What We Treat: OCD, Anxiety Disorders
Anxiety is a normal part of life, but for some people feelings of anxiety and fear overpower them and make it nearly impossible to enjoy life. The good news is that it is possible to address the underlying causes and work toward a balanced and fulfilling life through treatment.
MSAM’s unique treatment approach combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction to effectively treat anxiety disorders and OCD. Our caring therapists work collaboratively with clients to develop treatment plans that meet the needs of each individual patient.
At MSAM we treat the following disorders:
- OCD – Excessive thoughts (obsessions) that lead to repetitive behaviors (compulsions) that interfere with an individual’s quality of life.
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder – Generalized Anxiety Disorder or GAD is diagnosed when a person suffers excessive anxiety and worry that fuels apprehensive and negative expectations.
- Body Dysmorphic Disorder – Body Dysmorphic Disorder or BDD is characterized by a person’s perception that they are flawed in their physical appearance. The person experiencing BDD finds their preoccupations intrusive, unwanted and can consume from 3-8 hours of their time per day.
- Hoarding Disorder – Hoarding is generally indicated if an individual has had a long-term problem with getting rid of possessions regardless of their actual value or usefulness. The resulting hoarding creates an accumulation that interferes with normal and common or shared living areas.
- Trichotillomania – A compulsive desire to pull out one’s hair. Often the person pulling can have a sense of a loss of control, shame or a wide range of negative emotions directed toward themselves.
- Excoriation (Skin Picking) Disorder – A irresistible urge to pick one’s skin repeatedly. An individual often spends a good deal of time picking up to several hours daily. The picking may have been present for months or years.
- PSTD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) – PTSD is the name for a change that occurs to a person’s overall emotional, psychological and behavioral reactions to having had exposure to actual or threatened death, serious injury, or sexual violence that occurred by one or more of the following: The individual must have experienced one or more of the following.
- Specific Phobia – An individual who suffers with specific phobia will become very fearful or anxious about a specific object or situation, for example: fear of flying, heights, animals, shots or blood.
- Social Anxiety Disorder – Individuals with social anxiety disorder suffer with significant fear and anxiety of social situations where they may be scrutinized and negatively evaluated by others.
- Panic Disorder – Panic disorder is characterized by sudden attacks of fear or panic happen frequently and are debilitating.
- Major Depressive Disorder – Persistent feelings of sadness that interfere with an individual’s ability to work, sleep, study, eat and enjoy life.
Call 610-517-3127 for a consultation or to schedule an appointment. We work with clients in Philadelphia, Main Line, Montgomery County, and the surrounding areas. Some of the zip codes within our service area include 19152, 19114, 19102, 19149, 19104, 19143, 19107, 19118, and 19120.