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EVIDENCE-BASED TREATMENT

FOR

OCD, ANXIETY, AND TIC DISORDERS

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Pediatric OCD

PANS/PANDAS

Social Anixety

Separation Anxiety

Fears/Phobias

Emetophobia

Tourette's Syndrome

Trichotillomania

Excoriation Disorder

Panic Disorder

Agorophobia 

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.

 

 

Serving Virginia

 including 

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

and Surrounding Areas.

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. 

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