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Get your OCD under control.

Getting out of the obsessive cycle and back into your life is possible.

Get OCD Therapy in Toronto.

OCD Therapy & Management

What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder? Why do we experience OCD symptoms?
Can you notice the signs of Compulsion and Obsession?

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 can include counting, hoarding, hand washing, cleaning, and checking on things, among others.

Many people with OCD suffer for years before finally seeking out help. OCD experiences, specific patterns of thinking, and the behaviours that come along with OCD can cause shame and guilt for people with OCD. As a result, many people with OCD do not talk to others about their problems. Although OCD can be an incredibly painful and difficult disorder, it is treatable. Evidence-based psychotherapy approaches can help people with OCD take their lives back.

  • 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

  • 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

How To Get Out Of Obsessive Thought Cycles?
Our Approach
  • Identifying your goals for therapy and discussing treatment options

  • Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)

  • Integrating other evidence-based approaches such as ACT and CBT

  • 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

Find A Registered Therapist Who Specializes In
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)


Colleen Collins

Ontario Therapist

Registered Psychotherapist, MA, MS, CCC


Moshe Cohen

Toronto Therapist

Registered Psychotherapist, MPsy

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Sarah Butterworth

Ontario Therapist

Registered Psychotherapist

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