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) 

Do you often find yourself stuck in spirals of unwanted thoughts or doing things you don’t want to do? Perhaps you feel the need to repeatedly check, clean, and repeat activities in order to feel less anxious. You might also find yourself spending hours online researching information on internet rabbit holes, or asking others - partners, doctors - to reassure you. Perhaps you can’t help repeatedly replaying the same scene over and over in your mind. You might say to yourself, “I just need a break from my mind!”

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) often presents itself in the form of unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and at times also with urges to act or behaviors (compulsions). These experiences can become so ingrained and automatic that they are interfering with your everyday life. You may have a hard time identifying what you need to be worried about, and what is OCD. You might also reach a point where this anxiety is starting to take away enjoyable things in your life. 

No matter what your experience is, our OCD therapists (who are based in Durham and available for TeleHealth services anywhere in North Carolina and other PSYPACT states) can help you manage triggers, symptoms and associated thoughts or compulsions. 

There are many ways that OCD can show up. Examples include:

  • Persistent and invasive thoughts, feelings, and sensations that you feel like you have no control over

  • The need to repeat certain actions even when there are other things you need or want to do - maybe this leads you to feel even more anxious and helpless

  • Establishing mental and physical rituals that are time-consuming - perhaps you find yourself needing to think about something X times before being able to move on to your next task, which can be emotionally draining

  • You find yourself needing to repeatedly seek reassurance from others

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

  • Spending money on repeated visits to the doctor and medical tests

  • You struggle to tolerate uncertainty in any situation, which leads to heightened anxiety as you can’t commit to decisions and second guess yourself

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

How our Durham-based OCD therapists can help you from the comfort of your home, anywhere in NC and other PSYPACT states

If any of the above descriptions resonate with you, we can help. Project Yes therapists have supported clients suffering from these symptoms through effective OCD treatment plans. These tailored approaches address the specific forms of OCD you may have such as:

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

- OCD-based anxiety towards your own health (i.e. if you ever obsess over whether you might fall seriously ill, or contract STDs or some other form of infection) 

- Your concern about causing offense or harm to those around you

- Fear of being hurt or attempting to avoid negative outcomes

- Obsessive thoughts and compulsions regarding your relationships

- The fear that you might not do something correctly 

- Religious thoughts or scrupulosity 

- Postpartum fears, worries, and associated OCD (e.g., fear of harming your baby) 

The gold standard for OCD treatment is 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 is effective is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

If you are located in Durham or near North Carolina, Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy may be a helpful adjunct to your OCD therapy - particularly if you’ve been feeling stuck. Contact Dr. Tatyana Kholodkov for more information, or learn more on the Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy page.

Reach out through our contact page for an intake appointment with our Durham-based therapists to get holistic OCD treatment anywhere in North Carolina and other PSYPACT states. 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

Are you tired of OCD ruling your life? Reach out to us today! Complete the form here.

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