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Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a serious mental health condition that can be treated. The right treatment can help you manage OCD, including treatment for comorbid conditions like depression and substance abuse.

CTRLCare Behavioral Health is a mental health treatment center in Princeton, NJ. Contact us today to learn more about our adolescent mental health treatment programs in New Jersey and other programs we offer.

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What is Obessive-Compulsive Disorder?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition that causes you to have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, or behaviors. It affects the way you think, feel, and behave. With OCD, you may experience the following:

  • An intense fear of germs or contamination
  • The need to check things repeatedly (for example, locks on doors)
  • Repeatedly washing your hands because they feel dirty

You might also have other symptoms, such as:

  • Feeling like dirt is on your skin when it isn’t there
  • Having strong urges to do something over and over again
  • Being unable to stop certain actions even though they’re harmful to you

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We work with most major insurance plans that offer out-of-network benefits. We offer a free verification process so you know your options when seeking mental health treatment in Princeton. Our team will let you know what works best for your individual needs.

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Types of OCD

These are the most common type of OCD and involve checking your hands, clothes, or body for signs that you might have been contaminated by something.

This type of OCD involves fear about coming into contact with germs or dirt on objects in your environment (such as public bathrooms) and then spreading those germs to other people or oneself.

Excessive acquisition of and difficulty discarding possessions due to a perceived need to save them in case they’re needed in the future; however, this accumulation makes living spaces unusable or even dangerous, as well as causing distress or impairment in social functioning. A person with a hoarding disorder may also exhibit difficulty discarding items based on their sentimental value rather than whether they have any practical use.

Intrusive thoughts that trigger fear or disgust about something terrible happening; these can be very disturbing but usually don’t include an urge to act upon them. Examples include a fear of doing harm to loved ones, fear of being contaminated by dirt/germs while touching surfaces in public places, fear that one will molest one’s own child if left alone with them, fear that one will spread disease through normal contact with others, and doubts as to whether things are really clean enough before using them.

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Signs and Symptoms of OCD

There are several signs to look out for to determine if you or someone you love may have OCD:

  • Need for order and symmetry: This includes having a strict routine, placing things in specific spots, or ensuring that everything is perfectly symmetrical. For example, if you like your bedsheets to have a certain number of folds at the bottom corners of the bed and they don’t match up exactly every time, it could be a sign of OCD. Similarly, if there are little things in any room around your house—like pictures on the wall—and they don’t all line up perfectly with one another (even though no one else notices), then this could also be an indicator of obsessive thinking patterns.
  • Excessive hand washing and cleaning rituals. Many people with this condition tend to wash their hands excessively because they think that germs will spread through their body and cause them harm; however, this can become harmful over time as many soaps contain chemicals that damage our skin’s moisture barrier and can lead us down an unhealthy path where we avoid social situations due to fear over contamination from other people’s germs/bacteria coming into contact with ours.

If you have noticed these symptoms in yourself or a loved one, consider reaching out to CTRLCare Behavioral Health to learn how to find support.

Treatment of OCD

There are several treatment options for OCD. Medication is often used to reduce the severity of symptoms, while cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) helps patients learn how to manage their responses to obsessive thoughts. Exposure and response prevention (ERP) is a form of CBT in which patients face the things they fear most and learn to resist the urge to perform compulsive rituals. ERP can be done alone or with a therapist, and it’s usually done in an office or clinic setting. Group therapy may be prescribed by doctors as an additional support system for those who aren’t able to reach goals as fast as they’d like. Support groups allow people who share similar experiences with OCD to discuss challenges and successes while offering each other encouragement and advice on how best to tackle their own situations at home.

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When I realized I reached the point I needed a more intensive therapy program, I called around to many places in the Princeton area. While our area is luckily filled with incredible facilities, there is something different about this one. It even seems wrong to call it a facility. The first phone call I had with them already made me feel welcome, and while my need to attend a place like this isn't pleasant, they made the experience so much more human and conversational. Devin

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Inviting and calming space to explore different ways to manage mental health and wellness. You can ensure that you are not just another number and that your care will be individualized while in their care. Sarah

CTRLCare provides an excellent starting place

The world of psychotherapy can be a confusing, even overwhelming, place for a person seeking competent help and credible information.CTRLCare provides an excellent starting place for gathering key information to make informed decisions about mental and behavioral health care. I'm honored to have been invited to be a client and glad to have their network available for myself, friends and family interested in advancing mental health and Behavioral care knowledge and practice. Alexander

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Elina and her staff are so great! My whole intake experience was a breeze and I do not feel like just a number. Elina and her staff make you feel very comfortable and are great at addressing all your needs and really care about the patient and their well being! I would 100 recommended them to anyone that is looking for counseling or help in the area. I feel like I made the right decision choosing CTRLCARE for my provider and I hope you will too! Danielle C.

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Taking Steps Toward Recovery

  • Seeking treatment is a crucial step toward recovery.
  • Finding the right treatment provider and the program can be challenging, but it’s worth the effort to find someone who understands your needs and will guide you through treatment.
  • You may feel overwhelmed by how much there is to learn about OCD, but don’t worry—with proper guidance and support, you’ll get there.
  • Recovery from OCD takes time; don’t give up on yourself if things aren’t perfect right away. You can expect progress in small steps over time as you work through your symptoms with your therapist. This process might take several weeks or months, depending on how severe your symptoms are at first. 
  • It’s important not to become discouraged if things seem too hard at first; sometimes, people need extra help getting started with therapy before they make progress in overcoming their fears and compulsions related to OCD (see below). If this happens for you or any loved ones during their journey toward recovery from OCD, then consider seeking professional advice from an experienced therapist who specializes in treating this condition so they can guide them toward making positive changes sooner rather than later.

Learn more about our trauma treatment in Princeton, New Jersey and how it can help you or a loved one overcome mental health and technology wellness challenges.

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CTRLCare Behavioral Health Offers OCD Treatment in New Jersey

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common mental health condition that can be managed with medication and therapy. But it is not curable. People with OCD have an increased chance of substance abuse and other mental health conditions, including depression. The right treatment can help you manage obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Here’s what you should know about OCD:

  • The right treatment can help you manage the obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • OCD is treatable, but the symptoms may never go away completely
  • People with OCD have an increased chance of substance abuse and other mental health conditions, including depression
  • The right treatment can help you manage the obsessive-compulsive disorder

Whether you have OCD or are helping someone who does, it’s important to take steps toward recovery. If you’re having difficulty managing symptoms, know that many treatment options are available and that it is possible to lead a successful, fulfilling life.

Call today to learn more about our outpatient mental health treatment programs in New Jersey.

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Focused on evidence-based therapies and integrated wellness programs, the unique, hybrid approach at CTRLCare Behavioral Health is designed to meet the needs and goals of the individual. For personalized treatment that addresses the mind, body, and spirit, contact CTRLCare Behavioral Health today.