OCD rehab program for teens 12–17 years old

OCD Treatment for Teens in Idaho

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Effective OCD treatment for teenagers

Battling obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is like being trapped on a never-ending rollercoaster of obsessive thoughts. Those suffering from this condition are compelled to perform countless rituals just to get through the day. This dysfunctional cycle not only is exhausting but can severely disrupt a teen’s life. 

The good news is that OCD doesn’t have to be a life sentence. At Avery’s House, we focus on the root causes of OCD. During treatment, your child will learn strategies for replacing compulsive thoughts and behaviors with healthier coping methods. Reach out to us today, and together, we can start your teen’s journey toward recovery. 

Tamara Helfer

Medical Director – Avery’s House Idaho

A Haven of Hope and Healing

Teen OCD treatment

At Avery’s House, we offer specialized mental health care in a warm, home-like setting. Our compassionate team of adolescent mental health professionals excels at evaluating, diagnosing, and treating a wide range of mental health conditions, including OCD in teens. We believe every adolescent who steps into Avery’s House deserves care that’s as unique as they are. To help us offer this, we’ve created a healing haven that’s inclusive and welcoming for all, including those in the LGBTQA+ community.

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How to help a teenager with OCD

Only a mental health professional can diagnose OCD, and the sooner it’s diagnosed, the faster it can be treated. If you notice OCD symptoms—such as repetitive behaviors or intense preoccupation with specific thoughts—in your teen, don’t overlook these signs, as early intervention can significantly impact the success of treatment. 

At Avery’s House, our adolescent mental health professionals are here for you. We’ll help you understand OCD and explore the most suitable treatment options for your child’s unique needs. 

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Identifying OCD symptoms in teens

Obsessive-compulsive behaviors in teens may initially go unnoticed, as they tend to develop gradually. For those unfamiliar with OCD, such repetitive and compulsive actions might appear irrational or over-the-top. However, for the teens experiencing this condition, they’re a source of significant distress. Symptoms to watch for include 

  • Repeatedly checking things like locks, cleanliness, etc.
  • Continually rewriting, rereading, or redoing homework 
  • Persistent counting and recounting of items 
  • Constant worry that something terrible will happen
  • Lengthy routines that delay leaving the house 
  • Handwashing to the point of damaged or bleeding skin
  • Hoarding objects
  • Obsessive need for order, symmetry, or precision
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What causes OCD in adolescents?

Like many mental health disorders, OCD’s origins are complex and not entirely understood. However, most experts believe it stems from a combination of factors rather than a single cause. Factors that increase your child’s risk of developing OCD include 

  • Genetic predisposition
  • Stressful or traumatic events 
  • Learned fears and behaviors from family members 
  • Environmental influences and upbringing
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Treatment for OCD in teenagers at Avery’s House

At Avery’s House, we believe treating OCD is a collaborative journey. That’s why our dedicated mental health professionals work closely with you and your teen to develop a treatment plan tailored to their unique needs. Here are some features of our treatment approach:

  • Coping skills training for effective symptom management
  • Peer support groups for sharing experiences and strategies 
  • Guidance for families on supporting their teens during recovery 
  • Comprehensive medication management for those who need it 
  • Life skills training to boost independence and self-reliance 
  • Robust academic support to keep your teen academically on track while in treatment

Services offered as part of our teenage OCD treatment program

Some of the services included in our teenage OCD treatment program are

  • Child psychologist services
  • Weekly individual sessions
  • Case management
  • Therapies tailored to each teen
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Art therapy
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Schooling options
  • Medication management
  • Community-based activities
  • Pharmacotherapy
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