OCD therapists in Nanaimo, British Columbia BC, Canada CA

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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 Nanaimo, BC V9R 7C5
Online in Nanaimo, British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia therapist: Nina Hopmeier, licensed professional counselor

Nina Hopmeier

Licensed Professional Counsellor, Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC)
OCD can be debilitating due to having unwanted, recurring thoughts that cause people to engage in frequent, repetitive behaviours in order to relieve anxiety. People with OCD often feel overwhelmed due to needing things a certain way with leaving little to no room for flexibility. Rigidity takes over, which can create feelings of sadness and helplessness. The therapy models that I use for OCD are primarily Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). The CBT model involves challenging unwanted thoughts that may be exacerbating the OCD. Once clients identify the thoughts that are linked to the unwanted behaviours, they learn to have more choice over how they would like to respond to those thoughts. Gaining control over the unwanted thoughts is a powerful step in the healing process, as clients feel empowered to make independent choices that are in line with their values. Values-oriented work is largely derived from the ACT model. As we explore values, clients gain a deep understanding of the type of life they would like to live. They explore what makes life rich and meaningful and what changes need to happen in order to reach their full potential.  
13 Years Experience
In-Person Near Nanaimo, BC
Online in Nanaimo, British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia therapist: Kristen Bailey Counselling, counselor/therapist

Kristen Bailey Counselling

Counsellor/Therapist, Masters of Arts Counselling Psychology
OCD is sadly missed for alot of clients, especially if you have more internal compulsion and obsession ( such as rumination, checking, analyzing etc). I have seen hpow a great deal of clients have struggled with this for years and their mental compulsions take up a lot of time and energy. For this I like to support people with having a different relationship with their thoughts, recognising when they are doing compulsions that may fly under the radar and addressing the underlying anxiety.  
8 Years Experience
Online in Nanaimo, British Columbia
Toronto, Ontario therapist: Emina Hendricks, CareWay.ca, registered psychotherapist

Emina Hendricks, CareWay.ca

Registered Psychotherapist, M.Ed., R.P.
Are you preoccupied with obsessive thoughts? Do these disturbing thoughts interfere with your work or social life? Do you engage in compulsions or rituals to try to reduce the distress associated with the thoughts? At CareWay we offer Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for OCD and incorporate mindfulness, cognitive restructuring and acceptance practices in order to help you 'unhook' from the thoughts, change your focus of attention and engage in behaviours which are in line with your values and goals. Please reach out today for a free telephone consultation.  
7 Years Experience
Online in Nanaimo, British Columbia
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
Online in Nanaimo, British Columbia