Do you have intrusive thoughts that you can’t get rid of? Do you find yourself getting stuck thinking about the same thing over and over again? If you have obsessive thoughts that are impacting your ability to learn, to work, or to lead a normal, productive life, then you don’t have to struggle alone. Effective help for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is available.
Therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder
If you are suffering from unwanted and troubling thoughts, it’s easy to think that the thoughts themselves are the problem. After all, everyone else seems to lead their lives without being troubled by them. The truth is, however, that everyone experiences intrusive, even bizarre thoughts.What is important is how you interpret these thoughts. Most people are able to dismiss damaging thoughts and move on from them. Obsessive-compulsive disorder happens when you cannot dismiss these thoughts and instead they come to dominate your life.
Sufferers from obsessive-compulsive disorder generally try to block unwelcome thoughts, but this is counter-productive. Trying not to think about something is the surefire recipe for thinking about it more. Instead, in therapy you confront these troublesome thoughts head on and learn new ways of processing and coping with them.
Therapy will begin with exploring your obsessive thoughts and what triggers them. Dr. David Lefkowitz will create a safe, comfortable space where you can open up and describe thoughts that you are usually embarrassed or scared to talk about. Dr. Lefkowitz will then select the most effective techniques to help you confront your obsessive thoughts in a new way. Instead of trying to block them out, or give into them through compulsive behavior, you will learn practical techniques and strategies to interpret these thoughts in new ways.
Freeing yourself from the burden of obsessive thoughts can transform your entire quality of life. To learn more about therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder in Flatbush and Borough Park, get in touch with Dr. David Lefkowitz today.