Have you experienced constant or very frequent fear of dirt or germs?
Do you often feel an intense fear of making a mistake, loosing control or even hurting someone else?
Have you noticed that you are washing, checking or ordering things excessively?
Do you often get upset by unpleasant thoughts and have a hard time managing them?
Are you collecting many things and have a difficult time storing them?
Do you feel discomfort or fear that things are out of order or not perfect?
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Therapy
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), as the name states, is characterized by to two groups of symptoms: obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions can be thoughts, images or even urges that are intrusive, repetitive and tend to stay in awareness for longer periods of time and cause distress and feelings of anxiety to the person who is experiencing them. Compulsions, on the other hand, are behaviours or activities that a person does, in order to reduce the levels of anxiety or distress caused by obsessions.
There are different psychotherapeutic approaches used to treat OCD, however one of the most researched and effective therapeutic approaches to address symptoms related to OCD is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and more specifically Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy. Sometimes medication prescribed by a medical doctor is another therapeutic approach used to treat OCD.
At Anxiety Solutions, the counsellor or psychotherapist you will be working with will use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and specific Exposure Therapeutic approaches, as well as guided awareness or mindfulness approaches to help you regain control of your ability to focus your attention, build resilience and to act in a way that is truly beneficial for you, longer term.
Ready to get started?
If you have answered ‘yes’ to many of the questions above and you would like to contact us to talk more about the problems that you are facing, in a confidential and supportive therapeutic environment, please contact us at (647) 973-1415 or email us email@example.com. We offer a free phone consultation and quick first appointments.