"The purpose is not to feel better but to get better at feeling and being with all that is you, as it is."
Forsyth & Eifert
Initial steps are currently being taken to formally create a Louisiana affiliate of the International OCD Foundation by Drs. Fitch and Chabaud, and several dedicated individuals in the community. If you are interested in learning more or getting involved, please click read more.
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A Bit About Therapy
We at OCDIGNO provide services for people with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and other fear-based disorders. OCD poses obsessions or "what if" questions about a feared outcome or consequence. These questions often signal fear and discomfort, because they are often about what people value. A person fears that if they do not perform a compulsion, then the feared consequence will occur. People perform compulsions to decrease the fear or discomfort. The more a person perform compulsions, the more they are controlled by the obsessions and the more the person will suffer. Unfortunately treatment that instructs people to “stop compulsive behavior” or stop thinking about a feared concern, or provides reassurance that a consequence will not happen are not sufficient to help people with OCD and often worsen the condition. One of our primary goals is to help clients empower themselves by not performing compulsions. Clients quickly see that resisting compulsions allows their fear and discomfort to naturally decrease with the resources that all humans possess. At OCDIGNO we aim to reduce the grip of OCD, and so that people's behavior is truly consistent with what they value. We utilize evidence-based therapies of Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) and other approaches that supports implementation of mindfulness practice. The needs of each individual is assessed and individual treatment approaches are tailored uniquely to the wants and values of the individual client.