OCD Help (CBT/ERP) ...and what to do in the meantime?
We are seeking immediate help for our ten year old who began exhibiting OCD at the end of November. Handwashing/showers/not touching clothes/toys/bedroom/us. We have seen psych and ruled out PANDAS but need a CBT/ERP therapist. We are on wait lists but miserable in the meantime. How do we not accommodate her rituals when we/she hasn't had counseling - don't have the tools to explain that we are being supportive by not accommodating. We are reading the books but not connecting with her in terms of what is happening. Further, she says she doesn't have a problem - how do we get her to the first appointment? What support groups are there for parents? Any advice appreciated.