Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Therapists in Heath, TX

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Aimee Diane Halloran
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MS, CRC, BCN
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Heath, TX 75032
As a counselor specializing in the assessment and treatment of anxiety, depression, OCD, behavioral issues, ADHD, insomnia, TBI, Autism, and memory challenges, I'm here to empathetically listen and support you on your journey. I value clients who are motivated to engage in a collaboration, aiming to cultivate self-regulation and coping skills that can enhance their daily lives. I am drawn to those who share an eagerness to enhance both cognitive functioning and emotional regulation, driven by a desire to be a better person, spouse, parent, sibling or supportive person to others. I work with clients of all ages across the lifespan.
As a counselor specializing in the assessment and treatment of anxiety, depression, OCD, behavioral issues, ADHD, insomnia, TBI, Autism, and memory challenges, I'm here to empathetically listen and support you on your journey. I value clients who are motivated to engage in a collaboration, aiming to cultivate self-regulation and coping skills that can enhance their daily lives. I am drawn to those who share an eagerness to enhance both cognitive functioning and emotional regulation, driven by a desire to be a better person, spouse, parent, sibling or supportive person to others. I work with clients of all ages across the lifespan.
(972) 433-5827 View (972) 433-5827
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Katherine Pang
Psychologist, PhD, JD, MBA, ThM
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Heath, TX 75032  (Online Only)
I work with individuals, couples, and families and use cognitive behavioral techniques and strategies to address a variety of mental health issues. My emphasis is on transformative change and equipping each one of my client's with the skills to overcome the complexities of life's challenges and find ways to successfully navigate emotional and mental pain in the process of healing. I approach each client uniquely so as to develop a treatment plan and goals that are specific to your needs and concerns.
I work with individuals, couples, and families and use cognitive behavioral techniques and strategies to address a variety of mental health issues. My emphasis is on transformative change and equipping each one of my client's with the skills to overcome the complexities of life's challenges and find ways to successfully navigate emotional and mental pain in the process of healing. I approach each client uniquely so as to develop a treatment plan and goals that are specific to your needs and concerns.
(469) 828-7609 View (469) 828-7609
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Katheryn Chaney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-S, RPT-S
Verified Verified
Heath, TX 75032
I believe in creating an environment which serves as a ‘soft place to land’ for my clients. When children are challenged, the entire family is challenged. By creating a positive environment where children feel accepted, valued, and safe, they are able to make sense of their world by expressing themselves in a way that feels natural to them. Children do not always have words to communicate their struggles and can become overwhelmed by big emotions. As a Registered Play Therapist, I strive to give voice to these challenges and support caregivers in navigating the sometimes difficult and very important job of parenting.
I believe in creating an environment which serves as a ‘soft place to land’ for my clients. When children are challenged, the entire family is challenged. By creating a positive environment where children feel accepted, valued, and safe, they are able to make sense of their world by expressing themselves in a way that feels natural to them. Children do not always have words to communicate their struggles and can become overwhelmed by big emotions. As a Registered Play Therapist, I strive to give voice to these challenges and support caregivers in navigating the sometimes difficult and very important job of parenting.
(469) 345-8820 View (469) 345-8820
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Jennifer Taylor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Heath, TX 75032
As a former teacher and school counselor, my focus is on helping children and adolescents navigate the sometimes difficult and painful challenges they face. Childhood issues such as trauma, divorce, loss, anxiety, and behavioral concerns are just a handful of tough issues our children encounter. To help them find their voices and work through struggles, talk, play and expressive arts therapy are utilized in counseling sessions.
As a former teacher and school counselor, my focus is on helping children and adolescents navigate the sometimes difficult and painful challenges they face. Childhood issues such as trauma, divorce, loss, anxiety, and behavioral concerns are just a handful of tough issues our children encounter. To help them find their voices and work through struggles, talk, play and expressive arts therapy are utilized in counseling sessions.
(469) 649-7980 View (469) 649-7980
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Juliana C Long
Counselor, MA, LPC, RPT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Heath, TX 75032
Life is often difficult and unexpected. Relationship issues, depression, anxiety, and all sorts of other stressful situations can distract and disorient us from the healthy, joyful, and full lives we desire. Being with clients of all ages through seasons of difficulty, major life changes, depression, anxiety, and stress is one of my greatest honors. Sometimes, you need an unbiased person in your life to offer a safe place to process and equip you with tools to help ease your stressors. You want tools to feel better and make sense of what is going on. I want to help provide that.
Life is often difficult and unexpected. Relationship issues, depression, anxiety, and all sorts of other stressful situations can distract and disorient us from the healthy, joyful, and full lives we desire. Being with clients of all ages through seasons of difficulty, major life changes, depression, anxiety, and stress is one of my greatest honors. Sometimes, you need an unbiased person in your life to offer a safe place to process and equip you with tools to help ease your stressors. You want tools to feel better and make sense of what is going on. I want to help provide that.
(214) 225-5737 View (214) 225-5737
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Counseling and Wellness of Heath
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Heath, TX 75032
Life and relationships can be difficult and painful. Sometimes you're left feeling "stuck." Our therapists offer counseling for those who want to improve their lives, alleviate anxiety or depression, & build positive relationships. We provide a warm space where we can discuss your situation and develop a plan that allows you to feel some relief from your current circumstances. We encourage clients by providing practical tools in the first session that can help with stress, depression, anxiety, & conflict. We will work together on a plan to help you in your everyday life. You will leave feeling relieved.
Life and relationships can be difficult and painful. Sometimes you're left feeling "stuck." Our therapists offer counseling for those who want to improve their lives, alleviate anxiety or depression, & build positive relationships. We provide a warm space where we can discuss your situation and develop a plan that allows you to feel some relief from your current circumstances. We encourage clients by providing practical tools in the first session that can help with stress, depression, anxiety, & conflict. We will work together on a plan to help you in your everyday life. You will leave feeling relieved.
(214) 833-9025 View (214) 833-9025
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Amy L. Herrold
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Heath, TX 75032
Not accepting new clients
There is always hope. Why we feel the way we do, how we seem to always get stuck or how we can't seem to navigate through challenging life events are questions that, with help, we can answer. When life presents these concerns, we're often left experiencing feelings and thoughts we can no longer manage on our own, and we may also feel disconnected from ourselves, others and our world. Working together, we can understand how your thoughts and past experiences influence the way you perceive and interact with the world around you, today.
There is always hope. Why we feel the way we do, how we seem to always get stuck or how we can't seem to navigate through challenging life events are questions that, with help, we can answer. When life presents these concerns, we're often left experiencing feelings and thoughts we can no longer manage on our own, and we may also feel disconnected from ourselves, others and our world. Working together, we can understand how your thoughts and past experiences influence the way you perceive and interact with the world around you, today.
(469) 382-5530 View (469) 382-5530
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ADULTs & COUPLEs @ Embrace New Life
Licensed Professional Counselor, DSW, PsyD, LPC, LCSW
Verified Verified
Heath, TX 75032
🅐🅒🅒🅔🅟🅣🅘🅝🅖 New Adult & Couple Clients! We are 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐋𝐢𝐟𝐞 & 𝐑𝐞𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩 𝐄𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐬 with 𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒓 15 𝒚𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝒔𝒑𝒆𝒄𝒊𝒂𝒍𝒊𝒛𝒆𝒅 𝒆𝒙𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆. We treat individuals & couples for anxiety, stress, depression, anger, fear, substance abuse, family relational conflict, postpartum, self-esteem, and more. Therapy at 𝙀𝙢𝙗𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙚 𝓝𝓮𝔀 𝓛𝓲𝓯𝓮 is a collaborative process that starts with providing you skills from our first session together. We help you 𝑚𝑜𝑣𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑚𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑡𝑎𝑖𝑛𝑠 in your life & 𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑠𝑡𝑟𝑜𝑛𝑔 𝑜𝑛 ℎ𝑒𝑎𝑙𝑡ℎ𝑦 𝑔𝑟𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑑. ➳ #𝗟𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘀 ✞
🅐🅒🅒🅔🅟🅣🅘🅝🅖 New Adult & Couple Clients! We are 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐋𝐢𝐟𝐞 & 𝐑𝐞𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩 𝐄𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐬 with 𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒓 15 𝒚𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝒔𝒑𝒆𝒄𝒊𝒂𝒍𝒊𝒛𝒆𝒅 𝒆𝒙𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆. We treat individuals & couples for anxiety, stress, depression, anger, fear, substance abuse, family relational conflict, postpartum, self-esteem, and more. Therapy at 𝙀𝙢𝙗𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙚 𝓝𝓮𝔀 𝓛𝓲𝓯𝓮 is a collaborative process that starts with providing you skills from our first session together. We help you 𝑚𝑜𝑣𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑚𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑡𝑎𝑖𝑛𝑠 in your life & 𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑠𝑡𝑟𝑜𝑛𝑔 𝑜𝑛 ℎ𝑒𝑎𝑙𝑡ℎ𝑦 𝑔𝑟𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑑. ➳ #𝗟𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘀 ✞
(469) 273-1765 View (469) 273-1765
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Lakewood Wellness Partners
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Heath, TX 75032  (Online Only)
We are committed to providing you with solution-focused techniques to allow you to move forward into a healthier mental lifestyle and develop ways to overcome your concerns and challenges. Offices in Rockwall and by telehealth.
We are committed to providing you with solution-focused techniques to allow you to move forward into a healthier mental lifestyle and develop ways to overcome your concerns and challenges. Offices in Rockwall and by telehealth.
(214) 272-2011 View (214) 272-2011
Photo of Lauren Coats - Rockwall Counseling and Wellness, MS, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Rockwall Counseling and Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Heath, TX 75032
NOW OFFERING VIRTUAL AND IN-PERSON SESSIONS! I'm Lauren Coats, licensed professional counselor and owner of Rockwall Counseling and Wellness. We take pride in being a boutique practice. We see less clients so that we may spend more time preparing for each one. You can expect a high level of care and confidentiality when you see one of our expert therapists. Our office provides you with private parking behind our office on Ridge Road in the heart Rockwall.
NOW OFFERING VIRTUAL AND IN-PERSON SESSIONS! I'm Lauren Coats, licensed professional counselor and owner of Rockwall Counseling and Wellness. We take pride in being a boutique practice. We see less clients so that we may spend more time preparing for each one. You can expect a high level of care and confidentiality when you see one of our expert therapists. Our office provides you with private parking behind our office on Ridge Road in the heart Rockwall.
(214) 817-3593 View (214) 817-3593
Photo of Lauren Coats, BS, MS, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Lauren Coats
Licensed Professional Counselor, BS, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Heath, TX 75032
NOW OFFERING VIRTUAL OR IN-PERSONS SESSIONS! Life and relationships can be difficult and painful. Sometimes you're left feeling "stuck." I offer counseling for those who want to improve their lives, alleviate anxiety or depression, & build positive relationships. I provide a warm space where we can discuss your situation and develop a plan that allows you to feel some relief from your current circumstances. I encourage clients by providing practical tools in the first session that can help with stress, depression, anxiety, & conflict. We will work together on a plan to help you in your everyday life. You will leave feeling relieved.
NOW OFFERING VIRTUAL OR IN-PERSONS SESSIONS! Life and relationships can be difficult and painful. Sometimes you're left feeling "stuck." I offer counseling for those who want to improve their lives, alleviate anxiety or depression, & build positive relationships. I provide a warm space where we can discuss your situation and develop a plan that allows you to feel some relief from your current circumstances. I encourage clients by providing practical tools in the first session that can help with stress, depression, anxiety, & conflict. We will work together on a plan to help you in your everyday life. You will leave feeling relieved.
(972) 992-5957 View (972) 992-5957
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Patty Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Heath, TX 75032
I am passionate about helping people move toward emotional healing in an open therapeutic environment that fosters trust and compassion. My focus is to help children, adolescents, adults and families address difficulties related to identity, fear and anxiety, depression, grief, and abusive/dysfunctional relationships. I want to assist individuals improve communication, build healthy boundaries, and find empowerment through self awareness.
I am passionate about helping people move toward emotional healing in an open therapeutic environment that fosters trust and compassion. My focus is to help children, adolescents, adults and families address difficulties related to identity, fear and anxiety, depression, grief, and abusive/dysfunctional relationships. I want to assist individuals improve communication, build healthy boundaries, and find empowerment through self awareness.
(972) 236-7682 View (972) 236-7682
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Cary Scott Counseling
Counselor, MA, CSC, LPC-S
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Heath, TX 75032
Are you searching for a therapist that is experienced, enthusiastic and committed to helping you through challenges with relationships, self-confidence, and anxiety? My focus is with individuals and couples that are struggling with communication, stress, and feeling worthy. Stop getting caught in the same frustrating loop over and over. Stop second guessing yourself. Start feeling better and enjoying life!
Are you searching for a therapist that is experienced, enthusiastic and committed to helping you through challenges with relationships, self-confidence, and anxiety? My focus is with individuals and couples that are struggling with communication, stress, and feeling worthy. Stop getting caught in the same frustrating loop over and over. Stop second guessing yourself. Start feeling better and enjoying life!
(972) 454-4286 x703 View (972) 454-4286 x703
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Stacye Corley-Norlin, MS, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Heath, TX 75032
Sometimes, thoughts and emotions overwhelm us to the point we feel paralyzed or powerless to effect change for ourselves. Maybe you have experienced a loss or trauma & find you are struggling to heal & move forward. Perhaps, it is your teenager or your marriage that is hurting and you just aren't sure how to help. You might just be looking for clarity or direction on your journey through life. Whatever you are facing, let's work together to make those challenges become purposeful experiences.
Sometimes, thoughts and emotions overwhelm us to the point we feel paralyzed or powerless to effect change for ourselves. Maybe you have experienced a loss or trauma & find you are struggling to heal & move forward. Perhaps, it is your teenager or your marriage that is hurting and you just aren't sure how to help. You might just be looking for clarity or direction on your journey through life. Whatever you are facing, let's work together to make those challenges become purposeful experiences.
(972) 885-3611 View (972) 885-3611
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Jerry R Grammer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Heath, TX 75032
I maintains a private practice in both Dallas and Austin working with adolescence through adult populations. I work both in intensive psychodynamic psychotherapy as well as marriage and family therapy. My practice also includes forensic psychology. I consult and testify in civil and criminal matters for both the plaintiff/prosecution and defense. I serve as an independent medical evaluator, performing disability evaluations on veterans with disability claims, including mental disability, post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.
I maintains a private practice in both Dallas and Austin working with adolescence through adult populations. I work both in intensive psychodynamic psychotherapy as well as marriage and family therapy. My practice also includes forensic psychology. I consult and testify in civil and criminal matters for both the plaintiff/prosecution and defense. I serve as an independent medical evaluator, performing disability evaluations on veterans with disability claims, including mental disability, post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.
(512) 399-1513 View (512) 399-1513
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Cari Foote
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, LMFT-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Heath, TX 75032
Choosing a counselor is one of the most important decisions you can make. You want someone who is caring, knowledgeable, and accessible; someone willing to take the time to listen to your concerns and treat you as a person, not just a client. I understand this and will provide you with professional, solution-focused and evidenced based assessment and treatment to help you reach your goals. You can learn more about me and review the on-line parenting, anger management and drug & alcohol related classes I offer at: www.professionalcounseling.us.
Choosing a counselor is one of the most important decisions you can make. You want someone who is caring, knowledgeable, and accessible; someone willing to take the time to listen to your concerns and treat you as a person, not just a client. I understand this and will provide you with professional, solution-focused and evidenced based assessment and treatment to help you reach your goals. You can learn more about me and review the on-line parenting, anger management and drug & alcohol related classes I offer at: www.professionalcounseling.us.
(830) 433-5642 View (830) 433-5642
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Pamela D. Vrana
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Heath, TX 75032
I have a passion for working with individuals, couples, and families in assisting them to find their true potential and "be the change they want to see." I can help couples and families that are feeling lost and confused by functioning as a guide, and together we can develop reference points towards resolving conflicts. I am a level three Gottman trained therapist.
I have a passion for working with individuals, couples, and families in assisting them to find their true potential and "be the change they want to see." I can help couples and families that are feeling lost and confused by functioning as a guide, and together we can develop reference points towards resolving conflicts. I am a level three Gottman trained therapist.
(469) 844-4573 View (469) 844-4573
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Jenny Gagnon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC-S
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Heath, TX 75032
I believe every person has within themselves the power to grow and change. And it is with new experiences and guidance that we have an opportunity to further explore and unlock this potential. I am a licensed professional counselor and certified life coach ​specializing in behavioral therapy and transformational coaching for individuals, preteens, adolescents, parents, and families. Together, we take a comprehensive and personalized approach addressing any underlying issues, history, and diagnoses and create a customized treatment plan with goals tailored to meet your needs and lifestyle.
I believe every person has within themselves the power to grow and change. And it is with new experiences and guidance that we have an opportunity to further explore and unlock this potential. I am a licensed professional counselor and certified life coach ​specializing in behavioral therapy and transformational coaching for individuals, preteens, adolescents, parents, and families. Together, we take a comprehensive and personalized approach addressing any underlying issues, history, and diagnoses and create a customized treatment plan with goals tailored to meet your needs and lifestyle.
(214) 247-7921 View (214) 247-7921
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Ashton E. Moore
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Heath, TX 75032  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Traumatic experiences leave lasting imprints on the mind and body, causing upheavals in our relationships with others - and ourselves. My mission is to provide a safe and nurturing space where teens, adults, and couples can explore their experiences, process emotions, and reclaim a sense of agency and purpose in life. Whether you're a teen struggling with relationships at school, an adult navigating the complexities of being a working parent, or a couple challenged with family conflict, I am here to support you! My number one goal is to provide personalized care that honors your unique experiences, strengths, and goals.
Traumatic experiences leave lasting imprints on the mind and body, causing upheavals in our relationships with others - and ourselves. My mission is to provide a safe and nurturing space where teens, adults, and couples can explore their experiences, process emotions, and reclaim a sense of agency and purpose in life. Whether you're a teen struggling with relationships at school, an adult navigating the complexities of being a working parent, or a couple challenged with family conflict, I am here to support you! My number one goal is to provide personalized care that honors your unique experiences, strengths, and goals.
(737) 345-2966 View (737) 345-2966
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Elizabeth J. Davis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, PsyD , (ABD)
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Heath, TX 75032
❣ Struggling with relationship hurdles? Battling anxiety or overwhelming panic? Haunted by lingering trauma? You're far from being on your own. But here's the bright side – there's a beacon of hope. I don't offer a one-size-fits-all solution. Instead, I blend a diverse toolkit of approaches – think CBT, Gestalt, OR, IFS, EMDR, EFT, and Gottman – into a tailored therapy crafted just for you. But beyond techniques, what truly matters is our connection. Our sessions are your safe haven, where warmth and understanding thrive. Remember, #YouMatter, and I'm here to help.
❣ Struggling with relationship hurdles? Battling anxiety or overwhelming panic? Haunted by lingering trauma? You're far from being on your own. But here's the bright side – there's a beacon of hope. I don't offer a one-size-fits-all solution. Instead, I blend a diverse toolkit of approaches – think CBT, Gestalt, OR, IFS, EMDR, EFT, and Gottman – into a tailored therapy crafted just for you. But beyond techniques, what truly matters is our connection. Our sessions are your safe haven, where warmth and understanding thrive. Remember, #YouMatter, and I'm here to help.
(469) 203-4989 View (469) 203-4989
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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.