Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) is the gold standard treatment of choice for Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder. Treatment with ERP usually involves creating a hierarchy of feared situations based on an individuals’ OCD thoughts, practicing exposure to the feared triggers and consequences, and learning techniques to refrain from engaging in compulsive behaviors.


Exposure work can be done either in the therapy office or outside of the therapy office in a “real-life” setting (when appropriate) to enhance effectiveness of the exposure work. Therapy will involve self-monitoring and support from your therapist both during session and in the form of phone coaching outside of sessions when you are practicing exposures on your own.


Cityscape Counseling is dedicated to working creatively with you to help you overcome your OCD behaviors so that you can participate fully in your life again.

if you're looking for AN ERP therapist in chicago, Cityscape counseling would love to work with you.

We know that seeking out therapy can be a daunting endeavor so we're dedicated to helping you each step of the way.