June 18, 2022

What is OCD and How is it Treated?

S4/Ep 12//Color of Success

OCD is a term often thrown around in every day language for people who have a strong preference for cleanliness and order.  However, this does not necessarily indicate a clinical diagnosis.

In this episode, Brianna Calderón:

  • Defines Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) according to DSM 5 criteria
  • Differentiates a preference for cleanliness from a clinical diagnosis
  • How the pandemic has impacted the presentation of symptoms
  • Exposure Therapy as an effective treatment for OCD
  • Provides resources for OCD & treatment


Brianna's Bio:

Brianna is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state. She is a native New Yorker from the Bronx and started out working in community mental health and group homes/residential settings. After becoming licensed, she made the switch to work at NOCD (No Compulsive Disorders), becoming an OCD specialist working via tele-health. Her personal and professional mission is to provide education on this misrepresented and misdiagnosed disorder to communities that may not have access to resources, and have generational/cultural stigmas regarding mental health.


In this episode, you will learn:

-Definition of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

-How the pandemic has impacted individuals experiencing symptoms of OCD

-Effective treatment for OCD