Obsessional thinking, sometimes referred to as obsessive thinking or rumination, is a pattern of recurring thoughts or fixations that are often distressing and intrusive. These thoughts may be irrational, unwanted, and persistent, leading to feelings of anxiety, guilt, or shame. People with obsessional thinking may experience a range of symptoms, including mental preoccupation, compulsive behaviors, and difficulty focusing on other tasks or activities. Some common obsessional thinking patterns can involve worries related to contamination, safety, or harm, doubts about one’s abilities or perceptions, or a preoccupation with order or symmetry. Obsessive thinking can be a symptom of an anxiety disorder or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) but can also occur in isolation.

Dr. Wilson can be helpful in treating obsessional thinking. Dr. Wilson  helps people become aware of their unconscious thoughts and emotions and their impact on their behavior. By exploring and processing the underlying emotional conflicts that may be fueling obsessional thinking, Dr. Wilson can help individuals develop insight, gain a better understanding of their patterns of thinking and behavior, and learn coping strategies to manage their symptoms. Additionally, Dr. Wilson focuses on the therapeutic relationship which can help individuals who struggle with obsessional thinking to develop healthy attachment patterns and relate to others in a more fulfilling and satisfying way. While Dr. Wilson’s approach may not be a quick fix, it can be a valuable long-term strategy for individuals seeking relief from obsessional thinking.

How can I manage my Obsessional Thinking?

At his private practice and with telehealth appointments, Dr. Wilson offers psychotherapy for Obsessional Thinking Call Douglas Wilson, PhD, or schedule an appointment online for treatment today.