What We Do

Using proven scientific methods, we diagnose and treat the most serious cases of obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Treatment includes:

  • Dr. Edna Foa's Prolonged Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy
  • Medication, as needed
  • Inpatient Hospitalization for Severe Treatment Refractory Cases*
  • Child, Adolescent, and Adult Treatment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Group Therapy
  • Relapse Prevention

*Hospitalization cannot be guaranteed by WIAD. Close to a hundred of our patients were treated as inpatients at the UCLA Hospital system in the past.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder does not need to control your life. We offer hope for OCD.

What is OCD?

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is characterized by obsessive thoughts and/or compulsive behaviors that significantly interfere with normal life.

Obsessions are unwanted, recurrent, and disturbing thoughts that a person cannot suppress and that can cause overwhelming anxiety. These are severe worries and doubts that won't go away.

Compulsions are repetitive, ritualized behaviors that the person feels driven to perform to alleviate the anxiety of the obsessions. The obsessive and compulsive rituals can occupy many hours of each day and seriously impair day-to-day living. Compulsions take away the worries, but only temporarily.

Does this sound like you? Read our clinical overview to learn more about this disorder. Try our online symptom checklist to see if you match the profile.

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