Our OCD Workbook is intended to support your therapeutic journey and we encourage that you use the OCD workbook in conjunction with your therapist. The OCD workbook should not replace therapy and should not be used in place of professional supports.
The OCD Workbook includes easy to follow guides to begin understanding and overcoming OCD
Learn what OCD is & how it impacts with our OCD workbook educational materials and infographs
We encourage that you use the OCD workbook & exposure exercises your therapist to ensure comfort & effectiveness.
The OCD workbook provides lists of skills to help you through particularly challenging times.
The duration of treatment varies based on the individual’s needs and the severity of their symptoms. Some people might benefit from short-term therapy, while others might require longer-term treatment.
Yes, OCD can manifest in various ways, including fears of contamination, harming oneself or others, fears of making a mistake, or needing things symmetrical or in a particular order.
The timeline for seeing results varies for each individual. Some might notice improvements after a few sessions, while others might require a longer duration. Regular sessions and consistent practice of techniques can expedite progress.
While professional treatment is essential, individuals can also benefit from self-help strategies like mindfulness meditation, journaling, and joining OCD support groups.
CBT, especially a subtype called Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), is considered the gold standard for treating OCD. Many individuals experience significant symptom reduction after undergoing CBT.
Choosing the right therapy often depends on individual needs, the nature of the OCD symptoms, and personal preferences. It’s best to consult with a qualified therapist, like those at Mind by Design, who can provide a personalized recommendation based on an initial assessment.
Yes, many individuals benefit from a combination of therapies. For instance, CBT can be combined with group therapy/peer support, which we often link our clients to as an additional support. The combination often depends on the individual’s needs and the therapist’s recommendations.
Yes, OCD can begin in childhood or adolescence. Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial to prevent the disorder from severely impacting a young person’s life.
Ketamine has shown promise in treating various mental health conditions, including OCD. As Ketamine therapy providers, we offer this service to help clients break cycles of thinking traps that lead to compulsive behaviors.
Yes, there are numerous resources available for understanding OCD and its treatments. The Mind by Design website offers articles and insights. You can also call us and we would be happy to provide you with referrals. Additionally, books like ‘The OCD Workbook’ and ‘Freedom from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder’ are great starting points.