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.
Compass’ multi-disciplinary team develops an individualized treatment plan that is informed by a diverse set of clinical experts and typically includes:
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.
The Echo Outpatient Program is open to individuals who have completed Compass Health Center’s PHP and IOP programs and are ready to transition to a lower level of care, as recommended by a Compass psychiatrist. This program allows patients to continue psychiatric medication management with their Compass psychiatrist and attend Compass-led outpatient group therapy sessions virtually in a familiar setting.
Currently to participate in Compass Virtual’s PHP and IOP programs you must be physically located in the state of Illinois and Maryland at the time of each day of treatment.
Additional states are coming soon!
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.