Specialty Treatment for OCD and Anxiety Offered at Rogers Behavioral Health-Chicago

Posted on 07/16/15 02:05:pm


(Chicago, Ill.) – Rogers Behavioral Health, a leader in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and anxiety, is opening its third regional outpatient treatment center on Monday, July 20. Located in Skokie at 4711 Golf Rd., Suite 600, the location is easily accessible from downtown Chicago and the northern suburbs.

With one in 100 adults and one in 200 children diagnosed with OCD or anxiety, they are two of the most common psychiatric disorders. The Rogers Behavioral Health team of psychologists and psychiatrists utilize comprehensive treatment programs based in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) emphasizing exposure and response prevention (ERP).

Karen Cassiday, PhD, ACT, clinical director for Rogers Behavioral Health-Chicago, says, ““The approach Rogers takes to OCD and anxiety therapy is evidence-based, or those in which research studies have documented and proven them to be the most effective treatment. They are nationally recognized for their OCD and anxiety programs and I am excited to work with them to meet the demand for these treatment services.”

Encompassing 12,000 square feet of treatment space, the facility will offer a partial hospitalization program (PHP) for adults, adolescents and children diagnosed with OCD and anxiety. It will consist of a treatment plan that is six hours a day, five days per week, as well as an intensive outpatient program (IOP) for those with less severe symptoms. This program will consist of a treatment plan that is three hours a day, four days per week. Each program will be able accommodate eight patients, for a total of 32. The usual length of participation for both of these programs is four to six weeks.

“Our goal is to create individual treatments plans, not only to address a patient’s specific need, but to help them feel empowered in their treatment. The PHP and IOP levels of treatment provide support and therapy, but allow patients to go home and use their skills with everyday activities. This helps create a stronger transition when they leave the program.” adds Cassiday.

Rogers has seven additional locations, including Kenosha and Milwaukee in Wisconsin, some of which offer inpatient and residential services. The location in Skokie complements the services at these locations, providing patients access close to home when stepping down or up from the more intensive levels of care. 

In the last year, Rogers has opened similar regional outpatient clinics in Tampa, FL, and in Nashville, TN.

Call 800-767-4411 or go to rogersbh.org to request a free screening.