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We provide exposure and response prevention (ERP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and other behaviorally-based treatments for OCD and anxiety.

Client Guides & General Information

Handouts, Resources, & Guidelines for Clients
  • Exposures:
    • Exposure-based treatment can seem deceptively simple. Practicing exposure effectively can be more complex. We provide some guidelines below to help you learn to use this practice effectively. Guidelines for Exposure
  • Telehealth Sessions:
    • Telehealth sessions offered on a case-by-case basis depending on treatment needs, treatment adherence, and location. Should you have more questions about telehealth sessions or how to join your telehealth session using our HIPPA compliant software, see the following handout: Telehealth Sessions
General Evidence-based Treatment Resources

The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, information about CBT and evidenced-based treatments for a variety of disorders, here. 

Resources for OCD

The International OCD Foundation (IOCDF), provides information about treatments, medication, and OCD. 

Beyond OCD

The Anxiety Disorders of America on OCD

Book Recommendations: 

  • Abramowitz, J. (2009). Getting Over OCD: A 10-Step Workbook for Taking Back Your Life
  • Chansky, T. (2001). Freeing your child from obsessive-compulsive disorder: A powerful, practical program for parents of children and adolescents.
  • Foa, E.B., & Andrews, L.W. (2006). If your adolescent has an anxiety disorder: An essential resource for parents.
  • Freeman, J.B., & Garcia, A.M. (2009). Family-based treatment for young children with OCD (workbook).
  • Hyman, B, Pedrick, C (2010)The OCD Workbook: Your Guide to Breaking Free from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Pedrick, C., Landsman, K, & Parrish K. (2005).  Loving Someone With OCD
  • Rapee, R.M., Spence, S.H., Cobham, V., Wignall, A., & Lyneham, H. (2008). Helping your anxious child: A step-by-step guide for parents  
For Family Members

Having a family member experience significant distress is distressing for the whole family. Often our natural responses to our family member’s distress reduce anxiety in the short term but exacerbate anxiety in the long run.

Accommodation of anxiety/distress in loved ones is a natural loving response of parents and family members but it must be addressed to reduce anxiety.

Success in treatment depends on both clients and their family members being willing to reduce and then stop behaviors that feed anxiety.

We have collected some resources below that you may also find useful in helping you to reduce accommodations for your loved one.

From the International OCD Foundation iocdf.org:

 

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