Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a lot more common than most people realize. More than 1 person in every 100, have this condition. Sadly, it is often misdiagnosed and mistreated. The good news is that we have a treatment for OCD that works!
We specialize in treating people of all ages who have OCD. Our therapists have completed intensive training in the use of Exposure and Response Prevention (EX/RP) Therapy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) at the Behavior Therapy Training Institute through the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF), and The Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at the University of Pennsylvania, in addition to other advanced trainings. We also provide education for other therapists about working with children with OCD.
We are known for our ability to make the therapy fit the client (rather than the other way around)! With children, we use playful strategies to accomplish the exposure therapy. Adults often appreciate this playful approach as well. In every case, we stay serious about accomplishing our goal – helping our clients feel better and live a life without the limitations OCD attempts to impose.
Intensive Treatment for OCD
We offer intensive outpatient treatment formats designed to meet the individual needs of our clients. A typical format might consist of 90-120 minute daily sessions, 3-5 days per week with additional exposure and response prevention (ERP) practice (independently or with a Behavioral Assistant) each day.
When a person’s OCD is severe, it may be difficult for them to come into the office for a therapy session. We have had success by providing frequent in-home sessions and later when improvements are made, transitioning to less frequent in-office sessions.
We will work together to develop a treatment plan that meets your specific needs.
We have the option of adding a Behavioral Assistant to help the client with exposure and ritual response prevention to supplement the therapy. This can be helpful when a client needs more support to engage in exposures outside of session. The Behavioral Assistant will work closely with your Therapist to coordinate your treatment. This can be a cost-effective option.
Benefits of Intensive OCD Treatment may include:
- Ability to build momentum and motivation with strong support and more rapid results.
- Enable you to keep connections with family and other supports
- Less time away from work or school
- Quicker return to healthy functioning
- Decreased burden on family members
- Avoid expense and hassle of hospitalization