, Family/Relationship Conflicts, Adverse Childhood Experiences and Low Self-Esteem.
Are you struggling to live the life you desire? Perhaps you are feeling anxious, depressed, unmotivated, struggling with intrusive thoughts/urges that you are afraid to talk about, experiencing conflict in your relationships, facing a difficult situation or simply want to feel better. Congratulations on taking the first step. Whether you are new or returning to therapy, the process is one of self-reflection and self-discovery that can lead you to not only feeling better but being a better you. Sometimes the path is unclear. I am committed to guiding you along the path of empowerment and enlightenment to find your way.
(267) 223-0947 View (267) 223-0947
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Leah Bayuk
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103
As a compassionate and empathic licensed professional counselor, I am dedicated to helping individuals conquer anxiety and regain control over their lives. I specialize in the treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and anxiety disorders. My goal is to provide a supportive and judgment-free space where clients can find relief from the burden of anxiety and OCD. My therapeutic approach is primarily rooted in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), which have been proven effective in managing and reducing the symptoms of OCD and related anxiety disorders.
As a compassionate and empathic licensed professional counselor, I am dedicated to helping individuals conquer anxiety and regain control over their lives. I specialize in the treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and anxiety disorders. My goal is to provide a supportive and judgment-free space where clients can find relief from the burden of anxiety and OCD. My therapeutic approach is primarily rooted in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), which have been proven effective in managing and reducing the symptoms of OCD and related anxiety disorders.
(267) 680-8161 View (267) 680-8161
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Ebony Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19120  (Online Only)
I am an OCD specialist and will teach you how to respond to intrusive thoughts and help you regain control over your life.
I believe that we all want to feel accepted, loved and appreciated, and want our lives to make a difference. My approach to therapy is always warm, accepting, and validating but at the same time encouraging growth from areas that seem to keep you stuck. I help my clients recognize the power they have to make small changes which can lead to a more satisfying life. I utilize CBT, Exposure and Response Prevention and DBT.
I am an OCD specialist and will teach you how to respond to intrusive thoughts and help you regain control over your life.
I believe that we all want to feel accepted, loved and appreciated, and want our lives to make a difference. My approach to therapy is always warm, accepting, and validating but at the same time encouraging growth from areas that seem to keep you stuck. I help my clients recognize the power they have to make small changes which can lead to a more satisfying life. I utilize CBT, Exposure and Response Prevention and DBT.
(267) 481-8556 View (267) 481-8556
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Thomas A Bartlett
Psychologist, MA, FIPA
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Covid-19: Meet by Zoom or in person. For over 30 years, I have offered attentive and thoughtful psychotherapy and psychoanalysis in a comfortable home office with a private waiting area. My style has been described as welcoming, engaging, flexible and "serious yet playful". I work with a wide range of problems: work and relationships struggles, depression, anxiety, insomnia, alcohol abuse, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, personality disorders and many other matters people bring up. I am slow to recommend medication, but work in concert with a number of psychiatrists should either of us believe medication might be beneficial.
Covid-19: Meet by Zoom or in person. For over 30 years, I have offered attentive and thoughtful psychotherapy and psychoanalysis in a comfortable home office with a private waiting area. My style has been described as welcoming, engaging, flexible and "serious yet playful". I work with a wide range of problems: work and relationships struggles, depression, anxiety, insomnia, alcohol abuse, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, personality disorders and many other matters people bring up. I am slow to recommend medication, but work in concert with a number of psychiatrists should either of us believe medication might be beneficial.
(267) 419-6440 View (267) 419-6440
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Tristan Guarini
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
Currently I'm focusing on taking new clients who meet any or all of the following descriptors: clients who are queer & trans, have OCD & are looking for ERP, polyamorous/non-monogamous clients, working on attachment.
The strength and quality of the therapist-client relationship can predict success in therapy. So, it's important that you find a therapist who makes you feel like coming to therapy is equal parts challenge and safety. I have rejected aspects of traditional ideas of professionalism (for example: you can't have tattoos and still be professional, being a therapist with political beliefs in unprofessional), while retaining the aspects of professionalism that contribute to therapeutic success (for example: having good boundaries, ensuring confidentiality, using well-informed techniques).
Currently I'm focusing on taking new clients who meet any or all of the following descriptors: clients who are queer & trans, have OCD & are looking for ERP, polyamorous/non-monogamous clients, working on attachment.
The strength and quality of the therapist-client relationship can predict success in therapy. So, it's important that you find a therapist who makes you feel like coming to therapy is equal parts challenge and safety. I have rejected aspects of traditional ideas of professionalism (for example: you can't have tattoos and still be professional, being a therapist with political beliefs in unprofessional), while retaining the aspects of professionalism that contribute to therapeutic success (for example: having good boundaries, ensuring confidentiality, using well-informed techniques).
(215) 234-7827 View (215) 234-7827

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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.