OCD, a type of anxiety disorder, deserves its own category. Obsessions are intrusive thoughts, urges, or ideas, that cause an individual to feel uncomfortable or anxious. Compulsions are the intentional behaviors, often performed in a ritualized way, that feel like the only relief from the uncomfortable obsessive thought. These obsessions and compulsions can be distressing because of how urgent they feel, as well as time consuming because of how often they must be repeated in order to feel ‘just right’ again. As with anxiety treatment, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is used to target specific OCD symptoms and reduce compulsive and avoidant behavior that is driven by obsessive thinking. Dr. Tripp provides manualized, empirically-supported CBT, including Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), for OCD.