Can Anyone Suffer From OCD?
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a life-long disorder that can begin in childhood, adolescence, or adulthood and affects men and women of all races equally. Sometimes the symptoms will appear suddenly, but it’s often a gradual development over time. As a CBT therapist trained to treat OCD, we can help you if you are suffering from OCD.
Common Symptoms Of OCD
Some of the most common symptoms include:
The content of obsessions can vary greatly among people. But the common themes involve contamination, harm, perfectionism, losing control, and forbidden thoughts.
ERP Therapy Is The Gold Standard For Treating OCD
Although OCD is a chronic disorder, you don’t have to live with the symptoms interfering with your life. The gold standard for treating OCD is exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP therapy). ERP therapy involves exposing you to the obsessions triggering your anxiety, while not performing compulsions that can maintain symptoms. We will help you learn a new and effective way of confronting your anxiety so you will be an expert in your OCD and can manage it effectively.
How I Can Help As An ERP Therapist
As a CBT therapist who treats OCD, we can help guide you to confront the thoughts and situations that trigger your OCD. Together we will gain an understanding of your triggers, obsessions, compulsions, and safety behaviors. We will teach you the tools and techniques to manage your OCD symptoms.
OCD symptoms can quickly become severe and time-consuming, which can lead to significant distress. Like managing certain types of pain, it’s much easier to treat OCD before symptoms become severe. ERP therapy is the gold standard to treat OCD and is highly effective in doing so.
Don’t let your OCD symptoms bully you any longer. Let’s work together by using impactful ERP therapy so you can have control of your life once again. Contact us at any time to learn more about ERP therapy and how we can help your OCD.