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OCD & Anxiety Group for Teens
Who: Males and Females ages 13-17 with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Generalized Anxiety Disorders, and/or Trichotillomania

Anxiety is a common human condition, particularly relevant to adolescents given the many pressures they face today. However, when it becomes difficult to manage thoughts or control behaviors that only serve to perpetuate anxiety, intervention may be needed. This psychotherapeutic group focuses on teaching teens about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Trichotillomania, and related symptoms of anxiety. Participants will learn how to reduce intrusive and persistent thoughts, images, and impulses that are associated with OCD and anxiety. Teens will learn relaxation skills, techniques for reducing irritability, and develop methods for combating urges and unwanted thoughts and feelings. Group participants will learn various coping strategies and techniques for increasing inner control and serenity. An example of an activity: to promote discussion within the group, teens view a video clip of the movie "Matchstick Men" to illustrate someone with multiple diagnoses, including OCD. Educational information is also provided to parents to promote a better understanding of their teen's condition. 

For dates/times and any additional information and/or to reserve a seat for your teen, please call Advanced Behavioral Solutions at (847) 496-4693 or email us at