Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
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.
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
- Thoughts that you might be harmed
- Thoughts that you might cause others harm
If one or more of the above symptoms resonates with you, there is hope and help available. I use two of the most effective treatments for OCD, EMDR and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
As a licensed mental health professional, I have training in helping clients overcome and grow from their OCD. And together, we’ll create a plan that works for you. Contact me today for a free consultation.