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.
Those with OCD also often have compulsive behaviors which are attempts to “reverse” or quiet the obsessive thoughts or urges, but this only helps temporarily.
These are some subtypes of OCD, but there are many:
- Counting and checking
- Harm (self or others)
- Losing control
- Religious obsessions (Scrupulosity)
Obviously, this can be exhausting, frustrating, and impact daily living to an extreme.
In our work together, we will explore obsessions, compulsions, triggers, and how these impact your daily living. Together, we will help you gain a better sense of control over your thoughts, develop coping skills, and challenge your unhelpful thoughts.
I have extensive experience with OCD and understand how debilitating it can be. If you need help to manage your symptoms, let’s talk.