Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Therapists in Richardson, TX

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Dolores Ann Guilliod
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richardson, TX 75080
In my practice, I have the privilege of working with individuals from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and with a range of presenting problems; including, individuals struggling with grief, depression, and OCD.
In one's walk towards wholeness and change, there are various barriers and hindrances one must overcome: The prism in which we view life, the messages we received about ourselves from our family of origin, what has happened to us and what we tell ourselves about it, our fear of feelings, and our learned coping mechanisms are just a few. As a Christian counselor, it is my desire to provide a safe and accepting environment in which we can walk and work together to expose, understand, and overcome these barriers.
In my practice, I have the privilege of working with individuals from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and with a range of presenting problems; including, individuals struggling with grief, depression, and OCD.
In one's walk towards wholeness and change, there are various barriers and hindrances one must overcome: The prism in which we view life, the messages we received about ourselves from our family of origin, what has happened to us and what we tell ourselves about it, our fear of feelings, and our learned coping mechanisms are just a few. As a Christian counselor, it is my desire to provide a safe and accepting environment in which we can walk and work together to expose, understand, and overcome these barriers.
(214) 317-4458 View (214) 317-4458
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Perry Leynor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Richardson, TX 75080
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas and I am passionate about providing evidence-based treatment for all mental health disorders. I specialize in OCD, anxiety, & related disorders (BFRBs, tics, BDD, depression, ADHD, GAD, OCPD). My primary treatment strategies are Exposure & Response Prevention, CBT, and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (I also integrate DBT & others). Change comes through aligning our actions with our goals, identifying and challenging negative thinking patterns, improving mindfulness practices, and developing coping & self-regulation skills. I am dedicated to working with you at YOUR pace.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas and I am passionate about providing evidence-based treatment for all mental health disorders. I specialize in OCD, anxiety, & related disorders (BFRBs, tics, BDD, depression, ADHD, GAD, OCPD). My primary treatment strategies are Exposure & Response Prevention, CBT, and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (I also integrate DBT & others). Change comes through aligning our actions with our goals, identifying and challenging negative thinking patterns, improving mindfulness practices, and developing coping & self-regulation skills. I am dedicated to working with you at YOUR pace.
(214) 665-4148 View (214) 665-4148
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Christian Gray Hering
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Richardson, TX 75083  (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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Findley Harris
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Richardson, TX 75080
I am trained in the strongest evidence-based approaches to treating anxiety disorders and OCD: Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
Is anxiety holding you back? Do you feel tortured trying to escape your fears or your thoughts? Or are worries and self-criticisms leaving you feeling exhausted and missing out on what once mattered most to you? I understand this struggle. My work focuses on helping people learn the skills to take back their life. I believe in going beyond just treating the symptoms on the surface - I want to help you get back in touch with what is truly meaningful and important in your life, and to be the best and most authentic version of you. Anxiety can be a barrier, let's work together and learn to overcome that barrier.
I am trained in the strongest evidence-based approaches to treating anxiety disorders and OCD: Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
Is anxiety holding you back? Do you feel tortured trying to escape your fears or your thoughts? Or are worries and self-criticisms leaving you feeling exhausted and missing out on what once mattered most to you? I understand this struggle. My work focuses on helping people learn the skills to take back their life. I believe in going beyond just treating the symptoms on the surface - I want to help you get back in touch with what is truly meaningful and important in your life, and to be the best and most authentic version of you. Anxiety can be a barrier, let's work together and learn to overcome that barrier.
(214) 617-0569 View (214) 617-0569
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Kimberly Rockwell-Evans
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richardson, TX 75080
If anxiety and obsessions are limiting your ability to live the life you want, Dr. Kim Rockwell-Evans can provide you with the guidance you've been seeking. Long recognized throughout the Dallas and north Texas area as one of the most effective practitioners treating OCD and anxiety disorders, Dr. Rockwell-Evans offers practical, evidence-based, and cost-effective treatment that will enable you to overcome your anxieties and take control of your life. With a firm, compassionate hand, she works with you to assess your goals and understand your values; determining what a meaningful life means to you.
If anxiety and obsessions are limiting your ability to live the life you want, Dr. Kim Rockwell-Evans can provide you with the guidance you've been seeking. Long recognized throughout the Dallas and north Texas area as one of the most effective practitioners treating OCD and anxiety disorders, Dr. Rockwell-Evans offers practical, evidence-based, and cost-effective treatment that will enable you to overcome your anxieties and take control of your life. With a firm, compassionate hand, she works with you to assess your goals and understand your values; determining what a meaningful life means to you.
(214) 463-2074 View (214) 463-2074
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Dr. Molly Martinez
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Richardson, TX 75080
I specialize in treating adults, children & adolescents with OCD, anxiety & other mental and behavioral health issues using evidence-based, cognitive behavioral (CBT) strategies including exposure & response prevention (ERP). My work is guided by research on the most effective theory, approach, and strategies for OCD & anxiety. I am available for traditional outpatient therapy as well as more intensive "in vivo" treatment in your home, school, car, or wherever your symptoms are most problematic. I offer these non-traditional services because OCD & anxiety are most effectively treated wherever they "live" in your daily life.
I specialize in treating adults, children & adolescents with OCD, anxiety & other mental and behavioral health issues using evidence-based, cognitive behavioral (CBT) strategies including exposure & response prevention (ERP). My work is guided by research on the most effective theory, approach, and strategies for OCD & anxiety. I am available for traditional outpatient therapy as well as more intensive "in vivo" treatment in your home, school, car, or wherever your symptoms are most problematic. I offer these non-traditional services because OCD & anxiety are most effectively treated wherever they "live" in your daily life.
(214) 273-1852 View (214) 273-1852
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Andrea Cunningham
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, CYT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Richardson, TX 75080
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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Amie Hamaker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richardson, TX 75080
Among my areas of expertise are eating disorders, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, body image, social anxiety, self-esteem, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and trauma.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and owner of Arrow Therapy, a private practice in Dallas where I work with a broad spectrum of clients. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I hope to work with you to achieve your goals. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life.
Among my areas of expertise are eating disorders, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, body image, social anxiety, self-esteem, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and trauma.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and owner of Arrow Therapy, a private practice in Dallas where I work with a broad spectrum of clients. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I hope to work with you to achieve your goals. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life.
(469) 437-4822 View (469) 437-4822
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Diana Beltran
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, CCATP
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Richardson, TX 75080  (Online Only)
Let's face it, compulsions are annoying and time-consuming! Anxiety causes us to avoid life! As a certified clinical anxiety treatment professional, I specialize in helping women 18+ and first-gen Latinas navigate OCD, anxiety, and trauma. My counseling approach is holistic and person-centered, providing a safe virtual space for you to explore intrusive thoughts. With training in EMDR and Exposure Response Prevention, I help reduce your compulsions and trauma. Embrace discomfort and find comfort within it! Need an immigration evaluation? I also provide assessments for I601A, T-Visas, Cancelation of Removal, VAWA, and U-Visa cases.
Let's face it, compulsions are annoying and time-consuming! Anxiety causes us to avoid life! As a certified clinical anxiety treatment professional, I specialize in helping women 18+ and first-gen Latinas navigate OCD, anxiety, and trauma. My counseling approach is holistic and person-centered, providing a safe virtual space for you to explore intrusive thoughts. With training in EMDR and Exposure Response Prevention, I help reduce your compulsions and trauma. Embrace discomfort and find comfort within it! Need an immigration evaluation? I also provide assessments for I601A, T-Visas, Cancelation of Removal, VAWA, and U-Visa cases.
(346) 633-3072 View (346) 633-3072
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Audrey H Atkins
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Richardson, TX 75080
) Adolescent Counseling Abuse/Trauma Crisis Counseling Depression/Bipolar Disorder Grief Anxiety, Phobias & OCD PTSD Eating Disorders Life Transitions (Job Loss/Change, Divorce, Marriage, Geographic Relocation, Military) Anger Manangement.
As a top honors graduate from Texas Wesleyan University, I have been trained by some of the best licensed professionals in the mental health field today. Having done my graduate practicum at Sante Center for Healing, I learned that treating clients from a holistic perspective gives them the skills they need in all areas to address their greatest concerns. As a client of mine, you will be asked to be an active participant in your therapy. The vast majority of my clients report more happiness and positive changes in their lives after only a short time as my client.
) Adolescent Counseling Abuse/Trauma Crisis Counseling Depression/Bipolar Disorder Grief Anxiety, Phobias & OCD PTSD Eating Disorders Life Transitions (Job Loss/Change, Divorce, Marriage, Geographic Relocation, Military) Anger Manangement.
As a top honors graduate from Texas Wesleyan University, I have been trained by some of the best licensed professionals in the mental health field today. Having done my graduate practicum at Sante Center for Healing, I learned that treating clients from a holistic perspective gives them the skills they need in all areas to address their greatest concerns. As a client of mine, you will be asked to be an active participant in your therapy. The vast majority of my clients report more happiness and positive changes in their lives after only a short time as my client.
(940) 294-8001 View (940) 294-8001
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Kristina McCray
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LSSP
Verified Verified
Richardson, TX 75082
Kristina McCray is a licensed professional counselor with over 15 years of experience working as a mental health professional. She has experience with working with people of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds on a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Autism Spectrum Disorder, personality disorders, substance addiction, identity problems, self-esteem problems, domestic, sexual abuse, ADHD, etc. Kristina also has helped many people who have experienced physical and emotional trauma. Moreover, Kristina is a School Psychologist.
Kristina McCray is a licensed professional counselor with over 15 years of experience working as a mental health professional. She has experience with working with people of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds on a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Autism Spectrum Disorder, personality disorders, substance addiction, identity problems, self-esteem problems, domestic, sexual abuse, ADHD, etc. Kristina also has helped many people who have experienced physical and emotional trauma. Moreover, Kristina is a School Psychologist.
(512) 883-7116 View (512) 883-7116
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Minerva P Romano
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Richardson, TX 75080  (Online Only)
PTSD, OCD, Anxiety, Depression, Dysthymia, and many other diagnoses start with or are aggravated by internalized negative beliefs.
Avoid the commute and try Online therapy! I am certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). A very effective and helpful therapy that cuts talk time in half, and focuses on releasing present and past emotional distress. I also use the latest mindfulness techniques, among others, to provide you with a personalizad and comprehensive treatment. It is not uncommon for someone to find themselves in a state of emotional reaction, due to negative childhood experiences, life challenges, trauma or constant relationship problems. This is not only an emotional response, but a physical and spiritual one as well.
PTSD, OCD, Anxiety, Depression, Dysthymia, and many other diagnoses start with or are aggravated by internalized negative beliefs.
Avoid the commute and try Online therapy! I am certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). A very effective and helpful therapy that cuts talk time in half, and focuses on releasing present and past emotional distress. I also use the latest mindfulness techniques, among others, to provide you with a personalizad and comprehensive treatment. It is not uncommon for someone to find themselves in a state of emotional reaction, due to negative childhood experiences, life challenges, trauma or constant relationship problems. This is not only an emotional response, but a physical and spiritual one as well.
(972) 440-1951 View (972) 440-1951
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Rosemary Parker
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Richardson, TX 75080
My name is Rosemary Parker, I have a Master of Arts in Counseling from Dallas Baptist University, and I am Licensed as a Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. My approach to therapy is relationally based, meaning we work collaboratively to understand how to meet your specific needs. As a Christ follower, I aim to help minister to the emotional and spiritual needs of believers and individuals in the community. Over the years, my passion has been cultivated to help treat anxiety disorders including Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Trauma. Outside of anxiety disorders,
My name is Rosemary Parker, I have a Master of Arts in Counseling from Dallas Baptist University, and I am Licensed as a Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. My approach to therapy is relationally based, meaning we work collaboratively to understand how to meet your specific needs. As a Christ follower, I aim to help minister to the emotional and spiritual needs of believers and individuals in the community. Over the years, my passion has been cultivated to help treat anxiety disorders including Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Trauma. Outside of anxiety disorders,
(214) 761-6518 View (214) 761-6518
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Paul S Silver
Psychologist, PhD, PLLC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richardson, TX 75080  (Online Only)
I am an expert in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I have been part of NIMH research studies in CBT for depression conducted at UT Southwestern Medical School, where I held the rank of Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology. I initiated and taught the graduate course in CBT in the Rehab Psychology graduate program as well as teaching cognitive and behavior therapy to third year psychiatry residents at UT Southwestern. I employ a CBT approach to helping people with mood disorders, including depression, anxiety, panic and OCD.
I am an expert in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I have been part of NIMH research studies in CBT for depression conducted at UT Southwestern Medical School, where I held the rank of Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology. I initiated and taught the graduate course in CBT in the Rehab Psychology graduate program as well as teaching cognitive and behavior therapy to third year psychiatry residents at UT Southwestern. I employ a CBT approach to helping people with mood disorders, including depression, anxiety, panic and OCD.
(214) 838-8158 View (214) 838-8158
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Eileen Nicole Quinn
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCDC
Verified Verified
Richardson, TX 75080
Licensed therapist and addiction specialist with 12 years experience in behavioral health care and mental health treatment. My background in Clinical Psychology allows me to incorporate psychological testing, eating disorder/body image research, and evidence-based practices into treatment. Through ongoing education and training, I am able to address a variety of issues including low self-esteem, disordered eating, ADHD and impulsivity, co-occurring mood and substance related disorders, and anxiety disorders (OCD, specific phobias, & panic).
Licensed therapist and addiction specialist with 12 years experience in behavioral health care and mental health treatment. My background in Clinical Psychology allows me to incorporate psychological testing, eating disorder/body image research, and evidence-based practices into treatment. Through ongoing education and training, I am able to address a variety of issues including low self-esteem, disordered eating, ADHD and impulsivity, co-occurring mood and substance related disorders, and anxiety disorders (OCD, specific phobias, & panic).
(469) 587-6852 View (469) 587-6852
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Aimee Diane Halloran
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MS, CRC, BCN
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Richardson, TX 75080
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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Valerie Akins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCDC, LCAS
Verified Verified
Richardson, TX 75081  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in ACT & RO DBT for adults with emotional overcontrol. My clients often struggle with excessive worry, needing certainty and order, rigid thinking, insistence on rules or routines, perfectionism, avoidance, procrastination or excessive working. Clients tend to experience discomfort with social connections, are people pleasers or have low assertiveness, have low emotional awareness and restricted emotional expression. Overcontrol may include depression, anxiety, and personality disorders (Avoidant PD, Obsessive-Compulsive PD). Treatment focuses on building psychological flexibility, valued-living & healthy relationships.
I specialize in ACT & RO DBT for adults with emotional overcontrol. My clients often struggle with excessive worry, needing certainty and order, rigid thinking, insistence on rules or routines, perfectionism, avoidance, procrastination or excessive working. Clients tend to experience discomfort with social connections, are people pleasers or have low assertiveness, have low emotional awareness and restricted emotional expression. Overcontrol may include depression, anxiety, and personality disorders (Avoidant PD, Obsessive-Compulsive PD). Treatment focuses on building psychological flexibility, valued-living & healthy relationships.
(972) 433-5730 View (972) 433-5730
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Janine Holloway
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LMHC
Verified Verified
Richardson, TX 75080  (Online Only)
Each of us sees life through a certain set of lenses. I am especially curious about how my clients view themselves and those they love. I help clients discover how their earliest relationships may be influencing their relationships today. In addition, I support clients working through any grief they are experiencing from relationship losses due to physical death, divorce, or addiction. These kinds of discoveries create options, and more flexibility in how people respond emotionally and behaviorally today
Each of us sees life through a certain set of lenses. I am especially curious about how my clients view themselves and those they love. I help clients discover how their earliest relationships may be influencing their relationships today. In addition, I support clients working through any grief they are experiencing from relationship losses due to physical death, divorce, or addiction. These kinds of discoveries create options, and more flexibility in how people respond emotionally and behaviorally today
(214) 972-1562 View (214) 972-1562
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Kimberly Kline, LPC-S
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, Superv, Adolesc, Special
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richardson, TX 75081
Adolescent and Adult anxiety is my thing! So many people don’t understand how powerless anxiety can make you feel. We will work together to develop new tools to help create the peace and happiness you are looking for. My favorite review from a client starts like this: “ I think about you all the time! I’m sure at times it didn’t seem like I was listening but your words and lessons are ones I treasure dearly and live by daily. You’re like my zen subconscious I turn to when things get prickly. Thank you for believing in me when I couldn’t believe in myself”
Adolescent and Adult anxiety is my thing! So many people don’t understand how powerless anxiety can make you feel. We will work together to develop new tools to help create the peace and happiness you are looking for. My favorite review from a client starts like this: “ I think about you all the time! I’m sure at times it didn’t seem like I was listening but your words and lessons are ones I treasure dearly and live by daily. You’re like my zen subconscious I turn to when things get prickly. Thank you for believing in me when I couldn’t believe in myself”
(214) 919-5229 View (214) 919-5229
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Angela Lemond
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, LPC-A, RDN LD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Richardson, TX 75080
Under the supervision of Natalie Morse, LPC-S, RPT, Angela’s counseling approach is eclectic depending on the client. Ultimately, Angela wants to harness her client’s own worldview and value system to assist them with solving problems. All guidance is person-centered in nature. Christian integration upon request.
Under the supervision of Natalie Morse, LPC-S, RPT, Angela’s counseling approach is eclectic depending on the client. Ultimately, Angela wants to harness her client’s own worldview and value system to assist them with solving problems. All guidance is person-centered in nature. Christian integration upon request.
(972) 474-1224 View (972) 474-1224
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.