The ‘WHAT IF…’ OCD Group

Support group for OCD/Anxiety disorders at Agape Christian Counseling Services St Louis MO. Contact Kristy Cobillas LPC for details 314-643-8506Group counseling for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), starting November 7, 2016

What if I forgot to turn the stove off and my house burns down?
What if I didn’t clean up well enough and someone else gets sick?
What if I lose control and hurt myself or others?
What if I don’t do everything perfectly and God sends me to Hell?

If you have OCD, you may find yourself in a persistent state of worry over the ‘what if’s in life. You feel as though you are held captive by your thoughts…

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Death By A Thousand What If’s

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by Kristy Cobillas, MEd, PLPC

We have all heard someone claim that they have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) because of their proclivity toward keeping things neat and organized. Many a joke has been made regarding having “OCD” friends over so that they can clean the house. Those truly suffering with the disorder could only wish it were simply a matter of being particular or neat; unfortunately that is not the case.

Exactly what is OCD?

Characterized by a presence …

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder stems from anxiety. Thoughts and actions intrude on our lives, forcing us to focus on them in the hope that they will go away. We can be left feeling distressed, alienated, and frustrated that so much of our time is spent tending to our thoughts or actions.

Use the questions below as a self-reflective guide.

Do you…

  • have recurrent or persistent thoughts or impulses that cause anxiety when they intrude on your day?
  • experience these thoughts
  • Kristy Cobillas, MEd, LPC

    Kristy Cobillas earned her Master’s of Education in Counseling from the University of Missouri St. Louis. She specializes in working with adults who have a history of childhood abuse and/or neglect, and works extremely well with those who suffer from pervasive anxiety and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Kristy has been trained to utilize Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to facilitate the processing of trauma. She also utilizes Neuro-linguistic…

    Zach Sander, MA, LPC, CADC

    Zach earned his Master’s Degree in Counseling at Missouri Baptist University. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri. He has much experience in individual, family, and group therapy, with both adults and children. He counsels through a Biblical worldview, helping people develop a healthier perception and understanding to reach a more fulfilled, healthy lifestyle in Christ. Zach uses methods such as Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral…

    Ryan Sosman, MA, LPC

    Ryan Sosman earned his Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Maryville University in St. Louis, MO and his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at University of Missouri-St. Louis in St. Louis, MO. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri and Missouri certified in Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT).

    Ryan has 5 years experience working with individuals with severe and chronic mental illness including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder,…