Paul J. Peterson, our CEO, started practicing therapy in his first-year internship in August of 2000. His first session was with an individual struggling with OCD. This was the beginning of a flood of experiences that ignited his passion to work with individuals suffering with OCD and anxiety disorders. After conducting over 34,000 sessions and providing treatment one person at a time, he knew this was ineffective if he was truly going to make a difference. The decision was made to build up an army to help in the fight. He began to train and inspire therapists to join him in his efforts. By May 26, 2015, he officially launched The OCD and Anxiety Treatment Center. The program began with 6 clients a day receiving amazing and life altering treatment and now has over 72 clients a day and is still growing. At the center, you can find amazing therapists who know what they are talking about. Not only are they caring and compassionate, but they are also trained and specialized in providing evidenced based, “gold Standard” treatment to the community.

A special message from Paul Peterson.

“Once you start talking to one of our therapists, you will see how well they understand what you are going through. They know that intense emotions will run through your body when you are afraid, concerned, not sure, or are wondering what if. They know at that same time you have an intrusive thought, that even though it feels so real, the fact that you have that intensity of feelings is the real problem that needs to be addressed and is not the concern that is hijacking your life. That may seem strange because typically a person does not feel something for nothing, right? But have you noticed how you will feel things for nothing frequently? In that moment, that terrible feeling consumes the logical part of your brain, and the only thing that matters is creating certainty. Regardless of how many times you try to resolve those feelings or even listen to what others say, it does not change your mindset. And if you do finally achieve relief, it will only be temporary at best. You will inevitably be triggered again. Something to think about. If those feelings you experience didn’t happen when the thoughts came into your mind, would you even need help? From our experience working with thousands, likely not! It is all about that feeling. Intense feelings can make us doubt what we should know. This is only the tip of the iceberg. We have so much more to share. Please come and let us help you. The tools we can give will help change how you experience that terrible, awful feeling. They can change how you will react in the future each time that “zing” happens. Life doesn’t have to be so hard.

Welcome to the OCD Anxiety Treatment Center

We are so glad you found us. In the State of Utah there are only a handful of true specialists with OCD and Anxiety Spectrum Disorders. If you are like most of our clients, you have seen a counselor who said they knew how to help you but may not have been helpful and did not provide concrete tools and techniques that truly reduced your symptoms. Fortunately, you have found the right place. Our professionals have been trained all over the nation by the founding fathers of OCD and Anxiety Treatment. We are up-to-date with the latest trainings and research. Our processes work when our clients do their part. We have modeled our programs close to some of the most renowned programs in the world.


There are many theories as to why a person experiences anxiety and fear. Researchers and specialists have recognized that the brain can “trick” the body into believing something is happening when it is not. This is known as “Fight or Flight Response”. A person can be completely logical, but when their anxiety and fear begins to run high, the feelings it produces take over any sense of logic…

  • Bothered by certain sounds or noises
  • Causing Harm by Accident
  • Causing Harm to Others on Purpose
  • Colors with special significance
  • Symmetry and Exactness
  • Panic Attacks
  • Fear of not saying just the right thing
  • Perfectionism
  • Fear of saying certain things
  • Physical and/or Emotional Contamination
  • Moral or Religious Fears
  • Repeating/Replaying compulsion
  • Rituals involving blinking or staring
  • Sexual Orientation Obsessions
  • Intrusive nonsense sounds, words, or music





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