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The McLean OCD Institute // Houston 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 … 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 McLean OCD Institute // Houston, 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 … 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

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 McLean OCD Institute // Houston collaborated on several talks and poster presentations. We had a very successful conference with many clinicians … Read More

Health Anxiety/Hypochondriasis: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Transcultural Adaptation

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