OCD and Anxiety
(Oconomowoc, Wis.) – Kids, teens and adults in the Philadelphia area and broader Mid-Atlantic region now have more convenient access to specialized care for obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders with the opening of Rogers Behavioral Health–Philadelphia, which began seeing patients June 5.
“Philadelphia is home to some of the most respected health care organizations in the country,” says Pat Hammer, president and CEO of Wisconsin-based Rogers Behavioral Health. “As a national leader in behavioral health, we believe our focus on specialty care will help meet critical needs in the communities around us and complement existing services.”
Rogers’ first location in the Northeast region, the not-for-profit center is opening in response to overwhelming community need. The 11,000-square-foot office is located on the west side of Philadelphia in the Monroe building in Presidential City at 1 Winding Drive, Suite 105. The space will eventually accommodate up to 66 patients when at full capacity.
The Philadelphia programs are extensions of evidence-based programs with demonstrated outcomes, built on a foundation of in-depth cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and related therapies for which Rogers is known.
Rogers offers one of the most comprehensive programs for OCD and depression in the country, the two most common mental health issues. Leaders in psychiatry and psychology across the Rogers system treat more patients daily for OCD than any other behavioral health provider. FOCUS programs emphasize treatment of depression, bipolar disorder and other mood disorders. In coming months, Rogers plans to add a new program for treatment of anxiety and mood disorders for children and teens on the autism spectrum and another for adults with substance use disorder.
Guiding our highly trained, interdisciplinary behavioral health team as clinical director is Martin Franklin, PhD. “Rogers is bringing together its years of experience and expertise with a behavioral treatment framework that ensures patients get a high dose of CBT, of the highest quality, with a multidisciplinary perspective,” says Dr. Franklin, a leader in OCD and anxiety treatment. He is also an associate professor of clinical psychology in psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. “This subspecialty treatment helps both patients and providers who seek closer options for more intensive levels of care.”
In addition to authoring numerous articles in professional journals, book and clinician training manuals, Dr. Franklin is a principal investigator for several multicenter studies funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, and lectures throughout the United States and abroad. Dr. Franklin received his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Rhode Island.
Rogers–Philadelphia is part of a national network offering multiple levels of care now spanning six states including sites in the Tampa, Nashville, Chicago and Minneapolis markets in addition to six cities in Wisconsin. At sites like Philadelphia, the focus is on day treatment known as partial hospitalization or intensive outpatient—options that offer care for five days a week, for three to six hours a day.
In Wisconsin, care options include inpatient care, 10 longer-term residential programs that draw patients from across the country, and outpatient care. “We find patients appreciate that they can get treatment in our specialty outpatient programs around the country before or after seeking residential care in Wisconsin. Locations like Philadelphia offer more convenient options for patients and families,” says Stephanie Eken, MD, psychiatrist and regional medical director.
Insurance is accepted and Rogers works with most major health plans.