Group Therapy for OCD
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Group Therapy for OCD

You might notice that many clinics offer group therapy for individuals who have symptoms of OCD. You might think – why would I want to be around people when receiving group therapy? I would rather talk to someone individually because that would be more comfortable. However, there are actually many benefits when engaging in group…

How to Find the Right Therapist for my OCD Treatment
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How to Find the Right Therapist for my OCD Treatment

You have decided to pursue treatment for your OCD. Amazing! Next step – how do you find the right therapist? Will they understand my OCD? Will you be able to tell them all of your intrusive thoughts?  Read on to discover ways that we engage in therapist matching at Forward Thinking Psychological Services (FTPS). We…

OCD and Exam Time: How to Help your Teen
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OCD and Exam Time: How to Help your Teen

Teens with OCD might struggle during exam time. It is a high stress time. Internal resources are running low. As a parent or loved one, you want to help them. What can you do? What happens to adolescents and teenagers during exam time? The end of the school year is often met with delight and…

It’s all in the family: OCD and the importance of family work
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It’s all in the family: OCD and the importance of family work

Families with someone with OCD often face challenges in their relationships due to their OCD. For example, people will say their partners are frustrated with them because their rituals take up a lot of time. Or there might be restricted behaviours happening for family members in the home environment.  Even though only one person in…

OCD treatment: Finding our “new normal” in ERP work
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OCD treatment: Finding our “new normal” in ERP work

I recently read two systematic review articles describing the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on individuals with OCD. Systematic reviews are a type of article where the authors carefully search for all of the research on a topic, and then combine it in a scientifically rigorous way. One article focused on  young people and the…

OCD Subtypes: How important are they?
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OCD Subtypes: How important are they?

There are so many subtypes of OCD that people speak about nowadays. There are often the most common ones that quickly come to mind, such as contamination-related OCD, harm-related OCD and “just-right” OCD. But now there are also many other subtypes that people will speak about. A quick internet search turns up a whole variety…

Virtual Therapy Has No Limits
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Virtual Therapy Has No Limits

As more and more individuals across the globe have been able to access virtual therapy, we have learned a great deal about its benefits for clients. These have included: enhanced flexibility, increased accessibility and limitless creativity. I want to talk about the idea of limitless creativity today. When providing therapy for individuals with anxiety and…