INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT PROGRAM (IOP)
At The OCD and Anxiety Treatment Center, adolescents and adults with moderate to severe OCD or Anxiety Spectrum Disorders can receive a concentrated level of care and support in our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). In most traditional therapy settings, the individual comes to counseling once a week and for some people that can be enough to give them the results they desire. Unfortunately, for those suffering from moderate to severe OCD or anxiety, a more intensive treatment is needed. In a traditional therapeutic setting, the anxious brain has too much time between sessions, so any progress that has been made is often lost due to the sessions being spread so far apart. Because the client has been engaging in compulsions and rituals hundreds and, in some cases, even thousands of times a day, more frequent and intensive treatment is needed to break out of that deep rooted behavioral pattern. With an IOP treatment program for OCD and anxiety disorders, a person’s brain can really create a change in the fear response and let habituation (it loses it hold) work.
Adult IOP Day Program
Our adult program has 2 sessions available to meet the needs of our clients. Adult Session 1 runs from 8 am to 11 am, Adult Session 2 runs from 9 am to 12 pm, Adult Session 3 runs from 10 am to 1 pm, Adult Session 4 runs from 12 pm to 3 pm. Programing lasts between 6-10 weeks consecutively on average depending on the severity of symptoms. After success, proven effort and consistency has occurred by our participants, we typically reduce the sessions to 2-3 times a week until completion of the program. Our strategy is to use the most evidence-based treatment by incredible therapists who are trained in the treatment of OCD and other anxiety spectrum disorders and are compassionate and understanding of your disorder. Therapists use Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), which is a specific type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy rated as the #1 therapy process for OCD and Anxiety Spectrum Disorders. Therapists also use Cognitive Therapy, Mindfulness, Relaxation skills, and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Through this approach, our goal of such an intensive program is to reduce symptoms of anxiety, recognize what OCD is, and help clients learn to manage symptoms long-term, so they can be in control of their anxiety instead of anxiety being in control of them
Youth IOP After School Program
This program provides a unique IOP that is specialized for youths between the ages of 9 and 18.
The Youth IOP meets Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for 8-10 weeks consecutively, depending on severity of symptoms.
Our goal is to provide support and treatment to young people suffering with OCD and Anxiety Spectrum Disorders. We work closely with parents and caregivers so they can help work with their children to increase long-term reduction in symptoms. This specialized program has a capacity to serve 12 youth.