From one OCD'er to another, I know where you are at as far as the germaphobia is concerned. Purell is my best friend. I saw a counselor for a while the end of last year and along with all the other "issues" I was talking to her about, she said germaphobia wasn't the worst thing to have. Now, as far as mine escalating, it has to a degree and she did say there are counselors that strictly deal with OCD issues. I hope you like the counselor and feel comfortable talking to her. As far as what questions to ask or how to talk to her, that comes from inside you and how much or how little you want to reveal or feel comfortable talking about. Let us know how it goes. I'm very interested in hearing what your counselor says about the germaphobia, etc.
Thou shalt smile and have a nice day. It frustrates those who have other plans for thee.
Anxiety 2007; IBS 2004; Chronic Hives 2002.
Medications: Allegra, Zantac, Xanax, Darvocet.