Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Health Anxiety - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Individuals with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) experience difficulties with thoughts that are obsessive (reoccurring). These thoughts can influence unhealthy patterns of behaviour (persistent checking, or washing hands), which can cause difficulties in day-to-day functioning.
For people with OCD, either obsessions (thoughts, ideas, or images) and/or compulsions (acts performed to reduce the anxiousness) are present. Our treatment model for OCD focuses on providing a combination of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and exposure and response prevention (ERP). Our program will help individuals correct unhelpful thoughts and challenge problematic behaviours. The ERP component will provide client’s with useful resources to help manage impulses and regulate their anxiousness. This is done through challenging and confronting anxious thoughts.
Based on present research, a combination of CBT and ERP are recommended as the most empirically supported type of treatment for OCD. The model works best if the client is motivated to commit to a structured treatment plan.
We would like to accept everyone into our OCD program, but only those who demonstrate interest and motivation will be selected to participate.
Disorders Associated with Anxiety
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Idiopathic Psychiatric Disorders
The goal of career or vocational counselling is to help clients reach their personal career goals. Typically, a therapist will use a variety of skills and techniques to help clients make informed decisions about potential career choices. Choices are best made once an individual has a better understanding of their own capacity (both physical and mental), available career options, and motivational or self-limiting behaviours.
One of the benefits of career counselling is identifying the strengths of an individual and how each can be utilized appropriately. Our goal is to help our clients clarify expectations and take action to alleviate anxieties, fill in missing information, and address indecisiveness.
Effective career counselling will help clients:
- Find their career related passion.
- Develop a plan to help use their unique talents, interests, values, and life experiences to achieve their goals.
- Challenge disempowering beliefs and barriers that may be limiting learning or progression.
- Make decisions based on values, needs and inner beliefs.
- Develop strategies to implement healthy work/life balance.
- Develop healthier coping strategies for managing potential stressors or conflict situations.
- Approach the future with enthusiasm and optimism.