Struggling With Compulsions? What To Expect From OCD Treatment
If you struggle with obsessive-compulsive disorder, you know how debilitating the symptoms can be, especially in times of anxiety or stress. If your current OCD treatment isn't getting the job done, or if you haven't tried OCD treatment yet, it's time to reach out for help from a professional.
OCD can present in many different ways. Some people only experience the obsession aspect of OCD, in which they experience unwanted thoughts over and over again. These thoughts may drive them to behave in ways they don't like. Some people experience both obsessions and compulsions. Compulsions are unwanted, repeated behaviors. Even though the person with OCD may know that their compulsions are not effective, they feel an undeniable need to follow through with them, to the point where it interferes with daily life.
Having OCD is hard, but OCD treatment can help. I have learned a specialized kind of therapy called Exposure and Response Prevention (EXRP) which when used in combination with medication treatment is quite effective both in the short-term and long-term. The goal is for you to be able to become your own EXRP therapist once you have learned the tools in session. Call me today to set up your first appointment to start working your way towards relief.