Religious OCD: How to Resolve Intrusive Guilt

Gaining a balanced perspective in cognitive therapy addresses and puts right misplaced guilt. It redirects trait-guilt, and thus moves the barrier between the individual and their relationship with God. In other words, it demonstrates, objectively, how intrusive guilt is inconsistent with one’s true character, behaviours and religious belief. By respecting the person’s faith, and in terms of separation anxiety, a therapist would not give reassurance, but would agree that building religious trust is essential for their well-being.