Overcoming OCD: One Patient’s Journey Through Treatment

I was struggling for a long time with upsetting thoughts that kept coming back in my mind until I finally reached a point where I decided to have the help of a clinical psychologist. I was diagnosed with OCD and finally learned the name to my endless struggle …READ MORE

Life after Treatment: Relapse Prevention Workshop

The McLean OCD Institute // Houston presented the Life after Treatment: Relapse Prevention workshop that is based on our Relapse Prevention group at the IOCDF Conference on Saturday, July 19th, 2014. Jessica Gerfen, PhD, Jennifer Sy, PhD, Christen Sistrunk, MA, LPC, and Emily Anderson, PhD presented this interactive workshop to adult attendees and their family members.…READ MORE

Inpatient programs versus residential programs for OCD and other anxiety disorders

There are effective treatments available for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and other anxiety disorders. Majority of people with these disorders benefit greatly from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), especially from Exposure and response prevention. This is true for outpatient therapy, that is the “classical” weekly therapy session for 12 to 20 weeks. …READ MORE