Do you constantly worry about harming others, contamination, "bad thoughts," things being "just so," and/or uncertainty?
Do these worries make you feel like you must excessively wash, recheck things, pray to "undo" the "bad thoughts," or perform other compulsions?
Are these things distressing and effecting your life too much?
If you answer yes, it may mean that you have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). I can quickly assess and provide effective Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) treatment.
OCD is a chronic condition that rarely totally goes away on its own. The good news is that effective Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy treatments (CBT) are available. Decades of research shows THE most effective treatment is called Exposure/Response Prevention (ERP). This frequently sounds impossible to someone who has OCD. A trained and experienced therapist can help find a starting place to show that it actually IS doable.
Recovery IS Possible!
I am retiring and no longer accepting new clients. Some potential referral clinicians can be found at https://bit.ly/2UaDCrB
The OCD Annual Conference will be in Seattle this year, from
The Peace of Mind Foundation recently has a number of excellent free webinars. I especially encourage "Choosing Uncertainty" by Jon Grayson! The webinars can be found at https://peaceofmind.com/what-we-do/ocdwebinars/
A GREAT book Overcoming Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts: A CBT-Based Guide to Getting Over Frightening, Obsessive, or Disturbing Thoughts by Sally Winston & Martin Seif is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! Another excellent book for some is Strivings Within - The OCD Christian: Overcoming Doubt in the Storm of Anxiety by Mitzi VanCleve.
The OCD Center of Los Angeles has posted a screening test for people who have intrusive thoughts, sometimes known as "Pure O." If you find yourself answering a number of these items, I routinely treat people with this condition. http://ocdla.com/pure-obsessional-ocd-test
A MUST checkout is www.theocdstories.com Stuart has interviewed almost eighty folks recovering from OCD and a few leading therapists. He keeps knocking it out of the park! There are now over 200 episodes and counting! Check him out.
The OCD Support Group continues meeting regularly at the Rocky River Starbucks every two weeks. More info can be found at www.meetup.com.
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Call for an appointment today (216.520.5969) to begin your recovery from OCD! Email me if you would like further information. Regardless of your previous experiences, OCD IS TREATABLE