OCD Treatment in Long Island

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can be an incredibly debilitating disorder. Therapy can help you break free from the burdens of OCD.

What is OCD?

The suffering caused by OCD can be so intense that it may seem impossible to function in a normal way. And the emotional and psychological pain can be unrelenting. It can lead to social isolation as your behaviors push people away or lead to outbursts of anger, often times fueled by the high levels of anxiety. It can really affect relationships.

It is difficult for many people suffering from OCD to be understood by those they love the most. Even when there are people who want to help, they may not know what to do, or well intentioned behaviors may even make things worse.

Common Symptoms of OCD

OCD symptoms can vary a great deal. Common themes can include contamination, disease, religiosity, perfectionism, or sexuality. But there can be many others. The symptoms include feelings, thoughts, and behaviors.

Here are some symptoms that many people with OCD may have:

  • Anxiety
  • Guilt
  • Shame
  • Sadness
  • Irritability

Compulsions to:

    • Clean
    • Hand washing
    • Count
    • Pray
    • Organize
    • Seek reassurance

Obsessions about:

    • Germs
    • Sin
    • Sexual images
    • Violent images

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Cognitive Behavior Therapy for OCD on Long Island

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Behavior Therapy can effectively treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). CBT helps people understand how certain behaviors, emotions, and thoughts can fuel OCD. Our cognitive behavior therapists help clients learn how to intervene with tools and techniques to reduce the emotional pain and help clients learn how to manage compulsive behaviors, and deal with obsessions.

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