Living with untreated OCD or anxiety can be challenging, but with proper treatment, managing your symptoms can become much easier.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) helps people establish new behaviors by changing their thought patterns. We work together so you can better understand how your thoughts influence your feelings and behaviors. Engaging with CBT helps people reduce stress, cope with complicated relationships, deal with grief, and face many other common life challenges.
Exposure and Response Prevention
Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) is a type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that is utilized to treat OCD. The Exposure in ERP refers to exposing yourself to the thoughts, images, objects and situations that make you anxious or uncomfortable. While the Response Prevention part of ERP, refers to making a choice not to do a compulsive behavior once the anxiety or obsessions have been “triggered.” All of this is done together in a safe, non-judgmental space.
Increasing mindfulness practice is an effective tool in reducing stress, anxiety, and depression. Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations.
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is used to help clients change behavior that they recognize is no longer serving them well. Motivational Interviewing helps empowers clients to actively participate in making good decisions about their health and take steps to achieve their goals.