Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Therapists in Addison, TX

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Christian Walsh
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Addison, TX 75001
I specialize in working with clients who are grappling with OCD, personality disorders, trauma, grief, anxiety, relationship issues, and ADHD.
Life can throw us some rough curveballs, and it's during these moments that we might find ourselves feeling overwhelmed, lost, or stuck. My passion lies in guiding clients through these lonely times, offering a warm and empathetic space where healing can begin. My existential counseling approach is rooted in the belief that every person is unique and deserves a tailored therapeutic experience. Instead of simply putting a bandage on your concerns, let’s find what is causing them and heal from the source. This counseling style stems from my favorite quote: "A fool pulls the leaves, a brute chops the trunk, but a sage pulls the roots".
I specialize in working with clients who are grappling with OCD, personality disorders, trauma, grief, anxiety, relationship issues, and ADHD.
Life can throw us some rough curveballs, and it's during these moments that we might find ourselves feeling overwhelmed, lost, or stuck. My passion lies in guiding clients through these lonely times, offering a warm and empathetic space where healing can begin. My existential counseling approach is rooted in the belief that every person is unique and deserves a tailored therapeutic experience. Instead of simply putting a bandage on your concerns, let’s find what is causing them and heal from the source. This counseling style stems from my favorite quote: "A fool pulls the leaves, a brute chops the trunk, but a sage pulls the roots".
(214) 617-1678 View (214) 617-1678
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Jacqueline Hood
Psychologist, PhD, LP, LSSP
Verified Verified
Addison, TX 75001
I am a licensed psychologist dedicated to working with children and families. I treat a number of childhood emotional and behavioral disorders and have advanced training and experience in the treatment of mood disorders and anxiety disorders (e.g., OCD, social phobia, and selective mutism). I also have unique experience in providing psychotherapy to children and adolescents whose emotional problems occur alongside developmental differences, such as autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, or mental retardation.
I am a licensed psychologist dedicated to working with children and families. I treat a number of childhood emotional and behavioral disorders and have advanced training and experience in the treatment of mood disorders and anxiety disorders (e.g., OCD, social phobia, and selective mutism). I also have unique experience in providing psychotherapy to children and adolescents whose emotional problems occur alongside developmental differences, such as autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, or mental retardation.
(972) 675-7197 View (972) 675-7197
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Laura Kemp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Addison, TX 75001  (Online Only)
Laura is gentle and loves to listen; prides herself on being able to use her empathic abilities to see the individual as who they are, and not what they are struggling with. Has experience working with children ages 6+, individuals, groups, and families; Anxiety, Trauma, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Self-esteem, Depression, Grief, Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Stressors. Utilizes a Client Centered Holistic Approach to help clients understand the Mind/Body Connection. When she is not in sessions she can be found in her garden with her cat and two dogs.
Laura is gentle and loves to listen; prides herself on being able to use her empathic abilities to see the individual as who they are, and not what they are struggling with. Has experience working with children ages 6+, individuals, groups, and families; Anxiety, Trauma, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Self-esteem, Depression, Grief, Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Stressors. Utilizes a Client Centered Holistic Approach to help clients understand the Mind/Body Connection. When she is not in sessions she can be found in her garden with her cat and two dogs.
(817) 562-9013 View (817) 562-9013
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LaKeesha D Easterling
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, MEd, LPC-S, LCPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Addison, TX 75001  (Online Only)
"Striving Toward Success" I believe that each person can be successful in any area of their life. I am a Master's level LPC-S licensed by the state of Texas. In addition, I am a LCPC-S licensed by the state of Maryland. I also have a doctorate in Educational Leadership. I love working with individuals between the ages of 13 yrs old to 65+. Being a military veteran, my goal is to be of service to those who need my assistance. I do not have a set way of conducting therapy. I focus more on individual needs because I recognize that each person is unique. Give me a call and I will tell you more about the meaning of the word "Success".
"Striving Toward Success" I believe that each person can be successful in any area of their life. I am a Master's level LPC-S licensed by the state of Texas. In addition, I am a LCPC-S licensed by the state of Maryland. I also have a doctorate in Educational Leadership. I love working with individuals between the ages of 13 yrs old to 65+. Being a military veteran, my goal is to be of service to those who need my assistance. I do not have a set way of conducting therapy. I focus more on individual needs because I recognize that each person is unique. Give me a call and I will tell you more about the meaning of the word "Success".
(972) 457-3998 View (972) 457-3998
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Lifeworks Counseling Center, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Addison, TX 75001
Lifeworks Counseling Center, PLLC has been in business since 1992. We provide therapy for ages 4 and up. We have 9 therapists (LPC, LMFT, LCSW) who provide counseling for almost any emotional/mental/spiritual challenge people face in today's culture. We have therapists on most major insurance and EAP panels and also work with private pay clients as well.
Lifeworks Counseling Center, PLLC has been in business since 1992. We provide therapy for ages 4 and up. We have 9 therapists (LPC, LMFT, LCSW) who provide counseling for almost any emotional/mental/spiritual challenge people face in today's culture. We have therapists on most major insurance and EAP panels and also work with private pay clients as well.
(972) 435-0231 View (972) 435-0231
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Dajuanay Phillips
LPC-Associate, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Addison, TX 75001
I am passionate about helping children, teens and adults in the North Texas area unlock their potential, overcome challenges, and cultivate resilience. I approach counseling with a deeper commitment to understanding my clients’ unique needs and empowering them to achieve their goals for personal growth and fulfillment. Whether you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, work-related stress, or other life challenges, I am committed to helping you navigate life’s challenges.
I am passionate about helping children, teens and adults in the North Texas area unlock their potential, overcome challenges, and cultivate resilience. I approach counseling with a deeper commitment to understanding my clients’ unique needs and empowering them to achieve their goals for personal growth and fulfillment. Whether you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, work-related stress, or other life challenges, I am committed to helping you navigate life’s challenges.
(214) 731-4837 View (214) 731-4837
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Steven A Cohen Military Family Clinic @ Metrocare
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Addison, TX 75001
The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Metrocare provides quality, accessible, and comprehensive mental health care to post-9/11 Veterans, service members, and families regardless of insurance or ability to pay. Services are available to any person who has served in the U.S. Armed Forces, including the National Guard and Reserves, regardless of role or discharge status. The Military Family Clinic uses targeted, evidenced-based practices with a holistic approach to improving the quality of life for our veterans and their families. Services are provided by trained and credentialed staff and can be provided via online therapy.
The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Metrocare provides quality, accessible, and comprehensive mental health care to post-9/11 Veterans, service members, and families regardless of insurance or ability to pay. Services are available to any person who has served in the U.S. Armed Forces, including the National Guard and Reserves, regardless of role or discharge status. The Military Family Clinic uses targeted, evidenced-based practices with a holistic approach to improving the quality of life for our veterans and their families. Services are provided by trained and credentialed staff and can be provided via online therapy.
(469) 680-3500 View (469) 680-3500
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Ruthie Hagin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Addison, TX 75001  (Online Only)
I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC), and National Certified Counselor (NCC). I graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and the University of Mobile with a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy. It is my hope that people will take away from sessions feeling supported, cared for, listened to, not alone, comforted, encouraged, and with a spark of faith that it is ok to have the courage to hope again.
I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC), and National Certified Counselor (NCC). I graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and the University of Mobile with a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy. It is my hope that people will take away from sessions feeling supported, cared for, listened to, not alone, comforted, encouraged, and with a spark of faith that it is ok to have the courage to hope again.
(214) 857-6035 View (214) 857-6035
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Mary Grace Mewett
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Addison, TX 75001
Just like going to the doctor, sometimes we need an emotional checkup. Counseling is an opportunity for you to work on yourself, relationships, goals, depression/anxiety, ADHD and other issues or diagnoses preventing you from living life as you wish to. Each session belongs to the client--it is your place to focus solely on you. My experience includes eight years of individual and family therapy. Additionally, I have 15 years of experience working with family dynamics in academic, learning disorders and life skills coaching as well as academic counseling.
Just like going to the doctor, sometimes we need an emotional checkup. Counseling is an opportunity for you to work on yourself, relationships, goals, depression/anxiety, ADHD and other issues or diagnoses preventing you from living life as you wish to. Each session belongs to the client--it is your place to focus solely on you. My experience includes eight years of individual and family therapy. Additionally, I have 15 years of experience working with family dynamics in academic, learning disorders and life skills coaching as well as academic counseling.
(214) 317-4511 View (214) 317-4511
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Cannenta Center for Healing and Empowerment
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW
Verified Verified
Addison, TX 75001
Are you finding it difficult to focus or unable to find the motivation to make it through the day? Are you or your children struggling with returning to in-person work or school? If you answered yes to any or all these questions, we are here to help. Our team of skilled practitioners have multiple years’ experience working with individuals and families who have experienced traumas at some level, which has impacted their daily living. Our goal is to help you and your family build resiliency while finding inner strength and healing. Let us walk this journey with you in overcoming obstacles that are holding you back.
Are you finding it difficult to focus or unable to find the motivation to make it through the day? Are you or your children struggling with returning to in-person work or school? If you answered yes to any or all these questions, we are here to help. Our team of skilled practitioners have multiple years’ experience working with individuals and families who have experienced traumas at some level, which has impacted their daily living. Our goal is to help you and your family build resiliency while finding inner strength and healing. Let us walk this journey with you in overcoming obstacles that are holding you back.
(469) 256-7872 View (469) 256-7872
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Shavana Lopez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
Addison, TX 75001
Shavana Lopez is an LPC-S in the state of Texas with a Master’s in Counseling and Development from Texas Woman’s University. Shavana works with children and families in the legal system, including contested child custody cases and divorces. Having previously worked for Dallas County as a Family Court Counselor, she is impartiality and thorough in the evaluation process which allows her to assist high conflict families. Shavana is a Certified Custody Evaluator, Certified Adoption Evaluator (uncontested only), Home Study Evaluator, Reunification Therapy and provides Parenting Classes.
Shavana Lopez is an LPC-S in the state of Texas with a Master’s in Counseling and Development from Texas Woman’s University. Shavana works with children and families in the legal system, including contested child custody cases and divorces. Having previously worked for Dallas County as a Family Court Counselor, she is impartiality and thorough in the evaluation process which allows her to assist high conflict families. Shavana is a Certified Custody Evaluator, Certified Adoption Evaluator (uncontested only), Home Study Evaluator, Reunification Therapy and provides Parenting Classes.
(214) 833-5754 View (214) 833-5754
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Tracie Posehn
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Addison, TX 75001
Among Tracie’s extensive list of specialties she can help client address are Anxiety, Depression, Attachment Disorders, Anger Management, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, psychological concerns stemming from Chronic Medical Illness, Disability, & Pain, Codependency Issues, Conduct Disorders, Couples Therapy, Divorce Issues, Developmental Disorders, End of Life/Death Issues, Ethnic/Cultural Issues, Fertility/Infertility Concerns, Gender Identity/Sexuality, Grief/Loss/Bereavement, LGBTQ+ Issues, PTSD, Trauma, and Women’s Issues. Tracie enjoys working with children 4+ years old, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.
Among Tracie’s extensive list of specialties she can help client address are Anxiety, Depression, Attachment Disorders, Anger Management, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, psychological concerns stemming from Chronic Medical Illness, Disability, & Pain, Codependency Issues, Conduct Disorders, Couples Therapy, Divorce Issues, Developmental Disorders, End of Life/Death Issues, Ethnic/Cultural Issues, Fertility/Infertility Concerns, Gender Identity/Sexuality, Grief/Loss/Bereavement, LGBTQ+ Issues, PTSD, Trauma, and Women’s Issues. Tracie enjoys working with children 4+ years old, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.
(214) 609-1669 View (214) 609-1669
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Marchell R
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Addison, TX 75001
Life is full of transitions and beautiful experiences. The constant and unpredictable changes can sometimes be difficult to navigate alone. It's during the most challenging times when we have exhausted ourselves, we succumb to feelings of isolation and hopelessness. Our emotions can lead to a detrimental cycle of negative self thoughts, anxiety, depression and so forth. I'm letting you know today, you have options and more importantly, support. While we cannot change our past, I am a firm believer we can learn and grow from it.
Life is full of transitions and beautiful experiences. The constant and unpredictable changes can sometimes be difficult to navigate alone. It's during the most challenging times when we have exhausted ourselves, we succumb to feelings of isolation and hopelessness. Our emotions can lead to a detrimental cycle of negative self thoughts, anxiety, depression and so forth. I'm letting you know today, you have options and more importantly, support. While we cannot change our past, I am a firm believer we can learn and grow from it.
(430) 240-9774 View (430) 240-9774
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Vanessa Kadado
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCDC-I, LPC
Verified Verified
Addison, TX 75001
Vanessa specializes in treating Anxiety, Depression, Attachment Disorder, ADD/ADHD, Abuse, Grief and Loss, Codependency, Enmeshment Trauma, Enabling Behavior, Life Transitions, People Pleasing Behaviors, PTSD and Trauma, Relationship Issues, Substance Abuse and Multicultural and Diverse Issues. She enjoys working with adults to break barriers, establish healthy boundaries and achieve their greatest potential.
Vanessa specializes in treating Anxiety, Depression, Attachment Disorder, ADD/ADHD, Abuse, Grief and Loss, Codependency, Enmeshment Trauma, Enabling Behavior, Life Transitions, People Pleasing Behaviors, PTSD and Trauma, Relationship Issues, Substance Abuse and Multicultural and Diverse Issues. She enjoys working with adults to break barriers, establish healthy boundaries and achieve their greatest potential.
(214) 382-0473 View (214) 382-0473
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Kimberly J. Stapert Beard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LCSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Addison, TX 75001  (Online Only)
Welcome! Whether you are struggling with a temporary setback, or an ongoing problem, I can assist you. There is HOPE. It is my belief that, as human beings, we all face life challenges, be they relational, personal, emotional, spiritual, or physical, and our mental health affects how we respond to these challenges. I offer individual, couples, and family counseling for youth (age 10+) and adults. Together, we will discover new meaning in your experiences, while identifying opportunities for healing and growth. Therapy varies in length of time depending on your unique story, worldview, personality and needs.
Welcome! Whether you are struggling with a temporary setback, or an ongoing problem, I can assist you. There is HOPE. It is my belief that, as human beings, we all face life challenges, be they relational, personal, emotional, spiritual, or physical, and our mental health affects how we respond to these challenges. I offer individual, couples, and family counseling for youth (age 10+) and adults. Together, we will discover new meaning in your experiences, while identifying opportunities for healing and growth. Therapy varies in length of time depending on your unique story, worldview, personality and needs.
(469) 388-0276 View (469) 388-0276
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Abbey K. Ammerman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Addison, TX 75001
It is a joy and honor for me to meet with people wherever they are on their journey in life towards healing. Working from the belief that healing begins and is nurtured in the context of safe and healthy relationships, I seek to hold a safe space for people to be authentic about their struggles and then collaborate with clients to work through their issues. I believe that people are created as physical, spiritual, and emotional beings and I seek to connect all aspects of a person’s life in order to help them move towards the holistic healing and wellness they desire.
It is a joy and honor for me to meet with people wherever they are on their journey in life towards healing. Working from the belief that healing begins and is nurtured in the context of safe and healthy relationships, I seek to hold a safe space for people to be authentic about their struggles and then collaborate with clients to work through their issues. I believe that people are created as physical, spiritual, and emotional beings and I seek to connect all aspects of a person’s life in order to help them move towards the holistic healing and wellness they desire.
(817) 663-0645 View (817) 663-0645
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Steve M Reedy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NMT, RYT, RMT
Verified Verified
Addison, TX 75001
A relationship seldom gets better on its own, but we often “hope” that it will. Don’t wait until you loose hope to seek relationship counseling, or counseling for any other issues you may be facing. The longer you wait, the more difficult each day can become. Self-help books often generalize, and medication often fails to deal with the cause of the imbalance. With counseling, I provide a personalized examination of your issues so that you may learn how to overcome them and create a life of relationships and experiences that you will greet with great enthusiasm.
A relationship seldom gets better on its own, but we often “hope” that it will. Don’t wait until you loose hope to seek relationship counseling, or counseling for any other issues you may be facing. The longer you wait, the more difficult each day can become. Self-help books often generalize, and medication often fails to deal with the cause of the imbalance. With counseling, I provide a personalized examination of your issues so that you may learn how to overcome them and create a life of relationships and experiences that you will greet with great enthusiasm.
(214) 317-4068 View (214) 317-4068
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Pamela VanPelt-Tess
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Addison, TX 75001
Anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, and the endless stress of our fast paced society contribute to suffering and interfere with our ability to enjoy life. Working with couples and individuals from a mindfulness-based perspective to promote compassion, patience, and kindness is my primary goal and the approach I take in therapy. When we learn to be true to ourselves, we are better able to give to others and appreciate the abundance in our lives. My intention is to support clients in learning to honor and accept themselves.
Anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, and the endless stress of our fast paced society contribute to suffering and interfere with our ability to enjoy life. Working with couples and individuals from a mindfulness-based perspective to promote compassion, patience, and kindness is my primary goal and the approach I take in therapy. When we learn to be true to ourselves, we are better able to give to others and appreciate the abundance in our lives. My intention is to support clients in learning to honor and accept themselves.
(972) 275-6946 View (972) 275-6946
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Michael Salas
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LPC-S, CSAT, CST, SEP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Addison, TX 75001
Whether you're figuring out who you are, coming out to others, or looking for a place where you can explore other areas of your life, I can help. I can help if you're looking to explore sex, love, and relationships, if you're looking to heal old traumas, or you're managing an addiction. As an LGBTQ+ therapist who is a part of the community, I understand the need to have an affirming place to explore issues. I know everyone has their own journey figuring out their authentic sexual orientation and gender, but I also know that it can impact several areas of your life.
Whether you're figuring out who you are, coming out to others, or looking for a place where you can explore other areas of your life, I can help. I can help if you're looking to explore sex, love, and relationships, if you're looking to heal old traumas, or you're managing an addiction. As an LGBTQ+ therapist who is a part of the community, I understand the need to have an affirming place to explore issues. I know everyone has their own journey figuring out their authentic sexual orientation and gender, but I also know that it can impact several areas of your life.
(214) 390-9550 View (214) 390-9550
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Alex Shauger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
Addison, TX 75001
Counseling is supposed to be convenient, effective and helpful. Through evidenced based approaches like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and DBT, we are able to process trauma, explore and establish coping skills, and slowly but surely, start living again. I've worked in the nonprofit sector helping victims of domestic violence as well as other issues to include addiction, personality disorders, and family conflict. I work with the LGBTQ community and take pride in working with multicultural clients.
Counseling is supposed to be convenient, effective and helpful. Through evidenced based approaches like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and DBT, we are able to process trauma, explore and establish coping skills, and slowly but surely, start living again. I've worked in the nonprofit sector helping victims of domestic violence as well as other issues to include addiction, personality disorders, and family conflict. I work with the LGBTQ community and take pride in working with multicultural clients.
(214) 225-5647 View (214) 225-5647
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.