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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

As you struggle with obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors, you may feel like OCD has taken over your life. The constant need to repeat actions, obsess over order, and engage in rituals can be exhausting and isolating. But there is hope. Bold Steps Behavioral Health provides compassionate and effective therapy and treatment programs for OCD. We utilize exposure and response prevention therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and mindfulness techniques to help clients face fears, modify thoughts, and create positive new patterns. With the right professional help, you can take bold steps to overcome OCD and reclaim your life. The journey starts here. Take the first step toward recovery and contact us at 717.896.1880 today.

What is OCD?

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition characterized by intrusive thoughts, obsessions, and repetitive behaviors or compulsions. These obsessions are uncontrollable, distressing, and interfere with daily life.

  • Common Obsessions
  1. Fear of contamination or germs
  2. Excessive doubts about safety
  3. Intrusive violent or disturbing thoughts
  • Compulsions

To ease anxiety caused by obsessions, people with OCD feel driven to perform repetitive compulsions or rituals such as:

  • Excessive cleaning, handwashing
  • Counting, repeating words silently
  • Arranging items in a specific way

OCD can be all-consuming and significantly impact quality of life. However, effective therapy like Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) can help manage symptoms.

Signs and Symptoms of OCD

  • Common Obsessions

Persistent, unwanted thoughts or urges that cause distress are the hallmark of obsessions in OCD. These can include excessive doubts, fears of contamination, and urges for order or symmetry.

  • Compulsions

To relieve obsessive thoughts, people with OCD often develop repetitive behaviors or mental rituals known as compulsions. Examples include excessive hand-washing, checking, counting, or repeating words silently.

  • Other Symptoms

OCD symptoms can significantly interfere with daily functioning and relationships. Other signs may include:

  • Spending over an hour per day on obsessions/compulsions
  • Avoiding situations that trigger obsessions
  • Struggling to control intrusive thoughts or urges

Early recognition of symptoms is crucial for timely, effective OCD treatment and management.

How Bold Steps Diagnoses OCD

  • Professional Evaluation

At Bold Steps, our compassionate team conducts comprehensive evaluations to accurately diagnose OCD. We utilize evidence-based assessments and clinical interviews to identify obsessive thoughts, compulsions, and their impact on daily functioning.

  • Ruling Out Other Conditions

It’s crucial to differentiate OCD from other mental health concerns that may share similar symptoms. Our clinicians carefully rule out conditions like generalized anxiety disorder, phobias, or obsessive-compulsive personality disorder to provide an accurate diagnosis.

  • Collaborative Approach

We believe in a collaborative approach, actively involving you in the diagnostic process. By understanding your unique experiences, we can tailor an effective treatment plan that addresses your specific needs and goals.

  • Comprehensive Treatment Program

Our intensive outpatient program combines ERP, CBT, family therapy, and medication management as needed. Weekly group and individual sessions provide a supportive environment for overcoming OCD.With specialized OCD therapists, Bold Steps offers an integrative approach tailored to your unique needs. Our compassionate care empowers you to reclaim your life from OCD.

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A Bold Approach

Why choose Bold Steps Behavioral Health?


You never walk alone. From 1:1 counseling to group talk therapy, we cultivate an environment of compassion and support


We take a holistic view of patients during the recovery process, providing individualized care with an emphasis on comfort and respect.


Recovery touches every part of your life, and we give clients the tools and mindset they need to thrive in work, life, and relationships.

OCD Treatment Programs at Bold Steps

  • Personalized Treatment Plans

At Bold Steps, we recognize that OCD manifests differently for each individual. Our expert therapists work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and challenges. Whether you struggle with obsessive thoughts, compulsive behaviors, or both, we have evidence-based strategies to help you regain control.

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Our primary approach is CBT, which has proven highly effective for OCD. Through CBT, you’ll learn to identify and reshape the distorted thought patterns fueling your obsessions and compulsions. With guidance from our compassionate therapists, you’ll develop coping mechanisms to manage anxiety and resist compulsive urges.

  • Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)

ERP is a specialized form of CBT that gradually exposes you to the triggers or situations you fear, while encouraging you to resist the urge to engage in compulsive behaviors. This evidence-based technique helps you confront your anxieties in a safe, supportive environment, ultimately reducing the power OCD holds over your life.

  • Comprehensive Care

In addition to individual therapy, we offer family counseling, group therapy, and medication management services. Our holistic approach ensures you receive comprehensive care tailored to your unique needs, empowering you to overcome OCD and reclaim your life.

Living with OCD: Coping and Support from Bold Steps

  • Personalized Therapy Plans

At Bold Steps, we understand that OCD manifests differently for each individual. Our team works closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and challenges. We utilize evidence-based therapies like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) to help you manage obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors.

  • Supportive Environment

Living with OCD can be isolating, but you don’t have to face it alone. Our support groups provide a safe space to connect with others who understand what you’re going through. Share experiences, coping strategies, and find strength in community.

  • Continuous Care

OCD is a lifelong condition, but with the right tools and support, it can be managed effectively. We offer ongoing care and maintenance programs to help you sustain your progress and prevent relapse. Our goal is to empower you with the skills to live your life to the fullest, free from the constraints of OCD.

Take the First Step

You don’t have to continue suffering in silence with OCD. Our caring professionals at Bold Steps Behavioral Health understand how debilitating OCD can be. We have helped numerous people reclaim their lives through evidence-based therapy and treatment programs tailored to each individual’s needs. With our compassionate support and proven solutions, you can overcome OCD’s grip and start living your life to the fullest once again. Take the first step toward recovery and contact us at 717.896.1880 today.

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