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Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder characterized by repetitive behaviors that stem from invasive thoughts that produce uneasiness, anxiety, fear or worry.
Obsessive compulsive disorder symptoms may appear strange or even quirky to some people, and the symptoms can be very destructive to a productive life. The noticeable tendencies of a person who suffers with OCD can be alienating and time-consuming. Sufferers of the disorder are often under severe emotional and financial distress.
People who experience obsessive-compulsive disorder may appear paranoid and likely psychotic. OCD sufferers often recognize that their obsessions and compulsions are unreasonable, and they may become more distressed by the realization of their own behavior. The difficulty in changing their behavior alone often compounds the problem, and the cycle of obsessive thoughts and actions continues.
Many people can be affected by obsessive-compulsive disorder and their everyday activities can be impacted dramatically. Even with the irrational behavior, OCD can be associated with above-average intelligence. Individuals who endure OCD often share personality traits that may include: high attention to detail, avoidance of risk, careful planning, an inflated sense of dependability, and a propensity to take time in making decisions.
At Avalon Malibu, our skilled and licensed psychotherapists are highly trained to work with all types of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Often individuals begin to demonstrate signs of OCD when they are young. As they grow into adulthood, they will benefit from expressive therapy treatments.
At the Avalon Malibu Grand House we treat obsessive-compulsive disorder patients on a regular basis. Our staff is licensed, experienced and professional. We invite clients to permit our professional team to guide them in discovering a way to a more fulfilling life, free from OCD. We believe that the issues we face do not define who we are.
With obsessive-compulsive disorder, it can be hard to accomplish work. Family and social roles are greatly affected and in some cases, these behaviors can also cause adverse physical symptoms.
Clients will experience our combined 12-step approaches with group and individual psychotherapy while at the Grand House. Individual sessions are offered at least three times per week.
We utilize experiential methodology, expressive arts and research based psychotherapies to bring healing to our clients in a safe, contained and nurturing environment. Our dedicated team of professionals work together to provide exceptional care, respect, compassion, kindness and hospitality. We strive to assist clients in breaking through old patterns, shedding beliefs that no longer serve them, and healing past traumas that may be the root cause of their obsessive-compulsive disorder.