Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Counselling & Therapy – OCD

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Counselling and Therapy in Toronto

 What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder ?

You have probably met people who have unwanted thoughts, obsessions and behaviors. Such individuals often turn to certain behaviors in order to get rid of the obsessive thoughts. This explains what Obsessive Compulsive Disorder “OCD” really is. Someone suffering from this condition will need to perform some obsessive rituals in order to feel better, otherwise he or she will be ploughed by anxiety.

Common Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Tendencies

Many people with OCD have an excessive fear of germs, mental rituals, excessive counting and even checking and rechecking his or her actions. Although he may recognize that the behavior is excessive or even unreasonable, there is usually nothing much he can do about it.

How Can counselling and therapy help OCD ?

Counselling and psychotherapy for OCD involves taking patients through a program that can help them control their obsessions and associated rituals. Cognitive behavioral therapy has been effective in helping them overcome the obsessions. This therapy basically exposes the patient to numerous trigger situations. The increased exposure forces him or her to gradually build tolerance and resist the urge to perform the compulsion. Obsessive compulsive disorder counselling and therapy can also help in resolving inner conflicts thus enable patients live a normal life.