Are you struggling with obsessive-compulsive disorder? Do your intrusive thoughts and compulsive behaviors interfere with your daily life? You’re not alone. Millions of people worldwide struggle with this mental health condition, but the good news is that help is available.

Evolve Wellness Inc offers accessible and affordable online OCD therapy to help individuals like you overcome their obsessions and compulsions and live a fulfilling life. Our highly effective treatment options are backed by years of experience and evidence-based methods, making us a trusted choice for OCD therapy. Fortunately, online therapy for OCD based in California can help people manage their symptoms and regain control of their lives.

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What Is OCD?

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is a mental health condition characterized by persistent and intrusive thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive behaviors (compulsions) that individuals feel driven to perform.

Obsessions can take many forms, such as:

  • Fears of contamination
  • Doubts about whether you performed an action correctly
  • Aggressive or inappropriate thoughts
  • Excessive concern with order or symmetry

Compulsions are repetitive behaviors or mental acts that individuals feel compelled to perform in response to their obsessions to reduce anxiety or prevent a feared outcome. Examples of compulsions include:

  • Excessive cleaning
  • Checking, counting
  • Repeating actions
  • Seeking reassurance

OCD can significantly interfere with daily life, relationships, and work, as individuals may spend hours each day performing compulsions or avoiding triggers for their obsessions.

Signs and Symptoms of OCD

The signs and symptoms of OCD can vary from person to person but typically involve persistent and intrusive thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive behaviors (compulsions). Here are some common signs and symptoms of OCD:


  • Fear of contamination or germs
  • Unwanted thoughts involving sex, violence, or religion
  • Concerns about order or symmetry
  • Doubts about whether you performed an action correctly
  • Need for exactness or precision
  • Superstitious beliefs
  • Fear of harm coming to oneself or others


Is It Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?

Many people experience obsessive thoughts or compulsive behaviors at some point in life. But not everyone with these thoughts and behaviors qualifies for an OCD diagnosis. Additionally, OCD can be different for each individual.

A diagnosis of OCD requires that obsessions and compulsions must be frequent and severe enough to interfere with daily life. Other requirements include the following:

  • Spending at least one hour each day dealing with obsessions and compulsions
  • Experiencing disruptions to life and relationships due to obsessions and compulsions
  • Inability to control thoughts and behaviors even though they negatively affect life
  • Experiences anxiety relief from performing the compulsion but not feeling any pleasure

OCD symptoms may not be the same all the time. Many people’s symptoms fluctuate depending on stress and other factors, such as age.

Treatments and Therapies for OCD

Treating OCD is similar to other mental health disorders and includes psychotherapy, medications, or both. However, the best OCD telehealth treatment starts with a complete evaluation. This can uncover other mental health disorders, such as anxiety and depression, and help create a personalized treatment plan.

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Psychotherapy for OCD

Psychotherapy, or individual therapy, specifically Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), is an effective treatment for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). CBT for OCD involves cognitive therapy and exposure and response prevention (ERP).

Cognitive Therapy

Cognitive therapy helps individuals with OCD identify and challenge their obsessive thoughts. The goal is to help them develop a more balanced and realistic view of their thoughts.

For example, if someone is obsessed with cleanliness and feels the need to wash their hands constantly, a therapist might help them see that excessively washing their hands doesn’t make them cleaner. Instead, the therapist might help them find more productive ways to handle their anxiety.

Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)

Medications for Treating OCD

Fluoxetine (Prozac)

Sertraline (Zoloft)

Fluvoxamine (Luvox)

Paroxetine (Paxil)

Clomipramine (Anafranil)

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Is Online Therapy for OCD Effective?

Telehealth or teletherapy via phone, video, and text messaging has existed for years. However, sincere the Covid-19 pandemic, it has become more widely used.

Exposure and response prevention therapy is the gold standard for effectively treating OCD. However, there is a shortage of therapists trained in this specialized therapy. This leaves many individuals struggling with OCD having to travel far distances for treatment, getting treatment from therapists untrained to treat OCD, or not receiving treatment at all.

ERP therapy conducted online is the same as in-person ERP. It follows the same evidence-based therapy approaches which are proven to treat OCD. Researchers have found online therapy for OCD is equally as effective as in-person treatment.

What Are the Benefits of Online Therapy for Ocd?

There are many benefits of online therapy for OCD, including the following:

Increased Accessibility

Online therapy can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection, making it more convenient for individuals who may have difficulty accessing in-person therapy due to distance, mobility issues, or other barriers.

Greater Flexibility

Reduced Stigma

Comfort and Safety

Greater Access to Specialized Providers


Choose Evolve Wellness Inc for Your Online OCD Therapy Needs

At Evolve Wellness Inc, our online therapy for OCD is personalized to meet each individual’s unique needs. While we are based out of California, you can obtain treatment from the comfort of your home, no matter where you live.

If you or a loved one is struggling with OCD or another mental health disorder, you are not alone. Contact us to find out how our online therapy program can help you.

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