Ask the Child Therapist Episode 48: How to Help Kids with OCD, Even When They Don’t Want Help!

Your child denies they have a problem. They deny all their compulsions. They don’t want your help. They don’t want to go to therapy. What are you supposed to do with that? Do you force them to fight OCD? Do you throw up your hands and give up? Or is there a way to help kids with OCD, even without them being a willing participant?


Are parents able to help kids with OCD even if they don’t want help? Yes – I will show you how.

I was on Facebook Live talking about ways parents can help their kids with OCD, even if their child doesn’t want help. I have put the conversation on YouTube. You can watch it below:

Other Articles on Child OCD:

When Child Anxiety & OCD Look Like Oppositional Defiance

Parenting a Child with OCD? Avoid Making These 5 Common Mistakes

OCD in Children: Are you Missing the Signs?


Books to Help Kids with OCD: