OCD is a disorder that involves obsessions and compulsions that interfere with one's day-to-day activities and causes distress.
Obsessions are unwanted intrusive thoughts, impulses, or images. Some common obsessions are: harm to self or others, unwanted sexual thoughts, obsessions with religious themes, overwhelming disgust, and fears of becoming ill.
Compulsions are repetitive behaviors or thoughts that a person uses in an attempt to relieve their anxiety or discomfort. Some common compulsions are: checking, seeking reassurance, repeating activities or body movements, mental rituals, and avoidance.
We utilize a forms of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy called Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) which research has shown to be very beneficial for many patients. We also offer Psychedelic Integration as a supplemental or stand-alone service for adults with OCD. We also offer parent training and consultation to parents of children that may be too young to engage in individual treatment and/or are unwilling.
You might also be interested in our Group Treatment options.
We approach treatment as a partnership between therapist and the patient. While we may be experts on OCD, you are the expert on you and no two people with OCD are alike.