Overcome Your OCD with Online Therapy

Category: OCD | Last updated: October 18th, 2018 | Reviewed and approved by:

Most of us have, at some time, felt uncertain about leaving the iron or the stove on and some have even gone home to check. This type of behavior is just normal and doesn't cause any damage or harm in one's life. However, if you have intrusive "what if" thoughts, and your need to perform these behaviors on a regular basis and they interfere with your daily life, then you might be suffering from OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder).

OCD is a condition marked by irrational beliefs (obsessions) and rituals (compulsions). The obsessions are recurrent, unwanted thoughts that are difficult or impossible for you to ignore and cause you anxiety. By performing repetitive, ritualized compulsions, you (temporarily) ease your anxiety. It may, for example, be that you often wash your hands very thoroughly, or check all the locks in your home. You may feel like you "have" to do these rituals. These thoughts and behaviors most likely take up a lot of your time and energy, causing you significant stress which can cause tension in your relationships and other aspects of your life.

Luckily there is hope, even if you have tried to stop your compulsions before and it has not been as successful as you would like. Our therapy for OCD is based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). With the help of CBT and your therapist, you will identify what triggers your OCD. You will learn how to face your obsessions and find ways to refrain from ritualizing. Eventually you will be able to face these triggers without the need to perform your normal rituals (like washing your hands several times in a row or checking the lights numerous times). You will discover how to replace these negative thoughts with more realistic ones. Eventually you will be in charge of the thoughts and behaviors that previously have been fueling your OCD, so that you can live life free from obsessions and compulsions.

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Our online therapy services have received 478 reviews and the average rating is 4.6 out of 5 stars.

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"I have found this service and my therapist to be extremely helpful to get me to look at and face the things I have been avoiding for years."

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"I have only been a member for a couple of weeks, and have only had one therapy session. But it has already been helpful."

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"Very responsive and engaging."

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"My therapist is very kind and sincere and reaches out to me a lot. I like that i can get therapy at home. I just started and am excited to see how this can help."

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"Nice balance of self-paced work, specific exercises to get you thinking, and follow up with the therapist to talk about what you're doing."

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"This service has been thorough, insightful and at my fingertips to get help when I can find time in my busy life! Maggie has been fantastic and really cut through to my issues helping to make positive changes in my life."

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"The frequent feedback has helped me keep moving through this process."

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"Very thoughtful and supportive programme. The CBT approach is a breath of fresh air."

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Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"I have been using Online Therapy for just over a week and so far am very happy with the service and my therapist. She has been providing regular feedback and adjusting her recommendations based on my progress (or lack of). While I have been a bit slow to discover other aspects of the site (journal, yoga, meditation), this is something that I plan to start this week. I'm looking forward to my first chat tomorrow."

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Rating: [4 out of 5 stars!]

"Certainly useful - helps you rephrase things in your mind to obtain a better perspective. I have appreciated the role of the therapist in 'challenging' your problematic thinking and getting you to see where you have gone wrong in your cognition."

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