OCD therapists in Calgary, Alberta AB, Canada CA

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Calgary, Alberta therapist: Daniel Klassen, psychologist

Daniel Klassen

Psychologist, Provisional Psychologist (P7619) in Alberta, Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC 19147) for the rest of Canada
Having Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can be incredibly distressing. It involves intrusive, unwanted thoughts that lead to repetitive behaviors or mental acts aimed at reducing anxiety. These compulsions provide temporary relief but create a cycle of distressing obsessing thoughts and compulsive behaviors. The constant fear of something terrible happening if rituals are not performed can be paralyzing. Despite recognizing that these obsessions and compulsions are irrational and disruptive, individuals with OCD often feel powerless to stop them. Therapy, such as Narrative Therapy (NT), is used to explore their experiences, while lifestyle changes and mindfulness techniques can help manage symptoms. Internal Family Systems may also be employed to identify and address the roots of these behaviors. Each person's journey with OCD is unique, but an integrative and evidence-based approach can lead to a significant reduction or elimination of symptoms.  
5 Years Experience
In-Person in Calgary, AB T2V 0E5
Online in Calgary, Alberta
Calgary, Alberta therapist: Renee Lyon, therapist

Renee Lyon

Therapist, MACP, RSW, CEH
OCD is one of my main specialties. I use CBT based strategies for the most part. I have worked for many years with youth who struggle with OCD.  
30 Years Experience
In-Person in Calgary, AB T2N 1X7
Online in Calgary, Alberta
Nanaimo, British Columbia therapist: Mark Giesbrecht, MA, CCC, RCC - Psychotherapist, counselor/therapist

Mark Giesbrecht, MA, CCC, RCC - Psychotherapist

Counsellor/Therapist, MA, CT, CCC, RCC
OCD is actually your way of coping with anxiety. You might not have knowingly chosen to become obsessive with your thoughts and compulsive in your actions. But your body is convinced doing the excessive acts will somehow make you less stressed. Unfortunately it doesn't work that way. Let me teach you new ways to cope with anxiety so that you can start changing how much time and energy your thoughts and behaviours are robbing from you.  
29 Years Experience
In-Person in Calgary, AB
Online in Calgary, Alberta
Calgary, Alberta therapist: Kaimana Psychology Inc., psychologist

Kaimana Psychology Inc.

Psychologist, BA, MACP, Registered Psychologist
"Welcome to KKaimana Psychology Inc., a sanctuary for those navigating the intricate maze of OCD. If obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors are consuming your life, know that you have found a place where understanding, compassion, and effective strategies converge. Living with OCD can feel like being trapped in a relentless cycle of intrusive thoughts and compulsions. We understand the distress, anxiety, and overwhelming sense of control that OCD can exert over your daily life. At Kaimana psychology Inc., our dedicated team of therapists specializes in working with individuals like you, offering expert guidance, support, and evidence-based interventions to help you regain control and find peace within. In our sessions, we create a safe and non-judgmental space where you can openly share your OCD experiences, fears, and challenges. Our therapists are deeply familiar with the complexities of OCD and employ specialized approaches, such as Eye movement reprocessing desensitization therapy, to help you break free from the grip of obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors. Using a collaborative and individualized approach, we work with you to develop personalized strategies and coping mechanisms that target the core issues driving your OCD. We believe in a holistic approach to treatment, incorporating cognitive-behavioral techniques, mindfulness practices, and compassion-based interventions to help you manage anxiety, challenge irrational beliefs, and gradually reduce the impact of OCD on your daily life. We understand that seeking help for OCD can be a difficult and courageous step. To make therapy more accessible, we offer online sessions that allow you to receive the support you need from the comfort and privacy of your own space. Our flexible scheduling options ensure that you can prioritize your mental well-being without adding unnecessary stress to your journey. It's time to break free from the chains of OCD and reclaim your life. You are not defined by your intrusive thoughts or compulsions. Take that brave step towards a future where you are in control of your thoughts, your actions, and your peace of mind. Contact us today to schedule a confidential consultation, and together, we will embark on a transformative journey towards finding freedom from OCD's grip. You are stronger than your OCD. Let us guide you towards a life where obsessions and compulsions no longer dictate your happiness and potential. Kaimana psychology Compassionate OCD Support for a Life of Freedom and Empowerment"  
2 Years Experience
In-Person in Calgary, AB T2X 1P1
Online in Calgary, Alberta
Calgary, Alberta therapist: Kevin Ruddell, psychologist

Kevin Ruddell

Psychologist, M.A., R. Psych
OCD is an anxiety disorder that dominate the mind with obsessive thoughts and is often followed by compulsive behaviors. By challenging faulty thought process and adjusting behavioural patterns we can often reduce the intensity of the anxiety that presents when the stimuli that triggers the anxiety presents.  
15 Years Experience
In-Person in Calgary, AB T2H 2G4
Online in Calgary, Alberta
Calgary, Alberta therapist: Cheryl Placsko, psychologist

Cheryl Placsko

Psychologist, M.A. Clinical Psychology, R. Psych.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is an anxiety disorder that left untreated grows to consume your energy and your time, affecting your relationships. OCD responds well to consistent treatment. I use CBT, Exposure and Response Prevention, and EMDR therapy approaches to treat it.  
19 Years Experience
In-Person in Calgary, AB T3H 4H9
Airdrie, Alberta therapist: Claire Benade, registered social worker

Claire Benade

Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
OCD can have an impact on several areas of our daily lives. I will work with you on strategies for coping as well as looking at the larger family dynamics (if relevant) to ensure the best support for you during these difficult times. I will help support you as we work through the thoughts and feelings you are having. Focusing on therapeutic relationship and building trust allows me to help support you while using a solution-focused lens.  
4 Years Experience
In-Person in Calgary, AB T2Z 3W9
Online in Calgary, Alberta
Calgary, Alberta therapist: Freedom & Hope Counselling and Therapeutic Services, licensed professional counselor

Freedom & Hope Counselling and Therapeutic Services

Licensed Professional Counsellor, RPC #3875, CT #2438, LSCC
People exhibiting symptoms of OCD often appear anxious and engage in repetitive behaviors such as checking, counting, ordering, and rearranging things in search of reassurance. Many have experienced these symptoms during stressful periods in their lives. The stress of initiating therapy may exacerbate these anxious behaviors. However, once a trusting connection is established, comfort levels rise, allowing for modeling healthy coping mechanisms within a supportive environment. The focus will center on the underlying trauma below it  
8 Years Experience
In-Person in Calgary, AB T2Z 2W3
Online in Calgary, Alberta