Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is now considered the “treatment of choice” for children, adolescents, and adults with OCD and anxiety disorders.  Research supports that CBT is the most effective treatment available.

Clinicians at the center are dedicated to staying on top of the latest research  and offering the most effective treatments available.

Learn more about CBT and Exposure Therapy

CBT is an active and collaborative therapy that helps people change how they respond to their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.  Exposure Therapy is a type of CBT  that asks people to gradually confront their fears. Over time people learn that their fears are unlikely to come true.

 For Kids: Learn about OCD with “Jolly” and “Grumpy”

 

 

OCD and Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health disorder among children and adults. Anxiety disorders typically begin around age 11 but can affect anyone throughout their lifetime.

OCD, Hair-Pulling, Skin-Picking, and Body Dysmorphic Disorder are now considered OC-Spectrum Disorders. New research shows that OC-Spectrum disorders are a distinct group of illnesses.

What you need to know about Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders can lead people to avoid certain places, people, situations, memories, and thoughts and cause a great deal of distress. Avoidance helps reduce anxiety temporarily but in the long-run avoidance makes anxiety worse.

What you need to know about OCD

OCD is common. In fact, 1 out of 100 adults and 1 out of 200 children have OCD. A person can develop OCD at any time in their life- from preschool through adulthood. Most commonly OCD begins between the ages of 10 and 12 and in early adulthood. OCD often goes undiagnosed,  untreated or inappropriately treated. Download the this information packet to learn what you need to know about OCD.

 

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for Kids and Teens

Our IOP is designed for children and teens with severe to very severe OCD who need intensive treatment. The program provides 12 to 15 hours per week of one-on-one Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy with a team of experts. Learn more about our Child and Adolescent IOP.

Watch the film   “My OCD Story”

My OCD Story