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Peachtree Psychological Associates' Offices

2045 Peachtree Rd., Suite 150
Atlanta, GA 30309

404-352-4348

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

 

OCD is a disorder where people have constant and repetitive thoughts, sensations, feelings, or impulses (obsessions) that they alleviate by performing tasks, rituals, or certain behaviors (compulsions). Common obsessions are contamination, hurting oneself or others, or cause of a catastrophic event among others. People with OCD feel like if they do not carry out the compulsions - counting, hoarding, ordering, checking, or performing another routine - they will allow their obsession to happen.

OCD interferes with daily life because those suffering from it need to carry out these rituals. It can cause them to miss important events, interfere with social relationships, and in severe cases consume them completely. The fear and anxiety associated with missing a routine can be debilitating as well. Therapy can help to manage these obsessions. It may take time to eliminate compulsions from your life. This is done incrementally, maybe removing one step from a routine at a time to show that there are no consequences with not doing something. Your therapist can develop a plan of action to free you from your compulsive behavior.

However, self-injury has many negative long-term consequences, including not learning more adaptive ways of coping with emotional distress.  Therapists at PPA will work with individuals with these behaviors to help them communicate distress more openly, deal with underlying psychological issues and relationship problems, and develop healthier coping strategies.

 
 
 
Atlanta Therapy Peachtree Psychological Associates is a certified Therapy specializing in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), depression, counseling, therapist, rehabilitation and much more in Atlanta, GA. We also do Grief or Bereavement, Stress, Depression, Anxiety & Panic Attacks, Couples Counseling, Child and Family Therapy, Adult Psychotherapy, Social Anxiety Disorder, Anger Management, Addictions, Eating Disorders, Self Esteem - Life Transitions, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and all work related in the 30309 area and surrounding areas in Atlanta