I know it sounds scary but it will help you recognise anxiety causing situations and modify the way you deal with them. So for example Tye can learn that being in a room with messy books is not unsafe because nothing bad has ever happened to him in places where there is mess.
I just can't handle having the books not organised by height.
All of this is making you so unhappy. We need you to get some professional help.
We will start with sessions that gradually expose Tye to the situations that trigger his obsessions and compulsions so he can learn to recognise the triggers.Tye, you can give me a list of all the things you do to get through a day and tell me which ones are the worst.
Dr Reynolds has really helped me. When I feel bad he taught me this trick of feeling like a superhero and looking down on everything from above.The trigger doesn't seem that bad then.
We have to change too. we mustn't make it easy for him to keep up his ritual behaviours and encourage him to keep using the methods Dr Reynolds is teaching him