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.
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 are recurrent and persistent thoughts, urges or images that are intrusive and unwanted.
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.
Seattle OCD Therapist
I’ve spent the last four years inside community mental health settings with many different kinds of people from all walks of life, and what I know is that we can find an integrated and holistic approach that is just right for you. No matter what brings you to my practice, I meet you exactly where you are and adapt our time together to include art therapy, meditation instruction, EMDR, and any number of other modalities.
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.
Initial intake appointment
(85 minutes) $175
Standard individual session
(55 minutes) $150
We do not participate with any insurance panels. Anchor Light Therapy Collective is considered an out-of-network provider. We have chosen to not panel with any insurance companies and instead focus on providing the best care to our clients. Bypassing insurance allows us to create treatment plans that are not influenced by criteria dictated by insurance companies and offer the utmost privacy to our clients.
As a courtesy to any individual clients who wish to utilize their insurance benefits, I am happy to verify your out-of-network plan benefits to tell you what portion, if any, may be covered by your health insurance provider.
The client will pay for their session at the time of service. We will then file an electronic claim on your behalf, as well as submit any additional documentation required by your insurance company.
If your plan offers out of network coverage, they will reimburse you directly by mailing you a check.
Out of network insurance coverage varies. Most insurance plans offer out of network coverage that reimburses at 40-70% once you have met the out of network deductible.