The Best OCD and Anxiety Treatment in Altoona, Pennsylvania
Altoona, We're Here to Help
Hello Altoona! We are OCD Spectrum and we specialize in evidence based treatment of OCD and anxiety disorders such as social phobia, generalized anxiety, panic attacks, specific phobias, and body focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs). Our therapists are experts in exposure therapy and other cognitive behavioral therapies that work to help people face their fears and get back to living a life according to their values.
Our corporate office is located in Pittsburgh but we have expanded our psychological services across the state of Pennsylvania. With the use of secure video-teletherapy, our expert therapists now have the ability to help the people of Altoona get quality, gold-standard treatment for anxiety disorders.
We want to let everyone in Altoona know that we are available to help them with their mental health needs at OCD Spectrum. Led by Dr. Nick Flower, our team of excellent therapists are hear to provide excellent evidence-based psychological care. We are expanding our services across the state and wanted to let you know that you can call us for help.
Why Choose Us?
We specialize in OCD and Anxiety Disorders and we can help you. All of our therapists have joined OCD Spectrum because of their passion and expertise in treating OCD and anxiety disorders. Each has been trained extensively in evidence-based techniques and therefore your treatment can be tailored uniquely to you. Our therapists make our practice the best OCD and Anxiety Treatment in Altoona, Pennsylvania.
Access to Regional Experts
OCD Spectrum has gathered together the best clinicians in the region for OCD and anxiety disorders. Together, we have years of experience in treating these difficult disorders. Our friendly, approachable, and knowledgeable therapists will work with you to create individualized treatment plans that are suited to your unique problems for the best outcome.
Evidence Based Treatment
The therapists at OCD Spectrum specialize in something called Exposure and Response Prevention therapy (ERP) for OCD and phobias. This is a unique kind of treatment that involves specialized training. It involves “exposing” a person to a feared situation or item in a controlled and gradual manner until their fear subsides. This is a proven and successful therapy approach and we are proud to be able to offer it at OCD Spectrum.
One Convenient Location
OCD Spectrum now offers secure video-teletherapy sessions, which means we have one convenient location: your home! Our expert therapists now have the ability to help the residents of Altoona, Pennsylvania receive the best OCD and Anxiety treatment.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some of our most frequently answered OCD questions.
OCD stands for obsessive compulsive disorder. It is a condition that is diagnosed when a person has obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions are intrusive, unwanted, thoughts, images or urges. A compulsion is the action that a person takes to reduce stress associated with obsessive worry. Compulsions can be thoughts or actions.
Absolutely not. There are many different “versions” of OCD that focus on different content. Yes, excessive neatness and obsessive worry about cleanliness are representations of two content areas of OCD. However there are many more. In reality, a person can have obsessive worry about anything.
ERP, or exposure and response prevention therapy, is the gold standard treatment for OCD. It involves exposing people to their feared content for long enough of a period of time that they get used to it. In the simplest terms, ERP helps people to face their fears directly. We do this in a gradual, hierarchical fashion.
We are not in network with any insurance providers. However most of our patients are able to defray some of the cost by using out-of-network benefits from their insurance plan. We provide a super bill that can be submitted for these purposes.
ERP is a time-limited, short term therapy. The majority of our patients are able to complete treatment in 2 to 3 months. For people with moderate or severe OCD, sessions are conducted twice a week.
There is no cure for OCD. Similar to diabetes or hypertension, OCD can be well-managed through therapy and ritual prevention efforts. Although there is no cure, people who are successful at treatment are able to live a full and active life.
OCD is caused by a combination of genetic, biological, and environmental factors. In therapy, we spend all of our energy on the cognitive and behavioral factors that maintain OCD. We spend very little time discussing how a person evolved to have OCD.
When a person describes having intrusive and unwanted thoughts about doing harm to themselves or others, this is what we mean by harm OCD. People with harm OCD, or any other version of OCD for that matter, are no more dangerous than anyone else.
Give Us A Call
We know you probably have some questions so give us a call, send us an email, or fill out and submit the form, and one of our therapists will get back to you.
We offer a 10-minute free phone consultation so you can learn about our services and see if you want to set up an appointment.