OCD Therapy in Portland, Maine & Nearby Areas
At GroundWork, we are pleased to provide empirically validated therapeutic treatment for children, teens and adults struggling with OCD to individuals, families, and children residing in Mid-Coast Maine. Our care is rooted in evidence-based treatment, and each treatment plan is specifically created for each unique client.
At GroundWork we provide OCD therapy in Portland, ME and surrounding areas via Telehealth options that are HIPAA approved so you are able to meet with an OCD specialist in your own home; which for many clients is the most effective environment to treat OCD.
What is OCD?
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition characterized by persistent and intrusive thoughts, feelings, and sensations known as obsessions. People with OCD experience intense fear or anxiety in response to these obsessions which lead them to perform repetitive behaviors known as compulsions. This cycle of obsessive fears followed by compulsive behavior can become extremely debilitating for an individual, leading to difficulty functioning in daily life.
List of Common OCD Subtypes:
– Contamination Obsessions/Cleaning Compulsions
– Symmetry or Intrusive Thoughts Obsessions/Checking Compulsions
– Harm Obsessions/Reassurance Seeking Compulsions
– Unwanted Sexual Thoughts Obsessions/Mental Rituals Compulsions
– Superstitious Beliefs Obsessions
– Orderly Habits Compulsions / “just right” OCD
– Scrupulosity / Morality fears and concerns
OCDs Impact on Quality of Life:
People living with OCD experience an overwhelming fear and anxiety in response to their intrusive thoughts. This fear can be so strong that it causes people to become overwhelmed and unable to break the cycle of obsessive fears followed by compulsive behavior. Fortunately, there are treatment options available for those suffering.
Effective CBT & ERP Therapy for OCD in Maine
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy are empirically validated treatments for OCD. At GroundWork we practice a combination of Evidence-Based Treatment modalities, to create individualized treatment plans tailored to each client’s needs and goals. Our professionals provide a safe, encouraging environment where you can explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviors that play into your OCD cycle. Through CBT, ERP and other therapies offered at GroundWork, clients learn the skills necessary to manage their symptoms effectively. If you or someone you know is struggling with OCD in ME please contact GroundWork today to set up an appointment with our highly trained clinicians. Our OCD therapists who provide services in Maine have received specific training in OCD treatment including ERP from the world renowned International OCD Institute.
Benefits of Virtual OCD Therapy in Portland
At GroundWork we offer our OCD therapy services via HIPAA approved Telehealth options. Recent research has proved that virtual treatment can be just as effective as in-person appointments, and may even be preferable to some individuals. We are dedicated to ensuring that our clients receive comprehensive, evidence based, quality treatment. Virtual therapy allows clients the comfort of being able to access care from their own home with no travel time or added stressors. Additionally, this format of therapy allows for in-home style appointments (without the added costs); which can be significantly beneficial for clients struggling with OCD due to triggers often occurring in their natural environment.
OCD Therapy for Children & Adults
At GroundWork we treat clients of all ages, from children to adults. It is not uncommon for OCD symptoms to develop during childhood or early adolescence and can continue into adulthood and worsen in severity, if left untreated. We work with young clients and their families in order to provide early intervention which has been shown to be the most effective way in treating OCD. Our providers specialize in working with families and can work closely with parents, siblings, and other family members so that we are able to support the entire family – after all, OCD doesn’t occur in a vacuum, it impacts the entire family.
Finding an OCD Therapist in Portland, Maine
At GroundWork we understand that seeking help can be an intimidating process. We strive to create a supportive and compassionate environment so clients feel safe exploring their thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Our skilled clinicians provide professional, comprehensive treatment tailored to the needs of each individual client; helping them learn the skills necessary to effectively manage their symptoms. If you or someone you know is suffering from OCD in Maine please contact us today at 407-378-3000.
Meet Our Maine OCD Therapists
Where You’ve Seen Us
Our clinicians are experts in the field and contributors to important conversations about mental health.
OCD Therapists Licensed in Maine:
Courtney Hubscher – ME License number: CC7190
Marion Rodrigue – ME License number: CC7222
GroundWork Counseling & Therapy
411 Congress St #3292
Portland, ME 04101
(and surrounding areas)
*All Services Are By Appointment Only.