Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Therapists in Southlake, TX

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Dr. Andrea E. Kirby
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Southlake, TX 76092
Currently Accepting New Clients: I specialize in helping adults better navigate stress, obsessions, and eating concerns in order to live fuller lives. Struggling with anxiety, OCD, and eating disorders without the guidance of a trained therapist can be exhausting—and depressing—after a while. But, research shows online and in-person cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can make a difference. I provide evidence-based therapy to guide you in making important changes in how you relate to your thoughts, emotions, and self from the comfort of your own home or office.
Currently Accepting New Clients: I specialize in helping adults better navigate stress, obsessions, and eating concerns in order to live fuller lives. Struggling with anxiety, OCD, and eating disorders without the guidance of a trained therapist can be exhausting—and depressing—after a while. But, research shows online and in-person cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can make a difference. I provide evidence-based therapy to guide you in making important changes in how you relate to your thoughts, emotions, and self from the comfort of your own home or office.
(817) 934-6380 View (817) 934-6380
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Sheryl R. Jackson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southlake, TX 76092
Specializing in Anxiety, OCD, OC Spectrum, and Mood Disorders. Dr. Sheryl Jackson is the former director of the Anxiety and OCD Program at UAB Medical Center. She offers a caring approach to overcome fears and accomplish behavior change. Whether you suffer with anxiety, depression, or obsessive symptoms, you know that these will limit your potential. Taking back your life, or even beginning a new life puts you in control. Dr. Jackson is there to help you take the initial steps and keep you on the best path toward your goals.
Specializing in Anxiety, OCD, OC Spectrum, and Mood Disorders. Dr. Sheryl Jackson is the former director of the Anxiety and OCD Program at UAB Medical Center. She offers a caring approach to overcome fears and accomplish behavior change. Whether you suffer with anxiety, depression, or obsessive symptoms, you know that these will limit your potential. Taking back your life, or even beginning a new life puts you in control. Dr. Jackson is there to help you take the initial steps and keep you on the best path toward your goals.
(817) 601-7498 View (817) 601-7498
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Alexandra Frascino
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Southlake, TX 76092
If you're facing mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety, OCD, or PTSD, I'd love to help you get unstuck and figure out your way forward.
I view therapy as a collaborative partnership to help promote you to the version of yourself that you wish to embody, while healing wounds along the way. I’m supportive yet direct and consistent in the work that we do. Together, we'll take an integrative and holistic approach to mental wellness to help you uncover what's holding you back, deepen your compassion for yourself, and take steps toward living in ine with your values and goals. I respect therapy as a personal journey of self discovery and growth, however it may unfold for you. I also work with a team of practitioners with other therapy specialities in Fort Worth.
If you're facing mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety, OCD, or PTSD, I'd love to help you get unstuck and figure out your way forward.
I view therapy as a collaborative partnership to help promote you to the version of yourself that you wish to embody, while healing wounds along the way. I’m supportive yet direct and consistent in the work that we do. Together, we'll take an integrative and holistic approach to mental wellness to help you uncover what's holding you back, deepen your compassion for yourself, and take steps toward living in ine with your values and goals. I respect therapy as a personal journey of self discovery and growth, however it may unfold for you. I also work with a team of practitioners with other therapy specialities in Fort Worth.
(682) 688-3673 View (682) 688-3673
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Leslie Crabtree
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Southlake, TX 76092  (Online Only)
I offer concierge therapy for individual adults struggling with all forms of anxiety disorders such as panic disorder, social anxiety, phobias, OCD, intrusive thoughts and all the physical, mental and emotional symptoms that come with it. I am an experienced specialist in this area as well as trauma recovery. Concierge therapy is the epitome of individualized, custom-fit services. We meet via Telehealth allowing you the convenience to have therapy wherever you are! You will have direct access if needed between sessions via secure text. This is individualized therapy and personalized service as I guide you through to recovery!
I offer concierge therapy for individual adults struggling with all forms of anxiety disorders such as panic disorder, social anxiety, phobias, OCD, intrusive thoughts and all the physical, mental and emotional symptoms that come with it. I am an experienced specialist in this area as well as trauma recovery. Concierge therapy is the epitome of individualized, custom-fit services. We meet via Telehealth allowing you the convenience to have therapy wherever you are! You will have direct access if needed between sessions via secure text. This is individualized therapy and personalized service as I guide you through to recovery!
(469) 361-5941 View (469) 361-5941
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Cathy Lamb
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC-S, EMDR, CCTP I, CCTP II
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Southlake, TX 76092  (Online Only)
After working with adolescents for the past 21 years, I have had the opportunity to work with specialties including depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, addictions, mood and personality disorders, suicidal ideation, OCD and PTSD and relationship issues.
We find ourselves feeling anxious, depressed, angry, and panicky we have no idea why. Negative emotions, feelings and behaviors are generally caused by unresolved earlier experiences that are pushing you in the wrong directions. The goal of EMDR therapy is to process completely the experiences that are causing problems and store them with appropriate emotions in the brain, and to include new ones that are needed to guide you in positive ways in the future.The inappropriate emotions, beliefs, and body sensations will be discarded. Leaving you with the emotions, understanding, and perspectives that lead to healthy and useful behavior.
After working with adolescents for the past 21 years, I have had the opportunity to work with specialties including depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, addictions, mood and personality disorders, suicidal ideation, OCD and PTSD and relationship issues.
We find ourselves feeling anxious, depressed, angry, and panicky we have no idea why. Negative emotions, feelings and behaviors are generally caused by unresolved earlier experiences that are pushing you in the wrong directions. The goal of EMDR therapy is to process completely the experiences that are causing problems and store them with appropriate emotions in the brain, and to include new ones that are needed to guide you in positive ways in the future.The inappropriate emotions, beliefs, and body sensations will be discarded. Leaving you with the emotions, understanding, and perspectives that lead to healthy and useful behavior.
(682) 463-1582 View (682) 463-1582
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Melaney Flaniken
LPC Associate, BS, LMT, LPC-I
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Southlake, TX 76092
Are you a parent of an adolescent struggling with anxiety, panic attacks, depression, OCD, or self-harm? I am a therapist specializing in mental health, with expertise in treating adolescents who are suffering from these issues. I offer a deep understanding of teenagers' unique pressures and stressors in today's world. I am committed to offering a safe and supportive environment where your child can feel heard, understood, and empowered to overcome their challenges while involving parents in the process. Let's work together towards your teen's well-being. Reach out for support today.
Are you a parent of an adolescent struggling with anxiety, panic attacks, depression, OCD, or self-harm? I am a therapist specializing in mental health, with expertise in treating adolescents who are suffering from these issues. I offer a deep understanding of teenagers' unique pressures and stressors in today's world. I am committed to offering a safe and supportive environment where your child can feel heard, understood, and empowered to overcome their challenges while involving parents in the process. Let's work together towards your teen's well-being. Reach out for support today.
(817) 631-8265 View (817) 631-8265
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Stacey Cartlidge, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Southlake, TX 76092
When your relationships are working, life feels wonderful. When even one relationship is broken, you may feel depressed, anxious, hopeless, afraid, and confused. There is hope. Together we can work to restore deep intimacy and joy to your relationships. Areas of specialty include couples counseling, infidelity, parenting, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and spiritual issues.
When your relationships are working, life feels wonderful. When even one relationship is broken, you may feel depressed, anxious, hopeless, afraid, and confused. There is hope. Together we can work to restore deep intimacy and joy to your relationships. Areas of specialty include couples counseling, infidelity, parenting, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and spiritual issues.
(817) 756-8858 View (817) 756-8858
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Donna Christine Abbott
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Southlake, TX 76092
My specialities include: depression, anxiety, marital/relationship issues, parenting, infertility, bipolar disorder, obsessive/compulsive disorders, and obesity.
Are you dissatisfied with how your personal or work life is going? Do you find that you feel down or anxious more often than you believe you should? I help clients discover what might be holding them back in their personal or work lives. Then, most importantly, help them learn new life skills which empower them to change old behaviors and thoughts. I am a licensed, doctoral-level psychologist with 30+ years of experience. I have been married 31 years and have two daughters. I have described as kind, empathic, and nonjudgmental.
My specialities include: depression, anxiety, marital/relationship issues, parenting, infertility, bipolar disorder, obsessive/compulsive disorders, and obesity.
Are you dissatisfied with how your personal or work life is going? Do you find that you feel down or anxious more often than you believe you should? I help clients discover what might be holding them back in their personal or work lives. Then, most importantly, help them learn new life skills which empower them to change old behaviors and thoughts. I am a licensed, doctoral-level psychologist with 30+ years of experience. I have been married 31 years and have two daughters. I have described as kind, empathic, and nonjudgmental.
(972) 290-1075 View (972) 290-1075
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Cherie Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Southlake, TX 76092
If your relationship with food feels like a battle and is making you miserable, let’s get you on a path to calling a truce with food. You really can break free from patterns like dieting, restrictive eating, and bingeing. Imagine all the time and mental space you’ll have after letting go of all the food rules and obsessions! If you also struggle with body shame, you can learn to accept your body and not be defined by your appearance anymore. We promise, you are more than what you look like! We will also work on healing any issues that occur alongside your food struggles, like depression, anxiety, OCD, trauma, or substance use.
If your relationship with food feels like a battle and is making you miserable, let’s get you on a path to calling a truce with food. You really can break free from patterns like dieting, restrictive eating, and bingeing. Imagine all the time and mental space you’ll have after letting go of all the food rules and obsessions! If you also struggle with body shame, you can learn to accept your body and not be defined by your appearance anymore. We promise, you are more than what you look like! We will also work on healing any issues that occur alongside your food struggles, like depression, anxiety, OCD, trauma, or substance use.
(817) 809-9971 View (817) 809-9971
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Blank Slate Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Southlake, TX 76092
We have the right therapist to meet your unique needs. With 35 licensed psychotherapists and four North Dallas locations, we specialize in changing lives. Offering a range of clinical services such as play therapy, adolescent therapy, individual adult counseling, couples therapy, family therapy, psychological testing and Teen DBT. Our clinicians are experts in treating anxiety, depression, ADHD, life transitions, addictions, trauma, OCD, grief, needs of gifted and talented, relationship concerns, self-harm, anger, guilt, divorce, identity concerns, perfectionism, behavior concerns, parenting, LGBTQIA+ concerns and more.
We have the right therapist to meet your unique needs. With 35 licensed psychotherapists and four North Dallas locations, we specialize in changing lives. Offering a range of clinical services such as play therapy, adolescent therapy, individual adult counseling, couples therapy, family therapy, psychological testing and Teen DBT. Our clinicians are experts in treating anxiety, depression, ADHD, life transitions, addictions, trauma, OCD, grief, needs of gifted and talented, relationship concerns, self-harm, anger, guilt, divorce, identity concerns, perfectionism, behavior concerns, parenting, LGBTQIA+ concerns and more.
(469) 771-1639 View (469) 771-1639
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Desiree Frazier
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Southlake, TX 76092
I am a licensed psychologist who specializes in treatment for children and adolescents (including young adults up to age 25) and their families, especially regarding trauma, self-harm, suicidal ideation, and mood disorders. I have an extensive history of working with issues related to history of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, OCD, and issues related to abuse, death, and divorce. My primary objective is to improve family functioning and overall quality of life. I am passionate about helping individuals and families work toward their vision of cohesion and happiness.
I am a licensed psychologist who specializes in treatment for children and adolescents (including young adults up to age 25) and their families, especially regarding trauma, self-harm, suicidal ideation, and mood disorders. I have an extensive history of working with issues related to history of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, OCD, and issues related to abuse, death, and divorce. My primary objective is to improve family functioning and overall quality of life. I am passionate about helping individuals and families work toward their vision of cohesion and happiness.
(972) 815-1034 View (972) 815-1034
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Kelsey Barrett
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS , LPC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Southlake, TX 76092
I work with children (8+), teens, college students, parents, and families dealing with anxiety, OCD, panic attacks, grief, and past trauma.
If you have decided it’s time to face your trauma head on or trauma has found you and you need support I would love to begin that journey with you.
I work with children (8+), teens, college students, parents, and families dealing with anxiety, OCD, panic attacks, grief, and past trauma.
If you have decided it’s time to face your trauma head on or trauma has found you and you need support I would love to begin that journey with you.
(817) 242-6846 View (817) 242-6846
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Rachel Vendsel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Southlake, TX 76092
Waitlist for new clients
I also treat OCD and have received specialized training in ERP through NOCD.
Your most painful struggles may be the doorway to new growth and change. I am a trauma-informed, Licensed Professional Counselor who has been caring for others since 2006. I focus on marriage and family counseling, recovery from sexual abuse, grief and loss, and spiritual direction. I seek to help you understand your story and find your voice so that you can achieve your counseling goals. My training and approach is faith-based.
I also treat OCD and have received specialized training in ERP through NOCD.
Your most painful struggles may be the doorway to new growth and change. I am a trauma-informed, Licensed Professional Counselor who has been caring for others since 2006. I focus on marriage and family counseling, recovery from sexual abuse, grief and loss, and spiritual direction. I seek to help you understand your story and find your voice so that you can achieve your counseling goals. My training and approach is faith-based.
(214) 972-2315 View (214) 972-2315
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Comfort and Joy Therapy, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Southlake, TX 76092
Christi has several years of experience working with anxiety, depression, sexual/emotional/physical abuse and trauma, neglect, grief and loss, suicide ideation, relationship concerns, family relationship concerns, low self-esteem, OCD, ADHD, career concerns, and anger issues.
Christi Moreno is a Licensed Professional Counselor at Comfort and Joy Therapy. She received her MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from a CACREP program and enjoys working with children (7+), adolescents, and adults of all ages. She enters every counseling relationship with a person-centered approach and uses a variety of counseling techniques and theories as appropriate for specific client situations. Techniques and theories could include elements from Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, Adlerian Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, DBT, Art Therapy, and many others.
Christi has several years of experience working with anxiety, depression, sexual/emotional/physical abuse and trauma, neglect, grief and loss, suicide ideation, relationship concerns, family relationship concerns, low self-esteem, OCD, ADHD, career concerns, and anger issues.
Christi Moreno is a Licensed Professional Counselor at Comfort and Joy Therapy. She received her MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from a CACREP program and enjoys working with children (7+), adolescents, and adults of all ages. She enters every counseling relationship with a person-centered approach and uses a variety of counseling techniques and theories as appropriate for specific client situations. Techniques and theories could include elements from Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, Adlerian Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, DBT, Art Therapy, and many others.
(682) 255-3508 View (682) 255-3508
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Spectrus Psychological - Testing & Assessment
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southlake, TX 76092
Our group provides comprehensive neuropsychological, psychological, and psychoeducational testing and therapy services to children, adolescents, and adults for presenting concerns, including : Autism in adults and children, ADHD, Anxiety Disorders, Behavioral / Conduct Problems, Cognitive Functioning & Neurocognitive Disorder Screening, Communication Disorders, Learning Disorders, Mood Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders, Psychosis, Personality Disorders, Relationship Problems, and Traumatic Stress. We are committed to patient satisfaction and will make efforts to assist patients with questions/concerns.
Our group provides comprehensive neuropsychological, psychological, and psychoeducational testing and therapy services to children, adolescents, and adults for presenting concerns, including : Autism in adults and children, ADHD, Anxiety Disorders, Behavioral / Conduct Problems, Cognitive Functioning & Neurocognitive Disorder Screening, Communication Disorders, Learning Disorders, Mood Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders, Psychosis, Personality Disorders, Relationship Problems, and Traumatic Stress. We are committed to patient satisfaction and will make efforts to assist patients with questions/concerns.
(940) 294-6801 View (940) 294-6801
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Caitlyn McCready
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southlake, TX 76092
Picture waking up and knowing that whatever the day holds, you can handle it. Imagine your life not being at the mercy of your emotions, other people, or your issues. I'm here to support and guide you towards a happier, more meaningful life. Even if it's been your story for a long time, you don't have to keep living in anxiety, depression or shame. If you struggle with addiction or disordered eating, you don't have to be consumed by those things. And because connection is essential to our well-being, I can also help your relationships with your partner or other important people in your life be the best they can be.
Picture waking up and knowing that whatever the day holds, you can handle it. Imagine your life not being at the mercy of your emotions, other people, or your issues. I'm here to support and guide you towards a happier, more meaningful life. Even if it's been your story for a long time, you don't have to keep living in anxiety, depression or shame. If you struggle with addiction or disordered eating, you don't have to be consumed by those things. And because connection is essential to our well-being, I can also help your relationships with your partner or other important people in your life be the best they can be.
(817) 774-4975 View (817) 774-4975
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Erin L Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Southlake, TX 76092  (Online Only)
If you are looking for a counselor or life coach with an interactive style that enjoys working with clients to gain insight and acquire skills to improve wellness and make goals attainable, please call me. I look forward to telling you more about the online counseling and coaching services I offer. Please note: I provide online counseling for Texas residents only, and I provide Life-Coaching for both residents and non-residents of Texas.
If you are looking for a counselor or life coach with an interactive style that enjoys working with clients to gain insight and acquire skills to improve wellness and make goals attainable, please call me. I look forward to telling you more about the online counseling and coaching services I offer. Please note: I provide online counseling for Texas residents only, and I provide Life-Coaching for both residents and non-residents of Texas.
(817) 383-2196 View (817) 383-2196
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David Barry
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Southlake, TX 76092  (Online Only)
What would you do if you were given the chance to live life to the fullest? How would your days be different if you were not overwhelmed by stress and worry? Do you wonder if your relationships should somehow feel better? If you are frustrated with the way things are and you're looking for a change you are taking the right steps. You know that life could be better. You long to see your dreams realized. Relationships mended. Your goals achieved. You want to find more meaning in your life. Have deeper connections. And live according to what you know to be valuable and true.
What would you do if you were given the chance to live life to the fullest? How would your days be different if you were not overwhelmed by stress and worry? Do you wonder if your relationships should somehow feel better? If you are frustrated with the way things are and you're looking for a change you are taking the right steps. You know that life could be better. You long to see your dreams realized. Relationships mended. Your goals achieved. You want to find more meaning in your life. Have deeper connections. And live according to what you know to be valuable and true.
(650) 567-4415 View (650) 567-4415
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Diana Storey
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southlake, TX 76092
Dr. Storey’s approach to psychotherapy aims to provide the dual approach of providing symptom relief, and diving into the root of each individual’s presenting concern. She views psychotherapy as a means to help individuals make sense of wants and needs, and to advocate for a way of being that feels empowering and in connection with their own values. She can help with identification of triggers, improving coping skills, and enhancing relaxation skills. Dr. Storey is currently accepting appointments for individual psychotherapy and couples/marital counseling, ages 18 and up, in our Southlake office, or via Telehealth.
Dr. Storey’s approach to psychotherapy aims to provide the dual approach of providing symptom relief, and diving into the root of each individual’s presenting concern. She views psychotherapy as a means to help individuals make sense of wants and needs, and to advocate for a way of being that feels empowering and in connection with their own values. She can help with identification of triggers, improving coping skills, and enhancing relaxation skills. Dr. Storey is currently accepting appointments for individual psychotherapy and couples/marital counseling, ages 18 and up, in our Southlake office, or via Telehealth.
(817) 934-4975 View (817) 934-4975
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Amy Hurlburt
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southlake, TX 76092
Is the path you are currently navigating not what you pictured? I will meet you where you are and help process a new pathway in this modern life that seems to be filled with stress and anxiety. We will develop a collaborative, trusting relationship and tailor the counseling process to your individual needs and values.
Is the path you are currently navigating not what you pictured? I will meet you where you are and help process a new pathway in this modern life that seems to be filled with stress and anxiety. We will develop a collaborative, trusting relationship and tailor the counseling process to your individual needs and values.
(817) 241-4018 View (817) 241-4018
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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.