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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive compulsive disorder frequently shows up in the media looking a very specific way.  The reality is that OCD shows up differently for every person.  Sometimes OCD may show up in very tangible ways - like touching or not touching objects, washing hands, or checking locks.  However, OCD also shows up just as often in less visible ways.  

You may be dealing with obsessive compulsive disorder if:

If you resonate with some of the things on this list – you need to know that you are not alone, and it is possible to get out of your head and back into living.


I have helped numerous people address their OCD symptoms and it would be a privilege to help you, too.  Click below to schedule a free 10 minute phone consultation so that we can discuss whether I might be the right therapist for you.

  • you leave social situations and replay how you acted and what you said over and over in your mind

  • when you try to connect with the people you care about, you feel stuck in your brain and struggle to focus on the conversation

  • you have difficulty getting out of the house on time, because certain things need to be done and it takes a long time to do them

  • you are concerned about accidentally hurting someone else, and you spend a lot of time thinking about how to make sure that you don't cause harm to anyone

  • you often do things because you feel that you "should" or that you "have to" do them

  • you struggle to adapt when a part of your routine or schedule changes unexpectedly

  • you are frequently questioning whether your relationship is "right" or whether your partner is "the one"

  • the thought of making a "mistake" or doing something "wrong" causes you to experience high levels of anxiety

  • you often find yourself stuck or paralyzed because you aren't certain of the right way to move forward on something

  • you apologize frequently because you are very concerned you might have accidentally upset someone

  • you have rules or specific guidelines for yourself about how to do certain things, and you feel really uncomfortable if you break one of those rules

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