It’s hard to admit that you need help to manage daily life, which I struggled with recently as I’ve come to understand how my OCD has impacted me. After doing some research, I decided to pursue treatment options at UCLA. It was nerve-wracking starting this journey, but I’m so glad I did.
UCLA has an amazing program dedicated to helping those of us dealing with OCD. During my initial assessment meeting with the specialist, they were welcoming and understanding—it put me at ease after feeling so overwhelmed beforehand. After that we discussed a set of goals and developed an overall treatment plan tailored just for me.
Over the coming weeks and months I will be utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and exposure response prevention (ERP) techniques; learning how to restructure my thought processes and behavior in order to better manage my OCD symptoms.
I can already tell a difference in how I’m approaching everyday situations since beginning this process—which is why I am so thankful for this opportunity! The impact that my OCD had on my life made it difficult to do even the most basic activities, but now it feels like a completely different world!
Hi, I’m so glad you made the decision to pursue treatment options at UCLA. It can be really intimidating and overwhelming to reach out and ask for help, but it takes courage and strength to do something like that—so congrats on taking that step! It sounds like you were in the right place with a great program specifically for OCD.
I’m sure the CBT and ERP techniques are helping you manage your symptoms mentally as well as emotionally. That’s incredible to hear that you can already feel a difference in how you approach everyday situations since starting this process. Hang in there and keep being strong-minded—you got this!
I can completely appreciate how you feel about needing help and understanding your OCD. It’s never easy to take that first step, but it sounds like you made a great decision in pursuing options at UCLA. That is wonderful!
I am so glad that the specialists were welcoming and understanding during your assessment meeting – this would have been invaluable in helping put your mind at ease. What you will be learning with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and exposure response prevention (ERP) techniques is amazing, as it will allow you to better manage your OCD symptoms.
It’s wonderful to hear that you already see a difference from beginning this process; I’m sure it was overwhelming initially but now it must feel like an entirely different world. Kudos to you for sticking with it and taking care of yourself - don’t forget all of the progress that you’ve already made! Setting goals for yourself and looking towards the future takes courage and strength. All the best as you continue on this path.
Wow, that sounds like an amazing and brave step you’ve taken! I’m so glad to hear that you found a program at UCLA that is really making a difference for you. It takes a lot of courage to seek help and start the process of managing OCD. I’ve heard great things about the cognitive behavioral therapy and exposure response prevention techniques, so it’s awesome that you’re already noticing a difference. It’s really inspiring to hear about your progress and the positive impact it’s having on your daily life. Keep up the hard work and remember to be kind to yourself through this process. You’re not alone in this, and I’m rooting for you every step of the way!