Therapist for OCD

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition that affects millions of individuals throughout the world. Obsessions and compulsions that are related to the disorder bring severe distress to the individual and require appropriate treatment. Therapy for OCD appears to be successful in assisting patients in coping with the condition and leading a normal life.

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Symptoms of obsessions include:

  • Fear of contamination or dirt
  • Doubting and having difficulty tolerating uncertainty
  • Needing things orderly and symmetrical

Symptoms of Compulsions include:

  • Washing and cleaning
  • Checking
  • Counting
  • Orderliness
  • Genetics
  • Trauma
  • Learned behavior
  • Changes in the brain


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Can be treated?

Symptoms such as obsessive thoughts and compulsive activities make it difficult for someone with OCD to operate. Professional help may make a significant difference in the rehabilitation process. With the support of a mental health expert, OCD can be addressed. Medication, psychotherapy, hospitalization, counseling, and other treatment options are available.

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Aparna Rani

M.Phil (RCI) in Clinical Psychology

Suhita Saha

M.Phil (RCI) in Clinical Psychology

Renuka B H

M.Phil (RCI) in Clinical Psychology

Neha Parashar

M. Phil (RCI) in Clinical Psychology

Shabdita Ritu Sarmah

M. Phil (RCI) in Clinical Psychology

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Therapist for OCD

Who is a Therapist?

A therapist, also known as a psychotherapist, is a licensed professional who helps individuals navigate mental health challenges. They employ a range of techniques and therapies to assist individuals in understanding and managing their symptoms, behaviors, emotions, and thoughts. 

Therapists can specialize in various areas, including obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety, depression, trauma, and more.

What Are the Qualifications of Therapists for OCD?

Therapists who specialize in treating OCD typically hold a master's or doctoral degree in psychology, counseling, or social work. 

They are licensed by their state's professional board after completing the required hours of supervised practice. 

Additionally, they often have specific training in therapies proven effective for OCD, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and exposure and response prevention (ERP).

What Does an OCD Therapist Do?

An OCD therapist works with individuals to help them manage and reduce their OCD symptoms. They use evidence-based therapies like CBT and ERP to help individuals confront their fears and reduce their reliance on compulsive behaviors. 

They also provide tools and strategies for managing anxiety and coping with intrusive thoughts.

Difference Between a Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Therapist & Counselor?

Therapists collaborate with psychiatrists, psychologists, and counselors to offer comprehensive services, especially for complex mental health conditions like OCD.

Psychiatrists, being medical doctors, primarily treat symptoms through medication. On the other hand, psychologists with an MPhil or Ph.D. utilize various psychotherapeutic approaches to address and alleviate the emotional, behavioral, and cognitive aspects of mental illnesses. They do not have the authority to prescribe medications for symptom management.

Counselors adopt a similar approach to psychologists but typically focus on general mental health concerns and provide psychoeducation. Lastly, therapists employ diverse forms and settings of therapy based on their training and specializations.

What Diseases Are Treated by a Therapist?

Therapists treat a wide range of mental health conditions, including OCD, anxiety disorders, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, substance abuse, and more. They can also assist with life transitions, relationship issues, and stress management.

What Things to Expect During an Appointment With a Therapist?

During an appointment with a therapist, individuals can expect to discuss their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in a safe and confidential environment. 

The therapist will ask questions to understand the individual's experiences and symptoms better. They will also work with the individual to develop a personalized treatment plan.

When to See a Therapist for OCD?

It's time to see a therapist for OCD when symptoms start to interfere with daily life, causing significant distress or disruption. This could include excessive time spent on compulsive behaviors, intense distress about unwanted thoughts, or difficulties in work, school, or relationships due to OCD symptoms

Why Should an Individual Consult an OCD Therapist?

Consulting an OCD therapist can provide individuals with the tools and strategies they need to manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life. Therapists can provide support, teach coping mechanisms, and guide individuals through effective treatments like CBT and ERP.

How Often Does Someone Need to Visit an OCD  Therapist?

The frequency of visits to an OCD therapist can vary based on the individual's needs and the severity of their symptoms. Some individuals may benefit from weekly sessions, while others may need more intensive treatment initially.

How to Find the Best OCD Therapist Near You?

Finding the best OCD therapist involves research and consideration. Individuals can start by asking for recommendations from their primary care doctor or by searching professional directories like the International OCD Foundation's directory. 

It's important to find a therapist who is licensed, has experience with OCD, and uses evidence-based treatments. At Cadabams, we have a team of experienced therapists who specialize in OCD and are committed to providing empathetic and effective care.

Why Cadabams?

With over three decades of experience, Cadabams strives to deliver quality mental health care for all. Regardless of the psychiatric condition, our experts trained in the latest treatment modalities aim to design customizable and holistic treatment plans that help manage symptoms while also improving your overall well-being. 

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Our experts offer multiple treatment options that cater to your needs. These include: 

  • Outpatient services: Our expert professionals offer consultations for a wide range of mental health disorders.
  • Rehabilitation: In-patient care that involves a holistic treatment approach while collaborating with fellow residents. 
  • Emergency care: Hospitalization in the case of emergencies involves round-the-clock supervision and care. 


The foundation of any professional-client relationship is trust. This refers to maintaining confidentiality. Our experts are held to the highest standards of confidentiality, that is, they are prohibited from sharing personal information about the client unless and until it is needed. For instance, if the condition can cause serious and irreversible harm to themselves or those around them.


1. Can Therapists Cure OCD?

Therapists can't "cure" OCD, but they can provide effective treatments like cognitive-behavioral therapy that can significantly reduce symptoms and improve quality of life.

2. Can Therapists Do Counseling?

Yes, therapists provide counseling services, which involve talking through issues, providing support, and teaching coping strategies.

3. Are All Mental Disorders Treated by Therapists?

While therapists can treat a wide range of mental disorders, some may specialize in specific areas. It's important to find a therapist experienced in treating your specific condition.

4. How Does a Therapist Treat OCD?

A therapist treats OCD primarily through cognitive-behavioral therapy, specifically exposure and response prevention, which helps individuals confront their fears and reduce compulsive behaviors. 

5. How to Consult an OCD Therapist Online?

To consult an OCD therapist online, you can use teletherapy platforms or reach out to mental health clinics that offer online services. It's a convenient and effective way to access treatment from the comfort of your home.

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