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EVIDENCE-BASED TREATMENT

FOR

OCD, ANXIETY, AND TIC DISORDERS

Conditions Treated Include:

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Pediatric OCD

PANS/PANDAS

Social Anixety

Separation Anxiety

Fears/Phobias

Emetophobia

Tourette's Syndrome

Trichotillomania

Excoriation Disorder

Nail Biting

Other Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors 

OCD and     Anxiety Therapist

Serving Northern Virginia

 including 

Woodbridge, Fairfax, Manassas, Springfield, Alexandria, Stafford, Fredericksburg, 

and Surrounding Areas.

14-17

The number of years from the onset of symptoms, to getting an appropriate diagnosis and effective treatment for OCD, according to IOCDF.org. 

 

If you believe you have OCD or have been diagnosed, it is critical that you see a therapist who has experience and training in OCD treatment. 

ERP

Exposure and Response prevention is the evidence-based treatment for OCD. Before starting with a therapist, ensure that they offer this type of treatment.

 

Many therapists offer CBT (cognitive-behavioral therapy). ERP is a sub-therapy under the CBT umbrella. Just because a therapist uses CBT does not  necessarily mean that they offer ERP.

Be sure to ask!

FiND a Specialist

You want to ensure that your therapist has training in ERP and has experience treating OCD. Otherwise, you may risk spending months (or even years) in therapy with no real results. 

 

Although many specialists have a wait list, getting effective treatment is worth the wait.   

TreatMents to Avoid

  • Talk Therapy

  • Psychoanalysis

  • Hypnosis

  • Play Therapy

  • EMDR

  • EFT Tapping

  • Brainspotting

  • Art therapy

These approaches may help other concerns, but they should not be used to treat OCD. In fact, they have the potential to make OCD symptoms worse. 

Dr. Susanne Long 

Psychological and Life Skills Associates

13885 Hedgewood Drive, Suite 245

Woodbridge, Virginia 22193

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703-490-0336

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