Coping with Back to School Anxiety

Tips for Preparing for Back to School Written by Dr. Alina Khomenko Back to school time is just around the corner and for children struggling with anxiety, it can be a time of increased stress for children and their families. Below are some tips that can help parents and kids feel more prepared for the … Read more

Mental Health Apps for Anxiety

Written by Dr. Alina Khomenko With technology continuously and steadily evolving, various ways of helping people that are struggling with mental health issues are surfacing through the use of self-help and therapy applications (apps). Many mental health practitioners find that mental health apps are valuable additions to therapy, as they allow therapists to maintain a … Read more

Beyond Handwashing: Recognizing OCD Subtypes

Dr. Alina Khomenko is talking about OCD tomorrow at Georgetown Behavioral Health Institute. Join us to learn more about the different faces of OCD.  In addition to the more easily recognizable subtypes of OCD, such as contamination OCD, Dr. Khomenko will also be discussing pedophile OCD, sexual orientation OCD, harm OCD, and scrupulosity. We hope … Read more

Promoting Mental Wellness in the Classroom

10 Tips for Teachers: Promoting Mental Wellness in the Classroom by: Dr. Samantha Myhre  Understanding the emotional and behavioral needs of each student can feel overwhelming. Check out these tips to help promote mental wellness in your classroom! Create an open, team-based environment in your classroom. Encourage inclusivity and recognize diversity. Doing so can help … Read more

Book Recommendations For Anxiety

Books For Adults Gratitude Diaries By: Janice Kaplan When we deal with anxiety, we may find our thinking patterns to be more on the negative side. This book combines personal experience of the author with research and scholarly findings to explain why practicing gratitude can improve one’s overall quality of life. She divides the book … Read more

Austin OCD Event

With OCD Awareness Week approaching, we are thrilled to announce a special showing of UNSTUCK and The Noise in Your Head. Following the show, we will host a Q&A where we will be answering all of your OCD related questions. Mark your calendars for the week of October 9th and join us as we spread … Read more

2017 Back To School Anxiety Workshop

Once again summer has flown by and the first day of school is just around the corner. The transition back to school is stressful for many children (and parents too!); however, it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Be proactive this year and equip your child with practical strategies to manage anxiety before it begins to interfere. RESERVE … Read more

Panic Disorder: Is Kendra Losing Control?

Part II: The Fear and Behavior Changes that Define Panic Disorder A month and a half has passed since Kendra first went to the ER, the night she spent worrying she was dying instead of enjoying her celebratory work dinner with friends. At the ER that night, the doctor ran several tests. They took her blood, hooked … Read more

1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk

1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk Did you know that 1 in 100 adults and up to 1 in 200 children have obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)? OCD can be a debilitating disorder; however, it is very treatable. Unfortunately, it takes many people suffering with OCD 14-17 years from initial symptom onset to access effective treatment. In … Read more