What is the process for admission?
A brief phone intake assessment is conducted with each client prior to admission. Additional records and/or discussion with current treatment providers may also occur in order to better prepare the Houston OCD Program’s treatment team, after which admission date and time can be scheduled.
How much do you charge for your Adolescent intensive Outpatient Program?
Our Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program services cost $3,375 per week. This includes five one-hour individual and family sessions with the assigned behavior therapist, as well as five two-hour individual sessions with either the behavior therapist (most common) or a residential counselor.
Do you accept insurance?
Houston OCD Program is a self-pay treatment program. We do not accept payment from third party providers (e.g. insurance or loan companies). Families can contract with SJ Health Insurance Advocates, who can assist families, for a fee, in receiving some reimbursement from their insurance companies. SJ Health Insurance Advocates will verify benefits, request authorization for services, and bill the insurance company so that families may receive reimbursement from their insurance company. The amount of reimbursement varies based upon what services are authorized, as well as an individual’s specific plan and policy. We cannot guarantee reimbursement, but SJ Health Insurance Advocates will assist you in accessing what reimbursement is available. Please contact us at should you have any additional questions regarding the insurance reimbursement process.

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What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash, Check, or Credit Card is appreciated at the time of service. Clients are responsible for all fees.
How long do your intensive programs last?
The estimated length of treatment at the outset is approximately 4 to 6 weeks. However, each individual presents with unique struggles. Individuals with more severe symptoms may require a longer treatment program; whereas individuals with more mild or moderate symptoms may require less time in treatment. Whether someone has access to quality follow-up care with a trained CBT therapist is also an important factor that may affect how long someone chooses to stay in our program. We do our best to assess each individual as quickly as possible upon admission to the program so that we can provide a realistic estimate early on in the process.
What kind of follow-up do you offer for those who complete your intensive programs?
Once an individual has completed the program, there are several options for follow-up care. Individuals in the Houston area can step-down into our outpatient level of care, or we can work in conjunction with previous treatment providers to assist in continuity of care. There are also many individuals who benefit from returning for a shorter treatment term, or a booster session, in order to continue to maintain the gains achieved in his/her original treatment stay. We follow up with clients with post-discharge assessments in order to further evaluate our evidence-based treatment approaches and to provide insight for clients in their current treatment.
Who is not appropriate for your intensive programs?
Our intensive treatment programs are not appropriate for individuals who have active addictions, active eating disorders, and/or are actively suicidal. Individuals may need to receive treatment for these conditions elsewhere prior to engaging in our programs. For those individuals who have received treatment for these conditions (i.e., are in recovery) and would like some continued support during their anxiety treatment, we have the ability to work with additional outpatient specialists (e.g., addictions counselors, eating disorder specialists) as needed.
In addition, individuals who are not motivated for treatment are probably not appropriate for our programs. Because the treatment requires individuals to face their fears and experience discomfort, it requires a high level of motivation to complete and be successful. Individuals who are entering treatment only because of pressure from family members tend to make less progress than those individuals who commit to engaging in treatment on their own. We do work with individuals who are ambivalent about engaging in treatment (mostly because they are so afraid to give up the safety of their rituals); at the same time it is very important that they are motivated and willing to change. We work as hard as we can in order to help people overcome their OCD and other anxiety difficulties, and we expect similar effort from our clients.
Are there hotels nearby?
There are several hotels near the clinic:
Sarah’s Bed & Breakfast Inn
941 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX 77008
(713) 868-1130
Howard Johnson
4602 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 7700
(713) 861-9000
Hampton Inn
5820 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77007
(713) 869-9211
Courtyard Houston Brookhollow
2504 N Loop W Fwy, Houston, TX 77092
(713) 688-7711
SpringHill Suites Houston Brookhollow
2750 N Loop W, Houston, TX 77092
(713) 290-9242