Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Therapists in Dallas, TX

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Steve Sainato
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MABC
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75218  (Online Only)
My speciality is working with clients who struggle with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
People struggle, often silently, in several areas. This can be in fearing conflict with others, struggling with your faith, navigating unhealthy boundaries in relationships, wrestling with loneliness or dealing with self shame that may reside within your mind. It may feel like a constant cycle that is difficult to break on your own. These are some of the areas where I can come along side you to help you with whatever you are going through. Life is hard enough to figure out on your own. Fortunately therapy with me provides a space to feel safe in dealing with your problems and helps you develop resources to solve these.
My speciality is working with clients who struggle with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
People struggle, often silently, in several areas. This can be in fearing conflict with others, struggling with your faith, navigating unhealthy boundaries in relationships, wrestling with loneliness or dealing with self shame that may reside within your mind. It may feel like a constant cycle that is difficult to break on your own. These are some of the areas where I can come along side you to help you with whatever you are going through. Life is hard enough to figure out on your own. Fortunately therapy with me provides a space to feel safe in dealing with your problems and helps you develop resources to solve these.
(214) 393-5724 View (214) 393-5724
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Christine Boudreau Functional Medicine Psychotherapist
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPCA, AFMCP, CTP, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75204
You're going through a rough spot & don't quite feel like yourself. Sometimes you struggle with toxic shame, a harsh inner critic, & abandonment fears. You're not quite sure why, but sometimes you bounce between feelings of anxiety, overwhelm, & depression. Sometimes relationships seem difficult & might leave you feeling worthless & confused. You might have been diagnosed with anxiety, depression, PCOS, IBS/IBD, ADD, ADHD, or OCD. You suspect something else might be the culprit. Your childhood wasn't ideal, & you're curious how it affects you today. You want to explore the past but not get stuck in it.
You're going through a rough spot & don't quite feel like yourself. Sometimes you struggle with toxic shame, a harsh inner critic, & abandonment fears. You're not quite sure why, but sometimes you bounce between feelings of anxiety, overwhelm, & depression. Sometimes relationships seem difficult & might leave you feeling worthless & confused. You might have been diagnosed with anxiety, depression, PCOS, IBS/IBD, ADD, ADHD, or OCD. You suspect something else might be the culprit. Your childhood wasn't ideal, & you're curious how it affects you today. You want to explore the past but not get stuck in it.
(469) 457-4484 View (469) 457-4484
Hollie Spinn - NOCD
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75204
Imagine what life would be like if you weren't bothered by OCD. NOCD is here to help you regain peace of mind. NOCD is a digital health company that’s focused on effectively treating people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Inside the NOCD mobile app, you can work with one of our licensed mental health therapists with specialty training in OCD. When your therapist isn’t available, access support communities and therapeutic tools - so that you are never alone. NOCD’s protocol has been proven to reduce OCD severity by 40% in less than 10 weeks.
Imagine what life would be like if you weren't bothered by OCD. NOCD is here to help you regain peace of mind. NOCD is a digital health company that’s focused on effectively treating people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Inside the NOCD mobile app, you can work with one of our licensed mental health therapists with specialty training in OCD. When your therapist isn’t available, access support communities and therapeutic tools - so that you are never alone. NOCD’s protocol has been proven to reduce OCD severity by 40% in less than 10 weeks.
(872) 219-0725 View (872) 219-0725
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Meghan Cromie
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCTSI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75254  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in treating phobias and anxiety disorders (social anxiety, panic disorder, phobias, agoraphobia, emetophobia, health anxiety), OCD , Depression, and Trauma PTSD using CBT and Exposure Therapy (ERP). I have years of working with people to live without fear, and will work with you step by step in getting there. If traditional talk therapy has not worked for you in the past, exposure therapy is a great way to actually see the results you are looking for! LGBT+ allied provider. Only treating individuals 18+, no couples/families at this time.
I specialize in treating phobias and anxiety disorders (social anxiety, panic disorder, phobias, agoraphobia, emetophobia, health anxiety), OCD , Depression, and Trauma PTSD using CBT and Exposure Therapy (ERP). I have years of working with people to live without fear, and will work with you step by step in getting there. If traditional talk therapy has not worked for you in the past, exposure therapy is a great way to actually see the results you are looking for! LGBT+ allied provider. Only treating individuals 18+, no couples/families at this time.
(214) 915-0382 View (214) 915-0382
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Amie Hamaker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75231
Among my areas of expertise are eating disorders, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, body image, social anxiety, self-esteem, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and trauma.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and owner of Arrow Therapy, a private practice in Dallas where I work with a broad spectrum of clients. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I hope to work with you to achieve your goals. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life.
Among my areas of expertise are eating disorders, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, body image, social anxiety, self-esteem, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and trauma.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and owner of Arrow Therapy, a private practice in Dallas where I work with a broad spectrum of clients. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I hope to work with you to achieve your goals. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life.
(469) 437-4822 View (469) 437-4822
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Christian Walsh
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75219
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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Yassmin Eldouh
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75204  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome! My area of focus is providing culturally competent counseling to individuals of varying mental health difficulties. I work with clients with various presenting issues, including anxiety and depression, OCD, ADHD, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and addictions. In addition to being a licensed therapist, I am completing my PhD in counseling. My intersectional identities as an Arab-Asian woman from a Muslim background allows me to experience understanding and empathy for those from varying backgrounds and identities.
Hello and welcome! My area of focus is providing culturally competent counseling to individuals of varying mental health difficulties. I work with clients with various presenting issues, including anxiety and depression, OCD, ADHD, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and addictions. In addition to being a licensed therapist, I am completing my PhD in counseling. My intersectional identities as an Arab-Asian woman from a Muslim background allows me to experience understanding and empathy for those from varying backgrounds and identities.
(940) 329-2591 View (940) 329-2591
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Ashley Kasperski
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75204  (Online Only)
Imagine what life would be like if you weren't bothered by OCD. NOCD is here to help you regain peace of mind. NOCD is a digital health company that’s focused on effectively treating people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Inside the NOCD mobile app, you can work with one of our licensed mental health therapists with specialty training in OCD. When your therapist isn’t available, access support communities and therapeutic tools - so that you are never alone. NOCD’s protocol has been proven to reduce OCD severity by 40% in less than 10 weeks.
Imagine what life would be like if you weren't bothered by OCD. NOCD is here to help you regain peace of mind. NOCD is a digital health company that’s focused on effectively treating people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Inside the NOCD mobile app, you can work with one of our licensed mental health therapists with specialty training in OCD. When your therapist isn’t available, access support communities and therapeutic tools - so that you are never alone. NOCD’s protocol has been proven to reduce OCD severity by 40% in less than 10 weeks.
(872) 231-0836 View (872) 231-0836
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Neelima Kurji
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCDC, MHA, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75248
Welcome to my page and thank you for stopping by. Are you ready to say goodbye to the constant worrying, irrational fears, and self-judgment associated with anxiety and learn healthier ways to cope with your emotional challenges? Do you want to work through your losses and grief and learn healthy ways to cope? I provide compassionate and evidence-based treatment to help you heal so you can move from struggling to thriving. I specialize in individual counseling for the treatment of Anxiety and Panic Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Depression, Grief and Loss, and Life Transitions.
Welcome to my page and thank you for stopping by. Are you ready to say goodbye to the constant worrying, irrational fears, and self-judgment associated with anxiety and learn healthier ways to cope with your emotional challenges? Do you want to work through your losses and grief and learn healthy ways to cope? I provide compassionate and evidence-based treatment to help you heal so you can move from struggling to thriving. I specialize in individual counseling for the treatment of Anxiety and Panic Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Depression, Grief and Loss, and Life Transitions.
(469) 653-3925 View (469) 653-3925
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Regan Paulsen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75206
I have extensive training in treating OCD including certification through the IOCDF Behavioral Therapy Training Institute.
I am experienced in working with adults and adolescents struggling with anxiety in its many flavors and forms. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, phobias, social anxiety, performance anxiety, generalized anxiety and panic are my specialties. Having OCD myself, I know the therapy is hard work and can be scary, so I take things at the pace my clients set. I like to work with my clients on a customized approach to their individual fears based on their unique goals and personal values. Creativity is a big part of my approach.
I have extensive training in treating OCD including certification through the IOCDF Behavioral Therapy Training Institute.
I am experienced in working with adults and adolescents struggling with anxiety in its many flavors and forms. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, phobias, social anxiety, performance anxiety, generalized anxiety and panic are my specialties. Having OCD myself, I know the therapy is hard work and can be scary, so I take things at the pace my clients set. I like to work with my clients on a customized approach to their individual fears based on their unique goals and personal values. Creativity is a big part of my approach.
(214) 307-8628 View (214) 307-8628
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Madison Taylor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75230
I am specialized in treating anxiety disorders including, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Generalized Anxiety, Phobias, Social Anxiety, and Panic Disorders.
Are you struggling with intrusive thoughts? Are these thoughts affecting multiple aspects of your life? Together, we can work to re-wire your anxious brain and improve your overall quality of life. Our work will be guided by scientifically studied therapy modalities proven to effectively treat Anxiety and OCD. As everyone’s symptoms are unique, we will work together to tailor a customized treatment plan specific to your needs.
I am specialized in treating anxiety disorders including, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Generalized Anxiety, Phobias, Social Anxiety, and Panic Disorders.
Are you struggling with intrusive thoughts? Are these thoughts affecting multiple aspects of your life? Together, we can work to re-wire your anxious brain and improve your overall quality of life. Our work will be guided by scientifically studied therapy modalities proven to effectively treat Anxiety and OCD. As everyone’s symptoms are unique, we will work together to tailor a customized treatment plan specific to your needs.
(469) 772-6422 View (469) 772-6422
Ruthie Hagin - NOCD
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75204  (Online Only)
Imagine what life would be like if you weren't bothered by OCD. NOCD is here to help you regain peace of mind. NOCD is a digital health company that’s focused on effectively treating people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Inside the NOCD mobile app, you can work with one of our licensed mental health therapists with specialty training in OCD. When your therapist isn’t available, access support communities and therapeutic tools - so that you are never alone. NOCD’s protocol has been proven to reduce OCD severity by 40% in less than 10 weeks.
Imagine what life would be like if you weren't bothered by OCD. NOCD is here to help you regain peace of mind. NOCD is a digital health company that’s focused on effectively treating people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Inside the NOCD mobile app, you can work with one of our licensed mental health therapists with specialty training in OCD. When your therapist isn’t available, access support communities and therapeutic tools - so that you are never alone. NOCD’s protocol has been proven to reduce OCD severity by 40% in less than 10 weeks.
(872) 242-1594 View (872) 242-1594
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Scott Bean
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75219
I specialize in working with individuals and couples struggling with relationship issues in this complicated generation of our planet. Primarily, relationship problems involving complex trauma, intimacy concerns, addictive behaviors and codependency. We will carefully untangle any anxiety, self-doubt, obsessive thinking or numbing with internet addictions, work or substances that may no longer be beneficial. Emphasis is placed on integrating new experiences into your life through awareness of where you may be "stuck" in your protective fight-or-flight responses.
I specialize in working with individuals and couples struggling with relationship issues in this complicated generation of our planet. Primarily, relationship problems involving complex trauma, intimacy concerns, addictive behaviors and codependency. We will carefully untangle any anxiety, self-doubt, obsessive thinking or numbing with internet addictions, work or substances that may no longer be beneficial. Emphasis is placed on integrating new experiences into your life through awareness of where you may be "stuck" in your protective fight-or-flight responses.
(469) 551-4779 View (469) 551-4779
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Crystal Nicole Gayle
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75214
I also have specialized training in treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in children and adults by providing exposure and response prevention treatment.
I am a licensed psychologist who enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults. I use a strength-based, collaborative, and multicultural approach when I work with my clients. I believe in creating an honest and warm therapeutic environment while developing a strong rapport with each client or family as we work towards meeting their treatment goals. I utilize evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to help individuals become the best versions of themselves.
I also have specialized training in treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in children and adults by providing exposure and response prevention treatment.
I am a licensed psychologist who enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults. I use a strength-based, collaborative, and multicultural approach when I work with my clients. I believe in creating an honest and warm therapeutic environment while developing a strong rapport with each client or family as we work towards meeting their treatment goals. I utilize evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to help individuals become the best versions of themselves.
(972) 458-5478 View (972) 458-5478
Christopher Clark - NOCD
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75204
Imagine what life would be like if you weren't bothered by OCD. NOCD is here to help you regain peace of mind. NOCD is a digital health company that’s focused on effectively treating people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Inside the NOCD mobile app, you can work with one of our licensed mental health therapists with specialty training in OCD. When your therapist isn’t available, access support communities and therapeutic tools - so that you are never alone. NOCD’s protocol has been proven to reduce OCD severity by 40% in less than 10 weeks.
Imagine what life would be like if you weren't bothered by OCD. NOCD is here to help you regain peace of mind. NOCD is a digital health company that’s focused on effectively treating people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Inside the NOCD mobile app, you can work with one of our licensed mental health therapists with specialty training in OCD. When your therapist isn’t available, access support communities and therapeutic tools - so that you are never alone. NOCD’s protocol has been proven to reduce OCD severity by 40% in less than 10 weeks.
(872) 231-0546 View (872) 231-0546
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Dr. Whitney Dyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75230
Together we can rewire your anxious brain. A more fulfilled life is possible with quality treatment. I specialize in treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Anxiety Disorders including Social Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Specific Phobias, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I provide evidence-based care and am well-versed in contemporary research. I received my Master of Social Work from Texas Christian University and my Doctorate of Social Work from The University of Kentucky. My doctoral research focused on bolstering the effectiveness of OCD treatment through integrating self-compassion concepts, which influences my craft.
Together we can rewire your anxious brain. A more fulfilled life is possible with quality treatment. I specialize in treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Anxiety Disorders including Social Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Specific Phobias, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I provide evidence-based care and am well-versed in contemporary research. I received my Master of Social Work from Texas Christian University and my Doctorate of Social Work from The University of Kentucky. My doctoral research focused on bolstering the effectiveness of OCD treatment through integrating self-compassion concepts, which influences my craft.
(469) 382-4174 View (469) 382-4174
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Dr. Andrea E. Kirby
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75205
Currently Accepting New Clients: I specialize in helping adults better navigate stress, obsessions, and eating concerns in order to live fuller lives. Struggling with anxiety, OCD, and eating disorders without the guidance of a trained therapist can be exhausting—and depressing—after a while. But, research shows online and in-person cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can make a difference. I provide evidence-based therapy to guide you in making important changes in how you relate to your thoughts, emotions, and self from the comfort of your own home or office.
Currently Accepting New Clients: I specialize in helping adults better navigate stress, obsessions, and eating concerns in order to live fuller lives. Struggling with anxiety, OCD, and eating disorders without the guidance of a trained therapist can be exhausting—and depressing—after a while. But, research shows online and in-person cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can make a difference. I provide evidence-based therapy to guide you in making important changes in how you relate to your thoughts, emotions, and self from the comfort of your own home or office.
(817) 934-6380 View (817) 934-6380
Cassie Samuelson - NOCD
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75204  (Online Only)
Imagine what life would be like if you weren't bothered by OCD. NOCD is here to help you regain peace of mind. NOCD is a digital health company that’s focused on effectively treating people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Inside the NOCD mobile app, you can work with one of our licensed mental health therapists with specialty training in OCD. When your therapist isn’t available, access support communities and therapeutic tools - so that you are never alone. NOCD’s protocol has been proven to reduce OCD severity by 40% in less than 10 weeks.
Imagine what life would be like if you weren't bothered by OCD. NOCD is here to help you regain peace of mind. NOCD is a digital health company that’s focused on effectively treating people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Inside the NOCD mobile app, you can work with one of our licensed mental health therapists with specialty training in OCD. When your therapist isn’t available, access support communities and therapeutic tools - so that you are never alone. NOCD’s protocol has been proven to reduce OCD severity by 40% in less than 10 weeks.
(872) 239-3769 View (872) 239-3769
BCCounseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75208  (Online Only)
I work with individuals with ADHD, OCD, Trauma, anxiety and sexual concerns such as men's issues, porn addiction and polyamory. My treatment modalities focus on the individual and it's not a cookie cutter approach. I incorporate modalities like CBT, Mindfulness, Stages of Change, Trauma Informed Therapy and Solution Focus therapy, and use podcasts, YouTube, Instagram, TikTok videos, books and more as supplements as well. My patients are eager to improve their lives, but often stuck as to where to start or where to begin.
I work with individuals with ADHD, OCD, Trauma, anxiety and sexual concerns such as men's issues, porn addiction and polyamory. My treatment modalities focus on the individual and it's not a cookie cutter approach. I incorporate modalities like CBT, Mindfulness, Stages of Change, Trauma Informed Therapy and Solution Focus therapy, and use podcasts, YouTube, Instagram, TikTok videos, books and more as supplements as well. My patients are eager to improve their lives, but often stuck as to where to start or where to begin.
(515) 219-4974 View (515) 219-4974
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Mikael Ferm
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75230  (Online Only)
Clients often describe me as authentic, determined, and insightful. I offer direct solutions and evidence-based techniques that will help you solve your problems. I can also dive deeper with you to explore the roots behind your troubles and true self. Clients find my combination of skills-based and insight-oriented therapy to be highly effective as it offers accessibility, usefulness, and depth. For OCD, I specifically use Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP).
Clients often describe me as authentic, determined, and insightful. I offer direct solutions and evidence-based techniques that will help you solve your problems. I can also dive deeper with you to explore the roots behind your troubles and true self. Clients find my combination of skills-based and insight-oriented therapy to be highly effective as it offers accessibility, usefulness, and depth. For OCD, I specifically use Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP).
(412) 991-2030 View (412) 991-2030
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.