Do you suffer from obsessional thinking? Do you find yourself involved in repetitive behaviors to relieve anxiety created by these obsessions or to prevent some dreaded event? If so, you may have OCD. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is time-consuming (more than an hour per day), and can cause significant distress or impairment socially, occupationally, and in other important areas of functioning. OCD is an anxiety-based disorder, and in some cases, medication may be required to interrupt obsessionality and reduce anxiety. In addition to medication, treatment can include EMDR therapy (please read my blog on EMDR). If you or someone you know struggles with OCD, seeking professional help is a positive first step. If you would like to take that first step, please call me at 619-507-2936.
Debbie Tessmer-Wagner, MA, LMFT