Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Therapists in Flower Mound, TX

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Yamilee Napoles
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Flower Mound, TX 75028
Hello, dear reader. My name is Dr. Nápoles. Clients refer to me as Dr. Nap. I am a bilingual psychologist (English/Spanish) who specializes in the treatment of anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, illness anxiety disorder (i.e., hypochondriasis), and gender dysphoria. Regarding the latter, my clinical work focuses on, but is not limited to, adults or adolescents (age 15+) who wish to explore their gender identity and/or sexual orientation, adults contemplating or undergoing gender transitioning, a parent anxious about their child transitioning, and most recently, a person detransitioning.
Hello, dear reader. My name is Dr. Nápoles. Clients refer to me as Dr. Nap. I am a bilingual psychologist (English/Spanish) who specializes in the treatment of anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, illness anxiety disorder (i.e., hypochondriasis), and gender dysphoria. Regarding the latter, my clinical work focuses on, but is not limited to, adults or adolescents (age 15+) who wish to explore their gender identity and/or sexual orientation, adults contemplating or undergoing gender transitioning, a parent anxious about their child transitioning, and most recently, a person detransitioning.
(214) 347-9982 View (214) 347-9982
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Cyra Crouch
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Flower Mound, TX 75022
My areas of specialty are anxiety, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and trauma.
Becoming a mother is a huge, complicated life transition. You’re exhausted, but you can’t sleep. You love your baby, but it’s hard to like someone who screams at you all day. You need help, but you don’t know who to ask or what to ask for. Finding support and taking care of yourself is a great first step – healthy parents grow healthy families. Therapy is a safe place to sort through your scary thoughts and tap into your inner strengths and resources.
My areas of specialty are anxiety, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and trauma.
Becoming a mother is a huge, complicated life transition. You’re exhausted, but you can’t sleep. You love your baby, but it’s hard to like someone who screams at you all day. You need help, but you don’t know who to ask or what to ask for. Finding support and taking care of yourself is a great first step – healthy parents grow healthy families. Therapy is a safe place to sort through your scary thoughts and tap into your inner strengths and resources.
(281) 595-8193 View (281) 595-8193
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Adam Sandlin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, BTTI
Verified Verified
Flower Mound, TX 75028
I've specialized in treating OCD, anxiety, depression, and pornography addiction, but also frequently work with relational conflict, spiritual crises, people-pleasing/codependency issues.
I offer professional Christian counseling with offices in Denton and Flower Mound. I've been working with individuals, groups, couples, and families for over 15 years in community and private settings as well as discipleship, recovery, and teaching ministries in the local church. I train other counselors and am a licensed Supervisor. I'm certified through the Association of Biblical Counselors (ABC) and have completed post-graduate training from the Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) of the International OCD Foundation, and Inference-based CBT through the OCD Training School. I'm also a pastor/elder at my local church.
I've specialized in treating OCD, anxiety, depression, and pornography addiction, but also frequently work with relational conflict, spiritual crises, people-pleasing/codependency issues.
I offer professional Christian counseling with offices in Denton and Flower Mound. I've been working with individuals, groups, couples, and families for over 15 years in community and private settings as well as discipleship, recovery, and teaching ministries in the local church. I train other counselors and am a licensed Supervisor. I'm certified through the Association of Biblical Counselors (ABC) and have completed post-graduate training from the Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) of the International OCD Foundation, and Inference-based CBT through the OCD Training School. I'm also a pastor/elder at my local church.
(469) 635-2200 View (469) 635-2200
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Michelle Fitzhugh
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Flower Mound, TX 75022
As a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, I specialize in treating Trauma, PTSD, OCD, Codependency, Anxiety, Depression & Bipolar Disorder. I am a Level II Certified EMDR therapist, treating complex trauma & PTSD. A Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP) & Family Systems trained therapist, I utilize CBT, DBT, EMDR (Eye Movement, Desensitization & Reprocessing, Brainspotting, EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy), IFS (Internal Family Systems), Psychodrama, Attachment-Focused Therapy and other therapies to my clients find healing.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, I specialize in treating Trauma, PTSD, OCD, Codependency, Anxiety, Depression & Bipolar Disorder. I am a Level II Certified EMDR therapist, treating complex trauma & PTSD. A Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP) & Family Systems trained therapist, I utilize CBT, DBT, EMDR (Eye Movement, Desensitization & Reprocessing, Brainspotting, EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy), IFS (Internal Family Systems), Psychodrama, Attachment-Focused Therapy and other therapies to my clients find healing.
(940) 257-2446 View (940) 257-2446
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Leslie Crabtree
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Flower Mound, TX 75022  (Online Only)
I offer concierge therapy for individual adults struggling with all forms of anxiety disorders such as panic disorder, social anxiety, phobias, OCD, intrusive thoughts and all the physical, mental and emotional symptoms that come with it. I am an experienced specialist in this area as well as trauma recovery. Concierge therapy is the epitome of individualized, custom-fit services. We meet via Telehealth allowing you the convenience to have therapy wherever you are! You will have direct access if needed between sessions via secure text. This is individualized therapy and personalized service as I guide you through to recovery!
I offer concierge therapy for individual adults struggling with all forms of anxiety disorders such as panic disorder, social anxiety, phobias, OCD, intrusive thoughts and all the physical, mental and emotional symptoms that come with it. I am an experienced specialist in this area as well as trauma recovery. Concierge therapy is the epitome of individualized, custom-fit services. We meet via Telehealth allowing you the convenience to have therapy wherever you are! You will have direct access if needed between sessions via secure text. This is individualized therapy and personalized service as I guide you through to recovery!
(469) 361-5941 View (469) 361-5941
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Kendra J. Watkins
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Flower Mound, TX 75028  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I enjoy helping those struggling with symptoms of OCD, anxiety, and related disorders live a more meaningful life. I utilize Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) an evidence-based treatment for OCD to give you freedom from distressing intrusive thoughts and compulsions. If you find yourself engaging in repetitive rituals, ruminating on unwanted thoughts, or getting stuck fixating on sensations, I think I can help. I also enjoy providing neurodivergent-affirming care to neurodivergent people who have co-occurring OCD or anxiety.
I enjoy helping those struggling with symptoms of OCD, anxiety, and related disorders live a more meaningful life. I utilize Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) an evidence-based treatment for OCD to give you freedom from distressing intrusive thoughts and compulsions. If you find yourself engaging in repetitive rituals, ruminating on unwanted thoughts, or getting stuck fixating on sensations, I think I can help. I also enjoy providing neurodivergent-affirming care to neurodivergent people who have co-occurring OCD or anxiety.
(512) 559-1617 View (512) 559-1617
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Nausheen Habib
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MPH, LCSW, CEDS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Flower Mound, TX 75028
I specialize in treating eating disorders, substance use, mood disorders, body image, relational problems, OCD, end-of-life issues, and trauma.
As a therapist I believe the individuals I work with are the experts in their lives. I create a therapeutic space that renders mutual respect and honors personal decision-making. Regardless of the situations or life experiences that bring you to me, I believe you will find the answers within you as I help nurture and guide you. Therapy can be long-term or short-term based on your individual needs. I believe in goal-oriented therapy. I enjoy providing individuals and families concrete evidence-based tools that they can take with them, and incorporate in their lives long after their participation in therapeutic services.
I specialize in treating eating disorders, substance use, mood disorders, body image, relational problems, OCD, end-of-life issues, and trauma.
As a therapist I believe the individuals I work with are the experts in their lives. I create a therapeutic space that renders mutual respect and honors personal decision-making. Regardless of the situations or life experiences that bring you to me, I believe you will find the answers within you as I help nurture and guide you. Therapy can be long-term or short-term based on your individual needs. I believe in goal-oriented therapy. I enjoy providing individuals and families concrete evidence-based tools that they can take with them, and incorporate in their lives long after their participation in therapeutic services.
(469) 481-3917 View (469) 481-3917
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Michael Webb
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Flower Mound, TX 75028
I have gradually centered my work around people dealing with trauma, addiction, attachment struggles and OCD because I identify with the experience and have experienced healing myself. Complex trauma, attachment difficulties, addiction and OCD often cause chronic emotional disregulation. The attention grabbing power of the past or the future remove connection with the present and the people in it. Additionally, persistent negative beliefs about oneself, God or others make progress feel too hard or a fleeting and disappointing experience. Helping people find freedom and start living is the passion that fuels my work.
I have gradually centered my work around people dealing with trauma, addiction, attachment struggles and OCD because I identify with the experience and have experienced healing myself. Complex trauma, attachment difficulties, addiction and OCD often cause chronic emotional disregulation. The attention grabbing power of the past or the future remove connection with the present and the people in it. Additionally, persistent negative beliefs about oneself, God or others make progress feel too hard or a fleeting and disappointing experience. Helping people find freedom and start living is the passion that fuels my work.
(817) 932-7413 View (817) 932-7413
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Desiree Frazier
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Flower Mound, TX 75022
I am a licensed psychologist who specializes in treatment for children and adolescents (including young adults up to age 25) and their families, especially regarding trauma, self-harm, suicidal ideation, and mood disorders. I have an extensive history of working with issues related to history of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, OCD, and issues related to abuse, death, and divorce. My primary objective is to improve family functioning and overall quality of life. I am passionate about helping individuals and families work toward their vision of cohesion and happiness.
I am a licensed psychologist who specializes in treatment for children and adolescents (including young adults up to age 25) and their families, especially regarding trauma, self-harm, suicidal ideation, and mood disorders. I have an extensive history of working with issues related to history of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, OCD, and issues related to abuse, death, and divorce. My primary objective is to improve family functioning and overall quality of life. I am passionate about helping individuals and families work toward their vision of cohesion and happiness.
(972) 815-1034 View (972) 815-1034
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Christina Della Nebbia
Psychologist, PhD, BCBA
Verified Verified
Flower Mound, TX 75028
I am passionate about helping clients and have been doing so for over 30 years. I welcome the opportunity to be of assistance in addressing a variety of mental health issues such as ADHD, OCD, Autism Spectrum, anxiety, depression, dementia and other issues. I treat trauma and other women's issues. I offer counseling, ABA, as well as psychological and neuropsychological testing for all ages. You are not alone, and I will walk this journey to health by your side. Please call to make an appointment with us so we can get you or your child on the road to wellness!
I am passionate about helping clients and have been doing so for over 30 years. I welcome the opportunity to be of assistance in addressing a variety of mental health issues such as ADHD, OCD, Autism Spectrum, anxiety, depression, dementia and other issues. I treat trauma and other women's issues. I offer counseling, ABA, as well as psychological and neuropsychological testing for all ages. You are not alone, and I will walk this journey to health by your side. Please call to make an appointment with us so we can get you or your child on the road to wellness!
(214) 251-4162 View (214) 251-4162
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Holistic Psychotherapy & Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CMNCS
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Flower Mound, TX 75028  (Online Only)
Tiffany believes therapy is not a one size fits all and that different approaches or modalities may work for a client or situation and not another. Her therapeutic interests include trauma, abuse, depression, anxiety, postpartum depression, personality disorders, relationships, Narcissistic Personality Abuse Awareness. She has a passion for helping others discover issues related to self worth, coping skills, boundaries, communication, shame, and assist the client in developing the tools necessary to improve such issues.
Tiffany believes therapy is not a one size fits all and that different approaches or modalities may work for a client or situation and not another. Her therapeutic interests include trauma, abuse, depression, anxiety, postpartum depression, personality disorders, relationships, Narcissistic Personality Abuse Awareness. She has a passion for helping others discover issues related to self worth, coping skills, boundaries, communication, shame, and assist the client in developing the tools necessary to improve such issues.
(940) 514-8540 View (940) 514-8540
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Georgette Wells
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Flower Mound, TX 75028
It can be discouraging when you realize you are not living up to your fullest potential. Regardless, of the reason(s) that contribute to you being here, it can sometimes feel like too much to handle. Obsessing over past failures, painful memories or thoughts such as "this is all my fault", " things will never get better", or "do I have what it takes to reach may goals, dreams?" weighs you down.
It can be discouraging when you realize you are not living up to your fullest potential. Regardless, of the reason(s) that contribute to you being here, it can sometimes feel like too much to handle. Obsessing over past failures, painful memories or thoughts such as "this is all my fault", " things will never get better", or "do I have what it takes to reach may goals, dreams?" weighs you down.
(469) 382-1177 View (469) 382-1177
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Scott Allen Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CH, CLC
Verified Verified
Flower Mound, TX 75028
I ACCEPT MOST MAJOR INSURANCE PLANS TO REDUCE YOUR COST. VIDEO CONFERENCING OPTION. FREE PHONE CONSULTATION - Therapy will provide another "pair of eyes" that can help you explore life to get back on track. I have significant experience in helping children and adult clients with the following: Feeling “stuck”, anxiety, stress, depression, substance abuse, childhood/family issues, couple's issues, adolescent adjustment, grief/bereavement, low self-esteem/confidence, trauma (flashbacks, nightmares, intrusive thoughts, P.T.S.D. and/or abuse – sexual, physical, emotional), anger management, assertiveness, weight loss, and legal issues.
I ACCEPT MOST MAJOR INSURANCE PLANS TO REDUCE YOUR COST. VIDEO CONFERENCING OPTION. FREE PHONE CONSULTATION - Therapy will provide another "pair of eyes" that can help you explore life to get back on track. I have significant experience in helping children and adult clients with the following: Feeling “stuck”, anxiety, stress, depression, substance abuse, childhood/family issues, couple's issues, adolescent adjustment, grief/bereavement, low self-esteem/confidence, trauma (flashbacks, nightmares, intrusive thoughts, P.T.S.D. and/or abuse – sexual, physical, emotional), anger management, assertiveness, weight loss, and legal issues.
(469) 770-7333 View (469) 770-7333
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Vanessa Palomera
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Flower Mound, TX 75022
If you struggle with anxiety and want to find peace, joy, and clarity in your life, you have found the right therapist. I know the struggle of feeling on edge, over thinking, irritability, low self worth, and self doubt. Maybe you have difficulty enjoying things in the present moment because you’re constantly "on the go", your mind gets distracted or stressed. I’m more than happy to help you transform these symptoms, get to the root of the issues, and find your inner peace. Therapy with me is more than just talking or venting. I’ll engage you in effective techniques and provide you the tools needed to feel happy.
If you struggle with anxiety and want to find peace, joy, and clarity in your life, you have found the right therapist. I know the struggle of feeling on edge, over thinking, irritability, low self worth, and self doubt. Maybe you have difficulty enjoying things in the present moment because you’re constantly "on the go", your mind gets distracted or stressed. I’m more than happy to help you transform these symptoms, get to the root of the issues, and find your inner peace. Therapy with me is more than just talking or venting. I’ll engage you in effective techniques and provide you the tools needed to feel happy.
(682) 628-0239 View (682) 628-0239
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Mindful Path Counseling & Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Flower Mound, TX 75028
Embrace your journey and create your own path forward. We're a holistic psychotherapy center of encouraging, expert therapists that help you achieve your goals for mind, body & spiritual wellness. Now accepting new clients for individual, couples & family therapy. If you'd like to be more resilient in the face of stress, trauma, & relationships-we got you! We walk alongside on your path to healing in a collaborative, empowered way. Individuals, couples & families can heal the past for a brighter future.
Embrace your journey and create your own path forward. We're a holistic psychotherapy center of encouraging, expert therapists that help you achieve your goals for mind, body & spiritual wellness. Now accepting new clients for individual, couples & family therapy. If you'd like to be more resilient in the face of stress, trauma, & relationships-we got you! We walk alongside on your path to healing in a collaborative, empowered way. Individuals, couples & families can heal the past for a brighter future.
(214) 239-9166 View (214) 239-9166
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Shelley Tedder
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Flower Mound, TX 75022
Now that your considering the next step, finding the right therapist can be adding to your stress. Hopefully, I can help make this process less overwhelming. My low key approach lets you work at your own pace and address areas you think are important. I use evidenced based strategies to help reduce your discomfort and distress. My treatment approach is collaborative, solution-focused, oriented toward solving problems and learning skills. If you're considering making a change but aren't sure if therapy is for you, give me a call and I will be happy to answer any questions.
Now that your considering the next step, finding the right therapist can be adding to your stress. Hopefully, I can help make this process less overwhelming. My low key approach lets you work at your own pace and address areas you think are important. I use evidenced based strategies to help reduce your discomfort and distress. My treatment approach is collaborative, solution-focused, oriented toward solving problems and learning skills. If you're considering making a change but aren't sure if therapy is for you, give me a call and I will be happy to answer any questions.
(469) 253-4296 View (469) 253-4296
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James H Basham
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Flower Mound, TX 75028
The ideal client that I like to meet with is someone who desires help and wisdom for their situation. They are also someone who needs encouragement, direction and prayer. No matter what type of situation they are going through I am here to help and come along side of them. I understand that life can be very difficult and sometimes we find ourselves in situations that we never believed we would be in. It is this client whom I like to meet with so that we can work toward a better path for them.
The ideal client that I like to meet with is someone who desires help and wisdom for their situation. They are also someone who needs encouragement, direction and prayer. No matter what type of situation they are going through I am here to help and come along side of them. I understand that life can be very difficult and sometimes we find ourselves in situations that we never believed we would be in. It is this client whom I like to meet with so that we can work toward a better path for them.
(469) 322-9984 View (469) 322-9984
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Ben C Salicco
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Flower Mound, TX 75022
Maintaining relationships, managing a family, keeping friends and regulate your emotions may feel impossible at times. Learning skills and strategies to help regulate your emotions can be done with a counselor. Ben has experience helping individuals and couples find balance and peace in their lives through assisting with identifying meaning and articulating goals. You don't have to be a prisoner of your emotional life forever. There is hope!! Finding peace in difficult situations is possible. If you are struggling with emotional problems there is likely a solution, don't suffer alone. visit www.bensalicco.com
Maintaining relationships, managing a family, keeping friends and regulate your emotions may feel impossible at times. Learning skills and strategies to help regulate your emotions can be done with a counselor. Ben has experience helping individuals and couples find balance and peace in their lives through assisting with identifying meaning and articulating goals. You don't have to be a prisoner of your emotional life forever. There is hope!! Finding peace in difficult situations is possible. If you are struggling with emotional problems there is likely a solution, don't suffer alone. visit www.bensalicco.com
(682) 970-6903 View (682) 970-6903
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Tricia Gagnon
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, EMDR, RYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Flower Mound, TX 75028
Accepting new clients for Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) and EMDR Intensives only. Reach out to learn more. Let's collaborate together to reach your goals for healing and emotional wellness. I am a compassionate, non-judgmental therapist with 25+ years experience. I'm honored to work with adults, helping professionals and healers on their own blocks, traumas & healthy boundaries. I am Certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) & a EMDR Consultant for PTSD & trauma healing. We can incorporate trauma-informed yoga to build resiliency and relaxation, as well as IFS (Internal Family Systems) in your therapy.
Accepting new clients for Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) and EMDR Intensives only. Reach out to learn more. Let's collaborate together to reach your goals for healing and emotional wellness. I am a compassionate, non-judgmental therapist with 25+ years experience. I'm honored to work with adults, helping professionals and healers on their own blocks, traumas & healthy boundaries. I am Certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) & a EMDR Consultant for PTSD & trauma healing. We can incorporate trauma-informed yoga to build resiliency and relaxation, as well as IFS (Internal Family Systems) in your therapy.
(469) 464-9967 View (469) 464-9967
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Carol Marino
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, LPCA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Flower Mound, TX 75028
Can provide space where you can feel at ease to be listened to and known. Wisdom, discernment, and collaboration regarding what is needed to move forward so you may live more fully. Compassion and sincerity to get to know you to figure out what works best for you in a judgement-free space. Help for you to better manage your overall functioning and wellness in mind, body, and spirit so that you have more room for contentment and joy.
Can provide space where you can feel at ease to be listened to and known. Wisdom, discernment, and collaboration regarding what is needed to move forward so you may live more fully. Compassion and sincerity to get to know you to figure out what works best for you in a judgement-free space. Help for you to better manage your overall functioning and wellness in mind, body, and spirit so that you have more room for contentment and joy.
(469) 838-5481 View (469) 838-5481

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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.