OCD is a condition that is extremely treatable when it is recognized and handled appropriately. Unfortunately even though it is a very common disorder, it is also extremely complex and presents in a wide variety of symptoms and manifestations. Even experienced therapists and doctors may not recognize or understand the sometimes subtle and often debilitating manifestations of OCD.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder involves much more than simple they hand-washing, counting and tapping rituals that are most frequently portrayed in the media. Compulsions come in four varieties: rituals, reassurance seeking, avoidance and mental rituals. The related disorders can be seen as employing different types of compulsions in order to get rid of different kinds of discomfort including obsessions. This makes OCD and the related disorcers often difficult to diagnose and especially to treat without specific training in the field.
Melissa Mose, LMFT is a graduate of the International OCD Foundation’s Behavioral Therapy Training Institute and has had extensive experience treating OCD staring with her work at the OCD Center of Los Angeles and continuing in her private practice in Calabasas. She provides highly specialized individual and group therapy for OCD and related disorders including: