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Bellwood Health Services

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Program

As Toronto’s Premier Inpatient OCD Treatment Clinic

We’re proud to partner with Sunnybrook Hospital’s Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre to offer Canada’s first inpatient OCD treatment program. This partnership combines unparalleled expertise with a safe, comfortable environment for healing. 

Our highly skilled medical team – made up of doctors, nurses, psychiatrists, and other mental health experts – employs evidence-based treatments to help you live a life unhindered by OCD. Our flexible program is available in inpatient and day treatment formats and is customized to meet your unique needs.

Program Info
  • Canada’s first inpatient OCD treatment program
  • Partnership with Sunnybrook Hospital

  • Bellwood Health Services, Toronto
  • Inpatient, Outpatient, & Consultation
  • 8-12 weeks
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Our Approach to Treating OCD

Our Toronto OCD treatment centre uses an integrative model of care grounded in patient-centred practices that incorporates a number of therapeutic techniques, including:

  • Intensive exposure and response prevention (ERP) for reducing OCD symptoms.
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to assist in developing helpful thought patterns and healthy behaviours in recovery and beyond.
  • Dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) for developing the skills needed to manage emotions and relationships, practice mindfulness, and survive crises.
  • Individual psychotherapy for an empathetic and safe space to discuss personal recovery concerns and develop treatment goals. 
  • Group therapy to provide opportunities for peer support and professionally guided emotional processing.
  • Psychoeducational sessions to help you understand yourself and the nature of OCD.
  • Mindfulness and physical exercise for creating healthy, lasting habits.

A Day at Bellwood, Edgewood Health Network’s Home in Toronto

Our medical experts carefully design every aspect of the Bellwood experience to provide patients with the greatest opportunity for recovery. This is what a day at Bellwood might look like in our OCD Treatment Program.

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You’ll set yourself up for a successful day with a healthy, chef-prepared breakfast. Then, you’ll attend one-on-one therapy in which you’ll explore the root of your OCD and learn how to manage your symptoms.
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You’ll heal from the inside out with an invigorating, instructor-led workout and nutritionist-planned lunch. Then you’ll practice the exposure and response prevention (ERP) skills you learned in therapy.
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You’ll wrap up the day by attending a group CBT session led by a licenced counsellor. Finally, you’ll unwind over dinner with peers and immerse yourself in the beauty of Bellwood’s verdant campus with an evening walk.
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About Bellwood: Our Toronto OCD Clinic

EHN Canada’s Bellwood Health Services is Toronto’s premier OCD treatment centre and has been guiding recoveries for more than 35 years. We are a licensed, private hospital and are proud to be affiliated with Sunnybrook Hospital, the University of Toronto’s Department of Psychiatry, and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). Located amidst verdant Sunnybrook Park, our facility’s serene setting provides an ideal environment for healing.

Related Programs

Individuals who struggle with OCD often grapple with concurrent mental health concerns. That’s why we offer a variety of related treatment programs – both in person and online.