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‘I honestly owe Rogers my life’: Amy, former patient, shares how Rogers gave her hope

05/15/24 12:00:pm

Amy Fabian, former OCD, Anxiety, and Depression adult residential patient, shares her gratitude for Rogers’ life-changing treatment.

"I honestly owe Rogers my life. I could write a book on how lifechanging, and life-giving, it has been for me to stay at Rogers. If you give it a chance, treatment at Rogers could be your opportunity to start seeing relief in your life. It’s hard work, it sucks to do the work and go through ERP, but it saved my life.

The staff genuinely care about you and are good at what they do. The facility and grounds are gorgeous.

The programming is set up in a way that you cannot just crawl back into bed and avoid your life like I was used to doing because of my anxiety, OCD, and panic. I picked up new hobbies while I was there, like crocheting and painting. I started to do things again, like working out and going for walks.

I went from being so controlled by my health anxiety and OCD that I was not functioning. I was unable to go to work, and my world became incredibly small. I was cancelling plans with friends, jumping from doctor to doctor, and having daily panic attacks. I went from always being on edge waiting for the next medical emergency to now…realizing I am in control over my behaviors.

I now can go throughout my day actually enjoying conversations with friends. I am back at work and able to focus. I still have intrusive thoughts, but they go as easily as they come and I am able to say to my intrusive thoughts, ‘Maybe, maybe not,’ and live in that uncertainty now which has led to a freer and fuller life.

I still have quite a ways to go, but Rogers has given me a tool shed of resources to pull from. I now feel equipped to move forward knowing my OCD and health anxiety is not in control anymore. I have hope for the first time in my life."

Tehya Wright, Amy’s behavior specialist, and Kelsey Jones, Amy’s therapist, credit her willingness to engage in treatment.​​​​​​​
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                                                          Tehya Wright, behavior specialist (left) and Kelsey Jones, therapist (right)

“Amy was always so motivated to participate in treatment. She was always willing to use skills, engage in exposures, and had one of the most positive attitudes on the unit. Amy was a role model to her peers, displaying her willingness to do the really challenging work. Treatment teams continued to witness Amy display courage, resiliency, and strength throughout her time in the program. She is a kind spirit that lifted all our moods. We are honored that we were allowed the opportunity to work with Amy on her journey and be witness to all of the progress she made. We are wishing her the best of luck as she continues forward on her journey!”

Do you know a patient who had a positive experience?

If you know a patient who had a positive experience with Rogers and would like to share it, please direct them to the Share Your Rogers Experience form on our website. Additionally, if they want to participate in advocacy, they can fill out our Advocacy form. A member of the Marketing team will reach out to explore ways of sharing their story and connect them with the treatment team for advocacy opportunities. Please note Rogers’ policies state a patient must be at least 18 years of age and be out of treatment for at least six months.

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