Free Parent Workshop! March 9th @5pm! “OCD Myths…Is this really as good as it gets?”

Free Parenting Workshop! December 9th @ 5:30pm

“Help! My teen is stressed, anxious and/or showing OCD tendencies.”    Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health disorders of adolescence. Different kinds of anxiety affect young people at different times in development.  Nearly one in three adolescents (31.9%) will meet criteria for an anxiety disorder by the age of 18.  Join us on December… Continue reading Free Parenting Workshop! December 9th @ 5:30pm

Anxiety Disorders/OCD IOP

The Anxiety Disorders/OCD IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program) at Doorways is a group therapy program for teens who are struggling with the following issues or symptoms: Obsessive Compulsive disorder (OCD) Social anxiety School related Anxiety Panic Attacks, Panic Disorder Separation Anxiety Specific Phobias (fear of vomiting, fear of spiders/animals, fear of elevators/heights, etc) The Anxiety Disorders/OCD… Continue reading Anxiety Disorders/OCD IOP

Do You Have a Teen with OCD?

Launched in 2009 by the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF), OCD Awareness Week takes place annually during the second week in October. OCD stands for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and OCD Week aims to raise awareness and understanding about this condition so that more sufferers can receive appropriate and effective treatment. What is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder? OCD is a… Continue reading Do You Have a Teen with OCD?

Everything You Need to Know to Help Your Teen Manage OCD

The adolescent years can be difficult, but if you have a teen with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) you are faced with additional obstacles as a parent. Know that you are not alone on this journey. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), OCD affects about one in one-hundred school-age children. Once you gain… Continue reading Everything You Need to Know to Help Your Teen Manage OCD

Perfectionist vs OCD

It is easy to confuse the different between perfectionist vs OCD. You see the acronym OCD being used in social media every day.  Here’s an example from Twitter: “52 Home Organization Tips for Your OCD Side.” Unfortunately, this casual characterization of OCD minimizes the seriousness of the real disease. What is OCD? Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)… Continue reading Perfectionist vs OCD

OCD in Young Adults

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) afflicts people of all ages. However, it can be particularly difficult for young people who are just beginning their journey as independent adults. What is OCD? OCD is a mental disorder that influences a person’s mind as well as his or her actions. As the name implies, there are two distinct… Continue reading OCD in Young Adults

4 Ways to Support Your Teen With OCD

Before a mental health disorder is diagnosed, everyone in the family can feel helpless and out of control to the point that finding a name for what is happening can start to feel like the answer.  Unfortunately, knowing what is causing the problem isn’t enough to solve it.  The real work of dealing with many… Continue reading 4 Ways to Support Your Teen With OCD

Phoenix Teen Counseling: Mental Health 101: Teen Troubles

The teenage years can be troublesome and traumatic.  Faced with a myriad of pressures from every direction, teenagers often feel that they need twist and morph themselves into someone else in order to fit into other people’s molds.  This is made more difficult because they are only beginning to discover who they are and what… Continue reading Phoenix Teen Counseling: Mental Health 101: Teen Troubles

Is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Affecting My Teenager?

It can be difficult in this age of acronyms to know when your teenager’s behavior is appropriate for their developmental stage of life of when it’s something that a parent should be concerned about.   With anxiety disorders like Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), it is even harder to find.  The difference between the two is the… Continue reading Is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Affecting My Teenager?