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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Treatment in Toronto

Shlomo Radcliffe & Associates provides OCD treatment for Toronto residents. We offer tailored therapy sessions that will help you overcome the challenges that come with OCD. 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 OCD therapists in Toronto to get help.

What Is OCD?

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.  

 

Those with OCD suffer under the weight of intrusive and peristent thoughts and rigid behaviours cause significant distress and are time-consuming (taking more than an hour every day), impairing 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 not completed. While many people with OCD understand that these intrusive thoughts and behaviours are unreasonable and/or excessive, this distress they feel is something neither logic nor reasoning can resolve. Additionally, even if a person with OCD knows that their obsessive thoughts 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 OCD. 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.

If you or a loved one are experiencing these thought patterns or compulsive behaviours, get in touch with Shlomo Radcliffe & Associates. We will help you sort out these thoughts and behaviours and provide appropriate treatment. Our therapists 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?

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. We use research- and evidence-based care and provide quality service.

 

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. 

 

Shlomo Radcliffe & Associates will work with you to find the best way to achieve your therapy goals. 

Shlomo Radcliffe & Associates Is Your OCD and Anxiety Clinic of 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 OCD, our Toronto therapist is at your disposal. Book an appointment with us; call (289) 801-4133.