OUR TREATMENT APPROACH
Most cases of OCD and anxiety-related disorders are treatable. After a thorough evaluation, your COARD clinician will review your options and help you obtain the treatment that is right for you. Our professionals incorporate many of the modalities below, but other services that might be considered include spiritual direction, physical therapy, nutritional consultation, and biofeedback.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
CBT is the most established psychological treatment for OCD and most of the anxiety-related disorders. Patients are taught to face the things they fear at a manageable pace (“exposure”). They also learn healthy coping habits to replace compulsions (“response prevention”).
A number of medications have been effective with OCD and anxiety-related disorders. In most cases, individuals receiving CBT at our Center are seen by a COARD psychiatrist.
Family Consultation for Participating Patients
COARD clinicians routinely counsel family members to help them learn how to support their loved one’s treatment.
Motivational Enhancement & Treatment-Readiness Therapy
Patients ambivalent about treatment can benefit from interventions designed to help them increase motivation or overcome other obstacles so they can participate effectively in therapy.
Some individuals benefit from the mutual support provided in a group treatment format. COARD conducts group therapy for several anxiety-related groups. To find out which groups are currently available, visit the outpatient services section.