OCD Specialist

Thriving Mind Psychology -  - Psychologist

Thriving Mind Psychology

Psychologists located in Midtown, New York, NY

In the United States alone, as many as one in 40 adults and one in 100 children struggle with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) symptoms, including excessive cleaning or arranging objects in a particular pattern. If you have obsessions or compulsions that are taking over your life, contact Thriving Mind Psychology in Midtown Manhattan for an evaluation. You can book your OCD appointment online or call the office directly to speak with a team member.

OCD Q & A

What are the symptoms of OCD?

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a chronic condition that leads to recurring obsessions (thoughts) and compulsions (behaviors) that interfere with your relationships, work functions, hobbies, and daily life. 

If you have OCD, you may experience repeated obsessions, such as:

  • Extreme fear of germs
  • Strong need to have things in perfect order
  • Angry or aggressive thoughts about yourself or others
  • Unwanted thoughts of taboo issues, such as sex or religion 

OCD also leads to compulsions that leave you with an unavoidable urge to do something, such as:

  • Compulsive counting
  • Excessive cleaning, showering, or handwashing
  • Frequently rearranging things or changing their order
  • Checking on things repeatedly, like ensuring the door is locked again and again

It’s common for anyone to have obsessions or compulsions from time to time. But with OCD, these traits become so strong you seem to have no control over your thoughts or actions. 

Why do I have OCD?

OCD is most commonly diagnosed by age 19, although you can certainly go years without a proper diagnosis and not know about your condition until later in life. If you have OCD, it could be caused by or related to:

  • Family history of OCD
  • Brain function abnormalities
  • History of physical or sexual abuse
  • Exposure to trauma at an early age

No matter what causes your OCD, or how minor or infrequent your symptoms are, it’s important to get started on treatment at Thriving Mind Psychology. After all, poorly managed OCD can lower your quality of life. 

Can I get treatment for OCD?

Getting through OCD usually involves combining the right types of therapies. Your OCD treatment plan from Thriving Mind Psychology may include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) 
  • Psychotherapy (talk therapy)
  • Online video therapy 
  • Group therapy
  • Neurofeedback (electroencephalographic or EEG biofeedback)

No matter how complex your case of OCD is, the highly skilled team at Thriving Mind Psychology can help. 

Book your OCD evaluation at Thriving Mind Psychology through the website or call the office to schedule an appointment today.