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    Counseling for OCD

    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or OCD, involves having obsessive thinking patterns that can include unwanted thoughts, images, or urges that make a person feel anxious or distressed.

    Individuals who have OCD often have significant difficulty pushing away or ignoring these thoughts. Those with OCD also have compulsive behaviors which are an attempt to reverse the obsessive thoughts or urges by performing some sort of action. These compulsions may be a physical action or mental rumination.

    Common signs, according to the Mayo Clinic, of OCD are:

    • Intrusive thoughts
    • Constant checking
    • Constant counting
    • The repeated cleaning of one or more items
    • Constantly checking the stove or door locks
    • Fear of contamination
    • Hoarding
    • Thoughts that you might be harmed
    • Thoughts that you might cause others harm

    If one or more of the above symptoms describes you, I encourage you to contact me today. Research shows that the most effective treatments for OCD are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and/or medication.

    As a licensed professional counselor, I have extensive training in helping clients overcome and grow from their OCD. We’ll work together to develop a strategy that works  for you. Contact me today for a free consultation.