Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Therapists in Memphis, TN

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Olivia Summitt
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38120
I have a special interest in working with clients who have ADHD, and OCD and other obsessive-compulsive related disorders.
I practice counseling with the perspective that humans develop behaviors to serve some sort of purpose. As a counselor, I am here to offer guidance and support for when those behaviors are no longer necessary or are no longer serving the purpose that was intended. I strive to assist clients in developing a balance in how they both experience and express emotions, with the belief that there is no "bad" emotion. My goal is to work with clients in discovering a state of awareness of the uncertainty in life rather than a fear of it.
I have a special interest in working with clients who have ADHD, and OCD and other obsessive-compulsive related disorders.
I practice counseling with the perspective that humans develop behaviors to serve some sort of purpose. As a counselor, I am here to offer guidance and support for when those behaviors are no longer necessary or are no longer serving the purpose that was intended. I strive to assist clients in developing a balance in how they both experience and express emotions, with the belief that there is no "bad" emotion. My goal is to work with clients in discovering a state of awareness of the uncertainty in life rather than a fear of it.
(901) 657-2287 View (901) 657-2287
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Christopher S Vickers
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38119
 More specialized work involves treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
My hope is to create a relationship between the therapist and the individual that fosters positive and lasting change. To that end, I work patiently to ensure a sense of trust and safety. In addition, I feel I work well with individuals who go to therapy to be challenged, to be "unstuck." In these cases, I can be supportive while also being firm and direct. My approach is sensitive to the individual's life circumstance, their personality, and their comfort level with the therapeutic process.
 More specialized work involves treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
My hope is to create a relationship between the therapist and the individual that fosters positive and lasting change. To that end, I work patiently to ensure a sense of trust and safety. In addition, I feel I work well with individuals who go to therapy to be challenged, to be "unstuck." In these cases, I can be supportive while also being firm and direct. My approach is sensitive to the individual's life circumstance, their personality, and their comfort level with the therapeutic process.
(901) 214-5877 View (901) 214-5877
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Allison Rieman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38120
My greatest clinical strengths lie in working with adolescents, young adults, anxiety and OCD, and depression.
Therapy is a place to seek out growth, understanding, and compassion toward yourself and others. And since everyone has a unique story, impacted by people and experiences both past and present, it is crucial that therapy is personalized. Whether you're working toward self-exploration, acceptance, change, or all of the above, we can find a path together. I will collaborate with you in assessing concerns and working toward growth, while providing support throughout your journey.
My greatest clinical strengths lie in working with adolescents, young adults, anxiety and OCD, and depression.
Therapy is a place to seek out growth, understanding, and compassion toward yourself and others. And since everyone has a unique story, impacted by people and experiences both past and present, it is crucial that therapy is personalized. Whether you're working toward self-exploration, acceptance, change, or all of the above, we can find a path together. I will collaborate with you in assessing concerns and working toward growth, while providing support throughout your journey.
(901) 699-4015 View (901) 699-4015
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Karen R Swanay
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, MHSP
Verified
Memphis, TN 38112
I not only treat OCD, I have OCD.
My ideal client is one who knows they need to make changes and are willing to do the work of therapy. My practice is specialized to help those with OCD, anxiety, and related disorders but I am also a gender therapist. My office is a safe space where you can be you.
I not only treat OCD, I have OCD.
My ideal client is one who knows they need to make changes and are willing to do the work of therapy. My practice is specialized to help those with OCD, anxiety, and related disorders but I am also a gender therapist. My office is a safe space where you can be you.
(850) 279-5084 View (850) 279-5084
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Sonia Torrey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMHSP, NCC, NCACI
Verified
2 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38120
I have worked more than 12 years with people experiencing a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar, trauma, grief, substance use, and behavioral addictions.
I welcome anyone seeking to find a safe space to explore emotional, mental, and behavioral issues that are impacting their life. If you are unsure of your goals or what direction in life to take to get there, I can help you explore your current situation and the patterns your past has in influencing you today. You do not need a game plan - just a willingness to put your toe in the water and take a chance at finding a life worth living.
I have worked more than 12 years with people experiencing a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar, trauma, grief, substance use, and behavioral addictions.
I welcome anyone seeking to find a safe space to explore emotional, mental, and behavioral issues that are impacting their life. If you are unsure of your goals or what direction in life to take to get there, I can help you explore your current situation and the patterns your past has in influencing you today. You do not need a game plan - just a willingness to put your toe in the water and take a chance at finding a life worth living.
(901) 665-2395 View (901) 665-2395
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J. Trevor Milliron
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Memphis, TN 38138
I specialize in working with contamination, order/symmetry, harm OCD, pure OCD, scrupulosity, relationship OCD, and sexual obsessions.
My practice is exclusively dedicated to serving adults with OCD. I offer an intensive and highly customized approach based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) combined with Exposure/Response Prevention (ERP). Although ERP is the gold standard treatment for OCD, misconceptions about ERP often result in unnecessary fears. The pain of ERP treatment is no greater, and often less, than the pain you are already in. You will find my approach respectful, affirming, and gentle.
I specialize in working with contamination, order/symmetry, harm OCD, pure OCD, scrupulosity, relationship OCD, and sexual obsessions.
My practice is exclusively dedicated to serving adults with OCD. I offer an intensive and highly customized approach based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) combined with Exposure/Response Prevention (ERP). Although ERP is the gold standard treatment for OCD, misconceptions about ERP often result in unnecessary fears. The pain of ERP treatment is no greater, and often less, than the pain you are already in. You will find my approach respectful, affirming, and gentle.
(423) 481-8394 View (423) 481-8394
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Cynthia Lu'aune Poole
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW, CTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38111
Waitlist for new clients
I can help when symptoms of Depression, Anxiety, Attachments, Negative and Obsessive Thinking become overwhelming causing barriers to life and interferences with your daily functioning.
Often, we find ourselves traveling through life not trusting to share our challenges, thoughts and feelings with the external world. Together we can explore what you’re facing. Whether you’re experiencing Depression, Anxiety, Attachments and Negative Thinking, you don’t have to make the journey alone. My treatment approach enhances the Wholistic Person. I am someone that will work alongside of you in a safe and trusting environment. “You Only Need a Heart Full of Grace and a Soul Generated by Love" ~ Dr. Martin Luther King "Together We're Better".
I can help when symptoms of Depression, Anxiety, Attachments, Negative and Obsessive Thinking become overwhelming causing barriers to life and interferences with your daily functioning.
Often, we find ourselves traveling through life not trusting to share our challenges, thoughts and feelings with the external world. Together we can explore what you’re facing. Whether you’re experiencing Depression, Anxiety, Attachments and Negative Thinking, you don’t have to make the journey alone. My treatment approach enhances the Wholistic Person. I am someone that will work alongside of you in a safe and trusting environment. “You Only Need a Heart Full of Grace and a Soul Generated by Love" ~ Dr. Martin Luther King "Together We're Better".
(901) 460-3447 View (901) 460-3447
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Hannah Maust
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PhD, TempLPC
Verified
Memphis, TN 38119
I specialize in trauma, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, OCD, and many other areas from a compassionate viewpoint.
My ideal client is ready to discover, change, and grow. They are willing to work towards the life they want to live and who they want to be.
I specialize in trauma, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, OCD, and many other areas from a compassionate viewpoint.
My ideal client is ready to discover, change, and grow. They are willing to work towards the life they want to live and who they want to be.
(901) 657-2605 View (901) 657-2605
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Jessica Griffin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified
Memphis, TN 38120
I am a licensed masters social worker with over 5 years of experience helping clients with trauma, anxiety, depression, OCD, stress, relationship difficulties, grief, and loss. My approach to counseling is very individualized - you are the expert on your life, and I am here to help you make change happen.
I am a licensed masters social worker with over 5 years of experience helping clients with trauma, anxiety, depression, OCD, stress, relationship difficulties, grief, and loss. My approach to counseling is very individualized - you are the expert on your life, and I am here to help you make change happen.
(901) 699-4982 View (901) 699-4982
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Brittany Wood
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSEd, P-LPC
Verified
Memphis, TN 38119  (Online Only)
I have an extensive background working with individuals who have depression, OCD, anxiety, LGBTQ+ concerns and needs, low self-esteem, grief, and difficulty with life transitions, as well as the specialized treatment of severe and/or complex trauma and abuse.
I am dedicated to supporting individuals in their journey towards healing and well-being. l strive to provide a compassionate and safe space for individuals to explore their experiences and work towards healing. Drawing upon evidence-based therapeutic approaches, I tailor my counseling sessions to meet the unique needs of each client. I believe in the power of a collaborative therapeutic relationship, where individuals feel empowered and supported as they navigate their healing process. I am trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches, including TF-CBT, CBT, DBT, IFS, Motivational Interviewing, and Person-Centered Therapy.
I have an extensive background working with individuals who have depression, OCD, anxiety, LGBTQ+ concerns and needs, low self-esteem, grief, and difficulty with life transitions, as well as the specialized treatment of severe and/or complex trauma and abuse.
I am dedicated to supporting individuals in their journey towards healing and well-being. l strive to provide a compassionate and safe space for individuals to explore their experiences and work towards healing. Drawing upon evidence-based therapeutic approaches, I tailor my counseling sessions to meet the unique needs of each client. I believe in the power of a collaborative therapeutic relationship, where individuals feel empowered and supported as they navigate their healing process. I am trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches, including TF-CBT, CBT, DBT, IFS, Motivational Interviewing, and Person-Centered Therapy.
(731) 237-0889 View (731) 237-0889
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Yves Calderone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Memphis, TN 38109
I have experience working with individuals and families from a variety of backgrounds and life experiences with particular expertise working with adults and adolescents experiencing anxiety, OCD, depression, relationship issues, trauma, grief, or simply needing support navigating through life’s crossroads.
I am committed to working dynamically with individuals so they can live healthier, fuller, more meaningful lives. My treatment approach is rooted in Jungian-oriented psychotherapy, Focusing and other somatic practices, and Collaborative Problem Solving. I hold a Masters degree in Social work with a concentration in Advanced Clinical Practice from Columbia University. I offer counseling sessions tailored to each individual‘s unique experience — taking into account biological, psychological, social, and spiritual factors — and guiding a process that acknowledges and respects a person’s inherent wisdom toward wholeness and healing.
I have experience working with individuals and families from a variety of backgrounds and life experiences with particular expertise working with adults and adolescents experiencing anxiety, OCD, depression, relationship issues, trauma, grief, or simply needing support navigating through life’s crossroads.
I am committed to working dynamically with individuals so they can live healthier, fuller, more meaningful lives. My treatment approach is rooted in Jungian-oriented psychotherapy, Focusing and other somatic practices, and Collaborative Problem Solving. I hold a Masters degree in Social work with a concentration in Advanced Clinical Practice from Columbia University. I offer counseling sessions tailored to each individual‘s unique experience — taking into account biological, psychological, social, and spiritual factors — and guiding a process that acknowledges and respects a person’s inherent wisdom toward wholeness and healing.
(901) 676-8710 View (901) 676-8710
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Dr. Jemour Maddux Psychologist, Accepting Patients
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP
Verified
Memphis, TN 38137  (Online Only)
I offer a solution-focused & direct approach for issues like depression, anxiety, trauma, OCD, anger & family/relationship problems.
Professional - Doctoral Level - Theologically Sensitive - TeleHealth Friendly, Dr. Maddux offers tools for escaping bothersome thoughts, behaviors & reactions so you can reclaim self-control, fresh perspectives, stable relationships, energy & hope. I also understand that faith is important. I completed postdoctoral Theology & Ministry education at Princeton Theological Seminary to ethically combine faith-based tools & evidence-based psychotherapies, such as CBT & ERP. My style is time-limited & practical. Get a "Game Plan" for reaching your social, emotional & relationship goals.
I offer a solution-focused & direct approach for issues like depression, anxiety, trauma, OCD, anger & family/relationship problems.
Professional - Doctoral Level - Theologically Sensitive - TeleHealth Friendly, Dr. Maddux offers tools for escaping bothersome thoughts, behaviors & reactions so you can reclaim self-control, fresh perspectives, stable relationships, energy & hope. I also understand that faith is important. I completed postdoctoral Theology & Ministry education at Princeton Theological Seminary to ethically combine faith-based tools & evidence-based psychotherapies, such as CBT & ERP. My style is time-limited & practical. Get a "Game Plan" for reaching your social, emotional & relationship goals.
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Eric Cassius
Counselor, MS, LPC, MHSP, CHT
Verified
9 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38117
With over 20 years of experience I have worked with clients from all over Memphis. Clients are motivated to change and address their issues upon the initial session. Whether a client is an adult or adolescent I treat each person who comes to my office as an individual with their own special needs. I specialize in Hypnotherapy for Stopping Smoking, Weight Loss, Stress, Anxiety, Concentration, Focus, Athletic Performance, Male and Female Sexual Dysfunction, Couples Counseling, Family Therapy, Adolescent Behavioral Therapy, ADHD Testing, and Study Coaching. For more information please feel free to contact me or check out my website: Cassiusandassociates.com
With over 20 years of experience I have worked with clients from all over Memphis. Clients are motivated to change and address their issues upon the initial session. Whether a client is an adult or adolescent I treat each person who comes to my office as an individual with their own special needs. I specialize in Hypnotherapy for Stopping Smoking, Weight Loss, Stress, Anxiety, Concentration, Focus, Athletic Performance, Male and Female Sexual Dysfunction, Couples Counseling, Family Therapy, Adolescent Behavioral Therapy, ADHD Testing, and Study Coaching. For more information please feel free to contact me or check out my website: Cassiusandassociates.com
(901) 654-0078 View (901) 654-0078
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Sandra Schwartz
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, LPC, MHSP
Verified
Memphis, TN 38120  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with clients who want to feel better emotionally and grow personally.
I enjoy working with clients who want to feel better emotionally and grow personally.
(901) 657-5074 View (901) 657-5074
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Krystin Coldwell
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Memphis, TN 38137
At one point or another, we all experience stress. Often we are able to manage stress effectively and grow through our struggles. Unfortunately, some circumstances such as major life transitions, relationship problems, memories of painful situations from the past, or other major stressors, can overwhelm our ability to cope. When this occurs, people may experience symptoms such as sleep difficulty, changes in daily behaviors, low motivation, tension or irritability. In difficult times, speaking to a compassionate professional can help struggling individuals find hope, learn new skills , and improve their quality of life.
At one point or another, we all experience stress. Often we are able to manage stress effectively and grow through our struggles. Unfortunately, some circumstances such as major life transitions, relationship problems, memories of painful situations from the past, or other major stressors, can overwhelm our ability to cope. When this occurs, people may experience symptoms such as sleep difficulty, changes in daily behaviors, low motivation, tension or irritability. In difficult times, speaking to a compassionate professional can help struggling individuals find hope, learn new skills , and improve their quality of life.
(901) 390-9477 View (901) 390-9477
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Ashley Leary
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38122  (Online Only)
Hello! My specialties are treating anxiety, trauma, and relationship issues. I have over 10 years of experience in treating people of diverse demographics. I am passionate about helping my clients discover their strengths and empowering them to function in their truest and best selves. I find it an honor to be trusted with my client’s stories; stories that are often begging to be heard, understood, and touched with compassion.
Hello! My specialties are treating anxiety, trauma, and relationship issues. I have over 10 years of experience in treating people of diverse demographics. I am passionate about helping my clients discover their strengths and empowering them to function in their truest and best selves. I find it an honor to be trusted with my client’s stories; stories that are often begging to be heard, understood, and touched with compassion.
(901) 621-5585 View (901) 621-5585
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Esteem Counseling and Wellness Center, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMHSP
Verified
Memphis, TN 38125
Do you consider yourself a high achiever or go-getter, but recently find yourself feeling stuck in a rut or unable to keep up with life’s pace lately? Are there times when you know you should stand up for yourself, but worry more often how it will affect other people? Well, you are not alone. Adjustments can be hard, and they can draw attention to underlying anxiety, depression and even trauma.
Do you consider yourself a high achiever or go-getter, but recently find yourself feeling stuck in a rut or unable to keep up with life’s pace lately? Are there times when you know you should stand up for yourself, but worry more often how it will affect other people? Well, you are not alone. Adjustments can be hard, and they can draw attention to underlying anxiety, depression and even trauma.
(901) 519-2436 View (901) 519-2436
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RH Counseling & Counsulting
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC , NCC
Verified
Memphis, TN 38104
RH Counseling & Consulting seeks to provide healing by incorporating therapeutic services that meets the mental, emotional, spiritual needs of its clients. I have worked in the field of mental health as a therapist for approximately twenty one years and have treated clients with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders, anger, and etc., using cognitive behavioral approaches to therapy. I believe in taking a comprehensive approach in bringing about healing to those who are mentally and emotionally stuck or in pain.
RH Counseling & Consulting seeks to provide healing by incorporating therapeutic services that meets the mental, emotional, spiritual needs of its clients. I have worked in the field of mental health as a therapist for approximately twenty one years and have treated clients with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders, anger, and etc., using cognitive behavioral approaches to therapy. I believe in taking a comprehensive approach in bringing about healing to those who are mentally and emotionally stuck or in pain.
(901) 472-1563 View (901) 472-1563
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Liz Turnbull
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38117
Life is can be difficult at times. I believe that the way we think, feel, and act impacts our ability to view any situation clearly. The way we talk about ourselves, to ourselves, and to others also plays a role in navigating life's many challenges. I hope to come alongside you to support, encourage, and advocate for you by standing in the gap and be a constant in your storm.
Life is can be difficult at times. I believe that the way we think, feel, and act impacts our ability to view any situation clearly. The way we talk about ourselves, to ourselves, and to others also plays a role in navigating life's many challenges. I hope to come alongside you to support, encourage, and advocate for you by standing in the gap and be a constant in your storm.
(901) 554-4032 View (901) 554-4032
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Teresa Hall-Franklin
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC, MHSP, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38125
As a 3rd year Doctor of Behavioral Health Student, with 22 years of experience, you're in good hands! I am an advocate acceptance and safe spaces for all. Through a non-judgmental approach to healing and recovery, I offer talk and somatic counseling as tools to help with personal & professional goal attainment, unexpected life events, & painful experiences. I very much enjoy helping couples form stronger bonds for thriving marriages. It's a pleasure to walk alongside you on your journey to emotional and behavioral restoration. Call or text 901.608.1000 for the next available appointment.
As a 3rd year Doctor of Behavioral Health Student, with 22 years of experience, you're in good hands! I am an advocate acceptance and safe spaces for all. Through a non-judgmental approach to healing and recovery, I offer talk and somatic counseling as tools to help with personal & professional goal attainment, unexpected life events, & painful experiences. I very much enjoy helping couples form stronger bonds for thriving marriages. It's a pleasure to walk alongside you on your journey to emotional and behavioral restoration. Call or text 901.608.1000 for the next available appointment.
(901) 612-3799 View (901) 612-3799

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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.