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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. Learn more about our distance programs for OCD.
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.
Researchers at the University of Louisville, Rogers Memorial Hospital, and Nova Southeastern University are conducting research on Sexual Orientation OCD (SO-OCD / HOCD). The purpose of the study is to create a new tool for therapists and researchers to use to easily identify and recognize Sexual Orientation OCD in the people they treat. Other psychological measures will also be given to help understand some of the concerns and traits of individuals with these problems. The current study will be conducted entirely online and individuals may be eligible to receive compensation of a $15 gift card.» More Information
Connect with people who are experiencing symptoms of OCD. This forum was created to offer an arena open for the discussion of all types of OCD. There are some types of OCD that are considered taboo due to its content. This forum is here to offer support and information through the sharing of personal stories from people living daily with OCD. In this forum, you are welcome to ask and share any information that will be of benefit to self and others. This forum is managed by knowledgeable mental health professionals and advanced students who will do their best to provide helpful information for you.» More Information
Sometimes OCD comes in forms that can confuse and surprise even the experts. The Power to Change with Charla Young recorded a special episode focused on OCD. Darlene Davis, M.A., one of our pediatric OCD clinicians, demonstrated Exposure and Ritual Prevention (ERP) techniques during the episode. A recent client of Dr. Monnica Williams tells his story of pedophile obsessions that led to extreme distress and suicidal thoughts. He ws on the verge of losing his job, family, and even his life. He was hospitalized before finding hope and help. Watch it now.» More Information
It can be hard for couples when one partner has OCD. We are currently collecting data for on a project about OCD and marital satisfaction. Little research has focused on how OCD affects those around the individual with the diagnosis, especially with their spouses. We are surveying people on how satisfied they are in their marriages to determine the impact of the disorder on the relationships. The information that is collected for this study may help clinicians better understand how to adjust their therapeutic approach to help married couples in distress because of problems associated with OCD.» More Information