Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Therapists in Austin, TX

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Erika J. Vivyan
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78752  (Online Only)
I'm here to help! I'm a Licensed Psychologist and an expert in diagnosing and treating anxiety, OCD, and behavioral problems in young people (ages 3-23ish) through online therapy and parent coaching.
You’re looking for the right therapist to help. You’re overwhelmed and exhausted. The worries, what-ifs, and and wonderings are just too much to handle. You’re sick of the tears, tantrums, and terrible nights. You wish this anxiety would just leave you alone. Sometimes you think that these fears are normal, but recently school is getting harder, friendships are falling apart, and life at home is so stressful you could cry. You want to find someone who can help you, your child, or your teen to gain the confidence and flexibility to get life back on track. You might even be wondering if a diagnosis such as ADHD, ASD, or OCD fits you.
I'm here to help! I'm a Licensed Psychologist and an expert in diagnosing and treating anxiety, OCD, and behavioral problems in young people (ages 3-23ish) through online therapy and parent coaching.
You’re looking for the right therapist to help. You’re overwhelmed and exhausted. The worries, what-ifs, and and wonderings are just too much to handle. You’re sick of the tears, tantrums, and terrible nights. You wish this anxiety would just leave you alone. Sometimes you think that these fears are normal, but recently school is getting harder, friendships are falling apart, and life at home is so stressful you could cry. You want to find someone who can help you, your child, or your teen to gain the confidence and flexibility to get life back on track. You might even be wondering if a diagnosis such as ADHD, ASD, or OCD fits you.
(512) 641-9448 View (512) 641-9448
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Susan Parfrey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78705  (Online Only)
OCD and Anxiety specialist. Are you feeling controlled by anxiety and OCD? Do you find yourself overwhelmed because you are immersed in spirals of overthinking, and struggling to quiet intrusive thoughts? Let's work together to limit obsessive thoughts and compulsive rumination and behaviors with evidenced based techniques designed to treat OCD and/or Generalized Anxiety. With a focus on cognitive strategies such as CBT and I-CBT, you'll obtain the skills needed to regain self-confidence and live peacefully. I assist adults, teens, and children with discovering effective strategies that offer relief.
OCD and Anxiety specialist. Are you feeling controlled by anxiety and OCD? Do you find yourself overwhelmed because you are immersed in spirals of overthinking, and struggling to quiet intrusive thoughts? Let's work together to limit obsessive thoughts and compulsive rumination and behaviors with evidenced based techniques designed to treat OCD and/or Generalized Anxiety. With a focus on cognitive strategies such as CBT and I-CBT, you'll obtain the skills needed to regain self-confidence and live peacefully. I assist adults, teens, and children with discovering effective strategies that offer relief.
(832) 737-8677 View (832) 737-8677
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Tamara Bryan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78731
I treat a variety of issues, including anxiety, OCD, stress, depression, and trichotillomania.
I specialize in utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help people take active, specific steps to achieve their goals. CBT is an effective, scientifically-supported treatment that involves learning and implementing skills to achieve and maintain changes. Homework and goals are set collaboratively.
I treat a variety of issues, including anxiety, OCD, stress, depression, and trichotillomania.
I specialize in utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help people take active, specific steps to achieve their goals. CBT is an effective, scientifically-supported treatment that involves learning and implementing skills to achieve and maintain changes. Homework and goals are set collaboratively.
(512) 827-7881 View (512) 827-7881
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Nicole Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78731  (Online Only)
Have you been feeling stuck in your thoughts, in your relationships, or in life as a whole? Do you experience unmanageable stress or anxiety? Or do you experience what seems like a loop of intrusive thoughts, then repetitive behaviors or habits that lead you to believe that you may have OCD? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you don’t have to go this path alone. Together, we can begin a transformative journey, where treatment becomes your pathway to greater relief and more freedom to be the you that you want to be. Specializing in providing professional care to women, my approach is solution oriented and evidence-based.
Have you been feeling stuck in your thoughts, in your relationships, or in life as a whole? Do you experience unmanageable stress or anxiety? Or do you experience what seems like a loop of intrusive thoughts, then repetitive behaviors or habits that lead you to believe that you may have OCD? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you don’t have to go this path alone. Together, we can begin a transformative journey, where treatment becomes your pathway to greater relief and more freedom to be the you that you want to be. Specializing in providing professional care to women, my approach is solution oriented and evidence-based.
(737) 232-5814 View (737) 232-5814
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Austin Anxiety and OCD Specialists
Psychologist, PsyD, MSEd
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78746
I specialize in OCD, anxiety disorders, body-focused repetitive behaviors, and Tourette's Syndrome.
While anxiety can motivate and protect us, it can also become an overwhelming presence that may lead to some challenges. You may find that your anxiety prevents you from doing the things you want to do, achieving your goals, enjoying your relationships, and succeeding in school or at work. In an attempt to cope with and decrease anxiety, you may find that anxiety actually grows and becomes stronger. Through a supportive and collaborative environment, I would like to help you develop the skills needed to change your relationship with anxiety and gain back control of your life.
I specialize in OCD, anxiety disorders, body-focused repetitive behaviors, and Tourette's Syndrome.
While anxiety can motivate and protect us, it can also become an overwhelming presence that may lead to some challenges. You may find that your anxiety prevents you from doing the things you want to do, achieving your goals, enjoying your relationships, and succeeding in school or at work. In an attempt to cope with and decrease anxiety, you may find that anxiety actually grows and becomes stronger. Through a supportive and collaborative environment, I would like to help you develop the skills needed to change your relationship with anxiety and gain back control of your life.
(737) 204-8520 View (737) 204-8520
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Alex Caron
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CEDS
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78731
It takes an incredible amount of strength and vulnerability to reach out for help when you need support. I am passionate about supporting adolescents, teens and young adults in navigating life’s challenges with authenticity, connection, and hope. I have experience in residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient settings to support the treatment of eating disorders, disordered eating, anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder and depression. My priority is to provide a safe and compassionate space where you can feel supported, seen and understood.
It takes an incredible amount of strength and vulnerability to reach out for help when you need support. I am passionate about supporting adolescents, teens and young adults in navigating life’s challenges with authenticity, connection, and hope. I have experience in residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient settings to support the treatment of eating disorders, disordered eating, anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder and depression. My priority is to provide a safe and compassionate space where you can feel supported, seen and understood.
(737) 345-2610 View (737) 345-2610
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Whitney Wheeler
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78759
My passion is helping teens and adults heal from anxiety, OCD, and interpersonal trauma in order to live empowered lives.
My therapeutic approach is holistic, relaxed, and informed by values of empowerment, collaboration, and cultural humility. I value affirming care that emphasizes safety and creativity. I use an eclectic, strengths-based approach that draws from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and Interpersonal Process Therapy (IPT).
My passion is helping teens and adults heal from anxiety, OCD, and interpersonal trauma in order to live empowered lives.
My therapeutic approach is holistic, relaxed, and informed by values of empowerment, collaboration, and cultural humility. I value affirming care that emphasizes safety and creativity. I use an eclectic, strengths-based approach that draws from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and Interpersonal Process Therapy (IPT).
(512) 601-5529 View (512) 601-5529
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Alexandra Tueni
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78705
I work with children, teens and young adults who struggle with anxiety, OCD, life transitions, identity, and LGBTQ+ issues. Clients often begin therapy with me in search of relief from OCD/anxiety, support managing the transition into college or adulthood, self-acceptance, a space to explore their identity, ways to create more meaningful relationships with others, or parenting support. I also work with parents to provide insight and teach skills that allow them to confidently support and respond to their child/teen struggling with OCD/anxiety. I am certified in and offer PCIT for children 7 and younger with behavioral challenges.
I work with children, teens and young adults who struggle with anxiety, OCD, life transitions, identity, and LGBTQ+ issues. Clients often begin therapy with me in search of relief from OCD/anxiety, support managing the transition into college or adulthood, self-acceptance, a space to explore their identity, ways to create more meaningful relationships with others, or parenting support. I also work with parents to provide insight and teach skills that allow them to confidently support and respond to their child/teen struggling with OCD/anxiety. I am certified in and offer PCIT for children 7 and younger with behavioral challenges.
(737) 250-6661 View (737) 250-6661
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Janna Miller Greeson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78746
These areas include anxiety and OCD, perfectionism, supporting new parents, and perinatal mental health concerns (including postpartum depression, anxiety, and OCD).
It is a privilege to get to work with individuals seeking to create change in their lives. Deciding to start therapy is a courageous step; I’m glad you're here. A number of things bring people to therapy. You may be feeling stuck in some way. Perhaps you’ve recently experienced a major life transition, loss, or unexpected stressor. Maybe you are simply feeling overwhelmed by your thoughts and feelings and unsure how to move forward. I am passionate about meeting you where you are and working together to help you be your best, most whole self.
These areas include anxiety and OCD, perfectionism, supporting new parents, and perinatal mental health concerns (including postpartum depression, anxiety, and OCD).
It is a privilege to get to work with individuals seeking to create change in their lives. Deciding to start therapy is a courageous step; I’m glad you're here. A number of things bring people to therapy. You may be feeling stuck in some way. Perhaps you’ve recently experienced a major life transition, loss, or unexpected stressor. Maybe you are simply feeling overwhelmed by your thoughts and feelings and unsure how to move forward. I am passionate about meeting you where you are and working together to help you be your best, most whole self.
(512) 980-3510 View (512) 980-3510
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Sarah Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78745  (Online Only)
I have extensive experience and training supporting clients through OCD, anxiety, depression, relationships, infertility, pregnancy, postpartum, and parenting.
Hi, I'm Sarah. Maybe you feel stuck right now. Maybe things feel hard and you're just not sure what to do. Maybe you've noticed unresolved feelings, or big feelings, coming back again and again. Maybe you feel stuck in a relationship, a season in your life, or your identity. Maybe it feels like things might always feel this way. Clients that I work with are curious about their experiences. Whether it's noticing past patterns, current feelings, or experimenting with doing something different, the clients that I see often want to understand more about themselves, to show up for themselves in ways they hope to be.
I have extensive experience and training supporting clients through OCD, anxiety, depression, relationships, infertility, pregnancy, postpartum, and parenting.
Hi, I'm Sarah. Maybe you feel stuck right now. Maybe things feel hard and you're just not sure what to do. Maybe you've noticed unresolved feelings, or big feelings, coming back again and again. Maybe you feel stuck in a relationship, a season in your life, or your identity. Maybe it feels like things might always feel this way. Clients that I work with are curious about their experiences. Whether it's noticing past patterns, current feelings, or experimenting with doing something different, the clients that I see often want to understand more about themselves, to show up for themselves in ways they hope to be.
(512) 991-9280 View (512) 991-9280
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Krissy Wappler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78738
I work with clients with anxiety & depression issues including eating disorders, OCD, generalized anxiety, & transitional issues.
There are many reasons people seek therapy. You are not alone. Are you feeling confused, overwhelmed, falling back into your old thoughts and behaviors? Are you exhausted from a history of dealing with anxiety and/or depression? Or are you concerned for a loved one that may be going through something like this and you are affected but not quite sure how to address what's happening?
I work with clients with anxiety & depression issues including eating disorders, OCD, generalized anxiety, & transitional issues.
There are many reasons people seek therapy. You are not alone. Are you feeling confused, overwhelmed, falling back into your old thoughts and behaviors? Are you exhausted from a history of dealing with anxiety and/or depression? Or are you concerned for a loved one that may be going through something like this and you are affected but not quite sure how to address what's happening?
(512) 710-0075 View (512) 710-0075
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Meredith McNamee
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
20 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78731  (Online Only)
Do intrusive thoughts and compulsive behaviors prevent you from fully engaging in your life? Are you tired of the endless cycle of emotional eating, calorie counting, and the exhausting pursuit of the 'perfect' body? Are you desperate for a sense of control and peace? You're in the right place. I specialize in guiding individuals struggling with OCD, disordered eating, and anxiety to reclaim control of their life and find a way forward. In my welcoming and judgment-free space, you'll have the opportunity to share your story, allowing us to collaboratively explore avenues for healing and change.
Do intrusive thoughts and compulsive behaviors prevent you from fully engaging in your life? Are you tired of the endless cycle of emotional eating, calorie counting, and the exhausting pursuit of the 'perfect' body? Are you desperate for a sense of control and peace? You're in the right place. I specialize in guiding individuals struggling with OCD, disordered eating, and anxiety to reclaim control of their life and find a way forward. In my welcoming and judgment-free space, you'll have the opportunity to share your story, allowing us to collaboratively explore avenues for healing and change.
(512) 859-7335 View (512) 859-7335
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Marianne S. Stout
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78757
Would you consider yourself to be an anxious person? Do you suffer from panic disorder, social anxiety, chronic worry (GAD) or OCD? My name is Dr. Marianne Stout and I am a licensed psychologist specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). I am a warm, empathic therapist and use heavily research supported Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy approaches. Please feel free to call or email me at the Anxiety Treatment Center of Austin to see if my approach would be a good fit for your needs.
Would you consider yourself to be an anxious person? Do you suffer from panic disorder, social anxiety, chronic worry (GAD) or OCD? My name is Dr. Marianne Stout and I am a licensed psychologist specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). I am a warm, empathic therapist and use heavily research supported Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy approaches. Please feel free to call or email me at the Anxiety Treatment Center of Austin to see if my approach would be a good fit for your needs.
(512) 436-3225 View (512) 436-3225
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Emily Rose Kindschi
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78757
I offer specialized ERP treatment for OCD and its subtypes (i.
Perhaps you are coming to therapy wanting to “feel better,” and have gotten stuck in the understandable patterns of trying to get rid of different distressing symptoms. And yet, as most of us who have repeatedly tried and eventually realized, these internal experiences are not easily controlled. Thus, I view therapy as actually “getting better at feeling”—whatever those internal experiences may be—in service of working through and disentangling from them. In changing your relationship with these internal experiences, as well as adjusting your responses to them, you can break out of the cycles that are no longer working for you.
I offer specialized ERP treatment for OCD and its subtypes (i.
Perhaps you are coming to therapy wanting to “feel better,” and have gotten stuck in the understandable patterns of trying to get rid of different distressing symptoms. And yet, as most of us who have repeatedly tried and eventually realized, these internal experiences are not easily controlled. Thus, I view therapy as actually “getting better at feeling”—whatever those internal experiences may be—in service of working through and disentangling from them. In changing your relationship with these internal experiences, as well as adjusting your responses to them, you can break out of the cycles that are no longer working for you.
(512) 883-5614 x808 View (512) 883-5614 x808
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Alicia Kruger
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78746
Alicia Kruger, LPC specializes in the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder(OCD), Anxiety Disorders and Repetitive Body Focused Disorders in both children and adults. She is a graduate of the International OCD Foundation(IOCDF) Behavioral Therapy Training Institute(BTTI) General and Pediatric Training for OCD and has over a decade of experience providing evidence based behavioral treatment for OCD, Body Focused Disorders and Anxiety Disorders. She has extensive experience treating specific phobias such as Emetophobia (fear of throwing up), Trypanophobia (fear of needles)and Latrophobia (fear of doctors).
Alicia Kruger, LPC specializes in the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder(OCD), Anxiety Disorders and Repetitive Body Focused Disorders in both children and adults. She is a graduate of the International OCD Foundation(IOCDF) Behavioral Therapy Training Institute(BTTI) General and Pediatric Training for OCD and has over a decade of experience providing evidence based behavioral treatment for OCD, Body Focused Disorders and Anxiety Disorders. She has extensive experience treating specific phobias such as Emetophobia (fear of throwing up), Trypanophobia (fear of needles)and Latrophobia (fear of doctors).
(737) 204-7311 View (737) 204-7311
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Austin Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78731  (Online Only)
Dr. Ashton offers over 20 years of experience in treating the full spectrum of anxiety disorders, mild to severe. These include: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Disorder with and without Agoraphobia, Emetophobia, Social Anxiety Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Specific Phobias such as fear of flying, needle and medical phobias, and paruresis (bashful bladder). She utilizes Exposure based therapy and exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) techniques & Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Dr. Ashton offers over 20 years of experience in treating the full spectrum of anxiety disorders, mild to severe. These include: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Disorder with and without Agoraphobia, Emetophobia, Social Anxiety Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Specific Phobias such as fear of flying, needle and medical phobias, and paruresis (bashful bladder). She utilizes Exposure based therapy and exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) techniques & Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
(737) 345-3897 View (737) 345-3897
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Dr. Jacob Lebar
Psychologist, PhD, JD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78705
My ideal clients want change, but they aren't sure it's possible. If they know it's possible, maybe they're frustrated things aren't different yet. I specialize in working with adults and young adults experiencing anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and co-occurring depression. Partially due to my past as a lawyer, I have significant experience working with individuals in high-stress, professional careers and highly technical fields. Also, I'm neurodiversity-affirming and enjoy helping adults explore the significance of late life diagnosis.
My ideal clients want change, but they aren't sure it's possible. If they know it's possible, maybe they're frustrated things aren't different yet. I specialize in working with adults and young adults experiencing anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and co-occurring depression. Partially due to my past as a lawyer, I have significant experience working with individuals in high-stress, professional careers and highly technical fields. Also, I'm neurodiversity-affirming and enjoy helping adults explore the significance of late life diagnosis.
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Ryan Douglas
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78757
Are you struggling with anxiety, panic, worry, trauma, or intrusive thoughts? Do you find yourself avoiding situations, activities, or thoughts to manage anxiety? I specialize in treating anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and trauma-related disorders. Using an empathetic and warm style, and evidence-based treatments including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Exposure with Response Prevention, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, I can help you overcome your struggle with anxiety. Please feel free to call or email me at the Anxiety Treatment Center of Austin to see if my approach would be a good fit for you.
Are you struggling with anxiety, panic, worry, trauma, or intrusive thoughts? Do you find yourself avoiding situations, activities, or thoughts to manage anxiety? I specialize in treating anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and trauma-related disorders. Using an empathetic and warm style, and evidence-based treatments including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Exposure with Response Prevention, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, I can help you overcome your struggle with anxiety. Please feel free to call or email me at the Anxiety Treatment Center of Austin to see if my approach would be a good fit for you.
(512) 982-4819 x5 View (512) 982-4819 x5
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Berenice Torruco
MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78731  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in working with adolescents and adults struggling with Anxiety, OCD, and Trauma disorders.
Do you find yourself overwhelmed by worry and uncertainty, no matter what you do? Unwanted thoughts, feelings of shame, and guilt are weighing you down. You want to feel happier, healthier, and fulfilled, but getting by the day is a challenge itself. You are prepared to take the next step, but not knowing where to start makes you feel helpless. You may not remember a time when you didn't feel like this. Anxiety, OCD, and Trauma leave us feeling broken and disconnected from our true selves. If this feels true to you, know you don’t have to face this alone. I begin therapy by understanding where you are and the challenges you face.
I specialize in working with adolescents and adults struggling with Anxiety, OCD, and Trauma disorders.
Do you find yourself overwhelmed by worry and uncertainty, no matter what you do? Unwanted thoughts, feelings of shame, and guilt are weighing you down. You want to feel happier, healthier, and fulfilled, but getting by the day is a challenge itself. You are prepared to take the next step, but not knowing where to start makes you feel helpless. You may not remember a time when you didn't feel like this. Anxiety, OCD, and Trauma leave us feeling broken and disconnected from our true selves. If this feels true to you, know you don’t have to face this alone. I begin therapy by understanding where you are and the challenges you face.
(512) 768-4213 View (512) 768-4213
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Pivot Psychology Austin, PLLC
Psychologist, PhD, LSSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78705
Our providers specialize in a variety of areas including anxiety, attention issues, obsessive-compulsive tendencies, parenting, and life transitions.
Whether you are going through a difficult life transition, dealing with stress at home or work, struggling with pervasive mental health concerns, or simply want to know yourself better- we can help you mindfully navigate challenges and develop new perspectives and coping methods. We believe in the power of feeling seen and understood. We strive to meet you just as you are. Our approach integrates evidence-based practices into person-centered, individualized care.
Our providers specialize in a variety of areas including anxiety, attention issues, obsessive-compulsive tendencies, parenting, and life transitions.
Whether you are going through a difficult life transition, dealing with stress at home or work, struggling with pervasive mental health concerns, or simply want to know yourself better- we can help you mindfully navigate challenges and develop new perspectives and coping methods. We believe in the power of feeling seen and understood. We strive to meet you just as you are. Our approach integrates evidence-based practices into person-centered, individualized care.
(512) 855-2377 View (512) 855-2377
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.