Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Flatirons Counseling Services provides obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) counseling and therapy for individuals experiencing obsessions that lead to compulsion.
Individuals with OCD exhibit persistent thoughts or impulses that may generate anxiety and distress. As a result, they try to resolve those issues through repetitive acts, or compulsions (rituals), which are intended to reduce the anxiety or distress.
Those with obsessive-compulsive disorders tend to impact family members since the excessiveness of certain behaviors is difficult to understand. This often leads to familial difficulties in coping with a family member possessing OCD. In addition, this lack of understanding may lead to marital distress and problematic family reactions.
Should I Seek Help for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?
If you find yourself noticing any of the following, you should seek help from Flatirons Counseling Services:
- Excessive hand-washing
- Repeatedly checking behaviors (returning multiple times to make sure the stove is off)
- Obsessiveness about organization
- Frequent and exaggerated fears of being affected by violence
- Dwelling on issues related to relationships with family, friends, spouses or partners
- Constant seeking of reassurance
- Fixation on a body part you consider to be unattractive
- Constant need for cleanliness
How Can Flatirons Counseling Services Help with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?
Flatirons Counseling Services’ obsessive-compulsive disorder counseling and therapy utilizes cognitive-behavior therapy to develop the necessary tools and skill-sets to alleviate the impact of distress, anxiety and other symptoms related to obsessive-compulsive disorder. Counseling and therapy with Flatirons Counseling Services may also address family related concerns. This process tends to benefit both family members and the individual with OCD and involves educating family members regarding OCD and strategies that can be used to support the family member with OCD.
To learn more about how Flatirons Counseling Services can help you with obsessive-compulsive counseling and therapy, contact us for a complimentary initial consultation.