Austin Anxiety and OCD Specialists announces Camp Courage

Austin Anxiety and OCD Specialists have announced Camp Courage, which is a unique overnight adventure camp for children and teens with anxiety and OCD. Camp Courage will take place in Marble Falls, Texas, October 4th through October 6th, 2019. Campers will spend the weekend on 300 serene acres in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Marble Falls is conveniently located 58 miles northwest of Austin and 85 miles north of San Antonio. Campers will face their fears in a fun environment with the help of compassionate licensed therapists who will help them build effective coping skills while they face exciting challenges like hiking, zip-lining, water trapeze, and rock wall climbing. 

Anxiety disorders are very treatable. Decades of research support cognitive behavioral therapy as an effective treatment, and yet 80% of children with a diagnosable anxiety disorder are not receiving the help they need. Left untreated, anxiety and OCD tend to worsen over time. Without effective treatment, children and teens are at risk for poor academic performance, substance abuse, suicide, and social isolation. Camp Courage was designed to help bridge that gap by providing treatment to children who may not otherwise have access to effective treatment due to geographical location or resistance to participate in traditional therapy. 

Each camper will receive individualized attention from a clinical therapist specializing in anxiety and OCD while also gaining support from same-aged peers who understand the unique challenge of navigating childhood and adolescence with anxiety. Camp Courage is open to children and teens between the ages of 8-18 with mild to severe anxiety or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Therapists will work with campers to develop individualized plans that will help them reach their unique goals by incorporating adventure, peer support, and evidence-based treatment interventions (i.e., cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and exposure and response prevention.

About Austin Anxiety and OCD Specialists

Austin Anxiety and OCD Specialists treat anxiety and related disorders using evidence-based treatment techniques. Their therapists have special interests in treating anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), phobias, social anxiety, selective mutism, and PTSD. If you or a loved one is suffering from anxiety, they may be able to help.