Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders ocd

It is normal to feel anxious from time to time and is a natural human response to a perceived threat.  However, when a person is struggling with an Anxiety Disorder or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) their fear or worry can interfere with daily life and have negative unintended consequences.    

I specialize in treating clients struggling with: 

Anxiety Disorders --Generalized Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Agoraphobia, Illness/Health Anxiety, Specific Phobias, and Panic Disorder.   

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) of various content utilizing exposure and response prevention treatment.  

Together we may explore and address obsessions, intrusive thoughts, constant worries, things you currently avoid, physical and emotional responses to stress and anxiety, and the impact of these areas on your relationships.   Treatment may include making behavioral changes, practicing new ways of thinking, exposure therapy (imaginal, interoceptive, and in-vivo), and developing distress tolerance.

Forms of OCD

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can center around various content areas and involve different compulsive behaviors.  

Common Types of Obsessions: 

  • Contamination and germs
  • Harming self or others
  • Religious or moral
  • Just Right/ Symmetry
  • Hit and Run
  • Self-control
  • Sexual
  • Superstitious
  • Relationship Doubts

Types of Compulsions:   

  • Washing and Cleaning
  • Checking
  • Ordering
  • Repeating
  • Mental Rituals
  • Confessing
  • Seeking reassurance