Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

What obsessive compulsive disorder is

  • Repetitive and persistent thoughts or urges (obsessions) and rigid and repetitive behaviors or acts that an individual feels driven to perform in response to the obsession (compulsions) (adapted from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition)

What we treat

Our program philosophy

  • Comprehensive and strengths-based
  • Includes (up to) three individual sessions a week, approximately four psychoeducational groups each day, weekly meetings with the staff psychiatrist, psychologist, dietitian, and clinical director
  • Incorporates elements of spirituality, mindfulness, nutrition, art, movement/exercise, and psychotherapy
  • Incorporates pharmacology, when appropriate

Goals for therapy

  • Reduce obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors
  • Improve quality of life and levels of occupational, relational, or recreational functioning
  • Distinguish real from anticipated danger
  • Challenge maladaptive core beliefs that maintain interfering symptoms

Clinical modalities

Recommended reading

  • Break Free from OCD: Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder with CBT by Fiona Challacombe, Victoria Bream Oldfield, and Paul M. Salkoviskis

If you are suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder we can help you. For more information while we finish constructing our website, please call us at 205-678-4373 or e-mail us at