Find relief: specialized online OCD therapy
Overcome obsessions and compulsions with therapists specializing in OCD.
Caught in the loop of obsessive thoughts and actions?
OCD can feel like a never-ending cycle of distressing thoughts and repetitive behaviors. Through therapy, there’s hope for leading a balanced and fulfilling life.
Calmerry: your soothing space for OCD therapy
Connect with a counselor specializing in OCD treatment within an hour.
Choose between text and video sessions, all in a secure, HIPAA-compliant space.
Explore the rich library of articles and resources to help you understand yourself and OCD better.
Access tools and exercises to help manage and reduce OCD symptoms.
Embarking on your OCD therapy is seamless
Complete a brief survey
Choose your therapy mode:
text, video, or both
in an hour
Schedule your first session
Begin your journey to well-being
Therapy for OCD: why Calmerry stands out
Our therapists employ evidence-based techniques like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) specifically tailored for OCD, ensuring you get the most effective treatment.
We address the root causes of your OCD, helping you understand triggers and develop coping mechanisms. Calmerry offers comprehensive care for lasting relief.
OCD is not just about being overly clean or tidy. It’s a serious condition. Our therapists understand its nuances and offer strategies tailored to your obsession and compulsion symptoms.
We understand and address the nuances of OCD, such as:
- Checking and rechecking
- Fear of contamination
- Focus on symmetry and orderliness
- Intrusive thoughts
- Ritualistic behaviors
Your journey with OCD is personal. We ensure encrypted
sessions and confidential billing to keep your therapy experience private.
Calmerry vs traditional in-office therapy
At Calmerry, we are on a mission to make therapy accessible to everyone. We are nurturing your mental health through confidential one-on-one text and video sessions.
|Provided by licenced therapists
|Daily mental support
|Advanced client-counselor matching
|No commute time
Why Calmerry is a top choice for online OCD therapy
Flexible plans for every occasion
Message to your counselor anytime
- Unlimited text messaging
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- Unlimited text messaging
- One monthly 30-minute session
The best choice for complete support
- Unlimited text messaging
- Four monthly 30-minute sessions
Frequently asked questions
Yes, OCD can be effectively treated through online therapy. Online platforms like Calmerry provide access to licensed therapists trained in evidence-based techniques tailored to treating OCD. The convenience and accessibility of online therapy can also benefit individuals with OCD, allowing them to receive consistent treatment from the comfort of their environment. Studies have shown that online therapy can produce results comparable to traditional in-person therapy for many individuals with OCD.
In OCD online therapy, several evidence-based techniques are commonly employed:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): This approach helps individuals recognize and challenge their obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors, replacing them with healthier coping mechanisms.
- Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP): A subtype of CBT, ERP involves gradually exposing individuals to their OCD triggers while teaching them to resist performing the associated compulsion.
- Mindfulness and Relaxation Techniques: These methods help individuals focus on the present moment and reduce anxiety, which can be beneficial in managing OCD symptoms.
- Habit Reversal Training: Used for certain types of OCD, this technique helps individuals recognize the urge to perform a compulsion and replace it with a neutral action.
Research indicates that online therapy can be as effective as in-person therapy for many individuals with OCD. The key is consistent engagement with the therapeutic process and working with a therapist trained in OCD treatment. The convenience and flexibility of online therapy can also lead to more consistent sessions, which can benefit treatment outcomes.
Exposure therapy, specifically Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), is a leading evidence-based treatment for OCD. It involves intentionally exposing individuals to situations or thoughts that trigger their obsessions (the “exposure”) and then preventing them from performing their usual compulsive behaviors (the “response prevention”). Over time, this process helps reduce the anxiety associated with the obsessions and decreases the urge to perform compulsions.
The most widely recognized and effective therapy for OCD is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), particularly its subtype, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). These techniques have been extensively researched and have significantly reduced OCD symptoms. However, the best therapy can vary based on individual needs, and it’s essential to work with a therapist to determine the most suitable approach.
The duration of OCD online therapy can vary based on the individual’s needs, symptoms’ severity, and treatment progress. Some individuals may benefit from short-term therapy spanning a few months, while others might require longer-term therapy lasting a year or more. Regular assessments with the therapist can help determine the optimal duration of treatment.
Yes, OCD online therapy can be combined with medication. Sometimes, a combination of therapy and medication, such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), can be more effective than either treatment alone. It’s essential to consult a psychiatrist or primary care provider to determine the best medication regimen and coordinate care with the online therapist.
Starting OCD online therapy is straightforward. In Calmerry’s case, the process would look as follows:
- After signing up, complete a short survey about your needs and concerns.
- Once you complete your survey and activate the subscription, we will match you with the best-fit counselor based on your input. This process usually takes up to an hour.
- When you are eventually matched, you and your counselor will discuss your hopes and expectations in more detail. This intake session will help your counselor devise a personalized therapy plan.
- After that first meeting, it’s all about consistent engagement with sessions and assigned tasks until you achieve the desired results.