Fear is the brain’s way of saying there is something important to conquer!

OUR PROGRAMS

Are you truly satisfied living a life full of crippling anxiety, avoidance and fears?

Single Outpatient

No two people are alike even if they’re experiencing the same OCD subtype, which is why our approach is unique.

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Intensive Track

All sessions in the intensive program are tailored based on the patient’s specific fear and anxiety triggers.

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Family and Couples Outpatient

We provide in-depth education for the individual suffering and how this impacts the entire family system.

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Home Visits

Our clinicians can conduct therapy sessions in patients’ homes. This is so important for...

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Community Visits

Anxiety triggers are everywhere! We can meet patients in the community for a wide variety of exposures.

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Therapeutic Goals Group

Each group has a new topic and is directed around goals and creating meaningful change.

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AVAILABLE THERAPY

Treatment Modalities

What Is OCD?

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is composed of two parts: Obsessions and Compulsions.

Obsessions

are unwanted intrusive thoughts, images, and impulses that trigger intense distressing feelings. Emotions such as fear, anxiety, shame, guilt, disgust, and anger typically emerge. These thoughts are repetitive and are not voluntarily produced. Many OCD sufferers recognize their thoughts do not align with who they are as individuals and seem irrational; however, they feel very real which leads to them performing compulsive behaviors.

Compulsions

are the behaviors the individual engages in to eliminate these distressing thoughts, images, and impulses (the obsessions cause). OCD sufferers carry out compulsive behaviors to prevent harm from happening. Often, the OCD sufferer knows the compulsive behavior is only providing temporary relief; however, they are looped in an OCD cycle making it challenging to stop.

The OCD Cycle

The OCD cycle consists of 4 parts: obsessions, anxiety, compulsions, and temporary relief.

Obsessions are unwanted distressing thoughts, worries, urges, fears, intrusions, images, and doubts. Obsessions can sound like, “what if,” “do it,” “you know you want to,” “you’re going to,” “I am,” “It’s only a matter of time before you." Obsessions are extremely scary and feel incredibly real. OCD sufferers do anything in their power to eliminate these obsessions. Due to the unpleasant nature of all obsessions, OCD sufferers immediately experience an anxiety response because of how unsettling they are. Experiencing distress, fear, worry, disgust, shame, guilt, etc., during this phase of the OCD cycle is common.

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THE EXPOSURE

What is Exposure Response Prevention?

The Exposure in ERP refers to exposing patients to their anxiety triggers and welcoming the thoughts, images, situations, that start obsessions. While the Response Prevention, refers to making a commitment to not engage in compulsive behavior once the obsessions are triggered. At CalmOCD the therapist will do ERP exercises with patients in session and provide support, so patients feel confident doing exposures on their own. Many times, OCD sufferers have tried to confront their anxiety triggers only to be left with debilitating anxiety and feelings of hopelessness. The difference is with ERP, patients learn both the E and RP are crucial in exposure success. Exposure therapy is all about learning they CAN face their OCD triggers (and resist their compulsions) and do far more than they ever thought possible!

CalmOCD’s mission is to provide individuals struggling with anxiety-related disorders with exceptional evidence-based treatment at the highest standard possible. We utilize the most up-to-date scientific research to create individualized treatment for adolescents, teens, and adults. Our mission is to help inspire those struggling with anxiety to push through fear and distress to create the life they deserve.

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With all the subtypes of OCD, exposure response prevention remains helpful in reducing the active symptoms of OCD.

THE OCD CYCLE

Common Obsessions

Fears surrounding contamination, harming self or others, sexual orientation, something bad happening,  vomiting (emetaphobia), fear of being sexually attracted to children, relationships, things needing to be “just right,” religious (called scrupulosity), concerns with illness and disease, perfectionism, hoarding or saving objects, fear of judgement, saying things incorrectly, blurting out obscenities or insults, concerns with body part or aspect of appearance, need for symmetry or exactness, losing things, colors with special significance, and lucky and unlucky numbers, superstitions and more.

Common Compulsions

Avoiding things that cause anxiety, rumination, providing yourself with reassurance, seeking reassurance from others, needing to tell, ask or confess to others, over apologizing, researching online, distracting from your thoughts, fighting ones thoughts, replacing “bad” thoughts/images with “good” thoughts/images, thinking of past events to help clarify what happened, tapping rituals, needing to repeat routine activities, re-writing, re-reading, counting behaviors, arranging things in a certain manner, excessive list making, blinking or staring rituals, ritualized eating behaviors, and more.

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If interested, please follow the steps below! Due to the high volume of inquiries please allow 48 hours for a response.
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Response

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STEP 3

Intake Session

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Choosing to participate can be a difficult decision to make; however, you must ask yourself are you truly satisfied living a life full of crippling anxiety, avoidance, and fear?

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If you're facing challenges with obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, panic disorder, agoraphobia, phobias, misophonia, body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs), or co-occurring depression, know that you're not alone. At CalmOCD, located in Scottsdale Arizona, we're here to support you with effective treatments such as Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, Exposure-Response Prevention, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, and Inference-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. We'll work with you to determine which therapy or combination of therapies is best suited to your needs and help you develop the skills you need to manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life.
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