Anxiety and OCD Program

Anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can cause significant emotional distress and physical pain. Attempting to avoid this distress and suppressing obsessions, thoughts, and emotions may worsen problems. When anxiety or OCD hinders life enjoyment, seeking treatment can be beneficial.

Common conditions treated

  • Generalized anxiety: involves persistent and excessive worry about multiple different aspects of life that interferes with daily activities.
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder: experiencing distressing repetitive thoughts, images and/or behaviors that are often time consuming and get in the way of a valued life.
  • Panic disorder: fear of having recurrent and unexpected panic attacks (powerful surge of anxiety causing multiple intense physical sensations).
  • Phobias: fear that is excessive or unreasonable, cued by the presence or anticipation of a specific object or situation. 
  • School anxiety and avoidance: severe emotional distress about attending school.  
  • Social anxiety: marked fear or anxiety about one or more social situations in which the individual is exposed to possible scrutiny by others.

Specialty programs

Ages treated

  • 8 and older 

Levels of treatment offered

Treatment approach and techniques

Group therapy is provided through Endeavor Health/Linden Oaks Behavioral Health's Intensive Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization, and Inpatient programs. This includes both educational groups, skills groups, and individual meetings with a licensed clinical therapist.

Patients will learn a variety of skillsets with a focus on healthy lifestyles promoted by Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Exposure Therapy.

  • DBT: incorporates healthy coping skills to assist people in understanding and managing distressing anxiety symptoms to encourage making decisions that better align with their values and goals. The aim of DBT is to achieve a life worth living.
  • ACT: encourages people to be present, open up, and make space for unwanted anxious thoughts and feelings in favor of focusing on values guiding our behaviors. The aim of ACT is to make intentional actions towards living the life they desire.
  • Exposure therapy: helps people challenge their anxiety by coming in contact with their fears, uncomfortable thoughts, and feelings in a slow gradual way.

Treatment hours (dependent on your level of care)

  • Inpatient: 24/7 around the clock care
  • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP): 6 hours a day, 5 days a week
  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP): 3 hours a day, 5 days a week
  • Counseling/medication management: By appointment (daytime, nighttime and weekend hours)

Linden Oaks locations