We all need our safe spaces where we can just “be” and speak freely. Psychotherapy may be that space.You might or might not be surprised to learn that what you may have considered a therapy staple is, in fact, a rare occurrence. Few psychotherapists really have a chaise lounge for you to lie on.In fact, not all psychotherapists work in the same way or offer the same services.
One of the most heartbreaking aspects of my son Dan’s descent into severe obsessive-compulsive disorder was his progressive isolation from his friends.Unfortunately, this is a common occurrence for those with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and often becomes a vicious cycle. OCD isolates the sufferer, and this detachment from others, where the person suffering from OCD is left alone with nothing but his or her obsessions and compulsions, can exacerbate OCD.