Services

Comprehensive Diagnostic Evaluation and Monitoring of OCD

This will include an evaluation of all OCD symptoms and severity levels. Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (Y-BOCS) will be used in addition to an intake interview. Other OCD assessment measures may also be used depending upon OCD presentation. Throughout treatment we will periodically monitor treatment progress by completing additional Y-BOCS.

 

Individual Therapy

Sessions will typically occur one-on-one with your clinician to allow for completely customized treatment. Usual session length is 55 minutes. Most sessions typically occur in our office suite.

 

Intensive Outpatient Therapy

We provide flexible options for intensive outpatient therapy. At a minimum this could be as little as an extended 1.5-hour session one time or two 55-minute sessions within a week. Intensive outpatient therapy could also be as much as up to 8 hours in a day and/or up to 5 sessions in a week. Most intensive outpatient therapy involves a schedule somewhere in-between and we will tailor intensive therapy to fit your needs, schedule and budget. Clients often choose to do at least one intensive session to increase the speed and efficiency of treatment. These intensive sessions have been very successful for clients and may require less total hours overall in treatment as the gains are greater.

 

Support for Pre-Therapy

We offer support for clients who are not yet ready to take the plunge into treatment. Many clients or their loved ones just want to meet and get a sense of what ERP treatment is all about. It is often an important step to determining whether treatment at this time is right for you or your loved one.

 

Individualized Treatment Planning

A specific treatment plan will be developed for each client based upon initial assessment. As treatment progresses, this treatment plan will continue to be thoughtfully adjusted, as recommended by clinician and as desired by client.

 

Client Education on OCD

We provide comprehensive education on OCD and OCD treatment based on the client’s prior knowledge and needs. OCD education is essential in helping you take charge of your treatment and contributes greatly to treatment effectiveness and efficiency.

 

Between-Session Planning

Much of the important work you will do will take place between sessions. During session we will carefully plan your between-session goals and how to overcome any potential obstacles that arise.

 

Maintenance Therapy and Relapse Prevention

Our goal is always to keep OCD in full-remission long-term. We will create a plan for you to come in periodically to maintain your treatment gains and prevent a relapse of symptoms. Should a relapse occur, we are always here to help and you are always welcome back.

 

Parent/Spouse/Family Sessions

Involving loved ones in session can be very helpful and comforting to our clients. The actions done by those close to our clients can either help decrease OCD symptoms or may unintentionally reinforce compulsions thereby making the OCD worse. It is important that loved ones understand how they can be supportive to the client while not accommodating the OCD.

 

School Assistance

We provide concrete and thorough recommendations for IEPs and 504 plans as it pertains to clients’ OCD symptoms. We are able to collaborate with families, teachers and school personnel in ensuring that our clients’ academic needs are met.

 

Consultation with Client’s Other Clinicians and Psychiatrists

We are able to collaborate with other mental health professionals the client is seeing to ensure the client’s total needs are met.

 

Community Outreach

We are passionate about helping as many people as possible find relief from their OCD symptoms. To accomplish this we provide helpful education on OCD and OCD treatment to the community including physicians, psychiatrists, other mental health professionals, schools and service organizations.

 

Referral Recommendations

We will gladly provide referrals for client needs including: clinicians, psychiatrists (medication), intensive outpatient programs, partial hospitalization programs and residential programs.

 

Professional Consultation

We are available for consultation with other professionals in the field. This includes consulting on the professional’s specific OCD cases and/or consulting on the latest and most-effective treatment methods for OCD.

We offer a range of ways to meet, from in office sessions to virtual appointments.

 

In Office Sessions

Sessions will typically occur one-on-one with your clinician to allow for completely customized treatment. Usual session length is 55 minutes. Most sessions typically occur in our office suite.

 

Phone Sessions

These may be done in smaller increments of time (compared to full sessions) if desired.

 

Out-of-Office Sessions

When it is not possible to bring up the distress needed to fully practice ERP in-office, out-of-office sessions can be important. We will hold sessions in the locations where the distress arises.

 

Outdoor Sessions

At the client’s request we are able to hold sessions outside (weather permitting). ERP doesn’t have to feel serious and stuffy. There is a scenic path by the office that clients often enjoy.

 

Telehealth

We provide sessions via HIPAA-compliant video chat to clients who are residing in Illinois. We love to make a difference to people who would not otherwise be able to meet with an OCD specialist.