Obsessive-compulsive disorder disrupts functioning due to anxiety-provoking intrusive thoughts and behaviors or rituals meant to reduce distress. However, the relief lasts a short period of time before the intrusive thought presents itself once more. Rituals may have been helpful in the past, but now take up too much time and energy. CBT helps clients learn to move beyond their rituals/compulsions. Dr. Calbeck completed specialized training to treat clients with OCD.