Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Uncontrollable thoughts, irrational urges and repetitive tasks are typical behaviors of people who have this anxiety disorder. Although most people afflicted with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) recognize their behaviors are senseless, they may feel they have no control to break free.

Often born from irrational fears of punishment or contamination, OCD behaviors manifest in a variety of ways, such as excessively washing hands, compulsively hoarding items and repeatedly checking on dangerous things. There is also a fixation on symmetry and superstitions as well as a strong belief that they can personally stop a catastrophic event from occurring.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

The Shape of Behavior offers a variety of cognitive behavioral therapies to help children and adults afflicted with OCD. Because this disorder affects the entire family, we promote understanding, support and encouragement, which is beneficial to the outcome of the treatment therapies.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Treatment

We encourage clients to face their obsessive fears through exposure therapies, and we work with them to develop techniques for coping with situations that make them feel helpless. This treatment empowers patients to gain control over their obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors.