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Find a therapist that can help with Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition characterized by unwanted and recurring thoughts, images, or impulses (obsessions) that lead to repetitive behaviors or mental acts (compulsions). These compulsions are often performed to reduce the anxiety and distress caused by the obsessions. However, the relief is often temporary, and individuals with OCD may feel compelled to repeat these behaviors over and over again, leading to a cycle of obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors that can significantly interfere with daily functioning.

Therapy can be a highly effective treatment option for individuals with OCD. One type of therapy that is commonly used is cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), which focuses on identifying and challenging negative thought patterns and developing more effective coping strategies. In CBT for OCD, individuals work with a therapist to identify their specific obsessions and compulsions, and learn how to reframe their thoughts and behaviors in a way that reduces anxiety and distress.

Exposure and response prevention (ERP) is another type of therapy that is often used to treat OCD. ERP involves gradually exposing individuals to their obsessions, while teaching them how to resist the compulsive behaviors that typically follow. Through this process, individuals learn how to tolerate the anxiety caused by their obsessions without engaging in compulsive behaviors, which can ultimately help reduce the frequency and severity of their symptoms.


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USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 24 HOURS

Kamilla Lurie

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist
Anxiety • Depression • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) • Panic attacks • Parenthood • Relationships • Therapists for Ukraine • Trauma
Anxiety • Depression • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) • Panic attacks • Parenthood • Relationships • Therapists for Ukraine • Trauma
50/session
Online only
Copenhagen
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USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 2 HOURS

Gizem Naz

MSc Clinical Psychology
Agoraphobia • Anxiety • CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy • Depression • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) • Panic attacks • Therapy for Expats
Agoraphobia • Anxiety • CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy • Depression • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) • Panic attacks • Therapy for Expats
60/session
Online and Text
Izmir
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USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 12 HOURS

Dr.Mete Hakan

Psychotherapist & Counsellor
Anxiety • Burnout • Depression • Insomnia • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) • Somatization disorder • Therapy for Expats
Anxiety • Burnout • Depression • Insomnia • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) • Somatization disorder • Therapy for Expats
50/session
Online and Text
Tokyo
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USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 24 HOURS

Brian Lee Pheasant

Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist (CBT)
ADHD: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder • Bipolar Disorder • Depression • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) • Personality disorders • Schizophrenia
ADHD: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder • Bipolar Disorder • Depression • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) • Personality disorders • Schizophrenia
100/session
Online only
Berlin
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USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 2 HOURS

Diego Tzoymaher

ACT-CBT-Mindfulness Therapist. Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Anxiety • Couples therapy • Depression • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) • Panic attacks • Stress • Therapy for Expats
Anxiety • Couples therapy • Depression • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) • Panic attacks • Stress • Therapy for Expats
45/session
Online and Text
Buenos Aires
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USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 8 HOURS

Zeynep Lieflander

Psychotherapist, Clinical Neuropsychologist M.Sc.
Anxiety • Couples therapy • Depression • EMDR • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) • Trauma
Anxiety • Couples therapy • Depression • EMDR • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) • Trauma
90/session
Online only
Tübingen
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Christo Vanmeer

Psychiatrist & Psychotherapist
Anxiety • CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy • Depression • LGBTQI • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) • Personality disorders • Relationships
Anxiety • CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy • Depression • LGBTQI • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) • Personality disorders • Relationships
100/session
Online only
Tbilisi
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USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 8 HOURS

Georgia Lepenioti

Licensed Psychologist and CBT Therapist, MSc in Clinical Psychology
ACT: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy • Anger • Anxiety • CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy • Depression • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) • Social anxiety
ACT: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy • Anger • Anxiety • CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy • Depression • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) • Social anxiety
55/session
Online only
Utrecht
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USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 2 HOURS

Riccardo Zanello

Psychiatrist
Anxiety • Bipolar Disorder • Depression • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) • Psychiatry
Anxiety • Bipolar Disorder • Depression • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) • Psychiatry
127/session
Online only
Milan
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USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 4 HOURS

Gamze Tekin Larsson

Clinical Psychologist & Psychotherapist
Anxiety • CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy • Depression • Insomnia • LGBTQI • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) • Panic attacks
Anxiety • CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy • Depression • Insomnia • LGBTQI • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) • Panic attacks
50/session
In-person and Online
Istanbul
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USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 4 HOURS

Eugene Belilovsky

Licensed Counselor
Anxiety • CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy • EMDR • Holistic approach • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) • Spirituality • Therapy for Expats
Anxiety • CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy • EMDR • Holistic approach • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) • Spirituality • Therapy for Expats
/session
Online only
Funchal
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USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 8 HOURS

Fiyaz Mughal

Accredited Counsellor
Acute Stress Disorder • Agoraphobia • Anxiety • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) • Social anxiety • Trauma
Acute Stress Disorder • Agoraphobia • Anxiety • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) • Social anxiety • Trauma
70/session
Online and Text
London
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USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 24 HOURS

Ffion Jones

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Psychotherapist
Anxiety • CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy • Depression • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) • Panic attacks • Social anxiety • Therapy for Expats
Anxiety • CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy • Depression • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) • Panic attacks • Social anxiety • Therapy for Expats
75/session
In-person and Online
Amsterdam
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USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 24 HOURS

Mia Orsatti

Licensed Psychologist CPsychol | Psychologist NIP | Specialised in neuropsychology and psychiatric treatment
ADHD: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder • Anxiety • Bipolar Disorder • CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy • Dementia • Depression • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
ADHD: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder • Anxiety • Bipolar Disorder • CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy • Dementia • Depression • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
90/session
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Amsterdam
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USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 4 HOURS

Daniel

Clinical Psychologist
Anxiety • CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy • Clinical psychology • Depression • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) • Panic attacks • Personality disorders
Anxiety • CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy • Clinical psychology • Depression • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) • Panic attacks • Personality disorders
50/session
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Berlin
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USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 2 HOURS

Enfys Jones

Clinical Psychotherapist, Consultant Medical Hypnotherapist, Life Coach, Author & Inspirational Speaker
Anxiety • Depression • Grief & Loss • Health anxiety • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) • Solution-focused therapy • Stress
Anxiety • Depression • Grief & Loss • Health anxiety • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) • Solution-focused therapy • Stress
90/session
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Penarth
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USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 24 HOURS

Marion Linke

Diplom-Psychologin
Anxiety • Crisis intervention • Depression • Kink and BDSM Knowledgeable • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) • Polyamory and Consensual non-monogamy
Anxiety • Crisis intervention • Depression • Kink and BDSM Knowledgeable • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) • Polyamory and Consensual non-monogamy
100/session
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Berlin
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USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 24 HOURS

Adelina Müller

M.Sc. Psychologin; Psychologische Psychotherapeutin (i.A.), Heilpraktikerin für Psychotherapie
Anxiety • CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy • Depression • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) • Personality disorders • Schema therapy • Trauma
Anxiety • CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy • Depression • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) • Personality disorders • Schema therapy • Trauma
100/session
Online only
Berlin
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USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 8 HOURS

Demetris Nicolaides

Psychologist (MSc)
Addictions • Anxiety • Depression • Health anxiety • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) • Relationships • Trauma
Addictions • Anxiety • Depression • Health anxiety • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) • Relationships • Trauma
90/session
In-person and Online
Düsseldorf
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USUALLY RESPONDS AFTER 24 HOURS

Miriam Reer

Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist (CBT)
Anxiety • CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy • Depression • Grief & Loss • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) • Trauma
Anxiety • CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy • Depression • Grief & Loss • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) • Trauma
110/session
In-person only
Berlin
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USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 24 HOURS

Maeve Lynch

Accredited Clinical Psychologist
Anxiety • Attachment • Depression • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) • PTSD • Relationships
Anxiety • Attachment • Depression • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) • PTSD • Relationships
120/session
Online only
Berlin
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USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 2 HOURS

Alizé A. Rogge

Accredited Psychotherapist (CBT)
Agoraphobia • Anxiety • Crisis intervention • Depression • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) • Personal development • Trauma
Agoraphobia • Anxiety • Crisis intervention • Depression • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) • Personal development • Trauma
100/session
Online only
Berlin

About It's Complicated

In 2019, two therapists set out to tackle a complicated problem.

The psychiatrist Carl Jung once wrote that, “Nobody, as long as he moves about among the chaotic currents of life, is without trouble”. One does not have to be a therapist, though, to realize that life is complicated. But finding the right therapist, who you can build a strong relationship with, shouldn’t have to be. This is the founding principle of It’s Complicated.Since our start, we've helped over 23,000 clients and counting, offering thousands of free crisis support hours, and built thriving therapy communities in Berlin, Amsterdam, London, Munich, and Athens.

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