OCD is estimated to affect anywhere between 4-7 million individuals in the United States alone. Any sufferer knows its symptoms can be devastating and debilitating. However, experts agree that cognitive behavior therapy, specifically exposure and response prevention (ERP), is the treatment of choice for this disorder. Research indicates that treatment programs utilizing ERP will significantly help 70% of those suffering from OCD.
Unfortunately, finding a therapist with sufficient training and experience in treating OCD can be difficult. Relative to the staggering number of sufferers, there are few OCD specialists. As a result many cases of OCD go untreated.
As an OCD specialist, I have had the good fortune of witnessing firsthand the recovery of many children and adults suffering from OCD. With this very effective treatment approach, I have watched many sufferers diminish their symptoms and get their lives back.
For the past 14 years, it has been my mission to bring this very effective treatment to as many OCD sufferers as possible. Unfortunately, there is only so much one can do in private practice, particularly a relatively small one on Cape Cod. However, my vision got bigger as I saw an opportunity to use the functions of the smart phone to create an interactive ERP therapy app.
Out of this vision, the Live OCD Free application was born. A collaboration between many dedicated professionals, this tool is now available to help you or someone you know who is suffering enjoy a life free of OCD.
Pocket Therapist LLC, our parent company, strives to create interactive therapeutic smart phone applications of the highest quality. Our applications are developed in collaboration with leading professionals, undergo rigorous piloting, and are extensively researched to support their efficacy.
In addition to our Live OCD Free application, we hope to provide other interactive therapeutic applications in the near future.
Dr. Kristen Mulcahy