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Is Your Life Dictated By Uncontrollable Impulses?

Are intrusive thoughts leading you to behave in ways that you wouldn’t otherwise? Do you fear the consequences if you don’t abide by rules that your brain has made up? Have certain obsessions begun to control your life?

Perhaps you have started to isolate yourself from others because you are scared of what people will think of your behaviors. Unable to control it, you only find relief when you give in to the voice telling you that you need to do something.

Maybe you feel the constant pull to compulsively clean everything, despite a lack of clutter or dirty surroundings. Alternatively, you may be hoarding items that you can’t seem to let go of, convincing yourself that, “someday, I may need this.”

You may struggle with simple impulses like repeatedly checking if the door is locked before you leave the house. Or, you may have to perform hand movements or other ritualistic behaviors before you can complete a task.

In the back of your mind, you understand how irrational or exaggerated these compulsions are. What you can’t comprehend is why your brain and body reacts the way it does to certain situations. This likely leaves you feeling frustrated and upset with yourself. No matter how hard you try to prevent them, the urge to follow your compulsions always wins.

As you struggle to overcome debilitating compulsions you may notice that your anxiety and depression levels have increased because of your OCD.

It may seem as if your life is out of control with no hope in sight. While it may feel impossible right now, you can learn to manage your compulsions through OCD Treatment.

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Many Adults Will Experience OCD Symptoms In Their Lifetime

It may be surprising to hear, but symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder are more common than most think. OCD is a form of anxiety that can completely take over someone’s life and it often begins with worrying.

For most people, there are many reasons why they worry so much. Balancing careers, family, friends, hobbies, and finances can be completely overwhelming. As everything piles up, the worries become so intense that compulsive behaviors begin to find relief.

It is common for those with impulse control issues to feel embarrassed or lonely because of their behaviors. Sometimes, it is easier to hide from those we love than admitting there is a problem, especially when compulsive behaviors are something not easily understood.

Without treatment, most people believe ignoring their OCD makes it go away. In reality, resisting the compulsive behaviors will cause the intrusive thoughts to become stronger over time.

As these interfering behaviors become so embedded in your life, it can feel scary to make the changes needed to correct them. The compulsions begin because of stress but usually continue due to the fear of not completing them.

It takes tremendous courage to admit that you need help with an issue you try to hide and at Courageous Kids Counseling, we want to support you in your struggle. With therapy for OCD, you can regain control of your life.

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Many Adults Will Experience OCD Symptoms In Their Lifetime

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It may be surprising to hear, but symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder are more common than most think. OCD is a form of anxiety that can completely take over someone’s life and it often begins with worrying.

For most people, there are many reasons why they worry so much. Balancing careers, family, friends, hobbies, and finances can be completely overwhelming. As everything piles up, the worries become so intense that compulsive behaviors begin to find relief.

It is common for those with impulse control issues to feel embarrassed or lonely because of their behaviors. Sometimes, it is easier to hide from those we love than admitting there is a problem, especially when compulsive behaviors are something not easily understood.

Without treatment, most people believe ignoring their OCD makes it go away. In reality, resisting the compulsive behaviors will cause the intrusive thoughts to become stronger over time.

As these interfering behaviors become so embedded in your life, it can feel scary to make the changes needed to correct them. The compulsions begin because of stress but usually continue due to the fear of not completing them.

It takes tremendous courage to admit that you need help with an issue you try to hide and at Courageous Kids Counseling, we want to support you in your struggle. With therapy for OCD, you can regain control of your life.

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Treatment For OCD Can Help You Cope With Stress In Healthier Ways

When your OCD is so out of control, it is difficult to know how to treat obsessive compulsive disorders. Working with a therapist who is trained in OCD treatment, however, can provide you with the tools you need to manage your symptoms better.

In our first session, we will discuss the frequency and intensity of your compulsive behaviors. We will talk about any other issues you are experiencing related to your OCD and anxiety. We will also examine how your compulsions are affecting your personal life and relationships and how you can counteract intrusive ideas.

OCD therapy allows you to step back from your thoughts and behaviors to see how making changes can benefit you. It is a nonjudgmental and supportive space that lets you freely express yourself.

While it is important to understand how OCD impacts your life, our focus won’t solely revolve around that. Instead, we will concentrate on the patterns and processes that occur to cause the impulses. Over time, you will better understand how you can better manage obsessive thoughts to react more healthily.

Treatment for OCD is approached through evidence and science-backed methods. Cognitive-behavioral therapy, or CBT, supports you by counteracting the negative thought patterns that have taken root with positive ones. As we progress through CBT sessions, you are likely to see a shift in how you respond to impulses that previously controlled your life.

We also use what is known as exposure therapy, which is a form of CBT that gives you a safe environment to experience the situations that cause you anxiety. It is a behavioral approach that will let us see how you react to obsessive thoughts and how we can help you control your response to those situations.

Feeling like you can’t restrain yourself from certain behaviors, no matter how much you want to, can be discouraging. Admitting that you have a problem and seeking support are the first steps you can take to make positive changes. It may not feel like it now, but as long as you are willing to begin conquering your problem and are open to learning new strategies, you can find healing from your OCD.

Counseling will teach you not only what causes OCD, but how resisting the thoughts leads to less control over your impulsive actions. At Courageous Kids Counseling, you will have an ally working with you to teach you the skills you need to take control of your life and behaviors.

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You may still have questions about OCD counseling…

Won’t it be too hard to stop obsessing?

It’s true that it takes hard work to make changes. It isn’t easy to acknowledge your fears and admit that your actions aren’t benefiting you. However, we will support you every step of the way. While you may not feel immediately better, we can assure you that you will find relief.

I’m not sure that I am ready to change…

Your OCD has kept you trapped in this state of mind for a while. Understandably, you don’t want to change out of fear of what could happen if you do. Learning how to treat obsessive compulsive disorders requires a lot of courage to accept that you do need to change. But you are here and that means in some way, you are ready to begin this process.

What if I fail at therapy for my OCD?

You can never fail at therapy. While you may believe your progression is slow or non-existent, that is not the case at all. If at any point you feel like our treatment methods aren’t working for your OCD, we will come up with other solutions to try. As you start to feel better, doors will open for you.

Treatment Can Help You Gain Control Over Your OCD Impulses

If you are still wondering if counseling can help you manage your OCD symptoms, feel free to reach out to us for a 20-minute phone consultation or through our website contact form.
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