Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Access Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Help in Durham

At Project Yes in Durham, we specialize in working with all forms of anxiety, including OCD treatment. Our therapists utilize a framework to better understand the mechanisms that maintain symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and help you develop a new relationship with the repetitive urges and/or thoughts.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) 

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) often presents itself in the form of unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and at times also with compulsions (urges to act/actions). This can include feeling compelled to perform certain rituals, such as repeatedly checking locks or washing hands, in order to reduce anxiety. At times, the rituals are mental, such as thinking about something X times, or just repeatedly replaying a scene in the mind. 

These experiences can become so ingrained and automatic that they interfere with everyday life. Depending on the severity, the symptoms may cause a little or a lot of difficulties in life. No matter what your experience is, our OCD therapists in Durham can help you manage triggers, symptoms and associated thoughts or emotions. 

Symptoms can also include:

  • Thoughts, feelings, and sensations that are persistent and feel invasive

  • The need to repeat certain actions even when there are other things you need or want to do

  • Establishing mental and physical rituals that are time-consuming

  • The need to repeatedly seek reassurance from others

  • Having difficulty holding back an urge, even when part of you knows it won’t be helpful

  • Spending time reading and going down a rabbit hole of internet searches

  • Difficulty tolerating uncertainty 

Oftentimes, these rituals are time-consuming and take us away from activities and people we want to engage with in our life.

How our OCD therapists in Durham can help you

The Project Yes therapists have supported clients suffering from the above symptoms through effective OCD treatment plans. These tailored approaches address:

- A fear of contamination (also known as  “germaphobia”)

- OCD-based anxiety towards health (i.e. illness, STDs and/or infections) 

- Concern toward causing offense or harm to other individuals 

- Fear of being hurt or attempting to avoid negative outcomes

- OCD anxieties and fears toward a relationship

- Fear of not doing something correctly 

- Religious thoughts or scrupulosity 

- Postpartum fears, worries, and associated OCD

The best mode of OCD treatment is undergoing exposure paired with response prevention (ExRP). If you are seeking Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder help, we have therapists who specialize in this specific area. Alternatively, another evidence-based approach that has been proven to be effective towards this form of anxiety is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

When you connect with one of our therapists, we will recommend a tailored approach that utilizes at least one of these methods. Depending on your individual circumstances and history, we will assess which of these treatment options is right for you. 

If you are located in Durham or surrounding areas of North Carolina, Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy may be a helpful adjunct to your OCD therapy. Contact Dr. Tatyana Kholodkov for more information 

Book your consultation with our therapists to get holistic OCD treatment in Durham now. We can provide you with proactive support and strategies to manage your symptoms, and gain the self-soothing coping mechanisms you need to live a happier, healthier life.

If you would like to book Project Yes for a session, please complete the form here.

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