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 556 reviews and the average rating is 4.6 out of 5 stars.

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"I came to this therapy at a time in my life when I was feeling intensely alone, and my ex husband had just committed suicide. I am extremely grateful for the support Maggie has given me and I have moved back to my hometown and turned my world around, so that I am now content and creative. The online forum was the perfect choice for me."

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"My experience has only gotten better over time, as my therapist and I have gotten to know each other better my comfort with the system and her ability to help me has greatly increased."

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"A good useful service which you can return to as and when it suits you. Lots of good tools to use also."

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"So far i have noticed a huge improvement."

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"I have had an exceptional experience. Got exactly what I needed. I was able to focus on my areas of concern and really benefited from the expertise of my therapist."

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"I love that i can work on the worksheets at my own pace and that my therapist reply's quick. Love this whole experience so far!"

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"Therapy has really helped me."

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"I like having a place to focus on thoughts I’m having and getting feedback. It helps me keep my thoughts in check and move away from negativity."

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Rating: [4 out of 5 stars!]

"I am new at this style of therapy and especially online is different. At first it seemed confusing but a few weeks into it I am getting the hang of it. Its making more sense and is helping me, but you have to do the work, for it to work for you."

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