Anxiety and OCD take many forms.
A fear of contamination, discomfort when something is out of order, distress that you might act on a harming or sexual thought, questioning your sexuality and relationship, horrific images popping into your head, fear that you are a bad person or will be punished by a higher being, blasphemous thoughts that shake your faith, or fears you are responsible for something bad happening.
Anxiety can look like worries about the future, your job or school, fear of embarrassment or public scrutiny, worries about your appearance, panic attacks, assumptions that others are judging you, health anxiety, perfectionism, hair pulling and skin picking, or wondering if you are good enough.
What does yours look like?
If this sounds familiar, my practice may be a good fit for you! My name is Lynlee Olivera, and I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist Licensed in California. I specialize in the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (which include hair pulling and skin picking disorders), and anxiety disorders. If you find yourself struggling with intrusive and unwanted thoughts and engaging in compulsions to alleviate that anxiety, you have found yourself in the right place. The biggest barrier to treatment is often finding a provider properly trained and knowledgeable in these areas. Clients may go years before receiving an evidence based treatments for OCD, BFRBs, and anxiety disorders. From the initial appointment, you will gain a sense of hope and relief that the anxiety you have been experiencing really can be managed! Let’s get you “unstuck” from the excessive, racing thoughts you have been facing and work towards a more peaceful lifestyle.