Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Therapists in Frisco, TX

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Lauren Moore
Licensed Professional Counselor, MABC, LPC
Verified Verified
Frisco, TX 75034
It has been an honor to serve the Lord and to fulfill His calling on my life as a biblical counselor over the past several years. I am equipped to work with individuals and couples. My areas of specialty include anxiety, OCD, depression, communication, conflict resolution, relationship issues, grief, codependency, parenting, marital and premarital counseling. I am a certified PrepareEnrich facilitator, which is a program approved by Twogether In Texas and waives the marriage license fee for engaged couples.
It has been an honor to serve the Lord and to fulfill His calling on my life as a biblical counselor over the past several years. I am equipped to work with individuals and couples. My areas of specialty include anxiety, OCD, depression, communication, conflict resolution, relationship issues, grief, codependency, parenting, marital and premarital counseling. I am a certified PrepareEnrich facilitator, which is a program approved by Twogether In Texas and waives the marriage license fee for engaged couples.
(940) 241-9240 View (940) 241-9240
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Haylee Phillips
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Frisco, TX 75034
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in supporting adults of all ages & walks of life who are struggling with anxiety, panic, OCD, & stage of life issues.
Imagine a life free from the barrage of doubt, uncertainty, & anxiety. A life where you confidently make decisions that align with your true self, without being overly influenced by the opinions of others. Can you imagine how fulfilling life could be if worries about your health, the constant stream of “what if’s”, & the worst-case scenarios no longer dominated your thoughts?
I specialize in supporting adults of all ages & walks of life who are struggling with anxiety, panic, OCD, & stage of life issues.
Imagine a life free from the barrage of doubt, uncertainty, & anxiety. A life where you confidently make decisions that align with your true self, without being overly influenced by the opinions of others. Can you imagine how fulfilling life could be if worries about your health, the constant stream of “what if’s”, & the worst-case scenarios no longer dominated your thoughts?
(972) 895-7313 View (972) 895-7313
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Megan Rasmussen
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Frisco, TX 75034
Amongst Megan’s areas of expertise are the treatment of Anxiety, Depression, Adjustment Disorder, Alcohol/ Chemical Dependency, Anger Management, Attachment Disorders, ADHD, Behavior Modification, Bipolar Disorder, Codependency, Domestic Violence, Disordered Eating, Gender Identity/ Sexuality, LGBTQIA+, Impulse Disorder, Mood Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Disorder, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Psychotic Disorder, Self-harm, Suicide Ideation, Sleep Disorders, Stress Management, Trauma, and Women’s Issues. She enjoys working with teenagers, adults, couples, and families.
Amongst Megan’s areas of expertise are the treatment of Anxiety, Depression, Adjustment Disorder, Alcohol/ Chemical Dependency, Anger Management, Attachment Disorders, ADHD, Behavior Modification, Bipolar Disorder, Codependency, Domestic Violence, Disordered Eating, Gender Identity/ Sexuality, LGBTQIA+, Impulse Disorder, Mood Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Disorder, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Psychotic Disorder, Self-harm, Suicide Ideation, Sleep Disorders, Stress Management, Trauma, and Women’s Issues. She enjoys working with teenagers, adults, couples, and families.
(214) 307-6252 View (214) 307-6252
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Abigail Leal Scallan
LPC Associate
Verified Verified
Frisco, TX 75034
OCD Counseling: Intrusive thoughts that won’t take no for an answer and compulsive behaviors that take time away from the things you love.
Couples Therapy: Communication has become stressful instead of safe. Minor annoyances escalate into fights where the same topic gets visited repeatedly with no resolution in sight, The friendship you both once had feels nonexistent. You’re looking for practical tools and safe conversations so you can both HEAR each other again. I offer an objective approach to reframe your dynamics and stabilize your interactions so you can get curious about each other again. Working together, we can map out a direction for your relationship that replenishes rather than exhausts and turns conflict into connection instead of collateral damage.
OCD Counseling: Intrusive thoughts that won’t take no for an answer and compulsive behaviors that take time away from the things you love.
Couples Therapy: Communication has become stressful instead of safe. Minor annoyances escalate into fights where the same topic gets visited repeatedly with no resolution in sight, The friendship you both once had feels nonexistent. You’re looking for practical tools and safe conversations so you can both HEAR each other again. I offer an objective approach to reframe your dynamics and stabilize your interactions so you can get curious about each other again. Working together, we can map out a direction for your relationship that replenishes rather than exhausts and turns conflict into connection instead of collateral damage.
(469) 871-6011 View (469) 871-6011
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Lauren Helfrich
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, LPC-A
Verified Verified
Frisco, TX 75034
Lauren has a special passion for treating clients with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Anxiety Disorders using evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP).
Lauren believes in the importance of creating a safe, nonjudgmental space in the counseling room, and strives to actively engage her clients throughout the counseling process to ensure personally tailored care. Lauren is well-versed in treating individuals with a multitude of concerns. These include but are not limited to OCD, anxiety, depression, self-harm, family and relationship issues, life transitions, separation/divorce, perfectionism, grief, trauma and more. Lauren enjoys working with children 8 and up, adolescents and adult individuals.
Lauren has a special passion for treating clients with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Anxiety Disorders using evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP).
Lauren believes in the importance of creating a safe, nonjudgmental space in the counseling room, and strives to actively engage her clients throughout the counseling process to ensure personally tailored care. Lauren is well-versed in treating individuals with a multitude of concerns. These include but are not limited to OCD, anxiety, depression, self-harm, family and relationship issues, life transitions, separation/divorce, perfectionism, grief, trauma and more. Lauren enjoys working with children 8 and up, adolescents and adult individuals.
(972) 736-7281 View (972) 736-7281
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Rochell Garza Torris
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Frisco, TX 75033
Therapy Dog coming Fall 2024! My therapeutic approach is heavy in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness. I enjoy working with adults and adolescents. I have experience working with eating disorders, trauma, OCD, personality disorders, mood disorders, self harm, depression, and anxiety.
Therapy Dog coming Fall 2024! My therapeutic approach is heavy in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness. I enjoy working with adults and adolescents. I have experience working with eating disorders, trauma, OCD, personality disorders, mood disorders, self harm, depression, and anxiety.
(469) 573-3031 View (469) 573-3031
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Andrea Cunningham
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, CYT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Frisco, TX 75035
I am highly skilled in treating mood and anxiety disorders including depression and bipolar disorders, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, OCD, PTSD, and Social Anxiety Disorder.
I am committed to helping my clients achieve their goals. I believe that counseling can promote a lifestyle that results in physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. I focus on the client as a whole individual, rather than a disorder, and encourage healthy behaviors across various aspects of life. I conceptualize individuals and form treatment plans tailored to each client's unique characteristics, strengths, values, and needs. I work diligently to create a safe, empathic, and supportive environment for my clients.
I am highly skilled in treating mood and anxiety disorders including depression and bipolar disorders, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, OCD, PTSD, and Social Anxiety Disorder.
I am committed to helping my clients achieve their goals. I believe that counseling can promote a lifestyle that results in physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. I focus on the client as a whole individual, rather than a disorder, and encourage healthy behaviors across various aspects of life. I conceptualize individuals and form treatment plans tailored to each client's unique characteristics, strengths, values, and needs. I work diligently to create a safe, empathic, and supportive environment for my clients.
(972) 362-6668 View (972) 362-6668
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Barbara Baselice
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, LCDC-I
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Frisco, TX 75035
OCD and Anxiety Specialist. Feeling constantly on edge and trying to function, but never really feeling okay is tough. Feeling a sense of helplessness while you struggle with OCD, anxiety and sadness can cause great stress on you and the entire family. Learning strategies to help overcome your anxiety and OCD and talking about your struggles can help you feel better and reclaim your life again. I can help you boost your adolescent and/or your self esteem to help your family get back on track. I understand first hand the struggle you are having and I am here to help you and your family gain a more balanced, happier life.
OCD and Anxiety Specialist. Feeling constantly on edge and trying to function, but never really feeling okay is tough. Feeling a sense of helplessness while you struggle with OCD, anxiety and sadness can cause great stress on you and the entire family. Learning strategies to help overcome your anxiety and OCD and talking about your struggles can help you feel better and reclaim your life again. I can help you boost your adolescent and/or your self esteem to help your family get back on track. I understand first hand the struggle you are having and I am here to help you and your family gain a more balanced, happier life.
(469) 972-6788 View (469) 972-6788
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Adam Sandlin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, BTTI
Verified Verified
Frisco, TX 75034
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.
(940) 268-4909 View (940) 268-4909
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Karla Pineda
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Frisco, TX 75035
I understand the overwhelming struggle of navigating life with OCD and anxiety disorders. It's like being trapped in a mind that never stops, a constant whirlwind of 'what if' scenarios that demand your attention. The relentless racing thoughts can leave you feeling paralyzed by fear and distress, creating a daily battle that drains you both mentally and physically.
I understand the overwhelming struggle of navigating life with OCD and anxiety disorders. It's like being trapped in a mind that never stops, a constant whirlwind of 'what if' scenarios that demand your attention. The relentless racing thoughts can leave you feeling paralyzed by fear and distress, creating a daily battle that drains you both mentally and physically.
(214) 833-6417 View (214) 833-6417
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John M. Wesenberg
MS, BCBA, LBA
Verified Verified
Frisco, TX 75035
I provide supportive care to individuals struggling with anxiety related disorders, autism spectrum disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Are you or a loved one struggling to live a fulfilled life? Is it difficult to navigate the stress of everyday routines, or are your intrusive thoughts holding you back? These feelings can be exhausting, and it is easy to lose your sense of self. Unfortunately, most people learn to avoid the things that cause anxiety and stress, and they fall into a pattern of unhelpful behavior. This can lead to distancing yourself from meaningful relationships and feelings of shame and unhappiness.
I provide supportive care to individuals struggling with anxiety related disorders, autism spectrum disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Are you or a loved one struggling to live a fulfilled life? Is it difficult to navigate the stress of everyday routines, or are your intrusive thoughts holding you back? These feelings can be exhausting, and it is easy to lose your sense of self. Unfortunately, most people learn to avoid the things that cause anxiety and stress, and they fall into a pattern of unhelpful behavior. This can lead to distancing yourself from meaningful relationships and feelings of shame and unhappiness.
(940) 204-6888 View (940) 204-6888
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Rachel Tipsword
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Frisco, TX 75034
Are you overwhelmed by racing thoughts that don't seem to slow down no matter what you do? Have you found yourself avoiding things you used to enjoy? If so, I would love the opportunity to provide you with the tools to help you get your life back. My focus lies in the treatment of OCD, Anxiety Disorders, and Eating Disorders. I have extensive experience working with Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID), Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating Disorder. I also have a keen interest in working with those navigating chronic illness. I work with children ages 10+, teens, and adults.
Are you overwhelmed by racing thoughts that don't seem to slow down no matter what you do? Have you found yourself avoiding things you used to enjoy? If so, I would love the opportunity to provide you with the tools to help you get your life back. My focus lies in the treatment of OCD, Anxiety Disorders, and Eating Disorders. I have extensive experience working with Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID), Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating Disorder. I also have a keen interest in working with those navigating chronic illness. I work with children ages 10+, teens, and adults.
(469) 947-7944 View (469) 947-7944
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Dr. Kimberly Wilson
Licensed Professional Counselor, NMD, LPC, LMFT, LCDC, LMTI
Verified Verified
Frisco, TX 75034
lifestyle/wellness / chronic pain/illness/cancer/insomnia / OCD/tics/hairpulling/skin picking / infidelity/sex therapy/sexuality / addiction recovery / bipolar/anxiety/depression / serious mental illness kimberlywilsonnmd.
I help those of all ages, families and individuals, with complex physical, mental, or emotional struggles. You do not have to be consumed by mental or physical pain. We will work through the unhealthy patterns in your life and give a new outlook and way to approach things. You deserve a naturally balanced and well life, mind, and body. You deserve the best care! You deserve to make sense of what is going on in your life and understand what is going on in your mind and body, so that you can overcome your challenges. Let's move forward today. kimberlywilsonnmd.com
lifestyle/wellness / chronic pain/illness/cancer/insomnia / OCD/tics/hairpulling/skin picking / infidelity/sex therapy/sexuality / addiction recovery / bipolar/anxiety/depression / serious mental illness kimberlywilsonnmd.
I help those of all ages, families and individuals, with complex physical, mental, or emotional struggles. You do not have to be consumed by mental or physical pain. We will work through the unhealthy patterns in your life and give a new outlook and way to approach things. You deserve a naturally balanced and well life, mind, and body. You deserve the best care! You deserve to make sense of what is going on in your life and understand what is going on in your mind and body, so that you can overcome your challenges. Let's move forward today. kimberlywilsonnmd.com
(972) 848-5290 View (972) 848-5290
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Lindsay Hinojosa
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Frisco, TX 75034
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I obtained my Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from The University of Houston – Clear Lake, and my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Texas A&M University. Whoop! Much of my experience has included treating adults struggling with complex PTSD, OCD, phobias, social anxiety, addiction, adult ADHD, and depression. Additionally, I have a passion for providing treatment to other helpers, such as first responders, veterans, social workers, counselors, nurses, doctors, teachers, and those who endlessly serve our communities.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I obtained my Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from The University of Houston – Clear Lake, and my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Texas A&M University. Whoop! Much of my experience has included treating adults struggling with complex PTSD, OCD, phobias, social anxiety, addiction, adult ADHD, and depression. Additionally, I have a passion for providing treatment to other helpers, such as first responders, veterans, social workers, counselors, nurses, doctors, teachers, and those who endlessly serve our communities.
(940) 548-7671 View (940) 548-7671
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Shridhevi Veerappan
MSc, MEd, BCBA, LBA
Verified Verified
Frisco, TX 75033
My mission is to support desired behavior change, to live your best life being you. Are you suffering from anxious thoughts or obsessive compulsive behaviors? ​BEing yoU uses Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT) based exposure therapy to help change your relationship with these thoughts and feelings. By doing so, you'll be able to engage in meaningful behavior that aligns with your values and leads you to live your best life being you.
My mission is to support desired behavior change, to live your best life being you. Are you suffering from anxious thoughts or obsessive compulsive behaviors? ​BEing yoU uses Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT) based exposure therapy to help change your relationship with these thoughts and feelings. By doing so, you'll be able to engage in meaningful behavior that aligns with your values and leads you to live your best life being you.
(972) 848-6855 View (972) 848-6855
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Ashley Hinck
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Frisco, TX 75035  (Online Only)
I'm a psychotherapist who specializes in treating adults suffering from anxiety, depression, OCD, eating disorders, substance abuse, LGBTQ+ issues, emerging adulthood, and life transitions. I pride myself on being compassionate, yet direct and solution-focused.
I'm a psychotherapist who specializes in treating adults suffering from anxiety, depression, OCD, eating disorders, substance abuse, LGBTQ+ issues, emerging adulthood, and life transitions. I pride myself on being compassionate, yet direct and solution-focused.
(832) 662-0731 View (832) 662-0731
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Christian Gray Hering
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Frisco, TX 75033  (Online Only)
Do you feel trapped by irrational fears and worries? Are you avoiding places or activities because of anxiety? Have obsessive thoughts or compulsive behaviors started to control your life? Anxiety and panic can make daily life feel like a constant battle. Obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors may offer some relief in the moment but end up taking over your life. If you're tired of living on edge, avoiding social situations, or feeling trapped in cycles of obsessive thinking and behavior, I can help.
Do you feel trapped by irrational fears and worries? Are you avoiding places or activities because of anxiety? Have obsessive thoughts or compulsive behaviors started to control your life? Anxiety and panic can make daily life feel like a constant battle. Obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors may offer some relief in the moment but end up taking over your life. If you're tired of living on edge, avoiding social situations, or feeling trapped in cycles of obsessive thinking and behavior, I can help.
(972) 619-9605 View (972) 619-9605
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Pam Flint
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Frisco, TX 75034
I work with a variety of issues including: depression, anxiety, grief, relationship issues, career counseling, spirituality, divorce, OCD, Panic Disorder, and Bipolar Disorder.
I work with adult clients dealing with a variety of issues. My previous career was as a registered nurse, which affords me comprehensive knowledge about psychiatric medications prescribed by your PCP or psychiatrist. I worked for over 20 years, full-time at the University of North Texas as a staff psychologist, Assistant Professor in the psychology department, and later transitioned to the Clinical Director of the Counseling Center. Please visit my website to learn more about my training, experience and professional services I offer. Drpamflint.com If interested in my children's book, you can check it out www.roxythetherapydog.com
I work with a variety of issues including: depression, anxiety, grief, relationship issues, career counseling, spirituality, divorce, OCD, Panic Disorder, and Bipolar Disorder.
I work with adult clients dealing with a variety of issues. My previous career was as a registered nurse, which affords me comprehensive knowledge about psychiatric medications prescribed by your PCP or psychiatrist. I worked for over 20 years, full-time at the University of North Texas as a staff psychologist, Assistant Professor in the psychology department, and later transitioned to the Clinical Director of the Counseling Center. Please visit my website to learn more about my training, experience and professional services I offer. Drpamflint.com If interested in my children's book, you can check it out www.roxythetherapydog.com
(469) 702-8381 View (469) 702-8381
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Alaina da Costa
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
Frisco, TX 75034
Alaina is a dedicated and compassionate therapist who is skilled at building rapport quickly, and treating a wide variety of mental health concerns. Her areas of expertise include anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, agoraphobia, panic disorder, grief, life transitions, self-esteem, and relationship concerns. Alaina is especially skilled at helping clients who previously felt stuck to accomplish what once felt out of reach. She is passionate about working with children 10 and up, teens, and adult individuals.
Alaina is a dedicated and compassionate therapist who is skilled at building rapport quickly, and treating a wide variety of mental health concerns. Her areas of expertise include anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, agoraphobia, panic disorder, grief, life transitions, self-esteem, and relationship concerns. Alaina is especially skilled at helping clients who previously felt stuck to accomplish what once felt out of reach. She is passionate about working with children 10 and up, teens, and adult individuals.
(469) 746-4812 View (469) 746-4812
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Melissa Endicott
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Frisco, TX 75034
My clients may find that they are struggling with trusting themselves or others in relationships, have difficulty feeling safe or confident in their own body, and/or some have past difficult/confusing/traumatic events that can make them feel stuck. I specialize in helping teens, adults, and families with Anxiety, Panic Disorder, OCD, Trauma, Eating Disorders, Depression, Adjustments, Life Stressors, and Grief and Loss. I am a gentle and empathic listener, and also will provide direct skills to help you with these issues. I believe you're the expert of your life, and I have training and tools to help you achieve your goals.
My clients may find that they are struggling with trusting themselves or others in relationships, have difficulty feeling safe or confident in their own body, and/or some have past difficult/confusing/traumatic events that can make them feel stuck. I specialize in helping teens, adults, and families with Anxiety, Panic Disorder, OCD, Trauma, Eating Disorders, Depression, Adjustments, Life Stressors, and Grief and Loss. I am a gentle and empathic listener, and also will provide direct skills to help you with these issues. I believe you're the expert of your life, and I have training and tools to help you achieve your goals.
(214) 428-6802 View (214) 428-6802
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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.