A Safe Home Environment for Your Teen with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Are you witnessing exceptionally ceremonial behavior in your child, such as specific phrase or number repetition, everyday activities (hand washing, turning on/off the stove) being repeated endlessly, hoarding (even of items with no actual value), foods being consumed in a precise sequence, refusal to shake hands?
We are here to help your teen who is struggling with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (or OCD), an anxiety disorder distinguished by unsolicited and recurring ideas, feelings and thoughts.
The nonstop rotation of undesired thoughts (obsessions) leads to attempts to neutralize them by engaging in compulsive activities. Even though aware that the thoughts or behaviors are excessive, your child will get only momentary relief by performing the compulsive behaviors.
This can lead to even more anxiety, with fears of dirt or disease, resolve for precision, (unwanted) impulses to harm someone, inappropriate sacrosanct or sexual thoughts.
*Note: while sometimes used interchangeably, OCD is not to be confused with OCPD, or Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder. An OCD sufferer has unwelcomed thoughts and understands them to be ridiculous; an OCPD sufferer believes his/her thinking to be proper and appropriate.
Wolf Creek Academy – Here to Help your Teen with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Cognitive behavior therapy is most successful, frequently together with medication, in helping confront OCD fears and anxieties in healthy ways. Anti-depressants (particularly ones that interact with the brain’s serotonin production) may also be valuable in alleviating OCD symptoms.
If not treated, your child might suffer additional troubles (although not all necessarily caused directly by OCD): depression, eating or anxiety disorders, substance abuse, an general overall, poor quality of life, suicidal thoughts (or behavior).
A Hope and a Future for Every Child
A faith-based therapeutic boarding school, we instill character, integrity, responsibility and accountability, all while giving your struggling teenager the opportunity to achieve a quality education.
Wolf Creek Academy’s family-model lifestyle offers a safe, nurturing environment that encourages teens to build positive relationships with authority figures as well as their peers. Our professional staff works with students to teach them invaluable life lessons and independent skills that will be beneficial for their future.
We educate the whole child from a Biblical worldview, assisting with their spiritual, physical and emotional development. We believe children should be built up, loved and nurtured with appropriate discipline, and that every student is unique with potential.
Counseling is provided for teens struggling with behavioral and emotional problems, and they meet with a licensed certified counselor at least once weekly. Daily group sessions address anger management issues and respect of authority, self-respect, or other relevant issues. The non-threatening atmosphere of this small group session allows them to learn from each other appropriate ways of managing their respective behavioral difficulties. Local psychiatric monitoring is available for students who require it.
Every student is dual-enrolled with the accredited Lighthouse Christian Academy, whose purpose is to support the mission of Wolf Creek. Whether a high achiever or moderately paced learner, children work at their own ability and appropriate level. We help students master curriculum knowledge via the Accelerated Christian Education system, utilizing daily classroom type settings, and providing any additional tutoring needed. Our therapeutic and nurturing environment is a safeguard for success.
Students thrive while having the opportunity to advance at their own pace; most often an accelerated pace which boosts self-respect, repairs self-confidence and promotes security for a successful future. Our program is designed to meet the learning needs of the individual child and each one is rewarded for their efforts.
So many teens have lost sight of a clear and positive future, but we see so many reach for their highest potential when given the tools and education to do so. Please call Wolf Creek Academy at (877) 477-9653 if you have tried everything, and are ready to see your problem child develop into a successful young adult.