Wendy Hughes, MSCC, LPC has been trained at the University of Pennsylvania to treat all types of anxiety disorders. Wendy has had success in helping clients with OCD see reduction and even remission of their OCD symptoms.
OCD can be alarming and disturbing for its sufferers. It is also frustrating for family members and others who care about the sufferer. People with OCD have intrusive thoughts, worries or superstitions so excessive that they cause significant disruption of daily life. Common obsessions include fears of contamination, fear of harming others without realizing, fear of losing control or fear of succumbing to violent urges. Others may have excessive religious or moral doubts, fear of forbidden thoughts or may have a need to have things "just so" in order for things to be “right in their world." People with OCD may spend hours each day performing behavioral or mental rituals to attempt to reduce their anxiety. Most people with OCD recognize that their fears are irrational, yet still feel unable to resist the obsessions and compulsions.
Wendy uses an approach that is specifically tailored to the individual. The treatment can include evidenced-based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) along with Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), sometimes called Exposure and Ritual Prevention. Most importantly, Wendy looks at the whole person, with a non-judgmental approach, and works with the client collaboratively to find relief.
To learn more about Wendy's approach to OCD and other anxiety disorders, contact her here.