We offer a highly specialized Intensive Outpatient Program for adults with moderate to severe OCD and other anxiety-related disorders. This program meets Monday through Friday from 8:45 19th E 708 IMG_7438a.m. to 4:00 p.m. In addition to the time-intensive nature of this program, another benefit of participating in either of our intensive programs is that clients have the opportunity to interact with other individuals who are experiencing similar concerns. This in itself can be incredibly helpful, as many clients report feeling alone in their struggles.

Clients in the Intensive Outpatient Program will be assigned to work with a cognitive-behavior therapist. Clients will meet with their cognitive-behavior therapist two times each week for behavior planning and individual behavior therapy. In addition, family sessions will be provided one time per week as needed.

HoustonHeadshots-40The direct delivery of care in the Intensive Outpatient Program is provided by an experienced team of residential counselors. The residential counselor’s role is to aid treatment delivery, especially to enhance response prevention for clients with severe and treatment refractory OCD. The staff is trained to help clients with OCD to enhance response prevention, block their rituals, assist “ritual free” activities of daily living, and to implement behavior therapy techniques.

Individuals who may benefit from our Intensive Outpatient Program include:

– Individuals with moderate to severe OCD or other anxiety disorders;
– Individuals who have tried weekly outpatient therapy in the past but have not made sufficient progress;
– Individuals who are currently utilizing outpatient therapy and are looking for a way to make more significant progress in a shorter period of time; and/or
– Individuals who are looking for a step-down from a residential or inpatient program.

Intensive Outpatient Program Daily Schedule
Time Activity
8:45 AM Goals Group
9:00 AM Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Skill Building Group
10:00 AM Exposure & Response Prevention (E-RP; 2 hours)
12:00 PM Lunch break
1:00 PM CBT Skill Building Group (daily except on Tuesdays)
2:00 PM Self-Directed Exposure or staff supported E-RP (2 hours)
3:45 PM E-RP Check-Out

Our intensive programs are not appropriate for individuals who have active addictions, active eating disorders, and/or are actively suicidal. For these individuals, we recommend an inpatient setting (see Resources).


We also offer a comprehensive individual track Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for adolescents who need intensive treatment as well. Click here to learn more about our Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program.