Virtual Adolescent OCD & Complex Anxiety Program

Ages 13-18

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Program Overview- Compass Health Center

Program Overview

Compass Virtual’s OCD & Complex Anxiety Partial Hospitalization (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient (IOP) Programs for adolescents ages 13-18 provide immediate, short-term, and comprehensive treatment for individuals whose obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) or other complex anxiety symptoms significantly impair daily functioning.

These specialized programs are grounded in daily exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP). They aim to help individuals learn to tolerate symptoms, such as distressing thoughts or physical sensations, while minimizing and decreasing the distress caused by them. The goal is to enable individuals to live a meaningful, enjoyable, and values-based life despite their anxiety.

In addition to ERP, our virtual programs have a strong focus on acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) as well as skill building in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Adolescents are encouraged to practice working through anxiety in pursuit of their personal values. In doing so, highlighting the possibility of living a fulfilling life despite the presence of uncertainty or discomfort.

What to Expect - Compass Health Center

What to Expect

Compass’ multi-disciplinary team develops an individualized treatment plan that is informed by a diverse set of clinical experts and typically includes:

  • 100% virtual PHP and IOP programs
  • Programming is designed for virtual setting – interactivity, breaks, and experiential activities are used to avoid “screen fatigue” and maximize engagement
  • Clinical outcomes are equivalent to in-person care
  • Consistently exceptional patient satisfaction ratings
  • Full psychiatric evaluation
  • Daily exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP)
  • Regular psychiatric consultations with a dedicated psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner
  • Daily structured group therapy
  • Regular individual therapy sessions with a dedicated individual therapist
  • Regular family therapy sessions with a dedicated family therapist
  • Experiential therapies such as art therapy and mindfulness
  • Ongoing reassessments and modifications to treatment plan

Our customized treatment plans are tailored to the needs of each individual and adapted as needed over the course of treatment. Program participants work with therapists who specialize in OCD, illness anxiety, panic disorder, social anxiety, and other anxiety disorders. The group therapy model provides the opportunity to connect with others, normalize experiences, and build group accountability. This individualized approach to treatment supports people in moving towards achieving a more meaningful and functional life.

Treatment Modalities- Compass Health Center

Treatment Modalities

Psychiatric assessment and medication management
Exposure and response prevention (ERP)
Habit reversal training
Individual therapy
Group therapy
Family therapy
Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
Art therapy
Aftercare and resource therapy

Where is Compass Virtual Available? - Compass Health Center

Where is Compass Virtual Available?

Currently, to participate in Compass Virtual’s PHP/IOP programs you must be physically located in Illinois, Maryland, or Virginia at the time of each day of treatment.

Additional states are coming soon!

Get Started

Nearly all individuals who try a PHP or IOP find it to be better than their expectations and find the level of engagement to be impactful.
If you are interested in learning more, we encourage you to give us a call.