Frequently Asked Questions
Is this program devoted entirely to treating individuals with OCD, or will other OCD spectrum disorders or anxiety disorders also be addressed?
This program is for individuals with OCD and OC-spectrum disorders.
If someone has a comorbid condition, can he or she participate in your program? Will there be treatment for the comorbid condition? If so, can you give an example?
Yes, they can absolutely participate in our program. Our staff specializes in treating a range of disorders. For example, if a patient presents with an eating disorder, then our clinician who specializes in treating eating disorders can offer treatment, while the patient continues to receive therapy for their OCD symptoms. If in fact, an individual presents with a comorbid condition that is not within our area of expertise, then the appropriate referral will be made. However, they will still be able to receive treatment from our team for their OCD symptoms.
Are parents, family members, friends, teachers, etc. included in the treatment?
Yes. For adults with OCD, we encourage patients to bring in family or close friends for both psychoeducation and to act as a coach. While we strongly encourage it, it is not mandatory. For pediatric patients, the provider always will meet with the parents at each visit and will involve siblings, teachers, and other family members as appropriate.
How often do patients in the program meet with staff individually? How long are these individual sessions?
Individual sessions with the psychiatrist are 30 minutes weekly; sessions with the therapist are 75 minutes, twice a week; and participation in a weekly support group.
Is there a homework or “self directed” component to the treatment?
Yes, patients receive homework assignments to complete between sessions.
What kind of follow-up do you do for those who complete your program? Will the members or your treatment team be in contact with or willing to consult with the individual’s regular treatment provider(s)?
We recommend booster sessions, and we collaborate with all treatment providers.
Do you offer a sliding fee scale or scholarships for those who cannot afford your program?
Yes, we offer a sliding scale option based upon a person’s income and availability in our program.
Is your program only available to individuals who are local, or are there arrangements for those who come from farther away (for example, lodging arrangements)?
While the majority of our patients reside in the tri-state area or Pennsylvania, we do not discourage patients from traveling to our clinic for treatment, especially in treatment refractory cases. While our program is unable to provide free accommodations to visiting patients, we are conveniently located in Manhattan where lodging options exist for all budgets.
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