Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Evaluation and treatment for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder behaviors.
OCD is not well understood by the general public but for those who suffer from it, it can be severely debilitating, interfering with ‘normal’ daily activities and keeping a person from leading a fulfilling, satisfying life. Repetitive, intrusive thoughts create unrealistic fears that plague an individual to the point of having to perform rituals to ease their anxiety. In some cases, these rituals are not even observable because they occur as thoughts. People typically think of a fear of germs when they think of OCD, but the types of intrusive thoughts cover a wide array of categories and, for this reason, it is important for a person to be fully evaluated prior to starting the treatment process.
HOW CAN WE HELP?
At Clarity Therapy, ERP is the evidence-based treatment that is used, and the exposure process is uniquely designed for each person based on their motivation level, the types of intrusive thoughts they experience, and the responses they have developed to manage those thoughts. ERP can be difficult for clients, which is why the therapist’s experience and compassion are crucial components in what becomes a team effort at creating change… and a better life.