Anytime a mental health condition is impacting someone as deeply as OCD tends to, it is absolutely imperative to try to determine what the root cause of the OCD is. Traditional talk therapy allows individuals to speak with professionals who can help them figure out why their OCD is occurring so that they can begin utilizing the appropriate coping skills. In some cases, addressing the underlying causes of OCD can provide significant results, potentially even helping to reduce the intensity of symptoms dramatically.
Those who have OCD know how it feels to keep their thoughts to themselves. Their thoughts can make them feel like something is truly wrong with them, so talking about it with others isn’t always an option out of fear of judgment. But, sitting down with a trained therapist gives those with OCD a safe space to air our their thoughts and actually speak about them. Verbalizing troublesome thoughts is often the first step in overcoming the fear that lives inside them.
OCD is a difficult mental health condition to live with. But, when treatment is obtained, it can get better much faster. That is because during treatment, individuals will begin learning new ways to cope with OCD so that their symptoms do not control their lives. Developing coping skills gives individuals confidence and reassurance that with some effort, they can live happy lives free from the compulsions that come along with OCD.
- Individual, group, and family therapy sessions
- Eye movement reprocessing and desensitization therapy (EMDR)
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- Neurofeedback therapy
- Medications (such as SRIs and SSRIs)
- Yoga and meditation
- Massage therapy and acupuncture
- Outdoor activities
- Nutritional guidance and planning