Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Counseling and Treatment
People seeking Obsessive Compulsive Disorder counseling and treatment often experience these symptoms:
- Repetitive, all-consuming thoughts
- Unwanted and irresistible actions
- Both these symptoms are insistent and frequent, even continuous
People with these symptoms usually recognize that these thoughts and behaviors are not reasonable but they are generally powerless to control them. Intrusive thoughts may involve hurting oneself or others, while compulsive behaviors often include washing the hands repeatedly, counting objects, checking whether doors are locked or stoves are turned off when there is no reason to, usually in order to avert some negative event.
At Calabasas Behavioral Health, our experienced and caring team of psychiatrists, psychologists, and technicians can assist with diagnosis and plan preparation of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder counseling and treatment.
OCD Counseling and Treatment
Talk and/or drug therapy is usually an important component of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder counseling and treatment. Learning to manage anxiety and depression without resorting to anxiety-reducing behaviors can be accomplished through psychotherapy, while the appropriate psychopharmacological option can often reduce the anxiety prompting obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors to a level more easily dealt with.
Treating OCD, especially in children and teens, usually involves the entire family. Many people unfamiliar with the anxiety reducing urgency and insistence of repetitive thoughts and behaviors find it hard to understand why the person cannot just exercise some self-discipline. Family or couples counseling in this case is usually very helpful, for both the person struggling to manage his or her OCD and for the family member hoping to understand the challenges this struggle presents.
Complete Mental Health Services
Calabasas Behavioral Health provides complete mental health services for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. We provide obsessive-compulsive disorder counseling and treatment in our comfortable offices conveniently located in Calabasas. Our patients are mostly residents in the Southern California area, including Agoura Hills, Beverly Hills, Calabasas, Malibu, Moorpark, San Fernando, Santa Monica, Simi Valley, Ventura, and Westlake Village.
Call 818-921-4300 to talk to the helpful staff at Calabasas Behavioral Health about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder counseling and treatment.