Williams House Empowers Adolescents to Overcome OCD Through Enhanced Program

Empowering an adolescent struggling with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) with the skills they need to manage their OCD can have a profoundly positive impact. Williams House at Lindner Center of HOPE has enhanced a specialized assessment and treatment track for adolescents suffering with OCD. This track focuses on creating a strong collaborative alliance in order to engage the adolescent in the difficult work involved in OCD treatment. Clinicians are experienced in making the tasks of hierarchy completion and exposure/ response prevention rewarding and fun.

Williams House also has expertise in working with complex co-morbidity coupled with OCD. Given the individualization of the program to meet the needs of the adolescent, the duration of stay is customized with a minimum stay of 14 days, with most staying 4 to 6 weeks.

This individualized residential OCD treatment track may begin with a Williams House Comprehensive Diagnostic Assessment to:

  • Clarify diagnosis (OCD symptoms are not always clear and sometimes may be masking other diagnoses)
  • Evaluate treatment readiness
  • Introduce Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
  • Develop a treatment hierarchy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) through integrated Williams House programming
  • Illness management and recovery groups

Many individuals begin the track with a confirmed diagnosis, and may not need a comprehensive diagnostic assessment. Therefore, Williams House at Lindner Center of HOPE’s treatment track for OCD will work with individuals and their families to take progressive and proven steps to free themselves from the grasp of OCD and other anxiety conditions through a customized treatment plan, which includes:

  • The development of their treatment hierarchy and establishment of their completion goal
  • Tailored intensive treatment that combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and medication treatment with specific emphasis and continuous opportunities to practice Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). In addition to 3 hours of structured ERP, patients engage in ERP experiences throughout the day and participate in more than 5 additional hours of therapy daily.
  • Individualized therapy
  • Self-directed work
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) through integrated Williams House programming
  • Illness management and recovery groups
  • Patient and family education

Admissions specialists and clinicians are available to confidentially discuss and assess each individual’s unique circumstances. Call (513) 536-0537 / (888) 537-4229 or visit Williamslindner.org.

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