Are compulsions taking over your life?
Having the same re-occurring and intrusive thoughts over and over?
Are you frequently preoccupied with ritualistic behaviors?
Need everything in perfect order?
Do you feel increased anxiety about your symptoms and lose of self control?
Although there is no cure, effective treatments are available to you. Addressing this condition with a therapist is the first step to symptom relief.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is presently considered a powerful and effective model used to manage the debilitating and intrusive effects of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). With a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist you will identify all negative thoughts, and the meaning applied to them. Your therapist will challenge the attached meaning to these thoughts. With practice you will begin to formulate new meaning and reactions to negative thoughts and emotions, without allowing them to define and totalize you. At your pace you will be gradually exposed to the things you fear and obsess over, testing them in reality, thereby altering your perspective and the impact of the compulsion.
Ultimately, with consistent treatment, the client is able to translate exposure to the real world, where compulsions can be quieted, and you can move freely knowing your fears can be embraced, and overcome.
Through the course of therapy you will learn how to navigate this disorder with the evidence based methods that have eluded you. In time your sense of hope will be restored, and you can regain control over your life, and no longer be at the mercy of this condition.
Or compassionate team of clinicians can support you in calming the symptoms of OCD and the complications it brings to your life. Please contact us now to begin your treatment so together we can find the source, and solution to your pain.