Common OCD Symptoms:
- Contamination fears
- Being afraid of losing control
- Unwanted sexual thoughts
- Religious Obsessions
- Washing and Cleaning
- Mental Compulsions
- Body Dysmorphic Disorder
- Trichotillomania (hair pulling)
- Skin Picking
Our comprehensive approach includes addressing comorbid disorders commonly associated with OCD. These include Depression, Eating Disorders, and Anxiety disorders. Sixty percent of persons diagnosed with OCD have at least one additional diagnosis.
Do you take insurance, and how does that work?
South Texas OCD Clinic does not participate in insurance programs. Receipts for services are provided for potential insurance reimbursement.
Does what we talk about in therapy remain confidential?
Confidentiality is one of the most important components between a client and psychotherapist. Successful therapy requires a high degree of trust with highly sensitive subject matter that is usually not discussed anywhere but the therapist's office. Every therapist should provide a written copy of their confidential disclosure agreement, and you can expect that what you discuss in session will not be shared with anyone. This is called “Informed Consent”. Sometimes, however, you may want your therapist to share information or give an update to someone on your healthcare team (your Physician, Naturopath, Attorney), but by law your therapist cannot release this information without obtaining your written permission.
However, state law and professional ethics require therapists to maintain confidentiality except for the following situations:
* Suspected past or present abuse or neglect of children, adults, and elders to the authorities, including Child Protection and law enforcement, based on information provided by the client or collateral sources.
* If the therapist has reason to suspect the client is seriously in danger of harming him/herself or has threated to harm another person.