Our front desk and administrative phones are operational during the hours listed above, EST. However, your therapist may arrange to meet with you outside of these times. The front desk is closed for all major holidays.
Welcome to the Louisville OCD Clinic in Louisville, Kentucky. We are ready to help you beat OCD using a combination of scientifically-proven treatment approaches, clinical expertise, and genuine concern for your well-being. All personnel are psychological researchers, which means they study, teach, and publish on the conditions they treat. Our experienced psychologists are university affiliated faculty.
Our clinic specializes in therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder, health anxiety, phobias, and related problems. We strive to use our knowledge and clinical skills to join you in your journey to overcome barriers in life that cause dysfunction and distress. In the process, we respect your priorities, cultural background, religious faith, and life goals.
Research shows that 63% of people with OCD also have a mood disorder.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a progressive brain-based illness that can be complex and disabling. OCD requires a very specialized form of cognitive-behavioral therapy to treat effectively. Exposure and Ritual/Response Prevention (ERP) is the gold standard for this disabling condition. ERP is more effective than medication and leads to longer-lasting results. Additionally, over 90% of people with OCD have other mental health conditions, including depressive disorders, eating disorders, substance use disorders, and phobias. These comorbid presentations can complicate treatment and thus require experienced professionals for the best outcomes.
People all over Kentucky, the country, and the world are suffering from OCD. Unfortunately, few therapists have the necessary training to treat OCD and its related conditions. Many people across the US and in other countries cannot access qualified care near their homes. For this reason we offer online therapy to individuals by video conference, using Skype or GoToMeeting. We also offer intensive treatment programs for OCD for those coming from out-of-town. We treat people from all over the US and internationally.
The most common problem experienced by people with OCD is excessive doubt leading to repeated checking. A quarter have contamination concerns, leading to repeated washing and avoiding items felt to be dirty. Over half are concerned about symmetry and order. Many worry excessively about right and wrong. Almost a third have sexual obsessions or worry about religious issues. The next most common concern is about harming others or self accidentally or on purpose. A few worry that they have contracted a dreadful illness, like cancer or HIV. Almost one in five have other concerns not described here. Learn more about OCD Types.
Clients and their families come to us for second opinions and doctors from all over the world consult with us about the patients in their care. Our clinic also provides education about OCD, Hoarding Disorder, and related conditions to interested groups in Kentucky. These educational services include presentations for schools, college classes, churches, and community groups.