Residential Treatment for OCD
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is best treated using Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) Therapy. ERP is a type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Having OCD means that an individual becomes caught in a pattern of recurring thoughts and/or behaviors that are intrusive to daily living. At Spruce Mountain Inn, a therapist will work with a client suffering from OCD by gradually exposing the client to the triggers that prompt the compulsive behaviors and/or thoughts.
ERP is designed to break the OCD cycle by teaching the client new ways of responding to triggers. This can be a slow and difficult process. The therapist will work closely with a client to build tolerance to the distress that triggers the brain into forming obsessive thoughts and/or performing compulsive behaviors. Progress is made over time as the client resists the triggers and learns to respond in new ways with less anxiety and with a greater sense of control.
Residential treatment is an immersive, community-based approach that has the potential to be much more effective than treatment received in someone's typical living environment.
Residential treatment is an immersive, community-based approach that has the potential to be much more effective than treatment received in someone's typical living environment. The benefits of residential treatment for anxiety/depression/OCD include:
The benefits of residential treatment for OCD include:
24-hour access to a seasoned team of caring, professional staff.
full immersion in a supportive community, with other young people working to overcome similar challenges.
the opportunity to experience a fresh environment, break habits, and escape triggers experienced in a typical living situation.
the opportunity to work, build life-skills, and contribute creatively in a controlled, supportive setting.
moderating the use of technology and social media, the overuse of which may fuel OCD.
family therapy and parent coaching (for parents and other affected family members) to help improve communication, foster cooperation, and facilitate healthy respect among family members.
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The education, the groups, were invaluable. The counselors were A-1. Availability of staff was 24/7. Spruce Mountain Inn saved my life, plain and simple.
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