Many clients come to me with obsessions or compulsions, otherwise known as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
Obsessions are often unwanted images or thoughts such as ‘my family are all going to die a horrible death’. Compulsions are rituals that attempt to alleviate the anxiety or stress as a result of the obsession. For example, ‘my family will suffer a catastrophe if I don’t make sure the dryer door is shut four times’.
One in sixty people experience OCD. It is often associated with anxiety and stress, and it can also be associated with trauma. Most of my clients who have experienced trauma benefit from an approach called EMDR, and research shows that this can be an effective approach to OCD.
Learn more about how a psychotherapist can use EMDR to help you with OCD.
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Chris Warren-Dickins LLB MA LPC
Psychotherapist in Ridgewood (NJ), and author of Beyond the Blue
+1 (201) 779-6917