Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

During COVID-19

As the worldwide outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID19) continues to spread, we all have to face and cope with uncertainty. We have to come to terms with the fact that we have no idea how long this will last and whether or not we will contract this virus. COVID19 has increased anxiety for everyone, and it certainly presents a unique challenge to those with OCD.

In response to COVID19, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other healthcare and public health organizations have identified guidelines to prevent the transmission of the disease. With someone who experiences OCD symptoms (notably those with contamination and health related obsessions), what was meant to be helpful tips to stay healthy during this pandemic has become OCD’s newest obsession. It may become difficult to discern what behaviors promote health and safety and what behaviors give in to OCD’s demands. In truth, the line between rational and irrational fear is blurred.

If you or a loved one is struggling with OCD symptoms, we are here to help. The Center for Counseling and Education offers online therapy to help manage OCD symptoms related to COVID19. Our therapists are trained in the gold standard of treatment for OCD – Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). While ERP requires clients to expose themselves to anxiety-provoking situations without the completion of rituals that reduce the anxiety, our clinicians will modify ERP treatment to adhere to CDC guidelines.

We might not know what tomorrow will bring, but we know you can conquer your OCD. And we can help.

Contact us today at info@cfcenj.com 

Marlton office: (856) 985-9091 or Medford office: (609) 714-8400

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