Offices in Garden City and Rockville Centre
(516) 732-0273
Offices in Garden City and Rockville Centre
info@lipsychologist.com

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Treatment
on Long Island

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OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER (OCD)

Obsessive compulsive disorder, or OCD, is wildly misunderstood. It’s almost considered a badge of honor to say “I’m a little bit OCD” because someone finds themselves touching doorknobs or making sure the light is off even though they checked before. You hear people claiming all the time that they have OCD because of some small change in behaviors.

But real obsessive compulsive disorder is much more challenging. Someone with OCD doesn’t just have small eccentricities that they do once in a while. Those with OCD often have regular, persistent, severe anxiety or shame producing thoughts that they cannot seem to avoid or forget. In some cases, they may need to perform a behavior (a compulsion) to experience relief from that severe anxiety. That is what living with OCD is truly like.

Treatment for Your OCD in Long Island

OCD is a self-sustaining anxiety disorder. Studies have shown that the more you try to push thoughts away (known as “thought suppression”) the more likely you are to think about them. When someone struggles with obsessive compulsive disorder, they have often try to push the anxiety producing thoughts away only to find that they come back more often and stronger. This leads to even more anxiety.

Yet obsessive compulsive disorder also responds well to treatment. Through a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy and individualized treatment programs, we can create a customized plan that will help you control both components of obsessive compulsive disorder:

  • Obsessions – Together, we’ll work to help you discover why the thoughts are causing you so much anxiety, and what you can do to make sure the thoughts come less frequently and cause less anxiety when they occur.
  • Compulsions – We’ll work on creating non-repetitive, healthy coping mechanisms that will make it easier for you to control your anxiety without your compulsive behavior, as well as ways to cope with the stress you experience when you do let a compulsion overcome you.

With the right OCD treatment in Long Island, we can make sure that you are making progress towards taking back your life from your anxiety symptoms. We have worked as anxiety therapists in New York for many years and would love an opportunity to talk to you and discuss what we can do.

Please give us a call today at (516) 732-0273 and let’s schedule a time to meet, connect, and start talking about what your treatment will entail.

 

For more information on my service areas, including Rockville Centre, Garden City, Nassau County, NY, Long Island, NY, please visit our contact page.

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In our years of experience working as Long Island Psychologists, we have helped countless individuals that have struggled with anxiety. With offices in Garden City and Rockville Centre, along with our remote therapy services available throughout New York, many of our clients have come to our sessions and worked through both their physical and emotional anxiety symptoms, in order to find relief from their daily stress.

We have helped many people learn to feel calmer and more in control, and we use an individualized approach to help you gain the tools you need to reduce your anxieties. No matter what causes your anxiety, what maintains it, or what struggles you experience in the future, we are confident that through our sessions together, you will be able to start seeing real progress in the way your anxiety manifests and how you react to it.

If you are ready to fight those fears, improve your emotional and physical health, and start making changes that will lead to fewer anxiety symptoms in the future, contact us today at (516) 732-0273. Let's schedule an appointment and start talking about your anxieties and their solutions.

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If you have any questions about individual, group, or couples therapy (marriage counseling) or about working with a psychologist/therapist please do not hesitate to call.

With offices in Garden City and Rockville Centre, NY, we’re available for anyone that needs help on Long Island and in Nassau County.

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(516) 732-0273
info@lipsychologist.com

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