Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. ~ George Addair
Is fear taking over?
Are you afraid you’ll catch a fatal disease?
That you’ll blurt something out and upset someone? Or have perverse sexual thoughts?
That you will unintentionally hurt or even kill somebody?
You’ve tried stopping those intrusive thoughts – pushing them out. But they scare you.
You think, maybe, if only you do something, like washing your hands repeatedly, or avoiding social situations, or even checking locks repeatedly, that you’ll be okay.
Unfortunately, the moment you stop those compulsions, the thoughts come back. The cycle continues. The stress returns.
You feel defeated.
These intrusive thoughts and compulsive behaviors monopolize all your time.
Work. Relationships. Daily functioning: All on hold.
You’re totally at the mercy of OCD.
Everybody experiences scary thoughts.
When you don’t have OCD, you can effectively dismiss them.
When you do have it, despite knowing those thoughts are irrational, you just can’t dismiss them.
Irrational thoughts replay nonstop. You fixate on them. They become so real – so dangerous.
You can’t shake them off.
Obsessions and compulsions spring from fear. Your mind creates these rituals to keep the fear at bay, but they’re only temporary fixes.
Eventually, the thoughts come back to plague you.
You feel discouraged. Hopeless.
But there’s help.
In therapy, you’ll learn how to train your brain to “behave” more like an OCD-free brain.
Yes, it is possible.
It takes work, consistency, and courage – and it’s possible.
You’ll learn to acknowledge those thoughts, challenge them, and dismiss them. You will learn to do what others who don’t have OCD do.
You’ll put yourself in charge.
You don’t have to be a prisoner. There’s relief in sight. VIDEO THERAPY AND IN-PERSON SESSIONS AVAILABLE NOW!
It won’t go away on its own, so don’t wait any longer.
Imagine freeing up all that time you’ve wasted ruminating on thoughts or engaging in rituals – having the confidence to live the life you were meant to live.
Call (770) 352-0029 now to set up a time to start learning how to manage your OCD.