Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - OCD Medication and Counseling Services In Grinnell and Williamsburg Iowa
Thanks to the extensive expertise of our team including that of our psychiatric nurse practitioners, we can provide Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - OCD medication and counseling treatments in Iowa.
What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and who suffers from it?
OCD is a disorder in which people have excessive recurring, unwanted thoughts, fears, ideas or sensations that make them feel driven to do something repetitively.
What a person becomes obsessed about varies, but common obsessions are a fear of germs or a need to arrange objects in a specific manner.
What are some Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Counseling Treatments?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
CBT has been found to be an effective psychological treatment for OCD. It involves "exposure and response prevention". This means facing the feared situations and learning not to perform the usual rituals in response to it. This seems scary to some people, but this treatment is specifically designed for each client individually, so it can be as aggressive or cautious as desired.
Therapists at Midwest Counseling have worked successfully with clients who have not succeeded with other therapists, because in addition to the exposure and response prevention, our therapist include a serious focus on gradually and systematically reducing the rituals that clients perform in their day-to-day lives. These changes in rituals are a variation of exposure and response prevention and are a powerful way to reduce and eventually eliminate OCD symptoms.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) treatments in Iowa that can help
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Stress reduction techniques like Mindfulness and Transcendental Meditation
- General "talk therapy"
- Medication Management
- A combination of such treatments
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