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The Houston OCD Program is celebrating 10 years of service to the OCD and anxiety communities. In that time, we have had the honor of treating and working with countless individuals who have allowed us to be a part of their journey. This year, we are excited to bring to the United States what many are calling a “life changing” … Read More

Congratulations Dr. Kvale and Dr. Hansen on Being Selected to TIME Magazine’s 50 Most Influential People in Health Care for 2018

On the heels of last week’s OCD Awareness Week, the Houston OCD Program, is still feeling the excitement. We were especially honored to co-host, along with Peace of Mind, “The Bergen 4-Day OCD Treatment: The USA Journey Begins in Houston,” presented by Drs. Gerd Kvale and Bjarne Hansen, and former B4DT patient Kathrine Mydland-Aas. Drs. Kvale and Hansen shared the … Read More

The Bergen 4-Day OCD Treatment: The USA Journey Begins in Houston

Since  the Bergen 4-day treatment (B4DT) was awarded “Innovation of the Year” by the Norwegian Psychological Science Association in 2015 more than one thousand patients have benefitted from the approach, with minimal drop-out from treatment. More than 90% of the patients received relevant and significant clinical changes, and long-term follow-up shows that 70% are recovered and an additional 10% have … Read More

Spring Break Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Therapy Program Launching March 12, 2018!

The Houston OCD Program is excited to launch our newest program, the Brief Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). The program has been developed for adolescents (ages 12-17 years old) with moderate to severe OCD and other anxiety-related disorders. This program is a one-week intensive IOP that meets Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. during the week of Spring Break, March 12th … Read More

Lack of Appropriate Therapy Resources for persons living with OCD

The International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) specifies that the recommended and most effective treatment for OCD is a type of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) called Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). ERP is an evidence-based, specialized treatment for OCD that focuses on patients directly confronting stimuli that trigger their obsessional thinking and subsequent unwanted internal experiences while simultaneously resisting efforts to control … Read More

Highlights from our open house!

The day before we moved the clinic to the new location in the historic Heights neighborhood, we hosted a very successful open house. About 100 colleagues, friends and co-workers attended and celebrated the opening of our new clinic. We will now be providing all of our services at the 708 E. 19th Street campus that houses both the residential treatment … Read More

The Houston OCD Team Attends the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) Annual Conference in Miami

While attending the ADAA conference is always informative and exciting as we learn about the latest developments in anxiety treatment and connect with colleagues from all over the world, during the conference in Miami this April the team from Houston OCD Program collaborated on several talks and poster presentations. We had a very successful conference with many clinicians and researchers … Read More

Health Anxiety/Hypochondriasis: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Transcultural Adaptation

During this year’s Annual OCD Conference, Thröstur Björgvinsson, PhD, ABPP of the Houston OCD Program and his colleague, Szu-Hui Lee, PhD spoke to conference attendees on “Health Anxiety/Hypochondriasis: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Transcultural Adaptation.”…READ MORE

How to Beat OCD: Developing an Effective Toolbox

On Saturday, July 19th, 2014 Dr. Emily Anderson of the Houston OCD Program and Dr. Felicity Sapp of Anxiety Psychological Services presented the workshop “How to Beat OCD: Developing an Effective Toolbox” at the 2014 OCD Conference to children attendees and their family members.…READ MORE