OCD Therapy in Seattle

Specialized therapy and counseling to help treat obsessions and compulsions. We create a treatment plan using multiple therapeutic techniques that’s customized just for you. Our OCD therapist, Michelle Mooney, counsels clients to help overcome obsessions and compulsions, whether genetic or learned. Reach out today and schedule a free initial consultation. We offer OCD therapy at our office in Queen Anne and online as well. 

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What is OCD?

We often hear “their house is so clean, they must be OCD” and other misinformation about what Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is. There is a difference between being a perfectionist and having OCD. OCD is a real and uncomfortable disorder, often causing extreme distress, that affects many In order to have Obsessive Compulsive disorder, both obsessions and compulsions must be present.

Obsessions

Obsessions are recurrent and persistent thoughts, urges or images that are intrusive and unwanted. 

Compulsions

Compulsions are repetitive behaviors or mental acts that an individual feels driven to perform in response to an obsession according to perceived rules that the individual believes must be applied rigidly. Compulsions relieve the obsession.

Examples of OCD

Contamination Obsession →  Cleaning compulsion

Symmetry obsessions →  repeated order or counting compulsions

Fear of harm obsessions for self and others → “checking-in” compulsions

Body dysmorphic disorder falls under an obsessive compulsive disorder. With body dysmorphic disorder, the individual becomes obsessed/preoccupied with perceived flaws in their appearance which are  relieved by compulsions such as mirror checking, excessive grooming and reassurance seeking.

Other obsessive compulsive disorders can include body focused behaviors such as hair pulling and skin picking. Hoarding is also an obsessive compulsive disorder.

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What Causes OCD?

  • Biology: OCD may be a result of changes in your body’s own natural chemistry or brain functions.
  • Genetics: OCD may have a genetic component, but specific genes have yet to be identified.
  • Learning: Obsessive fears and compulsive behaviors can be learned from watching family members or gradually learned over time.

Our Method of OCD Treatment 

OCD help is possible. Individual therapy is very effective in helping OCD.  One of the most effective therapeutic treatments is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which aims to change patterns, beliefs and behaviors.

Anxiety and stress management such as relaxation techniques, mindfulness and mediation can also help to relieve obsessive and compulsive behavations.

Hypnotherapy can also assist individuals extreme distress ocd symptoms. 

Your OCD therapist at Anchor Light Therapy Collective will explain each of these methods can be helpful to you. You will then decide what sounds like the best fit for your personal goals. Anchor Light Therapy is offering both in-person and online therapy to meet with an OCD therapist.

OCD Therapy Pricing

Therapy creates a space for you to experience healing and progress in a way that can change your life. But of course, it’s also an investment of both time and finances. When you’re ready to commit to healing and transformation, here is what you can expect.

Standard individual session
(55 minutes) $175

Insurance

We do not participate with any insurance panels. Anchor Light Therapy Collective is considered an out-of-network provider. 

As a courtesy to any individual clients who wish to utilize their insurance benefits, We are happy to verify your out-of-network plan benefits to tell you what portion, if any, may be covered by your health insurance provider. 

Out of Nework Insurance Options