OCD Treatment

Our clinicians are OCD and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) specialists.  We understand OCD as it manifests in the paediatric and adult populations, families, schools, and the workplace.  We utilize ERP to break the cycle of OCD individually and systemically to help you achieve your goals.

Treatment is available for all those who exhibit OCD symptoms, whether symptoms are mild or severe, and appointments are typically scheduled once a week but can be increased in frequency when needed and if available.

Our services are offered in-person and through a secure and privacy-compliant video platform. We can reach anyone in Ontario, Alberta, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador looking for service.

Social Work Students at OCD North

Access to effective treatment shouldn't be difficult.  At OCD North, teaching and training is integral in increasing our community's access to care.  Each year, we host Master of Social Work students from universities around the world, and our onboarding program for new ERP therapists is grounded in competency development opportunities.  As a client of OCD North, you have an opportunity to help us increase awareness about OCD and ERP, as you may be asked if a student or new ERP therapist can shadow your session with a senior clinician.

Intensive Outpatient Treatment

This is a more intensive treatment option and is subject to availabilty.  Sessions are approximately 90 minutes in length, 5 days per week.

*Intensive Outpatient Treatment is only available in-person.

Paediatric OCD

Affecting every 1 in 100 children and adolescents, paediatric OCD is a severe mental health disorder.  Without proper treatment, the course of OCD is chronic and lifelong.  ERP for paediatric OCD considers the child's developmental and intellectual age, family dynamics, and severity when treatment planning.  Parent-training, school support, and family sessions are essential elements in effective ERP.

PANS/PANDAS Treatment

Case management:  PANS/PANDAS is a complex medical issue that can cause confusion and be intimidating to families.  From advocacy with medical professionals to ERP treatment, we can help you navigate this disorder. 

Body Focused Repetitive Behaviours

We build awareness about when, where, why and how these behaviours are occurring. Then, we implement Habit Reversal Training to reduce them. We help cultivate long-term skills to eliminate hair pulling and skin picking.

Programs & Services

Peer-Led Support Group: We provide a drop-in virtual support group, for parents and guardians of children with OCD. This group takes place from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm on the last Thursday of every month! If you would like to be a part of this support group, please contact Rana, our Intake Coordinator, at info@ocdnorth.com. 

Free Workshops: Visit our events page to learn more about our upcoming workshops for supporting loved ones living with OCD.

Family Sessions: Family sessions decrease conflict and increase support and understanding related to OCD. They address family accommodation behaviours and provide parents with supplemental ERP strategies. To book a session, please contact Rana, our Intake Coordinator, at info@ocdnorth.com. 

Parent Only Treatment Option: Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE) is also offered, but supplemented with evidence-based best practice for OCD. Please call our clinic for more information at (705) 243-9923.

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