Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Clinic
Struggling with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (also known as OCD)? OCD causes people to experience unwanted thoughts, images, or urges that make them feel worried, guilty, or even shameful, and causes them to feel like they have to do "something" in order to get rid of the feelings! People might wash their hands, count, check, seek reassurance or many other behaviours to try to get rid of their distress. Often, the distress from OCD bothers people so much that they find it difficult to spend time with family and friends, pay attention in school, get to important places like school or work, or be in public spaces. The OCD can even draw in family members, and can cause issues with how the family functions.
If some of this sounds like what you are struggling with then you have come to the right place!
Blooming Minds offers specialized treatment for OCD symptoms with the gold standard of treatment called Exposure and Response Prevention. At Blooming Minds both Intensive and Non-Intensive treatments are provided (please contact for details).
We treat all sub-types of OCD:
Washing/Contamination: Worries about dirt, germs, contamination, chemicals etc. and will wash, clean or avoid.
Checking: Worries that they have harmed self or others, being responsible for something bad happening etc. and will check things, or avoid. Example: Jenna worries that she may leave the front door open and the dogs will run out of the house so she constantly checks to see if she has closed the door all the way.
Ordering/Arranging/Symmetry: A need to have things even, balanced or "just right" and will order/arrange things.
Counting/Repeating: Magical numbers; a sense of "incompleteness" or urge to repeat action if it is not done a certain amount of times and will count, repeat, tap, etc.
Scrupulosity: Intrusive sexual thoughts or urges, violent thoughts or urges; excessive religious or moral doubt; a need to tell, ask, confess etc. and will pray, confess, ask, or seek reassurance.
Please note that people often struggle with more than one of the sub-types of OCD.