Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder marked by obsessive thoughts and/or compulsive behaviors. Obsessions are typically intrusive, unwanted and recurring thoughts that lead to increased anxiety. Compulsions are ritualized acts that one feels driven to carry out to reduce anxiety, usually caused by an obsession. The vicious cycle of obsessive and compulsive rituals can consume a person and significantly interfere with the quality of their life.
Do you have OCD?
The Yale Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (Y-BOCS) is the widely preferred tool to measure the severity of OCD symptoms. When you visit your OCD therapist for the first time, s/he will have you complete it as part of the assessment.
What is the best treatment method?
Using the most proven effective methods, I treat OCD and other anxiety disorders here locally in Provo, Utah. Treatment includes the Assessment, Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy (ERP), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and homework for relapse prevention.
What to expect:
Because I have been trained by the Behavior Therapy Training Institute, I will use an integrative model. I will help you gain a healthy perspective of what is going on in your mind. We will identify external and internal triggers and the related compulsions. I will help you acquire non- avoidance coping skills and help you modify the environment to enhance recovery. We will develop a response prevention plan for you to follow along with my guidance. We will design a relapse prevention plan, and schedule booster sessions as needed.