Center for OCD & Anxiety Related Disorders
The Center for OCD & Anxiety Related Disorders (COARD) program at Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute is an internationally recognized, multidisciplinary program that has been providing treatment for obsessive-compulsive and anxiety conditions for over 30 years. COARD is currently directed by Alison Menatti, Ph.D. and was founded by Alec Pollard, Ph.D. COARD offers individual outpatient, intensive outpatient (IOP), and partial hospitalization (PHP) levels of care, conducted either in-person or over telehealth, across all age ranges. COARD’s intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization programs are highly unique in that they offer individually-tailored care provided in a one-to-one session format. Due to the individualized nature of treatment across all levels of care, COARD is able to provide highly effective treatment to patients presenting with myriad complex presentations. In addition to offering group therapies and workshops for patients and families, COARD offers services both for patients who are ambivalent about or resistant to treatment as well as therapy services for family members of individuals with OCD/anxiety. Peer-to-peer professional consultation or clinical workshops are also available.
Issues We Treat (across all age ranges):
o Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
o Panic Disorder
o Social Anxiety Disorder
o Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
o Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
o Illness Anxiety (Hypochondriasis)
o Hoarding Disorder (HD)
o Body Dysmorphic Disorder
o Body-Focused Disorders
o Separation Anxiety
o Scrupulosity and Religious Obsessions
o Selective Mutism
o Tourette’s Disorder and Tics
o Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder
We believe that the diversity of our employees, clients, patients, communities, and experiences manifests the opportunity for growth and healing of us as individuals, partnerships, families, and communities. We are committed to fostering a safe, collaborative, supportive, and respectful environment that values diverse perspectives, strives to recognize and mitigate unconscious bias, and enables a culture where all are able to be their authentic selves. We strive to promote understanding, acceptance, and recognition of the value of all people and their differences, including race, ethnicity, gender expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, education, personality, skills, experiences, and financial resources.
Issues related to cultural competence and working with diverse populations is an integral part of our weekly professional seminars provided by our Institute. All team members are also welcome to join the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging committee that meets regularly to address and improve the cultural competence of our programs.
OCD specialists at this clinic: