What does OCD look like?

Envision yourself experiencing unwanted, intrusive thoughts. The thoughts will not go away no matter what you try. Perhaps it seems that everything around you is contaminated. You fear that you will get sick and die. Or, maybe you are afraid that you will cause harm to someone. Perhaps you have rituals that take up much of your day. Maybe things have to be “just right”. When these thoughts and behaviors interfere with your life, perhaps a more intensive treatment option is right for you.

South Texas OCD Clinic offers evidence-based techniques proven by research to be effective for many suffering with OCD symptoms.

Common OCD Symptoms:

  • Contamination fears
  • Being afraid of losing control
  • Perfectionism
  • Harm
  • Unwanted sexual thoughts
  • Religious Obsessions
  • Washing and Cleaning
  • Checking
  • Repeating
  • Mental Compulsions

Related Disorders:

  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder
  • Trichotillomania (hair pulling)
  • Skin Picking
  • Hoarding
  • Tics/Tourettes
  • Hypochondria

Our comprehensive approach includes addressing comorbid disorders commonly associated with OCD. These include Depression, Eating Disorders, and Anxiety disorders. Sixty percent of persons diagnosed with OCD have at least one additional diagnosis.

How Treatment Works

We offer an Intensive Outpatient Program that takes place four days per week. In addition to Exposure/Response Prevention, program components include Individual Therapy, Family Therapy (when appropriate) and Group/Peer Support Therapy. After an initial evaluation is completed and admission is approved, the suggested length of treatment is three to four weeks, with a minimum commitment of two weeks required for admission.

The convenient format of our program permits minimal disruption of the family/work obligations. Treatment is conducted weekly, Friday through Monday.

Our commitment to our clients’ success does not end with graduation from the program. South Texas OCD Clinic is proud of our extensive after-care client support. This support includes periodic check-ins, available “refresher” sessions of brief duration and a free weekly Support Group for graduates.