Blue Rose Christian Counseling

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a disorder of the brain that involves unwanted, intrusive thoughts that produce high levels of distress, which lead to repetitive behaviors that interfere with daily functioning.

OCD is not just something I learned about in a book, but an insidious monster I have wrestled with, and now have under control. I have experienced the intrusive thoughts that have produced terrifying feelings, which led to repetitive, ritualistic behaviors. I understand the feelings of despair produced by a life hijacked by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I have survived the raging waters, and now want to throw out a lifejacket to others who are suffering from this disorder.

Many people will know what the acronym, OCD stands for, yet not understand the severity of this illness. I have heard many times, by well meaning people, that they have OCD too, when in fact, they are clueless. Even worse, I have been criticized with comments like, “Just stop it!” or “Quit that gibberish!”. These dismissive statements further isolate the sufferer.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder does not occur in a vacuum; therefore, there are many factors to consider when developing a treatment plan. These factors include co-occurring conditions, a support system, and environmental stressors. I use the scientifically recommended approach, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), a type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. This approach is designed to reset the brain’s faulty alarm system through the process of desensitization.

Only Come Determined to work with me as I equip you with tools, and assist you on your journey to reclaim your life.

Blue Rose Christian Counseling
Karen Bagwell
12002 Warfield, Ste. 208
San Antonio, TX. 78216
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 712
Adkins, TX. 78101