Each patient at Lindner Center of HOPE begins recovery with a personalized treatment plan that combines concentrated medical therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). With ERP, the patient, guided by licensed psychotherapists, learns to face obsessions while reducing or eliminating compulsions to neutralize their anxieties.
Studies have shown that ERP helps the brain recalibrate, greatly reducing any anxiety or distress caused by OCD. In addition, CBT helps identify and challenge a patient’s negative thought patterns and encourages behaviors designed to counter-act depressive symptoms. Effective education combined with these therapies further equips the patient and support family with knowledge for continued success at home.