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  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, or OCD, is a mental health condition characterized by persistent, unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and/or repetitive behaviours (compulsions). These symptoms can significantly interfere with daily life, causing distress and anxiety.

    Individuals who have OCD often have significant difficulty pushing away or ignoring these thoughts. Those with OCD also have compulsive behaviours which are an attempt to reverse the obsessive thoughts or urges by performing some sort of action.

    Some common OCD symptoms 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

    My approach is using and EMDR evidence-based treatments to help you manage and overcome OCD. 

    If you think you struggle with OCD and it’s impacting your life, it’s important to know that help is available. You do not need to live this way. 

    As a licensed regulated social worker and mental health therapist, I have specific training to help clients overcome their OCD challenges. Contact me today for a free consultation.