Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a disorder in which people have recurring, intrusive thoughts, ideas, or sensations-known as obsessions-that compel them to do something repetitively in what is also referred to as compulsions. Repetitive behaviors, like hand washing, repeatedly checking on things, can interfere with a person’s daily life.

Other related conditions could be:

  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder
  • Hoarding Disorder
  • Hair-Pulling Disorder (Trichotillomania)
  • Skin-Picking Disorder (Excoriation)

Counseling seeks to improve an individual’s ability to function and increase the quality of their daily life.