Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Therapists in Houston, TX

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Lonnie D. Owen
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCDC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77070
I specialize in the treatment of anxiety disorders (Post-Traumatic Stress, Panic Attacks, OCD, Social Anxiety, Phobias) and anxiety-related issues, like divorce, job loss, and trauma in an outpatient setting.
I look forward to addressing your needs through improving your coping skills and developing a more effective way of managing your life. I have a special interest in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder as well as spiritual issues and personality disorders. I have worked with clients on a variety of mental-health issues including anxiety, depression, chemical dependency, mood disorders, anger management, trauma and loss, and behavioral and impulse-control issues. My training is primarily based in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing, and I am working toward certification in Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
I specialize in the treatment of anxiety disorders (Post-Traumatic Stress, Panic Attacks, OCD, Social Anxiety, Phobias) and anxiety-related issues, like divorce, job loss, and trauma in an outpatient setting.
I look forward to addressing your needs through improving your coping skills and developing a more effective way of managing your life. I have a special interest in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder as well as spiritual issues and personality disorders. I have worked with clients on a variety of mental-health issues including anxiety, depression, chemical dependency, mood disorders, anger management, trauma and loss, and behavioral and impulse-control issues. My training is primarily based in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing, and I am working toward certification in Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
(346) 220-3089 View (346) 220-3089
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Jennifer Alexander
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77063
Consistent with my commitment to providing evidence-based treatment for anxiety and obsessive-compulsive spectrum conditions, I specialize in utilizing behavioral and cognitive-behavioral treatments.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist. I have particular training, expertise, and experience in providing evidence-based treatment for Tourette's/tic disorders, hair-pulling, skin-picking, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and anxiety disorders (including generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and phobias). I enjoy working with children, teens, and adults.
Consistent with my commitment to providing evidence-based treatment for anxiety and obsessive-compulsive spectrum conditions, I specialize in utilizing behavioral and cognitive-behavioral treatments.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist. I have particular training, expertise, and experience in providing evidence-based treatment for Tourette's/tic disorders, hair-pulling, skin-picking, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and anxiety disorders (including generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and phobias). I enjoy working with children, teens, and adults.
(346) 239-8189 View (346) 239-8189
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Veronica Siffert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77006
I have specialized training in CBT, ACT, ERP and CPT, which are effective treatments for depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, relationship difficulties and stress management.
Are you feeling stuck and struggling to experience happiness and joy? Perhaps pain from the past or worries about the future are getting in the way of living the life you want. Seeking help is a courageous first step. Therapy is an opportunity to receive support and the necessary tools to help live your life to its fullest potential while engaging in the things that matter most to you. Therapy with me is a collaborative process and by working together we can identify areas that are causing you difficulty and develop personalized treatment goals. I provide a safe and supportive environment that fosters change and personal growth.
I have specialized training in CBT, ACT, ERP and CPT, which are effective treatments for depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, relationship difficulties and stress management.
Are you feeling stuck and struggling to experience happiness and joy? Perhaps pain from the past or worries about the future are getting in the way of living the life you want. Seeking help is a courageous first step. Therapy is an opportunity to receive support and the necessary tools to help live your life to its fullest potential while engaging in the things that matter most to you. Therapy with me is a collaborative process and by working together we can identify areas that are causing you difficulty and develop personalized treatment goals. I provide a safe and supportive environment that fosters change and personal growth.
(832) 730-2497 View (832) 730-2497
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April Kitchens, LCSW; Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ERP
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77005  (Online Only)
I specialize in the treatment of OCD, PTSD, anxiety, depression, behavioral issues and more.
Anxiety, depression and struggles from life challenges is not uncommon. I use modalities such as Exposure Therapy (ERP), ACT and CBT to help you get your life back. So why do we make it so uncommon to reach out for help? You no longer have to wait to feel "normal" again. Hi, My name is April Kitchens, LCSW and I am here to be the support that you need. I have 11 plus years of experience working with adults, children and adolescence who are in need of support in challenging situations such as OCD, Anxiety, depression and more. Weeknight and Weekend scheduling available.
I specialize in the treatment of OCD, PTSD, anxiety, depression, behavioral issues and more.
Anxiety, depression and struggles from life challenges is not uncommon. I use modalities such as Exposure Therapy (ERP), ACT and CBT to help you get your life back. So why do we make it so uncommon to reach out for help? You no longer have to wait to feel "normal" again. Hi, My name is April Kitchens, LCSW and I am here to be the support that you need. I have 11 plus years of experience working with adults, children and adolescence who are in need of support in challenging situations such as OCD, Anxiety, depression and more. Weeknight and Weekend scheduling available.
(346) 489-4965 View (346) 489-4965
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Michael R Lassoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77006
I worked at the Houston OCD Program where I learned to use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to treat depression, anxiety and anxiety related disorders.
It is our potential to have fulfilling and meaningful lives, expressed through our love and our work. Therapy supports individuals realizing this potential. Therapy is effective at alleviating acute stress, anxiety and depression and in turn finding meaning in the difficulties and struggles of life. My goal is to help you live a life with greater calm and acceptance, greater resilience in the face of difficulties, a greater sense of energy, effectiveness and elegance in living, an enhanced sense of choice and satisfaction, and improved intimacy with loved ones and friends.
I worked at the Houston OCD Program where I learned to use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to treat depression, anxiety and anxiety related disorders.
It is our potential to have fulfilling and meaningful lives, expressed through our love and our work. Therapy supports individuals realizing this potential. Therapy is effective at alleviating acute stress, anxiety and depression and in turn finding meaning in the difficulties and struggles of life. My goal is to help you live a life with greater calm and acceptance, greater resilience in the face of difficulties, a greater sense of energy, effectiveness and elegance in living, an enhanced sense of choice and satisfaction, and improved intimacy with loved ones and friends.
(281) 969-3572 View (281) 969-3572
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Tracy R. Richied
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77070
I specialize in the treatment of anxiety disorders and anxiety related issues, like PTSD, Generalized Anxiety, Social Anxiety, OCD, Phobias, and Panic Disorder.
As an interactive, solution-focused therapist, my treatment approach is to provide support and realistic feedback to help clients move beyond their current difficulties and long-standing issues. With empathy and compassion, I help individuals find resolution to a wide range of personal concerns and psychological issues. I draw from a variety of methodologies and techniques to incorporate what is most helpful for each individual. In a relaxed and encouraging atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach adapted to my clients' individual needs to help them navigate through difficult times in their lives and achieve the happiness they deserve.
I specialize in the treatment of anxiety disorders and anxiety related issues, like PTSD, Generalized Anxiety, Social Anxiety, OCD, Phobias, and Panic Disorder.
As an interactive, solution-focused therapist, my treatment approach is to provide support and realistic feedback to help clients move beyond their current difficulties and long-standing issues. With empathy and compassion, I help individuals find resolution to a wide range of personal concerns and psychological issues. I draw from a variety of methodologies and techniques to incorporate what is most helpful for each individual. In a relaxed and encouraging atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach adapted to my clients' individual needs to help them navigate through difficult times in their lives and achieve the happiness they deserve.
(832) 706-3518 View (832) 706-3518
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Sophie Tiller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77006
I have training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety disorders, depression and correlated disorders.
I'm passionate about helping kids, teens, and young adults conquer anxiety and related issues, so they can reclaim control over their lives. There's something truly special about seeing someone's true self shine through after it's been hidden by anxiety. As a mental health professional, my goal is to provide practical tools based on solid evidence to help people overcome their mental health challenges and live their lives freely. I believe therapy can be a powerful space where people can express themselves, become stronger, and achieve their goals.
I have training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety disorders, depression and correlated disorders.
I'm passionate about helping kids, teens, and young adults conquer anxiety and related issues, so they can reclaim control over their lives. There's something truly special about seeing someone's true self shine through after it's been hidden by anxiety. As a mental health professional, my goal is to provide practical tools based on solid evidence to help people overcome their mental health challenges and live their lives freely. I believe therapy can be a powerful space where people can express themselves, become stronger, and achieve their goals.
(713) 331-5538 x6 View (713) 331-5538 x6
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OCD & Anxiety Treatment of Houston
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, S
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77065
As founder of OCD & Anxiety Treatment of Houston, my therapeutic approach is collaborative and holistic, integrating mind, body and spirit. I offer a comfortable and supportive environment, providing insightful guidance as you journey through life's challenges and transitions. I view each client relationship as a sacred covenant to help bring people to wholeness and healing. My specialties include working with individuals struggling with obsessive-compulsive disorder, OC-spectrum disorders, anxiety, depression, and body focused repetitive behaviors (such as hair pulling and skin picking).
As founder of OCD & Anxiety Treatment of Houston, my therapeutic approach is collaborative and holistic, integrating mind, body and spirit. I offer a comfortable and supportive environment, providing insightful guidance as you journey through life's challenges and transitions. I view each client relationship as a sacred covenant to help bring people to wholeness and healing. My specialties include working with individuals struggling with obsessive-compulsive disorder, OC-spectrum disorders, anxiety, depression, and body focused repetitive behaviors (such as hair pulling and skin picking).
(713) 677-2099 View (713) 677-2099
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Ashley Hinck
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77004  (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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Philip Buchanan Young
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77006
His clinical areas of interest include depression, anxiety, ADHD, OCD, developmental trauma, adoption issues, chemical dependency, stress management, and life transitions.
Philip works with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. When working with adolescents who are struggling with independence and autonomy, Philip helps them explore and identify their true potential. This work often surrounds addictions and special occasion adoption issues. His work with adult clients facing life’s challenges focuses on relationship with self and others, as well as providing a safe space for accurate reflection.
His clinical areas of interest include depression, anxiety, ADHD, OCD, developmental trauma, adoption issues, chemical dependency, stress management, and life transitions.
Philip works with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. When working with adolescents who are struggling with independence and autonomy, Philip helps them explore and identify their true potential. This work often surrounds addictions and special occasion adoption issues. His work with adult clients facing life’s challenges focuses on relationship with self and others, as well as providing a safe space for accurate reflection.
(281) 231-9895 View (281) 231-9895
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Houston Center for Valued Living
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77006
Feeling stuck? Want to make a change but not sure how to start? We're here to assist you! Life's a journey, and sometimes we face challenges that can interrupt it with stress and tough times. These challenges might come as OCD, depression, or anxiety. No matter what they look like, they can hold us back from living our lives to the fullest. And we can help you get back to living the life that you desire.
Feeling stuck? Want to make a change but not sure how to start? We're here to assist you! Life's a journey, and sometimes we face challenges that can interrupt it with stress and tough times. These challenges might come as OCD, depression, or anxiety. No matter what they look like, they can hold us back from living our lives to the fullest. And we can help you get back to living the life that you desire.
(713) 965-4215 View (713) 965-4215
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Elizabeth McIngvale
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77008  (Online Only)
I specialize in the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and anxiety disorders, working with patients who range in symptom severity and are looking for effective treatment to learn how to manage their OCD, anxiety and related symptoms.
I specialize in the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and anxiety disorders, working with patients who range in symptom severity and are looking for effective treatment to learn how to manage their OCD, anxiety and related symptoms.
(281) 800-3019 View (281) 800-3019
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Melissa Fasteau
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77006
I have experience treating OCD and anxiety disorders in residential treatment, intensive outpatient/partial hospitalization, and outpatient settings.
Do you desire freedom from obsessive thoughts? Are you trapped in a loop of worries, feel anxious, or find yourself stuck repeating behaviors that prevent you from living your best life? Recovery is possible. I am a licensed psychologist specialized in evidence-based treatments for OCD and related disorders, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, and body-focused repetitive behaviors. I have expertise in evidence-based treatments, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure and response prevention (ERP), and comprehensive behavioral model (ComB). I treat adolescents, adults and those with autism spectrum disorder.
I have experience treating OCD and anxiety disorders in residential treatment, intensive outpatient/partial hospitalization, and outpatient settings.
Do you desire freedom from obsessive thoughts? Are you trapped in a loop of worries, feel anxious, or find yourself stuck repeating behaviors that prevent you from living your best life? Recovery is possible. I am a licensed psychologist specialized in evidence-based treatments for OCD and related disorders, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, and body-focused repetitive behaviors. I have expertise in evidence-based treatments, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure and response prevention (ERP), and comprehensive behavioral model (ComB). I treat adolescents, adults and those with autism spectrum disorder.
(713) 424-8188 View (713) 424-8188
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Courtney Holbrook
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77058  (Online Only)
I specialize in treating OCD, PTSD, BFRBs and Tics, using evidence-based treatments including Exposure and Response Prevention, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, HRT and the ComB model, and Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT).
It can be difficult to ask for help as we may feel embarrassed or uncomfortable being vulnerable. Asking for help requires strength and courage and may be a journey through both darkness and light. It is important to trust the process, sit with our uncomfortable feelings, and accept our emotions for what they are. Vulnerability, shame, and fear may make it difficult to share, but know this is normal as we navigate change. There is a lot to be learned from our dark times, and, as a therapist, I hope to be along side you in your journey of growth. Let's connect and unpack what you're struggling with.
I specialize in treating OCD, PTSD, BFRBs and Tics, using evidence-based treatments including Exposure and Response Prevention, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, HRT and the ComB model, and Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT).
It can be difficult to ask for help as we may feel embarrassed or uncomfortable being vulnerable. Asking for help requires strength and courage and may be a journey through both darkness and light. It is important to trust the process, sit with our uncomfortable feelings, and accept our emotions for what they are. Vulnerability, shame, and fear may make it difficult to share, but know this is normal as we navigate change. There is a lot to be learned from our dark times, and, as a therapist, I hope to be along side you in your journey of growth. Let's connect and unpack what you're struggling with.
(832) 551-1137 View (832) 551-1137
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Ana Ince
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77055
I provide therapy in English and Spanish for children, adolescents and adults with Anxiety, OCD or Trauma related disorders and employ Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to address the concerns that clients care about most.
In my psychotherapy practice I help clients know and understand themselves better and become experts at their own story. The experience of seeing our story fully can be uncomfortable because we may not like what we see. But with compassion and empathy I walk through that process with each client to courageously see their life and identify the ways they want to change. We work together at the clients pace to grow and break out of the cycles that keep them stuck in order to experience breakthrough and healing.
I provide therapy in English and Spanish for children, adolescents and adults with Anxiety, OCD or Trauma related disorders and employ Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to address the concerns that clients care about most.
In my psychotherapy practice I help clients know and understand themselves better and become experts at their own story. The experience of seeing our story fully can be uncomfortable because we may not like what we see. But with compassion and empathy I walk through that process with each client to courageously see their life and identify the ways they want to change. We work together at the clients pace to grow and break out of the cycles that keep them stuck in order to experience breakthrough and healing.
(713) 766-1964 View (713) 766-1964
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Ivy Ruths
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77006
I am a licensed psychologist specializing in treating anxiety, depression, OCD, and BFRBs in individuals of all ages.
Anxiety, avoidant behaviors, and negative thinking often rob us of joy, success, or peace. Fear of the unknown and a constant desire to be certain is extremely limiting. OCD is often painfully cruel. Communication difficulties and parenting missteps create stress in our most important and treasured relationships. There isn’t a one-way-fits-all best way to parent, live, or achieve success. But, there are evidence based treatments, supported by data, that have the ability to completely change your life. Freedom from fear, resilience, confidence, and healthy relationships take work and we all need support sometimes.
I am a licensed psychologist specializing in treating anxiety, depression, OCD, and BFRBs in individuals of all ages.
Anxiety, avoidant behaviors, and negative thinking often rob us of joy, success, or peace. Fear of the unknown and a constant desire to be certain is extremely limiting. OCD is often painfully cruel. Communication difficulties and parenting missteps create stress in our most important and treasured relationships. There isn’t a one-way-fits-all best way to parent, live, or achieve success. But, there are evidence based treatments, supported by data, that have the ability to completely change your life. Freedom from fear, resilience, confidence, and healthy relationships take work and we all need support sometimes.
(832) 589-1549 View (832) 589-1549
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Angela Smith
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77027
Houston is fortunate to have many wonderful psychologists and mental health providers. Establishing a therapeutic relationship that is a good fit is important, as the work of therapy can be challenging and sometimes painful (in addition to being meaningful and fulfilling!). I specialize in the treatment of anxiety-based disorders and primarily work with individuals with OCD, PTSD, generalized anxiety (worry), social phobia, and perfectionism. I use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and exposure-based treatment to help individuals improve the way they relate to themselves and the world around them.
Houston is fortunate to have many wonderful psychologists and mental health providers. Establishing a therapeutic relationship that is a good fit is important, as the work of therapy can be challenging and sometimes painful (in addition to being meaningful and fulfilling!). I specialize in the treatment of anxiety-based disorders and primarily work with individuals with OCD, PTSD, generalized anxiety (worry), social phobia, and perfectionism. I use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and exposure-based treatment to help individuals improve the way they relate to themselves and the world around them.
(713) 497-1975 View (713) 497-1975
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Chad Brandt
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77241
I am an anxiety and OCD specialist. I believe that people can learn to move on from their anxiety or OCD without the need for long-term treatment. I generally work with my clients for long sessions in a short period of time instead of one hour a week for many months. Most people find that within that short window they have the skills needed to understand and work with their anxiety independently.
I am an anxiety and OCD specialist. I believe that people can learn to move on from their anxiety or OCD without the need for long-term treatment. I generally work with my clients for long sessions in a short period of time instead of one hour a week for many months. Most people find that within that short window they have the skills needed to understand and work with their anxiety independently.
(346) 201-5660 View (346) 201-5660
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Dr. Tyson Reuter
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77063
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in providing empirically-supported treatments for anxiety disorders, OCD, Tourette/tic disorders, panic, hair pulling, and LGBT health. I see patients across the developmental lifespan (childhood to adulthood), though have interest and expertise in working with adolescents, with more than half of my referrals being teenagers. My therapeutic approach is direct and active while also being supportive and warm. I've enjoyed working in a variety of treatment settings including hospitals, medical schools, inpatient psychiatric facilities, community clinics, and private practice.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in providing empirically-supported treatments for anxiety disorders, OCD, Tourette/tic disorders, panic, hair pulling, and LGBT health. I see patients across the developmental lifespan (childhood to adulthood), though have interest and expertise in working with adolescents, with more than half of my referrals being teenagers. My therapeutic approach is direct and active while also being supportive and warm. I've enjoyed working in a variety of treatment settings including hospitals, medical schools, inpatient psychiatric facilities, community clinics, and private practice.
(713) 766-5484 View (713) 766-5484
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Tanglewood Behavioral Health Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77057
We now offer Intensive Outpatient! All of our therapists are trained in CBT for obsessive compulsive disorder, mood disorders and Anxiety.
We are a diverse team of therapists with lived experience and extensive training, dedicated to providing the best, evidence-based care. If you're thinking of getting therapy, call us today for a free phone consultation. We have therapists who specialize in OCD, body focused repetitive behaviors (hair pulling, skin picking), anxiety, depression, trauma, religious trauma and childhood trauma. We are LGBTQ+ affirming and follow WPATH standards of care. We offer groups and individual sessions, in person and virtual. Spanish services available. Visit our website - www.tanglewoodbehavioral.com or call 713-428-8700 today.
We now offer Intensive Outpatient! All of our therapists are trained in CBT for obsessive compulsive disorder, mood disorders and Anxiety.
We are a diverse team of therapists with lived experience and extensive training, dedicated to providing the best, evidence-based care. If you're thinking of getting therapy, call us today for a free phone consultation. We have therapists who specialize in OCD, body focused repetitive behaviors (hair pulling, skin picking), anxiety, depression, trauma, religious trauma and childhood trauma. We are LGBTQ+ affirming and follow WPATH standards of care. We offer groups and individual sessions, in person and virtual. Spanish services available. Visit our website - www.tanglewoodbehavioral.com or call 713-428-8700 today.
(346) 818-2651 View (346) 818-2651

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.