OCD Kids

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Support Group for Kids

Contact OCD Kids Sacramento Today

If you or someone you know with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder are interested in joining or learning more about the free OCD Kids Sacramento support group, please contact us at susanhaverty.com. Or attend one of our OCD Kids Sacramento meetings to learn more. You may also contact the office of Susan Haverty at 916-353-0750.  Her email is shaverty@yahoo.com. Please write  “OCD Kids” in the subject line.

OCD Kids Sacramento

is a free mutual support group for kids and teens with obsessive compulsive disorder  and their families

  • meet and share your experiences with other kids and teens that have OCD as well as their families
  • learn about subjects pertaining to OCD from health professionals with experience in treating this disorder
  • talk to other kids and teens with OCD and make new friends

Meetings on the
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No Meetings Scheduled for 2016
from
2:00PM to 4:00 PM

2934 Gold Pan Court, Ste 20
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

For more information, type in:  www.ocdkids.com to your address bar or contact Susan Haverty, MFT at (916) 353-0750.

Call to confirm days and time.

 

The Goal of OCD Kids of Sacramento

OCD Kids of Sacramento has a single goal: to help children and teens get educated about the proper treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.   This is not a therapy group where your child receives therapy, it is a support group.  The point of the support group is to educate parents and kids on the proper treatment of OCD and to share experience strength and hope.

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We achieve this by:

Providing a source of hope

Along with support to kids and teens in the greater Sacramento area with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Many sufferers take comfort in knowing they are not the only ones suffering from this anxiety disorder.

Discovering new treatment options

From health professionals and OCD therapists. We learn more about anxiety disorders and related conditions such as depression every day.

Assisting families in working together

In order to overcome Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Sharing knowledge and experiences can provide direction for those looking for answers.

Spreading awareness of OCD throughout the community.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is widely misunderstood, even by sufferers themselves and their families. Our network tries to dispel the myths surrounding OCD that can be obstacles to effective treatment.

 

Symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Often Appear in Young Children. OCD Kids is Here to Help Them and Their Families

Child Washing HandsObsessive Compulsive Disorder, or OCD, isn’t confined to adults. In fact, OCD generally begins at a young age, sometimes as early as 6 or 7.

Because it is often misunderstood, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or OCD can make anyone, adult or a child, feel as if they are isolated. It’s important that sufferers of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder know they are not alone in suffering from this anxiety disorder and that with treatment, they can live normal lives.

OCD Kids Sacramento is a free support group created to help kids and teens up to 18 years old cope with and overcome OCD. OCD Kids Sacramento is also a network of families helping each other with valuable guidance and treatment advice.

OCD Kids Sacramento is facilitated by Susan Haverty, MFT, who is a licensed Cognitive Behavioral Therapist who specializes in treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. She uses Exposure and Ritual Prevention Therapy to help young people change their thinking and behavior.

OCD Often Begins at a Young Age

As many as one in 200 children or adolescents have OCD to some degree. There is some evidence that Obsessive Compulsive Disorder that is suffered by Children is different than the OCD experienced by adults, but the core symptoms of OCD are unmistakable:

Obsessions.

Can't Erase FearThese are thoughts that won’t go away, interfering with normal thoughts and causing anxiety. They may include fears that a loved one may be harmed or a need to do things perfectly. The thoughts could even be violent, sexual, or blasphemous.  The sexual, violent and blasphemous obsessions are less talked about but still common.

Compulsions.

These are actions performed to try to control the obsessions. Examples include continual hand washing or the need to make sure objects are in perfect order.

Communities Served:
Sacramento
West Sacramento
Citrus Heights
Elk Grove
Roseville
Folsom
Davis
Rancho Cordova
Yuba City
Rocklin
Woodland
Stockton
Galt