Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition that affects approximately 1.2% of adults in the United States. It is a type of anxiety disorder characterized by recurring, intrusive thoughts or obsessions, and repetitive behaviors or compulsions that are performed in response to those thoughts. At Valor Behavioral Health, we understand the impact that OCD can have on an individual’s life. We offer comprehensive treatment to help individuals manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life.
What is OCD?
OCD is a mental health condition that causes individuals to experience repetitive and intrusive thoughts, images, or impulses that cause significant distress or anxiety. These thoughts, also known as obsessions, can lead to repetitive behaviors, also known as compulsions, that individuals feel compelled to perform to alleviate the anxiety caused by their obsessions.
How does Valor Behavioral Health Treat OCD?
At Valor Behavioral Health, our team of licensed therapists provides evidence-based treatments for OCD, including Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and medication management. We work closely with our clients to develop an individualized treatment plan that addresses their unique needs and goals.
ERP is a type of therapy that involves exposing individuals to the thoughts, images, or situations that trigger their obsessions, preventing them from engaging in their usual compulsive behaviors. Over time, this helps individuals learn to manage their anxiety without resorting to compulsive behaviors.
CBT is another evidence-based treatment for OCD that focuses on identifying and challenging negative thoughts and beliefs that contribute to obsessive and compulsive behaviors. Our therapists work with individuals to help them learn new coping strategies and develop healthy habits to manage their symptoms.
Medication management is also an important part of OCD treatment. Our team works closely with individuals to find the right medications and dosages to manage their symptoms effectively. We also monitor medication use closely to ensure individuals are receiving the maximum benefit with minimal side effects.
In addition to individual therapy and medication management, we offer group therapy for individuals with OCD. Our behavioral health support groups provide a safe and supportive environment for individuals to connect with others who have experienced similar challenges. Group therapy can help individuals feel less isolated and provide an opportunity to learn from others who are further along in their recovery journey.
At Valor Behavioral Health, we understand that OCD can be a challenging condition to live with. That’s why we offer a holistic approach to treatment that includes mindfulness-based practices such as meditation and yoga. These practices can help individuals reduce stress and anxiety and improve overall well-being.
Contact Valor Behavioral Health Today
If you or a loved one is struggling with OCD, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for help. Our team provides the support and guidance you need to overcome this disorder and achieve lasting recovery. Contact us today at 866-395-7307 to hear more about our program and how we treat OCD.