Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)


    What is OCD?

    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition characterized by intrusive, repetitive thoughts (obsessions) and the urge to perform certain behaviours or rituals (compulsions) to alleviate anxiety or distress. It’s important to know that you’re not alone, and seeking help is a powerful step towards positive change.


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    AP&Co Approach to Treatment

    At Adelaide Psychology & Co, we take a personalized approach to OCD treatment. Our team of clinical psychologists bring expertise and compassion to help you navigate through challenges, particularly in the realm of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Together, we can work towards a happier, more balanced life. Through evidence-based techniques and a deep understanding of your unique circumstances, we’ll work together to develop a tailored plan that addresses your specific needs.

    Therapeutic Techniques

    Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

    CBT is a highly effective approach for managing OCD. It focuses on identifying and challenging obsessive thought patterns and compulsive behaviours, providing you with practical tools to reframe your thinking and build healthy coping strategies.

    Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)

    ERP is a cornerstone of OCD treatment. It involves gradually facing feared situations or thoughts without performing the associated compulsions. This controlled exposure helps desensitize your body's response to stressors, leading to profound breakthroughs.

    Mindfulness and Acceptance-Based Approaches

    Learning to be present in the moment and accepting uncomfortable thoughts and feelings can significantly reduce OCD-related distress. We'll explore mindfulness practices and acceptance-based techniques to help you cultivate a sense of calm and centeredness.

    Taking the first step towards overcoming OCD is a courageous decision. If you’re ready to embark on this journey, we’re here to support you. Feel free to reach out to our admin team via phone 71202809 or through our Online Enquiry form to schedule an initial appointment.