I’m a 30-something Mormon gay male engineer with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder living in Seattle. This site is for me. …and the people I love. But, mostly for me. It’s a place for me to process and try to make sense of my OCD world. It’s also a place for me to authentically and unapologetically take ownership of my story. And hopefully find healing along the way.
I’ve always been on the obsessive compulsive spectrum. It didn’t become disorderly until a few years ago, and it’s been a downward spiral ever since. The obsessions and compulsive behaviors took up more and more time and got more and more elaborate. The last year in particular has been challenging. Today, OCD probably consumes at least 50% of my life. The good news is, through the luck of the universe, I discovered about a year ago that my next door neighbor (a child psychologist) treats OCD in adolescents. He was able to provide me some resources and put me in touch with another psychologist who he says is the best in Seattle at treating adults with OCD. After nearly 10 months on a waiting list, I was finally able to get in and start therapy with him at the beginning of this year.