How long should therapy last?

I have been in therapy for weeks, working with my therapist on EMDRP techniques. We’ve tackled my fears and triggers head-on, but despite my best efforts, my OCD is still very much present in my life.
I wonder how long I should keep doing this. I am starting to lose hope that anything will ever change. I am exhausted from the constant battle in my mind and feel like giving up. I will appreciate any ideas.

As a person with OCD, I understand your frustration and exhaustion from constantly battling with intrusive thoughts and compulsive behaviors. While I haven’t done EMDR myself, all types of therapy can be challenging, and it takes time to see changes. A good option, however, is to reassess your treatment goals with your therapist in case you feel too challenged.

Try another therapy, my friend. I haven’t heard about EMDR before, probably this is some innovative one. However, look at ACT or ERP as those are proven to work for most people with OCD.

This is a piece of good advice. Also, experimenting with more relaxation methods might help you find relief.

I found relief for myself. I hope that our suggestions help @Jesper in some way. I can also add that reading more studies and success stories online might give him extra inspiration.