By Jennifer Sy, PhD | Clinical Psychologist

The Outpatient Clinic at the Houston OCD Program provides specialty treatment for anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), phobias and related disorders. Our expert behavioral therapists have received intensive training in the treatment of these disorders and the utilization of evidence-based treatment, particularly cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), for children, adolescents, adults, older adults, families and couples.

Our behavioral therapists work collaboratively with clients to develop an individualized treatment plan that maximizes the chances of a successful outcome. The outpatient clinic also offers intensive outpatient treatment options for adolescents (and their families). This is an individualized intensive treatment program for adolescents, specifically planned for each individual. 

Outpatient Clinic services include the following:

  • Diagnostic assessment
  • Individualized treatment plan development
  • Clinician-assisted exposure and response prevention (ERP)
  • Behavior and goal planning to promote continued practice at home
  • Cognitive treatment to address maladaptive and erroneous beliefs
  • In vivo exposures and/or imaginal exposures
  • Motivational work to target ambivalence to treatment and other barriers
  • In-home visits (as needed)
  • Family interventions to reduce accommodation (as needed)
  • Consultation with schools (as needed) and with clergy (as needed for scrupulosity)

We offer psychotherapy for a broad range of psychological disorders including:

Anxiety Disorders

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Social Anxiety
  • Specific Phobias (e.g., fear of driving, medical phobias, storm-related, animals)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Separation Anxiety

Depression and Other Disorders

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Depression
  • Interpersonal and relationship issues

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • All subtypes and severity levels

Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Disorders

  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
  • Excoriation Disorder/Compulsive Skin Picking
  • Illness Anxiety Disorder/ Health Anxiety/ Hypochondriasis
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Trichotillomania