IFS Consultation Group: Treating OCD and Related Disorders

Beginning May 13th, second and fourth Friday of each month
12pm – 2pm
Cost is $85 per consultation group
Initial consultation required to be sure our group is right for you

While obsessive compulsive disorder is extremely treatable, is a notoriously difficult diagnosis that many clinicians struggle to work with effectively. Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) is considered the standard for treating OCD, but many clients and therapists seek a more compassionate approach to treatment. As a Level 3 trained and certified IFS clinician, and the President of OCD SoCal, I have developed an integrative method to treat OCD and related disorders within an IFS framework.

This bi-weekly IFS Consultation Group will:

  • Increase your IFS skills and confidence when working with OCD
  • Work with your own Therapist Parts to build more creativity, compassion, curiosity, and courage into your practice
  • Build connections and gain feedback from other IFS clinicians and colleagues
  • Improve competency in working with severe OCD and related disorders
  • Experience and/or witness the model through role play practice with Melissa
  • Get your IFS, OCD, and related questions answered by an expert in both domains

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    Living with Your Child’s OCD: A Group for Parents

    Beginning May 6th, first and third Friday of each month
    12pm – 2pm
    Cost is $95 per group
    This will be an ongoing group
    Initial consultation required to be sure our group is right for you

    Parental support accounts for roughly fifty percent of the success of the treatment of children and teens with OCD. But our own anxiety and confusion often get in the way of helping our kids. Working with OCD is often counter-intuitive and can be emotionally challenging, frustrating and exhausting. This group will allow you to meet with other parents with the guidance of an experienced OCD therapist who is also the parent of a child with OCD.

    Discussion topics will include:

    • Common parenting traps and how to stop falling into them
    • Working with your own emotional reactions
    • The particular stressors and emotional strain of living with OCD: taking care of yourself and dealing with your own anxiety
    • Increasing competency behaviors in your child and reducing avoidance and symptomatic behaviors
    • Setting realistic goals and effective limits, choosing your battles
    • Managing meltdowns, escalations, and OCD moments: constructive approaches to anger and frustration
    • How to deal with siblings
    • We will also discuss issues as they arise within the group.

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