OCD and Anxiety Center Children's Residential Care

OCD and Anxiety Center Children's Residential Care

Our children are precious. And when they are hurting, sometimes in ways that are hard for them to express, other times in a manner that may cause alarm for you as a parent, you may not always know where to turn.

Rogers is here to help. Our outcomes show that our OCD and anxiety disorders treatment works.

Residential care for children 

We specialize in children's behavioral health and those who need the extra level of care residential treatment offers. One of the first residential treatment facilities in the nation with comprehensive assessment and treatment for kids, we focus on children age 8 to 14.  

Led by a full-time, board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist, each member of our treatment team excels at creating strong bonds with children and families. Individual care plans meet the specific needs of children. And when your child comes home, he or she is ready to be a kid again. 

What we treat

Rogers ensures specialty residential care for kids as part of a continuum of care for children and adolescents that spans several specialty areas. While we emphasize treatment for OCD and related anxiety disorders, we can help children facing the following disorders: 

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) 
  • OC-spectrum disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
    • Generalized anxiety
    • Social anxiety
    • Separation anxiety
    • Agoraphobia
    • Specific phobias
    • Selective mutism
    • Panic disorder
  • Trichotillomania
    • Excoriation disorders
    • Body dysmorphic disorder
  • Hoarding
  • Co-occurring disorders
    • Depression and other mood disorders
    • ADHD
    • Disordered eating
  • Multiple comorbidities and complex cases

If your child is struggling with anxiety at school or refusing to go to school find helpful resources, including podcasts and downloadable information, on our Anxiety in Schools and School Refusal pages. 

With a capacity of 14 beds, we often have 12 to 14 children at the OCD and Anxiety Center at Rogers’ campus in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. It’s a safe, secure environment where you can rest assured your child is receiving quality care while living on site for approximately 45 to 60 days. 

Treatment components

Your child’s treatment is unique to his or her needs. He or she will experience individual and group therapy with a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist, a therapist and a behavioral specialist several times a week. 

In these sessions, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the proven effective foundation of care, along with an emphasis on exposure and response prevention (ERP) for OCD and anxiety.  Both are treatments of choice for OCD and anxiety. 

We help your child reduce symptoms as he or she learns to identify and correct errors in thinking and gain skills to manage thoughts that can impact behavior. With ERP, they develop hierarchies to gradually increase exposure to their obsessions and compulsions—and learn to manage them. 

Experiential therapy is important, too. Walking on a trail, planting spring flowers, being challenged on a ropes course, spending time with a pet … all are experiences that help build communication, cooperation, confidence and skills like problem-solving. 

Treatment and therapy may also include: 

Family involvement 

You know your child best. As a parent or family member, you play an important role in successful treatment outcomes. Family education and therapy sessions help you and your child work through common challenges and build stronger relationships.

Parent University helps parents and caregivers become familiar with the types of treatment and terminology your child learns during treatment. Through a series of educational seminars, our clinical staff helps you feel more confident and comfortable in applying the principles you’ll learn. 

By joining in, you help ensure a successful transition back home. 

Education services and advocacy 

Your child can stay as active in school as possible during his or her stay. We hold school daily. Rogers’ certified teachers will, with consent, work directly with your child’s school to assess educational needs and help with reintegration.

Our unique environment allows our staff to gauge your child’s ability to interact with other children, to assess his or her progress in therapy activities, and see first-hand how your child will react when facing a variety of challenging situations.

We provide structured therapeutic treatment seven days per week. Here’s what a typical weekday looks like:


Morning Afternoon Evening
Supervised breakfast Supervised lunch Supervised dinner
CBT or group therapy  Physical fitness activity  Therapy assignments; schoolwork
Nutrition or health education  Education services  Family time or recreation activity

In addition to the individual sessions with the psychiatrist and other treatment team members scheduled throughout the day and week, residential care specialists are available 24 hours a day. The residential care specialists provide assistance and one-to-one support for your child to help her or him stay compliant with treatment, set daily goals, problem solve, identify their feelings and assist with other issues that may be part of the treatment plan. 

Our staff members excel at connecting with the children in their care. They know how to strike a balance between enthusiastically guiding your child through the center’s activities and providing emotional support during challenging situations or tough transitions.

While staying with us, your child has access to a full range of health specialists specifically trained for their age group, including:

  • Board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrists
  • Licensed clinical psychologists
  • Master’s level therapists
  • Behavioral specialists
  • Pediatric, family practice and internal medicine physicians
  • Registered psychiatric nurses
  • Registered dietitians
  • Experiential therapists
  • Certified teachers
  • Child and adolescent trained counselors

Our staff stays up-to-date with the latest advances in emotional and behavioral treatment and can provide valuable guidance to help your child reach his or her goals.

  • David M. Jacobi, PhD, Lead Psychologist, Child and Adolescent CBT Services

    David M. Jacobi, PhD

    Lead Psychologist, Child and Adolescent CBT Services

    David M. Jacobi, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in using cognitive behavioral therapy for the treatment of OCD and anxiety disorders. Dr. Jacobi serves as the lead ...

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  • Cuong Tieu, MD, Medical Director, OCD and Anxiety Center Children's Residential Care

    Cuong Tieu, MD

    Medical Director, OCD and Anxiety Center Children's Residential Care

    Cuong Tieu, MD, is the medical director of the OCD and Anxiety Center Children's Residential Care on the Rogers Behavioral Health campus in Oconomowoc. Dr. Tieu specializes in treating children ...

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  • Eddie Tomaich, PhD, Manager of Operations, OCD and Anxiety Center Children’s, Adolescent, and Adult Residential Care

    Eddie Tomaich, PhD

    Manager of Operations, OCD and Anxiety Center Children’s, Adolescent, and Adult Residential Care

    As manager, operations for the OCD and Anxiety Center Children's Residential Care, OCD and Anxiety Center Adolescent Residential Care, and the OCD and Anxiety Adult Residential Care, Eddie ...

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Concerned your child is struggling and could benefit from residential care?

Contact us today to request a free confidential screening.

Call 800-767-4411

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OCD and Anxiety Center Children's Residential Care setting and tour

Located on 50 acres of wooded lakefront property in southeastern Wisconsin, parents and children alike enjoy the natural beauty of our surroundings in the OCD and Anxiety Center's comfortable setting. Located in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, it's bright, open community spaces, semi-private bedrooms and a warm, welcoming décor are part of a safe, secure environment. 

The Oconomowoc campus, nestled between two lakes, provides an ideal atmosphere for growth. An indoor and outdoor ropes and challenge course, gymnasium, courtyard and greenhouse, art studio, playground, hiking trails and open outdoor spaces provide outlets for energy as well as opportunities for your child to discover their personal strengths.

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