72 East Main St., Ste 3, Babylon, NY | Connect With Us: 631-546-5547

72 E Main St. Babylon, NY | 631-546-5547

OCD and Anxiety Therapy

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

OCD involves having obsessive thinking patterns that can include unwanted thoughts, images or urges that make a person feel anxious, distressed or panicked. 

Do you feel like you're constantly battling intrusive thoughts that you can’t control? Do certain thoughts or actions keep you from living the life you want with your family or friends? Are you worried that you will lose control of your own behaviors?  

Dealing with OCD involves more than just facing a few unwanted thoughts or compulsive behaviors; it's about learning to cope with distressing patterns that affect your daily life. With OCD therapy, you’ll learn how to tolerate the discomfort of your distressing thoughts or behaviors, which will in turn make them have less power in your life. 

Individuals who have OCD often have significant difficulty pushing away or ignoring these thoughts. Those with OCD also have compulsive behaviors which are an attempt to reverse the obsessive thoughts or urges by performing some sort of reaction. 

Common signs of OCD are: 

  • Intrusive thoughts 

  • Constant checking or counting 

  • The repeated cleaning of one or more items 

  • Fear of contamination 

  • Hoarding 

  • Thoughts that you might be harmed 

  • Thoughts that you might cause others harm  

How We Help: ERP for OCD 

Our team is equipped with the skills and experience to effectively treat OCD as well as unwanted behaviors, such as hair pulling and counting. 

Our therapist utilizes Exposure and Response Therapy (ERP). ERP does is designed to help those with OCD face their fears in a gradual way, contained in a safe environment.  The goal is to tolerate more and more discomfort without acting on compulsions that usually show up to try to aid the discomfort.  

We help you develop strategies to confront intrusive thoughts and compulsions, so that you can live a more satisfying life.  

Anxiety Disorders

Feeling grounded and in control of your thoughts and actions is part of having healthy agency over your life. 

It’s human nature to want to feel secure, stable and safe within ourselves and the world around us.  

Is high anxiety or low mood taking over your life? Does it feel like your anxiety is impacting your relationships and work? Have you already tried therapy but found it ineffective? Are you experiencing panic attacks and other bodily symptoms but don’t know how to manage it? 

If this sounds like you, Nobile Psychology can help. Our practice offers the most effective forms of treatment, to get the relief that you deserve. 

Often, these are the symptoms of anxiety: 

  • Nervousness, restlessness, or being tense 

  • Feelings of danger, panic, or dread 

  • Rapid breathing or hyperventilation 

  • Increased or heavy sweating 

  • Trembling or muscle twitching 

  • Weakness or lethargy 

  • Difficulty focusing or thinking clearly about anything other than the thing you’re worried about 

  • Insomnia 

How We Help: CBT for Anxiety

When it comes to treating anxiety disorders, research shows that CBT therapy is usually the most effective option. That is because therapy as a stand alone treatment – as opposed to medication as a stand-alone treatment – targets more than just symptoms to the problem. Anxiety can be specific (e.g., “I’m terrified of flying!), or it can manifest as chronic worry and racing thoughts. 

The Two Primary Goals for CTB with anxiety

The “C” in CBT: identifying and restructuring unhelpful, inflexible and irrational benefits.  

The “B” in CBT: targeting maladaptive behaviors to change the way we respond to our triggers and our fears. 

The goal isn’t getting rid of your anxiety, it’s changing your relationship with anxiety.  

By creating more flexibility, shifting our thoughts, and changing the way we react to our triggers- we impact the way we feel, allowing for a reduction in our anxiety and stress.  

We are not only reducing how people feel physiologically, but we are also increasing our capacity to handle anxiety. You can do hard things! 

Find Relief and Reach Out 

We have extensive specialized training in helping patients overcome and grow from their OCD or anxiety disorder. Together we will create a strategy that works specifically for you. We provide online OCD and anxiety therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy for OCD and anxiety. Contact us today for a free consultation.