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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Therapy in Toronto

Shlomo Radcliffe & Associates provides OCD therapy for Toronto residents. We offer customized therapy sessions that will help you overcome the challenges that come with OCD and emotion regulation difficulties. Our team uses evidence-based approaches and techniques to identify and treat mental health problems. We are committed to helping you reach your goals so you can regain control of your emotions, thoughts, and behaviours, improve your self-esteem, and feel better.

Our registered psychotherapists will design a custom treatment plan specific to your needs and goals. Reach out to one of our therapists if you need OCD therapy in Toronto.

What Is OCD?

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health disorder that involves a pattern of recurring and unwanted thoughts, ideas, fears, and sensations (obsessions). In an attempt to curb these thoughts, those with OCD feel the need to perform certain actions repetitively (compulsions). These repetitive behaviours include counting, hoarding, hand washing, cleaning, and checking on things.  

 

Individuals with OCD endure the burden of intrusive and persistent thoughts, and their rigid behaviours cause substantial distress and consume significant time (more than an hour per day), interfering with work and social interactions. These compulsions are rooted in the fear of facing serious consequences, whether for themselves or their loved ones if these actions are left unfinished. While many individuals with OCD recognize the irrationality and excessiveness of these intrusive thoughts and behaviours, the distress they experience cannot be resolved through logic or reasoning alone. Additionally, even if a person with OCD knows that their health anxiety and panic disorder are not grounded in reality, they find it difficult to disengage from these thoughts or put a stop to their compulsive behaviours.

 

Examples of obsessive thoughts include:

 

  • Anxiety over precision, symmetry, or order

  • Extreme apprehension if something is not complete

  • Distressing sexual thoughts or images

  • Fear of contamination by infection, disease, or people

  • Fear of causing deliberate harm to themselves or others

 

Examples of compulsions include:

 

  • Arranging items in a certain way

  • Counting in specific patterns

  • Ritualized or excessive hand washing or showering

  • Repeatedly cleaning household objects

  • Constant checking of doors, locks, or switches

  • Avoiding specific people, places, or situations 

 

Around 1% of Canadians will experience an episode of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Women have a slightly higher likelihood of experiencing this disorder compared to men. With most individuals, onset was reported to have occurred in late adolescence or early adulthood. However, there have been a few individuals who experienced the first onset after turning 40 years old.

So if you or a loved one are experiencing the said thought patterns or compulsive behaviours mentioned above, get in touch with Shlomo Radcliffe & Associates. We offer a range of effective treatments, including exposure therapy and commitment therapy, to help you sort out these thoughts and behaviours and provide appropriate treatment. Our professionals will formulate a plan that will allow you to build the skills and develop strategies so you can function well (whether at school or at work), build relationships, and enjoy leisure activities so you can improve your quality of life.

How Can OCD Therapy in Toronto Help?

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Living with OCD may be extremely challenging, affecting many parts of daily life. Individuals can, however, discover effective ways to control and reduce OCD symptoms with the right therapy and support. OCD therapy provides a safe and supportive environment where individuals can explore their thoughts, emotions, and behaviours.

 

Both healthcare providers and researchers recognize that psychological therapy can effectively reduce the intensity and frequency of OCD symptoms. Research has also indicated that therapy outperforms medications in treating both children and adults with OCD. Understanding the particular problems and complexity of OCD, professional treatment provides a secure and caring setting to examine and manage these issues. OCD therapy strives to enable patients to reclaim control, increase emotional well-being, and cultivate a more rewarding life with evidence-based treatments and tailored treatment programs.

 

Shlomo Radcliffe & Associates will work with you to find the best way to achieve your therapy goals. Our Toronto psychotherapy clinic employs experienced and qualified mental health care providers. Our psychotherapists have helped many individuals successfully overcome the many issues and hurdles that come with OCD, including anxiety-related disorders. We use research- and evidence-based care and provide quality service.

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Shlomo Radcliffe & Associates Is Your Go-To Clinic for Anxiety and OCD Therapy in Toronto, Ontario

Our approach

  • Identifying your goals for therapy and discussing treatment options

  • Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)

  • Helping you change your relationship to obsessive thoughts

  • Giving you new skills and methods for reducing obsessions and resisting compulsions

  • Providing you with practical tools you can use immediately

Our therapists may use:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT)

  • Mindfulness Training

If you or a loved one has this condition and need OCD treatment or therapy, get in touch with us today for OCD therapy in Toronto; call (289) 801-4133.

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