Rogers Behavioral Health
 OCD and Anxiety Center Children's Residential Care

OCD and Anxiety Center Children's Residential Care

Residential care for children 

We specialize in children’s behavioral health and those who need the extra level of care that residential treatment offers. We focus on children ages 8 to 14 in our OCD and Anxiety children’s residential care, which was one of the first residential treatment facilities in the nation with comprehensive assessment and treatment for kids. Our outcomes show that our OCD and anxiety disorders treatment works.

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 a child comes home, they are 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. 

Our campus in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin is a safe, secure environment where parents can rest assured their child is receiving quality care while living on site for approximately 45 to 60 days.

Treatment components

Each child’s treatment at Rogers is unique to their needs. They 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 each child reduce symptoms as they learn 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 

Parents and family members play an important role in successful treatment outcomes. Family education and therapy sessions help parents and their child work through common challenges and build stronger relationships.

Friends and Family University helps parents and caregivers become familiar with the types of treatment and terminology a child learns during treatment. Through a series of educational seminars, our clinical staff helps loved ones feel more confident and comfortable in applying the principles they learn, and by joining in, it helps ensure a successful transition back home.

Education services and advocacy 

We help children stay as active in school as possible during their stay with daily school sessions. Rogers’ certified teachers will, with consent, work directly with a child’s school to assess educational needs and help with reintegration.

Our unique environment allows our staff to gauge a child’s ability to interact with other children, to assess their progress in therapy activities, and see first-hand how they 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 to help children 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 a child through the center’s activities and providing emotional support during challenging situations or tough transitions.

Children in our care have 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 children reach their goals.

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 a child to discover their personal strengths.

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

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