Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Therapists in Bedford, TX

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Cole Associates and Counselors of Texas, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bedford, TX 76021
As you take this step towards achieving wellness, we are honored to walk with you on your personal journey while providing a safe place, healing, hope, restoration, and quality of care. Specifically, Cole Associates and Counselors of Texas is dedicated to providing quality professional care by specializing in prevention, treatment and diagnosis of emotional, behavioral, and mental health issues. CAACOT provides evidence-based counseling and psychiatric services to children, adolescents, adults and couples.
As you take this step towards achieving wellness, we are honored to walk with you on your personal journey while providing a safe place, healing, hope, restoration, and quality of care. Specifically, Cole Associates and Counselors of Texas is dedicated to providing quality professional care by specializing in prevention, treatment and diagnosis of emotional, behavioral, and mental health issues. CAACOT provides evidence-based counseling and psychiatric services to children, adolescents, adults and couples.
(817) 813-6789 View (817) 813-6789
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Positive Pathways Counseling And Family Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCPT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Bedford, TX 76021  (Online Only)
As a professional counselor, I believe in the power of each individual to overcome barriers that prevent their life pathway from taking a more positive direction. I am invested in creating a calm and safe haven where growth and improvement can occur. Using a person-centered approach requires understanding the perspective patients have about issues in their lives to foster open, honest communication within a therapeutic relationship. When people feel comfortable expressing their emotions, an effective counselor is able to gain knowledge of how that person views their problems.
As a professional counselor, I believe in the power of each individual to overcome barriers that prevent their life pathway from taking a more positive direction. I am invested in creating a calm and safe haven where growth and improvement can occur. Using a person-centered approach requires understanding the perspective patients have about issues in their lives to foster open, honest communication within a therapeutic relationship. When people feel comfortable expressing their emotions, an effective counselor is able to gain knowledge of how that person views their problems.
(469) 331-5627 View (469) 331-5627
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Valinda Sue Zimmerman
Licensed Professional Counselor, RN, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Bedford, TX 76021
Have you had a situation happen that has caused deep emotional or physical pain? Has the pain been pushing you to the breaking point? Pain can come in many forms both emotional and physical and the strategies we use to deal with it often make the problem worse rather than better. Are you unsure what to do or where to go? Is your desire to get out of the pain but you are afraid that it can't get better? I can tell you from experience that ignoring it doesn't help but I do know that there are lots of strategies to get through it. I’d like the opportunity to show you how to turn your breakdown into a BREAKTHROUGH!
Have you had a situation happen that has caused deep emotional or physical pain? Has the pain been pushing you to the breaking point? Pain can come in many forms both emotional and physical and the strategies we use to deal with it often make the problem worse rather than better. Are you unsure what to do or where to go? Is your desire to get out of the pain but you are afraid that it can't get better? I can tell you from experience that ignoring it doesn't help but I do know that there are lots of strategies to get through it. I’d like the opportunity to show you how to turn your breakdown into a BREAKTHROUGH!
(469) 210-0551 View (469) 210-0551
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Tobin Ludwig
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Bedford, TX 76021
It is important for individuals to have a safe place to explore themselves without judgment. Counseling allows a person to work through past traumas, identify present stressors, and implement plans to increase quality of life for the future. Counseling is molded around the life goals of the individual. Mental wellness and inner peace is in the hands of each individual, however sometimes it takes the guidance of a professional to find that peace within ourselves. The relationship built, and techniques used are proven to increase quality of life in those suffering from emotional and cognitive (thinking) disturbances.
It is important for individuals to have a safe place to explore themselves without judgment. Counseling allows a person to work through past traumas, identify present stressors, and implement plans to increase quality of life for the future. Counseling is molded around the life goals of the individual. Mental wellness and inner peace is in the hands of each individual, however sometimes it takes the guidance of a professional to find that peace within ourselves. The relationship built, and techniques used are proven to increase quality of life in those suffering from emotional and cognitive (thinking) disturbances.
(682) 310-6981 View (682) 310-6981
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Carol L McPherson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Bedford, TX 76021
Not accepting new clients
I would like to congratulate you on taking the next step towards receiving help! It takes a lot of courage to reach out to someone, especially when you aren't sure what you are looking for! I am honored that you have taken the time to read my profile. As a Therapist, my main goal is to provide a safe environment that will promote healing and personal growth. I believe in working as a team to find the best therapeutic approach to help you in your journey towards healing.
I would like to congratulate you on taking the next step towards receiving help! It takes a lot of courage to reach out to someone, especially when you aren't sure what you are looking for! I am honored that you have taken the time to read my profile. As a Therapist, my main goal is to provide a safe environment that will promote healing and personal growth. I believe in working as a team to find the best therapeutic approach to help you in your journey towards healing.
(972) 846-4934 View (972) 846-4934
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Dr. La'Boris Cole
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Bedford, TX 76021
I am passionate about serving those who are in need of hope, love, joy, peace, healing, and empowerment. My main goal is to assist one in reaching personal/professional goals, addressing trauma, and experiencing healing/wholeness in every area of one's life. My specialties are pre-marital, marital, family conflict, addiction, trauma, anger/stress management, and dual diagnosis. As therapist, it is my role to provide a safe, non judgmental atmosphere to ensure you feel valued, worthy, and safe in order to experience restoration and transformation.
I am passionate about serving those who are in need of hope, love, joy, peace, healing, and empowerment. My main goal is to assist one in reaching personal/professional goals, addressing trauma, and experiencing healing/wholeness in every area of one's life. My specialties are pre-marital, marital, family conflict, addiction, trauma, anger/stress management, and dual diagnosis. As therapist, it is my role to provide a safe, non judgmental atmosphere to ensure you feel valued, worthy, and safe in order to experience restoration and transformation.
(214) 717-6713 View (214) 717-6713
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Therron Hume
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Bedford, TX 76021
Despite the vast amounts of challenges that life may throw our way, I truly believe that mental flexibility and perseverance may be cultivated by anyone who would seek it. It allows one to bend in the winds of change without breaking, while adjusting and evaluating new wisdoms and perspectives that may be applied to one's life situations. The mind of an individual can be as flexible as one's ability to imagine it to be, when given the support and permission to do so through my integrative and pragmatic approach to therapy.
Despite the vast amounts of challenges that life may throw our way, I truly believe that mental flexibility and perseverance may be cultivated by anyone who would seek it. It allows one to bend in the winds of change without breaking, while adjusting and evaluating new wisdoms and perspectives that may be applied to one's life situations. The mind of an individual can be as flexible as one's ability to imagine it to be, when given the support and permission to do so through my integrative and pragmatic approach to therapy.
(469) 518-2787 View (469) 518-2787
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Julie Barksdale
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, ADC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Bedford, TX 76021  (Online Only)
Reaching out for help can be extremely difficult. Whether you have a serious issue, specific challenge, or are just looking to increase happiness and improve your quality of life, I can help. I have particular expertise working with military personnel and those struggling with substance use or multiple mental health concerns. I've also had the privilege of working with diverse individuals from all walks of life. Regardless of what you are facing, I believe that therapy can support healing, as well as positive and healthy change.
Reaching out for help can be extremely difficult. Whether you have a serious issue, specific challenge, or are just looking to increase happiness and improve your quality of life, I can help. I have particular expertise working with military personnel and those struggling with substance use or multiple mental health concerns. I've also had the privilege of working with diverse individuals from all walks of life. Regardless of what you are facing, I believe that therapy can support healing, as well as positive and healthy change.
(737) 204-9032 View (737) 204-9032
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Tiffany Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Bedford, TX 76021  (Online Only)
Welcome! My name is Tiffany Dunnells, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I am a multimodal counselor that leads with a client-centered approach to allow the client to guide the session and determine the priority for our counseling and the goals. I started working in mental health back in 2015, and I have a vast experience working with a variety of clientele, both with adults and youth of all ages, with all kinds of traumas, substance use, depression, anxiety, bipolar, etc., and am eager to help my clients create the best lives possible for themselves.
Welcome! My name is Tiffany Dunnells, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I am a multimodal counselor that leads with a client-centered approach to allow the client to guide the session and determine the priority for our counseling and the goals. I started working in mental health back in 2015, and I have a vast experience working with a variety of clientele, both with adults and youth of all ages, with all kinds of traumas, substance use, depression, anxiety, bipolar, etc., and am eager to help my clients create the best lives possible for themselves.
(346) 576-5732 View (346) 576-5732
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Kimberly Sheppard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bedford, TX 76022
Welcome to Mindful Harmony, the beginning to feeling better! Have you struggled with worry, overthinking, or how to manage daily stress? Difficulty with motivation or depression? The journey of life doesn't come with a manual and let's face it, things can be tough at times. I will work with you to listen and develop a plan to relieve the stress you are feeling.
Welcome to Mindful Harmony, the beginning to feeling better! Have you struggled with worry, overthinking, or how to manage daily stress? Difficulty with motivation or depression? The journey of life doesn't come with a manual and let's face it, things can be tough at times. I will work with you to listen and develop a plan to relieve the stress you are feeling.
(682) 310-5560 View (682) 310-5560
Photo of Jeana Johnson, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Jeana Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bedford, TX 76021  (Online Only)
Do you feel pulled in a million directions, unable to fit it all in? Are you struggling to keep up with your relationships, work and health? Is it hard to be kind to yourself? I help patients learn how to manage depression, anxiety, anger, and avoid burnout. I believe you can cope with anything life throws at you and not feel like your stressors are controlling you.
Do you feel pulled in a million directions, unable to fit it all in? Are you struggling to keep up with your relationships, work and health? Is it hard to be kind to yourself? I help patients learn how to manage depression, anxiety, anger, and avoid burnout. I believe you can cope with anything life throws at you and not feel like your stressors are controlling you.
(817) 769-7792 View (817) 769-7792
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Dr. Michael Contreras
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, LCDC, ADC, ICADC, DOT-SAP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bedford, TX 76021  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My client population includes children, adolescents and adults. I work with individuals as well as families. I facilitate numerous groups and skills training curriculum in various topics including adolescent first offenders, anger management, divorce and separation, parenting, and teen issues.
My client population includes children, adolescents and adults. I work with individuals as well as families. I facilitate numerous groups and skills training curriculum in various topics including adolescent first offenders, anger management, divorce and separation, parenting, and teen issues.
(817) 849-6835 View (817) 849-6835
Photo of Francelle Neal, MAC, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Francelle Neal
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAC, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Bedford, TX 76021
Society Today can be dealt multiple Life stressors, ranging from Financial, Marital, Relational, issues with employment and or Life in General. Through Therapy, an Individualized Improvement Plan can be devised and implemented to assist individuals with coping and possibly overcoming the issues they are facing. Adolescents and Teens are complicated, and I am eager to assist. Teen groups are available as well as individualized treatment. Two people working together are always better than one. As a therapist I have learned the more input a client contributes to their therapeutic goals the better the outcomes and success possibility.
Society Today can be dealt multiple Life stressors, ranging from Financial, Marital, Relational, issues with employment and or Life in General. Through Therapy, an Individualized Improvement Plan can be devised and implemented to assist individuals with coping and possibly overcoming the issues they are facing. Adolescents and Teens are complicated, and I am eager to assist. Teen groups are available as well as individualized treatment. Two people working together are always better than one. As a therapist I have learned the more input a client contributes to their therapeutic goals the better the outcomes and success possibility.
(636) 923-4751 View (636) 923-4751
Photo of Farrah Bonnot, MS, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Farrah Bonnot
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Bedford, TX 76021  (Online Only)
Do you worry your experiences, preferences, or orientation make the search for a mental health professional difficult? Are there times or situations where you'd like a helping hand, but feel overwhelmed about explaining your background to someone who may not understand? I know what that feels like. My passion lies in helping survivors of trauma and I am deeply invested in serving LGBTQIA+, polyam, consensual non-monogamy (ENM), kink, and all sexual minority communities. I am also sex work allied and provide non-judgmental support for individuals who are, or have been in the sex industry.
Do you worry your experiences, preferences, or orientation make the search for a mental health professional difficult? Are there times or situations where you'd like a helping hand, but feel overwhelmed about explaining your background to someone who may not understand? I know what that feels like. My passion lies in helping survivors of trauma and I am deeply invested in serving LGBTQIA+, polyam, consensual non-monogamy (ENM), kink, and all sexual minority communities. I am also sex work allied and provide non-judgmental support for individuals who are, or have been in the sex industry.
(940) 304-0034 View (940) 304-0034
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Michael Peters
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Bedford, TX 76022  (Online Only)
I will help you resolve problems regarding your relationships, anxiety, depression, anger and addiction. I have twenty years of counseling experience and enjoy working with adults and adolescents. My clients describe me as warm, but honest. I will help you find sensitive solutions to life's toughest problems.
I will help you resolve problems regarding your relationships, anxiety, depression, anger and addiction. I have twenty years of counseling experience and enjoy working with adults and adolescents. My clients describe me as warm, but honest. I will help you find sensitive solutions to life's toughest problems.
(817) 756-8830 View (817) 756-8830
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Phyllis Ford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bedford, TX 76021
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed clinical social worker who has a wide range of experience. I provide treatment options to meet the needs for a variety of adult and adolescent concerns. Through my 20 plus years of experience I have had the privilege to watch change and healing occur through the process of psychotherapy. My office provides an environment that feels safe and confidential for clients to find resolution to their conflicts and opportunities to improve relationships. Clients are greeted at the door by my two office ambassadors, Baby a miniature schnauzer and her companion Buddy, a lab/beagle mix.
I am a licensed clinical social worker who has a wide range of experience. I provide treatment options to meet the needs for a variety of adult and adolescent concerns. Through my 20 plus years of experience I have had the privilege to watch change and healing occur through the process of psychotherapy. My office provides an environment that feels safe and confidential for clients to find resolution to their conflicts and opportunities to improve relationships. Clients are greeted at the door by my two office ambassadors, Baby a miniature schnauzer and her companion Buddy, a lab/beagle mix.
(817) 310-9205 View (817) 310-9205
Photo of Anita Peters, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Anita Peters
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Bedford, TX 76022
I specialize in working with clients who are struggling with relationship problems. Perhaps you are stuck in a relationship that is abusive, or maybe you are just unhappy because the marriage or relationship is no longer meeting your needs. My twenty years of experience will help you get unstuck and provide you with the tools you need to create a positive difference. Give me a call and let's get to work to make things better.
I specialize in working with clients who are struggling with relationship problems. Perhaps you are stuck in a relationship that is abusive, or maybe you are just unhappy because the marriage or relationship is no longer meeting your needs. My twenty years of experience will help you get unstuck and provide you with the tools you need to create a positive difference. Give me a call and let's get to work to make things better.
(817) 880-6564 View (817) 880-6564
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Gracie Valenzuela Moncibaiz
Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Bedford, TX 76021
In this busy fast paced world of expectations and managing several roles at once, we all need time to decompress, focus, and nurture ourselves. A safe place to heal, process, and work through difficult emotions and problem solve is crucial. I am here to support and assist in working through the difficulty of those emotions. I work with adolescents, young adults and individuals who encounter challenges & life struggles and are ready to develop the ability to cope effectively. Together we reach alternative solutions to find peace within self and the ability to manage successfully through the roadblocks we encounter in life.
In this busy fast paced world of expectations and managing several roles at once, we all need time to decompress, focus, and nurture ourselves. A safe place to heal, process, and work through difficult emotions and problem solve is crucial. I am here to support and assist in working through the difficulty of those emotions. I work with adolescents, young adults and individuals who encounter challenges & life struggles and are ready to develop the ability to cope effectively. Together we reach alternative solutions to find peace within self and the ability to manage successfully through the roadblocks we encounter in life.
(817) 854-2395 View (817) 854-2395
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Susan D Gifford
Psychologist, PhD, FICPP, LMFT
Verified Verified
Bedford, TX 76095
I have practiced for more than 25 years. I treat individuals and families, marriages, and children, as well as chronic pain patients. I teach skills, and prepare individualized treatment plans which integrate your goals and the skills you can practice to achieve your goals. I also do assessments, for ADHD, learning differences, and personality testing. I use cognitive rational therapy to assist you in working toward your goals as efficiently as you choose.
I have practiced for more than 25 years. I treat individuals and families, marriages, and children, as well as chronic pain patients. I teach skills, and prepare individualized treatment plans which integrate your goals and the skills you can practice to achieve your goals. I also do assessments, for ADHD, learning differences, and personality testing. I use cognitive rational therapy to assist you in working toward your goals as efficiently as you choose.
(682) 243-5387 View (682) 243-5387
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Jack (John) Verdi
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Bedford, TX 76021
Waitlist for new clients
I am a licensed psychologist and have been in private practice over 30 years and am currently in Grapevine, Texas. My approach in therapy is to first understand each individual's unique concern. I then try to help the individual identify what options they have in changing the behavior to have more successful outcomes. I have been described by my clients as easy to talk to, with a good sense of humor.
I am a licensed psychologist and have been in private practice over 30 years and am currently in Grapevine, Texas. My approach in therapy is to first understand each individual's unique concern. I then try to help the individual identify what options they have in changing the behavior to have more successful outcomes. I have been described by my clients as easy to talk to, with a good sense of humor.
(972) 316-9289 View (972) 316-9289
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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.