Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Therapists in Arlington, TX

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Cindy Olvera
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate , MEd, LPCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arlington, TX 76013  (Online Only)
I specialize in helping individuals who suffer from anxiety, trauma, OCD, and relationships.
Have you been struggling with your relationship? Do you stay up late at night wishing things would change? Maybe you experienced a significant life event and are struggling to cope with the aftereffects. You have a desire to heal and connect to those around you but you don't know how. You want to be nurtured and understood. Relationships, trauma, anxiety, and depression can leave us feeling disconnected from the people we love. Let me help you feel connected again. If you are ready, book now by visiting my website.
I specialize in helping individuals who suffer from anxiety, trauma, OCD, and relationships.
Have you been struggling with your relationship? Do you stay up late at night wishing things would change? Maybe you experienced a significant life event and are struggling to cope with the aftereffects. You have a desire to heal and connect to those around you but you don't know how. You want to be nurtured and understood. Relationships, trauma, anxiety, and depression can leave us feeling disconnected from the people we love. Let me help you feel connected again. If you are ready, book now by visiting my website.
(737) 260-0811 View (737) 260-0811
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Troy L Callaway MS, LMFT, PLLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, PLLC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Arlington, TX 76016
Neurofeedback is utilized for helping with long-term brain issues such as ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Substance Abuse, OCD, as well as Athletic Performance Enhancement, Peak Performance for Executives, business and school performance.
My behavioral health work began in 1988, with adolescents and their families, branching into extremely effective work with addictions and couples counseling. I am trained in EMDR & Brainspotting (BSP), a very fast paced healing process for all types of trauma, PTSD, abuse issues, anxiety, overwhelming emotions, grief issues and cravings. I work most quickly with athletes suffering from mental blocks, injuries and other issues inhibiting performance even though the injury is completely healed. Many of my athletic clients have completed in just a two hour session.
Neurofeedback is utilized for helping with long-term brain issues such as ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Substance Abuse, OCD, as well as Athletic Performance Enhancement, Peak Performance for Executives, business and school performance.
My behavioral health work began in 1988, with adolescents and their families, branching into extremely effective work with addictions and couples counseling. I am trained in EMDR & Brainspotting (BSP), a very fast paced healing process for all types of trauma, PTSD, abuse issues, anxiety, overwhelming emotions, grief issues and cravings. I work most quickly with athletes suffering from mental blocks, injuries and other issues inhibiting performance even though the injury is completely healed. Many of my athletic clients have completed in just a two hour session.
(817) 779-7055 View (817) 779-7055
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Cheryl B Larrabee
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arlington, TX 76017
I work especially with patients who need counseling for bipolar, marriage counseling, unresolved anger, grief, divorce, fear, anxiety, depression, OCD and family/relationship issues.
Problems in life can cause people to stain their future with hopelessness. I love to help people see how their present problems associate with issues from their past while we work on establishing a new future with healthy thinking processes and hope. Therapy can help you control your emotions while reacting to problems, redirect issues in relationships that have gotten off-track, establish boundaries, increase your self-esteem and focus on a positive future.
I work especially with patients who need counseling for bipolar, marriage counseling, unresolved anger, grief, divorce, fear, anxiety, depression, OCD and family/relationship issues.
Problems in life can cause people to stain their future with hopelessness. I love to help people see how their present problems associate with issues from their past while we work on establishing a new future with healthy thinking processes and hope. Therapy can help you control your emotions while reacting to problems, redirect issues in relationships that have gotten off-track, establish boundaries, increase your self-esteem and focus on a positive future.
(817) 484-0844 View (817) 484-0844
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Kristina McCray
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Arlington, TX 76006
Kristina McCray, M.S., LSSP, LPC is a School Psychologist and a Licensed Professional Counselor for the state of Texas. She has experience with working with people of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds on a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Autism Spectrum Disorder, personality disorders, substance addiction, identity problems, self-esteem problems, intellectual disabilities, and ADHD. She has experience in working with families, couples, individuals, and groups.
Kristina McCray, M.S., LSSP, LPC is a School Psychologist and a Licensed Professional Counselor for the state of Texas. She has experience with working with people of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds on a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Autism Spectrum Disorder, personality disorders, substance addiction, identity problems, self-esteem problems, intellectual disabilities, and ADHD. She has experience in working with families, couples, individuals, and groups.
(512) 866-5794 View (512) 866-5794
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Tami L Hendrix - Gilmore
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Arlington, TX 76011
I believe in the benefits of the therapeutic process and have a passion for learning and helping others. Knowledge can be empowering and a key factor in problem solving, understanding and healing. "When we know better we do better." Maya Angelou. I also believe that you are the expert in your life and we will work together to find answers. I use an integrative approach to therapy that includes Attachment work, EMDR, CBT, IFS and Wilderness/Nature Therapy. EMDR and Wilderness Therapy help with stress associated with traumatic memories and have been successful with PTSD, phobias, anxiety, OCD, and traumatic events.
I believe in the benefits of the therapeutic process and have a passion for learning and helping others. Knowledge can be empowering and a key factor in problem solving, understanding and healing. "When we know better we do better." Maya Angelou. I also believe that you are the expert in your life and we will work together to find answers. I use an integrative approach to therapy that includes Attachment work, EMDR, CBT, IFS and Wilderness/Nature Therapy. EMDR and Wilderness Therapy help with stress associated with traumatic memories and have been successful with PTSD, phobias, anxiety, OCD, and traumatic events.
(817) 383-2608 View (817) 383-2608
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Cornerstone Counseling Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Arlington, TX 76006
I have extensive experience working with: ADHD, alcohol and drug abuse, anger mangement, anxiety, autistic spectrum, cheating, depression, developmental issues, excessive gaming, financial problems, gambling, grief & loss, marriage issues, OCD, ODD, spiritual concerns, work-related conflicts, under-achievement, plus many other issues.
Trained in Christian marriage and family counseling - as you might expect, my practice naturally focuses on all things family. Whether I'm helping marriages rekindle their spark, discovering that ever so subtle intervention which transforms discord into family harmony, or breaking through the invisible wall of an obstinate adolescent or child - with over 35 years in the field, there's little I haven't dealt with.
I have extensive experience working with: ADHD, alcohol and drug abuse, anger mangement, anxiety, autistic spectrum, cheating, depression, developmental issues, excessive gaming, financial problems, gambling, grief & loss, marriage issues, OCD, ODD, spiritual concerns, work-related conflicts, under-achievement, plus many other issues.
Trained in Christian marriage and family counseling - as you might expect, my practice naturally focuses on all things family. Whether I'm helping marriages rekindle their spark, discovering that ever so subtle intervention which transforms discord into family harmony, or breaking through the invisible wall of an obstinate adolescent or child - with over 35 years in the field, there's little I haven't dealt with.
(817) 783-4576 View (817) 783-4576
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Dr. Mohamed Khalif
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Arlington, TX 76019  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed or stressed? Do you feel stuck and unable to move forward? Are you looking for new ways to navigate life transitions? Your story matters and you deserve to be happy. I am here to help. I offer confidential and safe therapeutic space to help you explore more of what is important to you. I am passionate about supporting individuals dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, grief, OCD, and ADHD. I draw from several treatment modalities that include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, family systems, and narrative therapy.
Are you feeling overwhelmed or stressed? Do you feel stuck and unable to move forward? Are you looking for new ways to navigate life transitions? Your story matters and you deserve to be happy. I am here to help. I offer confidential and safe therapeutic space to help you explore more of what is important to you. I am passionate about supporting individuals dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, grief, OCD, and ADHD. I draw from several treatment modalities that include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, family systems, and narrative therapy.
(972) 640-6454 View (972) 640-6454
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Transformed Life Counseling, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Arlington, TX 76096  (Online Only)
I have extensive experience in: domestic violence, addiction, depression, OCD, anxiety, grief/loss, anger/rage, ADHD, borderline personality disorder, suicidal/homicidal ideation (thoughts), self-esteem, agoraphobia (with or without panic attacks), premenstrual dysphoric disorder, probation and jail issues & trauma.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in helping her clients overcome the issues of life.My goal is to form safe and trusting relationships with clients.One of my objectives in working with clients is to help them live purposeful, and satisfied lives.Having overcome life-altering losses of my own and having become a Licensed Professional Counselor I have obtained the tools to help others overcome as well.Today I work with adults who are struggling with the issues of life including lack of boundaries, mental illness and personality disorders. I have extensive experience working with those who have endured trauma.
I have extensive experience in: domestic violence, addiction, depression, OCD, anxiety, grief/loss, anger/rage, ADHD, borderline personality disorder, suicidal/homicidal ideation (thoughts), self-esteem, agoraphobia (with or without panic attacks), premenstrual dysphoric disorder, probation and jail issues & trauma.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in helping her clients overcome the issues of life.My goal is to form safe and trusting relationships with clients.One of my objectives in working with clients is to help them live purposeful, and satisfied lives.Having overcome life-altering losses of my own and having become a Licensed Professional Counselor I have obtained the tools to help others overcome as well.Today I work with adults who are struggling with the issues of life including lack of boundaries, mental illness and personality disorders. I have extensive experience working with those who have endured trauma.
(214) 225-4772 View (214) 225-4772
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Jessica Clough
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Arlington, TX 76003
I'm a licensed clinical social worker. I began my career working with veterans, first responders, and their families. I still work closely with this population today, and I also work with civilians. I have experience working with complex trauma and many forms of addiction. I have experience addressing PTSD, anxiety, depression, OCD, addictive behaviors, adults that have experienced physical, emotional, and psychological abuse, and adults that have unresolved childhood trauma.
I'm a licensed clinical social worker. I began my career working with veterans, first responders, and their families. I still work closely with this population today, and I also work with civilians. I have experience working with complex trauma and many forms of addiction. I have experience addressing PTSD, anxiety, depression, OCD, addictive behaviors, adults that have experienced physical, emotional, and psychological abuse, and adults that have unresolved childhood trauma.
(682) 882-8231 View (682) 882-8231
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Courtney Martin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Arlington, TX 76002
The most important aspect of therapy is the alliance between client and clinician. As a psychologist, my first priority is to provide an empathic and non-judgmental environment for clients. Whether you are experiencing emotional turmoil, a stressful transition, or simply desire personal growth, seeking therapy puts you ahead of the game.
The most important aspect of therapy is the alliance between client and clinician. As a psychologist, my first priority is to provide an empathic and non-judgmental environment for clients. Whether you are experiencing emotional turmoil, a stressful transition, or simply desire personal growth, seeking therapy puts you ahead of the game.
(682) 516-3210 View (682) 516-3210
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Jeremy Leake
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arlington, TX 76006
Not accepting new clients
It's okay to ask for help. I am here to listen, be present, and collaboratively work with you on movement toward positive change. I am excited to speak with you regarding anxieties, burdens, challenges, or issues that are impacting your day-to-day living, relationships, school, work, and your family. I welcome openness in our working relationship, and look forward to helping you achieve growth, happiness, and comfort in the lasting changes that will emerge following our therapy sessions. I am driven by your successes, and support you as you take this first step on your journey.
It's okay to ask for help. I am here to listen, be present, and collaboratively work with you on movement toward positive change. I am excited to speak with you regarding anxieties, burdens, challenges, or issues that are impacting your day-to-day living, relationships, school, work, and your family. I welcome openness in our working relationship, and look forward to helping you achieve growth, happiness, and comfort in the lasting changes that will emerge following our therapy sessions. I am driven by your successes, and support you as you take this first step on your journey.
(469) 609-1674 View (469) 609-1674
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Joseph Andrew Remsik
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arlington, TX 76012
I am a client centered clinician. I specialize in GLBT issues, trauma, couples, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and addictions, and family therapy. I work with individuals with multiple health concerns, including cancer, ostomy patients and caregivers. I have served our Military for several years and offer readjustment therapy for all Veterans. I am dynamic and sensitive with regard to culture and race. I employ a multitude of clinical tools and theory and am focused on you, the individual. I am also a certified Jikiden Reiki Practitioner. These times are tough, please call me if I can be of any assistance.
I am a client centered clinician. I specialize in GLBT issues, trauma, couples, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and addictions, and family therapy. I work with individuals with multiple health concerns, including cancer, ostomy patients and caregivers. I have served our Military for several years and offer readjustment therapy for all Veterans. I am dynamic and sensitive with regard to culture and race. I employ a multitude of clinical tools and theory and am focused on you, the individual. I am also a certified Jikiden Reiki Practitioner. These times are tough, please call me if I can be of any assistance.
(817) 789-4043 View (817) 789-4043
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Dr. Lisa Cooney
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, PhD, TH, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Arlington, TX 76006
If your end goal is to create a greater life and overcome the obstacles of past and present that stand in your way, I am ready to work with you and show you the way. I have extensive experience helping people who have experienced trauma, abuse, and PTSD. Many people don’t even recognize the past trauma but just know that they feel stuck in their current life. Often these past events show up as depression, anxiety, and loss of self-esteem. I am a licensed psychotherapist in the state of Texas and California with over 25 years working with individuals and couples. I offer both in-person and virtual sessions to fit your schedule.
If your end goal is to create a greater life and overcome the obstacles of past and present that stand in your way, I am ready to work with you and show you the way. I have extensive experience helping people who have experienced trauma, abuse, and PTSD. Many people don’t even recognize the past trauma but just know that they feel stuck in their current life. Often these past events show up as depression, anxiety, and loss of self-esteem. I am a licensed psychotherapist in the state of Texas and California with over 25 years working with individuals and couples. I offer both in-person and virtual sessions to fit your schedule.
(469) 672-5998 View (469) 672-5998
Richard C Schmitt PhD
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Arlington, TX 76017
Complex issues are a specialty: when legal issues are involved such as child custody or criminal matters; if coordination of medication with your physician is needed along with therapy; if medical problems are altering your mood and relationships; when job or school performance is influenced by personal issues and problems; if you are needing to make thoughtful decisions about serious situations involving yourself or others; and older children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families are among my clients.
Complex issues are a specialty: when legal issues are involved such as child custody or criminal matters; if coordination of medication with your physician is needed along with therapy; if medical problems are altering your mood and relationships; when job or school performance is influenced by personal issues and problems; if you are needing to make thoughtful decisions about serious situations involving yourself or others; and older children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families are among my clients.
(817) 601-7877 View (817) 601-7877
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Amy Friend
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Arlington, TX 76013
I enjoy helping people grow into their full potential. I believe the individual has within themselves the ability to live their best life but often times needs someone to coach them through obstacles. My approach to therapy is best described as eclectic and systematic. Everyone is different so no one treatment fits all and often times obstacles are complex. I consider it an honor to counsel and it is a privilege I don't take lightly. Honesty, humility, respect and loyalty are necessary qualities I bring into the therapeutic relationship.
I enjoy helping people grow into their full potential. I believe the individual has within themselves the ability to live their best life but often times needs someone to coach them through obstacles. My approach to therapy is best described as eclectic and systematic. Everyone is different so no one treatment fits all and often times obstacles are complex. I consider it an honor to counsel and it is a privilege I don't take lightly. Honesty, humility, respect and loyalty are necessary qualities I bring into the therapeutic relationship.
(682) 305-3644 View (682) 305-3644
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Amy Blount
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Arlington, TX 76013
I am over-the-top passionate about helping children and adolescents navigate the complexities of their emotional and behavioral well-being. I hold deep-rooted values for empathy, patience, trust, and collaboration with parents. I create a nurturing and nonjudgmental space where young minds can feel heard and understood. By actively listening and demonstrating genuine care, I foster a solid therapeutic alliance that empowers children and adolescents to explore their emotions, develop coping strategies, and overcome challenges. Amazing things can happen when these qualities come together!
I am over-the-top passionate about helping children and adolescents navigate the complexities of their emotional and behavioral well-being. I hold deep-rooted values for empathy, patience, trust, and collaboration with parents. I create a nurturing and nonjudgmental space where young minds can feel heard and understood. By actively listening and demonstrating genuine care, I foster a solid therapeutic alliance that empowers children and adolescents to explore their emotions, develop coping strategies, and overcome challenges. Amazing things can happen when these qualities come together!
(817) 409-8402 View (817) 409-8402
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Mind Above Matter
LMSW, LPC, MD, PhD, MSSW
Verified Verified
Arlington, TX 76012
Does life seem unbearable? Are things becoming more difficult to cope with? Are you seeking help, but feel overwhelmed with the possible options? At Mind Above Matter, our unique treatment approach provides virtually all levels of care, under one roof. The advantage to our Continuity of Care Model, is that you're able to work with the same group of therapists and psychiatrists throughout your entire treatment. No more switching counselors and retelling your story over and over, and no more medication changes due to psychiatrists learning how you respond to different psychotropic medications. We offer personalized care and are locally owned and operated.
Does life seem unbearable? Are things becoming more difficult to cope with? Are you seeking help, but feel overwhelmed with the possible options? At Mind Above Matter, our unique treatment approach provides virtually all levels of care, under one roof. The advantage to our Continuity of Care Model, is that you're able to work with the same group of therapists and psychiatrists throughout your entire treatment. No more switching counselors and retelling your story over and over, and no more medication changes due to psychiatrists learning how you respond to different psychotropic medications. We offer personalized care and are locally owned and operated.
(817) 857-6577 View (817) 857-6577
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New Leaf Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, PhD, NCC
Verified Verified
Arlington, TX 76012
At New Leaf Services, LLC we offer a wide variety of therapy and specialties. We offer individual, family, and couples counseling. Specialty treatment is available in Trauma, Abuse, PTSD, Substance Abuse, Grief Counseling, Depression, Anxiety, Stress Management, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Health Issues, and Animal Assisted Therapy. For counselors, we offer CEU training, administrative services, billing, credentialing, and general bookkeeping. We have multiple counselors and counselor interns to meet your needs. Please check out our web page for their bio's. www.newleafservicesllc.com
At New Leaf Services, LLC we offer a wide variety of therapy and specialties. We offer individual, family, and couples counseling. Specialty treatment is available in Trauma, Abuse, PTSD, Substance Abuse, Grief Counseling, Depression, Anxiety, Stress Management, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Health Issues, and Animal Assisted Therapy. For counselors, we offer CEU training, administrative services, billing, credentialing, and general bookkeeping. We have multiple counselors and counselor interns to meet your needs. Please check out our web page for their bio's. www.newleafservicesllc.com
(682) 622-0129 View (682) 622-0129
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Jorge M. Gama
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Arlington, TX 76017
Life is tough. There is no way around it. Everyone has issues that they can't deal with alone and every situation is unique to you. Your relationship could be insecure with your spouse, parent, child. You could be suffering from an explosive event in your life and be struggling with PTSD. You lost a loved one three years ago and still cannot seem to get past their absence. You are feeling a lack of control and your boundaries are consistently crossed. I know life is tough, but it can be better.
Life is tough. There is no way around it. Everyone has issues that they can't deal with alone and every situation is unique to you. Your relationship could be insecure with your spouse, parent, child. You could be suffering from an explosive event in your life and be struggling with PTSD. You lost a loved one three years ago and still cannot seem to get past their absence. You are feeling a lack of control and your boundaries are consistently crossed. I know life is tough, but it can be better.
(817) 962-2306 View (817) 962-2306
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Jesstine Brehms Lmft Associate Supervised By Russ Bartee Phd Lmft-S
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified Verified
Arlington, TX 76016
I work with everyone from young children to adults who are young at heart. We are all human. We have a need to grow, to change, to be validated in who we are no matter what step we are at. That does not mean we get left at that step; it means we acknowledge where we are at, so we know where we want to be. As a human, your problems and life hurdles will always be a part of life. You may be struggling to figure out what you will be doing in the next five years, or just the next five minutes of your life. That will never change. What can change is how you view the obstacles in your life.
I work with everyone from young children to adults who are young at heart. We are all human. We have a need to grow, to change, to be validated in who we are no matter what step we are at. That does not mean we get left at that step; it means we acknowledge where we are at, so we know where we want to be. As a human, your problems and life hurdles will always be a part of life. You may be struggling to figure out what you will be doing in the next five years, or just the next five minutes of your life. That will never change. What can change is how you view the obstacles in your life.
(682) 328-0242 View (682) 328-0242
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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.